2018 Career Development Workshop (Friday, November 9 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
By Jessica Davis, MD, Gastroenterology Fellow, University of Virginia and AASLD Trainee Member, Training and Workforce Committee
Are you a medical student, resident or fellow interested in a career in hepatology? The Career Development Workshop is customized with you in mind! The goal of the workshop is to give you information about different career paths available in hepatology and help you achieve your goal of becoming a successful practicing hepatologist.
Topics discussed will include available tracks in academic medicine such as basic science, clinical investigator and clinical educator pathways. Career paths outside of academics will be covered as well with speakers with fruitful careers in both private practice and industry reviewing their path to success. Tips on how and when to apply for funding will be given. Speakers will provide detailed descriptions and timelines for different sources of funding available to hepatologists including NIH, non-NIH and societal grants. Don’t miss this chance to be set up for the productive hepatology career you envision!
Academic Debates (Friday, November 9 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm)
By Aparna Goel, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford UMC and AASLD Member, Training and Workforce Committee
The first day of the meeting ends with one of the most popular and engaging sessions – the Academic Debates! The 2018 Liver Meeting marks the fourth year of this very successful session and is an absolute must for trainees. The hall is always packed, so plan to come a few minutes early to get a seat. The debates are guaranteed to feature a thought-provoking, lively discussion among fellow hepatology trainees on controversial topics. The debate allows each side to present their arguments, confer with faculty mentors, provide a rebuttal to their opponents’ arguments, and finally answer questions from the judges and audience. This year’s debates will focus on the utility of liver biopsy in the management of patients with NASH and liver transplantation in the elderly population. These are both issues that you will encounter frequently in a hepatology practice. You will be challenged to think critically about these topics during the discussion and will help decide the winners of the debate this year. Experts believe that entertainment is one of the best forms of learning, so enjoy the session!
Trainee Reception (Friday, November 9 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Trainee Day at The Liver Meeting® is a busy day full of education, advice and networking. There is no better way to network at the end of the day than to attend the Trainee Reception at the Marriott Marquis San Francisco, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm in the Yerba Buena Ballroom Salons 10-15.
This event will feature all 16 AASLD Special Interest Groups and the opportunity to learn more about each SIG and join them if you’re not already a member. Information about the AASLD Foundation’s Awards Programs and other opportunities will also be there. And then there’s the fun! Enjoy a raffle with great prizes, fabulous food and drink and most of all, the opportunity to unwind after a busy day with your friends and colleagues, old and new.