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23rd Annual Irwin M. Arias Symposium: Bridging Basic Science and Liver Disease

Save the Date for the 23rd Annual Irwin M. Arias Symposium!

November 1st, 2013 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Contact: Elizabeth Stemporzewski (Email)
Phone: (617) 527-5600

Hosted by The American Liver Foundation New England Division
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Cosmos Club
2121 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

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 2013

Program Schedule

8:00 AM • Registration and Breakfast

8:50 AM • Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 AM:

Kenneth Zaret, PhD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Topic: Multiple Embryologic Origins of the Mammalian Liver

9:45 AM:

Peter Turnbaugh, PhD
Harvard FAS Center for Systems Biology
Topic: Our Second Liver: Contributions of Gut Microbes to Nutrition and Drug Metabolism

10:30 AM • Morning Break

Chairperson: Kirti Shetty, MD
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Chairperson: Lopa Mishra, MD
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

11:00 AM:

Lola Reid, PhD
University of North Carolina school of Medicine
Topic: The Biliary Tree, a Reservoir of Stem Cells for Liver and Pancreas; from Bench to the Clinics

11:45 AM:

Snorri Thorgeirsson, MD, PhD
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
Topic: Modeling Pathogenesis of Liver Cancer in Lineage Specific Cell Types

12:30 PM • Luncheon with Faculty

Chairperson: David Cohen, MD, PhD
Brigham & Women's Hospital

Chairperson: Jean-Pierre Raufman, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine

1:30 PM:

Raymond Schinazi, PhD, DSc
Emory University School of Medicine/VA Medical Center
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2:15 PM:

William Gahl, MD, PhD
National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health
Topic: The NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program: Experience with Mitochondrial and Hepatic Disorders

3:00 PM • Afternoon Break

Chairperson: Esteban Mezey, MD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Chairperson: Patricia Latham, MD
George Washington University

3:15 PM:

Paul Gissen, MD, MBCHb, PhD
University College London
Topic: Diseases of Hepatocellular Polarity

4:00 PM:

Stephen Harrison, MD
Brooks Army Medical Center

Topic: Non alcoholic Fatty Liver disease and its Role in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

4:45 PM • Concluding Comments


There is NO parking at the Cosmos Club.

By Metro...

Take the red line to Dupont Circle. Exit the station on Q Street, and walk 1 1/2 blocks west to 2121 Massachusetts Avenue.

Nearby Parking Options:

Central Parking – 2 locations

  • 11 DuPont Circle (5 minutes. walk) or
  • 1800 Massachusetts Ave, NW (7 minutes walk)

Hilton on Embassy Row

  • 2015 Massachusetts Ave, NW (2 minutes walk)

*Registration is NOT permitted on site, so please register in advance!

**Jackets and ties are required at Cosmos Club.

Page updated: September 30th, 2013


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