In response to a highly successful two-city Connect Program in May 2018, AASLD is excited to announce its continued collaboration with the Chinese Foundation for Hepatitis Prevention and Control on a second CFHPC-AASLD Hepatology Connect program, March 22-24, 2019 in Beijing, China.
Led by course organizers Drs. Lai Wei and Anna Lok, the two and a half day program has been revised to provide more opportunities to network and connect. There will be a half-day session specifically designed for young investigators, including talks on research design, data analyses, and publications; and poster presentations by young investigators. This model has been used in Research Methodology Workshops with the Asia-Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver and the Latin-American Association for the Study of the Liver, and has been well-received by attendees of those programs.
The second day will provide didactic sessions focused on AASLD and Chinese Practice Guidelines as well as debriefs and best content from The Liver Meeting® 2018. This year’s program will also add case discussions to allow for additional opportunities for exchange of clinical practice knowledge and experience. Based on requests, there will be a break-out session to connect American and Chinese liver surgeons. The third day will have oral presentations of research by Chinese investigators of any level, with feedback from a panel of AASLD and Chinese faculty.
AASLD is excited to expand the connections between United States and Chinese physicians, researchers, and trainees interested in liver physiology and liver diseases. The AASLD Connect program is an initiative of the AASLD Global Outreach and Engagement Committee which has the goal of building long-term collaborations between AASLD and national and regional organizations that are focused on improving liver health in different parts of the world.