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Liver Symposium

The American Liver Foundation Great Lakes Division is hosting a symposium for medical professional and patient education that will bring together leading experts in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, transplant surgery, and infectious diseases to speak about current liver disease topics.

October 25th, 2014 - October 25th, 2014 (8:00am - 12:00pm)

Contact: Kate Southard (Email)
Phone: 312-377-9030

Hosted by American Liver Foundation Great Lakes Division
Stonegate Conference Centre - Directions
2401 W Higgins Rd
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

**The Liver Sympisium is open to the public and free of charge for participants, but you MUST be registered to attend. Register today for the Liver Symposium by clicking the appropriate button on the right.**

The Medical Advisory Committee of the American Liver Foundation’s (ALF) Great Lakes Division will celebrate Liver Awareness Month by hosting their first annual Liver Symposium at the Stonegate Conference Center on October 25, 2014. The symposium, which is open to the public and free of charge for registered participants, provides a unique opportunity for liver disease patients, their families, the general public and healthcare providers to connect with accomplished liver specialists to increase their knowledge about liver diseases.

The program will open with a keynote speaker followed by a series of lectures presented by leading experts in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, transplant surgery and infectious diseases. Healthcare professionals will have the opportunity to earn CME credits. The program will also provide an opportunity for liver disease patients to participate in open discussions and question and answer sessions with top medical professionals.

CME-Accredited Medical Professional Session Topics

  • NASH (Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis-also known as Fatty Liver)
  • Liver Cancer
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis/Transplantation/Referral

Patient/General Public Session Topics

  • Liver 101 - liver wellness
  • Hepatitis C
  • Revolutionary new hepatitis C therapies

“We need to take this seriously—liver disease affects 30 million Americans,” explains Liver Symposium Chair Rockford Yapp, MD, of Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital and Digestive Health Services. “I believe that the upcoming Liver Symposium will serve as a critical resource for the general public, patients and healthcare professionals on proper diagnosis, new treatment options and wellness practices for liver disease patients.”

“Here at ALF, we are proud to be the leading resource for those who are affected by, or treat, liver disease,” states Jacqueline D, Executive Director of the American Liver Foundation Great Lakes Division. “The Liver Symposium is just one of the many ways we can create liver disease awareness, reduce the stigma, and fulfill our mission.”

Page updated: July 15th, 2014