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American Liver Foundation
67 East Madison Street
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Chicago, IL 60603
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Great Lakes Division

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.


Register Today for the Liver Symposium

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.


Hepatic Encephalopathy Webinar

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.

Program Overview

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.

Registration

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.


Our Core Public Health Education Programs

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.


Register Today for our new HE Webinar!

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.

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Financial Assistance Resource Guide

The American Liver Foundation connects individuals with liver disease to the financial assistance resources they may need. More

An Introduction to Clinical Trials

You may have heard the term clinical trial and have questions about what a clinical trial is and how it works. More

Our Core Values

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.

Please visit the website – www.capthecopay.org – to learn more about the issue, join the coalition, and urge your Illinois Senator to support SB3395 to cap the co-pay


Join our Events and Programs

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Chicago Half Marathon and 5K - Directions

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!

Flavors of Chicago 2014 - Directions

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.

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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!

Liver Symposium - Directions

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.