In Your Area
American Liver Foundation
67 East Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60603
American Liver Foundation
39 Broadway, Suite 2700
New York, New York 10006
The American Liver Foundation Great Lakes Division works continually to fulfill our mission to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease. Join us at our Liver Symposium, host one of our Core Educational Programs in your workplace or community, and get involved in our fundraising and patient advocacy events as we work towards a world without liver disease.
On October 25, 2014, the American Liver Foundation Great Lakes Division is hosting a free, CME accredited symposium open to healthcare professionals and the general public. The Liver Symposium will bring together leading experts in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, transplant surgery, and infectious diseases to speak about current liver disease topics. There is no cost associated with participation, but you must be registered to attend. Click here to register and learn more about the program.
The American Liver Foundation invites you to participate in HE: Ask the Experts, the fourth in a series of live webinars on hepatic encephalopathy (HE) to be held Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time.
Who Should Attend
People with HE, caregivers, and anyone interested in or involved with liver disease.
HE is most often seen in people with chronic liver disease. It’s a major complication of cirrhosis – whether caused by viral hepatitis, fatty liver disease or long-term alcohol use. Learn more about this complicated condition from an interdisciplinary panel of experts from Duke University Medical Center Liver Transplant Program. Gain access to this team of healthcare professionals who have decades of experience managing liver disease and get answers to your most pressing questions and concerns. All participants will have an opportunity to submit a question for the panel when registering for the program.
To register, please visit HE123.org. Be sure to look at the HE 123 online information center, a comprehensive resource dealing with everything from diagnosis to treatment to peer support and financial assistance.
The American Liver Foundation Great Lakes Division offers three public health educational programs on liver health and liver disease topics, delivered free of charge to our community by trained volutneer educators. Click here to learn more about our local educational programs, and find out how your workplace, community organization or local school can host one of these programs.
Wednesday, July 30th at 12 Noon ET
The presentation will feature a panel of interdisciplinary experts that will answer pressing questions and concerns about Hepatic Encephalopathy. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, and will have the chance to do so when registering for the webinar.
Register to be an organ donor at Gift of Hope
The American Liver Foundation connects individuals with liver disease to the financial assistance resources they may need. More
You may have heard the term clinical trial and have questions about what a clinical trial is and how it works. More
Leadership, integrity, vigilance, excellence and respect guide our work every day. Read more…
The American Liver Foundation Great Lakes Division is part of a growing group of organizations joined to combat the skyrocketing out-of-pocket costs insurance companies place on lifesaving medications for people with chronic diseases. The Illinois Coalition for Access to Affordable Medication is on a mission to pass Illinois Senate Bill 3395 that would limit out-of-pocket costs for drugs – making vital medications affordable for those who need them.
Click on an upcoming event below or view all of our events.
7am, September 7th, 2014
Register to run with Team ALF at the Chicago Half and Hyundai Hope of Wheels 5k! Our tight-knit team of participants, coaches, and staff will lead you across the finish line with coaching, training and tools for success. To register or for more information visit liverfoundation.org/challenge today!
5:30pm, September 22nd, 2014
Flavors of Chicago is a unique and creative culinary fundraising event that showcases premier chefs and restaurants from around the city. Each chef will work tableside, preparing a signature fivecourse gourmet dinner complete with beverage pairings for 10 guests.
7:30am, October 12th, 2014
Register to run with Team ALF at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon! Our tight-knit team of participants, coaches, and staff will lead you across the finish line with coaching, training and tools for success. To register or for more information visit liverfoundation.org/2014ChicagoMarathon today!
8:00am, October 25th, 2014
Four CME/CE-certified lectures for Healthcare Professionals and three Patient-Focused lectures and a Physician Roundtable Q&A This program is provided free of charge to participants, however you must be registered to attend and space is limited! Continental breakfast will be available at the start of the Symposium.
8:00am, October 25th, 2014
The program will open with a keynote speaker followed by a series of lectures presented by leading experts in liver disease. 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.