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25th Annual Irwin M. Arias Symposium: Bridging Basic Science and Liver Disease

Save the Date for the 25th Annual Irwin M. Arias Symposium!

November 10th, 2015 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Contact: Lindsay Ventura (Email)
Phone: Call (617) 527-5600 | Register

Hosted by The American Liver Foundation New England Division
The Algonquin Club of Boston - Directions
217 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Save the date for our Annual Irwin M. Arias Symposium

Dr. Irwin Arias


Following graduation from medical school and residency training in Boston, Irwin Arias ("Win") specialized in medicine and hepatology in Boston after which he spent 29 years at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine as Professor of Medicine, Vice- Chairman of Medicine, Founder of the first NIH supported Liver Research and Director of the GI-Liver Training Program. In 1982, he became Chairman and Professor of Physiology and Professor of Medicine at Tufts Medical School In 2000, Win and Lyuba moved to NIH where he is Senior Scientist in the Cell Biology and Metabolism Program of the NICHD and Assistant to the Director of the Intramural Program at NIH. Win has received Distinguished Achievement Awards from the AASLD, AGA, ACG, ALF and other liver-related organizations around the world, served as President of AASLD, Vice-President of the ASCI, and Founding Editor of Hepatology. Since inception of the ALF, Win has been an active leader in promoting "the cause" and served for many years on the Board of the New England Chapter and the National Organization. In 1991, the New England Chapter honored him by naming an annual Symposium in Boston on "Bridging Basic Science and Liver Disease" . This highly successful event brings leading biomedical scientists and physicians who share interest in liver biology and disease to meet with students, fellows and scientists. Win has published over 450 research papers, reviews, book chapters and position papers. His wide-ranging research focuses on bringing advances in basic science to better understanding of liver function and disease, both acquired and inheritable.

Arias Symposium 2015

Program Schedule

8:00 AM • Registration and Breakfast

8:50 AM • Welcome and Opening Remarks

Chairperson: Irwin M. Arias, MD

9:00 AM:

Nihal Altan-Bonnet, PhD
National Insititute of Health, Laboratory of Host-Pathogen Dynamics
Topic - Lipids: Critical Regulators of Viral Replication and Transmission

9:45 AM:

Reuben J. Shaw, PhD
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Topic - AMPK: Central Integrator of Metabolic Adaptation & Mitochondrial Homeostasis

10:30 AM • Morning Break

11:00 AM:

Ana Maria Cuervo, MD, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Topic - Autophagy and Metabolism: It Is All About Recycling!

11:45 AM:

David J. Mangelsdorf, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Topic - Identification of Novel Drug Targets to Conquer Parasitic Worms

12:30 PM • Luncheon with Faculty

Chairperson: Cynthia Leveille-Webster, DVM

1:30 PM:

Sangeeta Bhatia, MD, PhD
Laboratory for Multiscale Regenerative Technologies, M.I.T
Topic - Tiny Technologies to Engineer Hepatic Microenvironments

2:15 PM:

Rebecca G. Wells, MD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Topic - Understanding Biliary Atresia

3:00 PM • Afternoon Break

Chairperson: Irwin H. Rosenberg, MD

3:15 PM:

Jose M. Mato, PhD
Center for Cooperative Research in Bioscience, Spain (CIC bioGUNE)
Topic - Metabolic Structure of NASH

4:00 PM:

Moshe Levi, MD
The Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, University of Colorado Hospital
Topic - Bile Acids and Bile Acid Receptors in the Kidney and Liver Disease

4:45 PM • Concluding Comments


There is NO parking at the Algonquin Club.

Nearby Parking Options:

Copley Place

  • 100 Huntington Avenue (9 minutes walk)

Back Bay Garage

  • 500 Boylson Street (10 minutes walk)

30 Dalton Street

  • 30 Dalton Street (12 minutes walk)

Page updated: August 31st, 2015