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American Liver Foundation Hosts Living Well With Liver Disease in ME

The American Liver Foundation New England Division hosts Living Well with Liver Disease for Patients and Family members.

On Saturday, June 1st, 2013, the American Liver Foundation New England Division hosted their Living Well with Liver Disease for Patients and Family Members educational program at the the Maine Medical Center.

Topics and speakers included:

  • Autoimmune Liver Diseases with Dr. Daniel Pratt of Mass General
  • New Treatments for Hepatitis C with Dr. Fredric Gordon of Lahey Hospital
  • Hepatitis C with Dr. Robert Lowe of Boston Medical Center
  • Liver Disease in Children with Dr. Peter Ufberg of Maine Medical Center
  • Living with Cirrhosis with Dr. Alan Kilby of the Maine Medical Center
  • Nutrition and the Liver with Rhonda Jankovich, NP of VA Maine HCS
  • Liver Cancer with Gina Zilio-Smith, RN of Maine Medical Center

The event was sponsored by Walgreens and Idenix Pharmaceuticals.

The mission of the American Liver Foundation is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.

For more information about the event or the American Liver Foundation, visit liverfoundation.org/chapters/newengland or call (617) 527-5600.

About the American Liver Foundation:

Although liver disease is among the ten major causes of death in the United States, there was no national voluntary health agency devoted exclusively to combating liver diseases until 1976, when the ALF was formed by a consortium of doctors from the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD).

Since 1979, the Research Awards Program has provided more than $20.1 million for research. More than 650 qualified scientists and physicians have pursued careers in liver disease research and treatment as a result of receiving ALF and AASLD grants early in their careers.

In addition to funding research, the ALF promotes education and detection efforts through:

  • Preventative screenings
  • Vital vaccinations education
  • Community events
  • Educational seminars
  • Toll-free information line 1-800-GO-LIVER
  • Online information

As the organization has continued to grow emphasis has been placed on taking a leading role in advocating on behalf of the millions of Americans living with liver disease at the state and federal levels.

Activities in this area include taking part in legislative hearings, lobbying and helping legislators developing legislation to improve liver health.

No matter how you become involved, your participation in ALF events and programs will have an impact on those living with liver disease and their families. Make the commitment to help in your own way today!

Page updated: October 24th, 2013