The American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) is the definitive annual meeting of hepatologists whose focus is on education and presentation of new exciting research.  Most providers look forward to this yearly meeting to guide and direct their practices.  However, many physicians are unable to leave their practices to attend this meeting and often lose out on the opportunity for exposure to new technologies, devices, and practices.  Even if you are able to attend, the plethora of sessions can be overwhelming.

OHSU’s Best of AASLD 2022 will provide an efficient summary of the most relevant educational and research advances as presented at AASLD to providers in the Pacific Northwest. Our yearly conference highlights updates from the meeting with the goal of providing concrete take home points to improve liver disease care for the attendees.

Conference Highlights

  • Accreditation for 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • Cutting-edge updates on liver disease management from regional and national experts
  • Enthusiastic, engaged and effective faculty speakers
  • Shorter more focused lectures with precise take home points
  • Keynote address from Dr. Michael R. Lucey, Professor of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine. World renowned expert in Alcohol related liver disease and AASLD President 2027

Keynote

Michael R. Lucey, MD 
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Co-Medical Director of the Digestive Health Center 
Medical Director, UW Liver Transplant Program

Dr. Michael Lucey is a faculty member and chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology within the Department of Medicine. He is Co-Medical Director of the Digestive Health Center at UW Hospital and Clinics, a regional center known for its outstanding multi-disciplinary outpatient clinic that treat diseases of the digestive tract, liver, and pancreas. Dr. Lucey is Medical Director of the UW Liver Transplant Program. Dr. Lucey teaches gastrointestinal and hepatic topics to students in MD programs, provides classroom and clinical instruction to residents and fellows, and serves as a research mentor to undergraduate students, graduate students, trainees, and junior faculty members.

OHSU and VA Staff

Joseph Ahn, MD, MS, MBA
Professor of Medicine, OHSU
Section Chief, Director of Clinical Hepatology

Dr. Ahn received his medical degree from Northwestern University and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Chicago and gastroenterology fellowship at Northwestern. Dr. Ahn treats patients with chronic liver diseases, and liver transplant candidates and recipients.  His research interests are focused on hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and PSC.

Michael Chang, MD, MSc, MBA
VA Portland Health Care System
Chief of Medical Service, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Professor of Medicine, OHSU

Dr. Chang completed medical school, internal medicine residency, gastroenterology fellowship, and a Master of Science at Boston University, followed by training in Transplant Hepatology at Harvard’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and an MBA at Oregon Health and Science University / Portland State University. He is the Chief of Medical Service for gastroenterology and hepatology at the VA Portland Health Care System, and a Professor of Medicine at OHSU. Dr. Chang's areas of clinical interest include quality initiatives in Advanced Liver Disease, non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis, and the use of ECHO to improve specialty care access. Dr. Chang is a co-investigator on an NIH funded study looking at symptom burden in patient-caregiver dyads with end stage liver disease to better understand the trajectory of symptoms and how best to support this challenging population.

Janice Jou, MD, MHS
VA Portland Health Care System
Section Chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Associate Professor of Medicine, OHSU
Program Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship​

Dr. Jou is the program director for the OHSU Gastroenterology fellowship. She completed medical school at Northwestern University, internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Wisconsin, and gastroenterology and transplant hepatology fellowships at Duke University. Her clinical and research interest is in hepatocellular carcinoma. She is also an active member on education and training committees of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and American Gastroenterological Association.

Dekey Lhewa, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, OHSU

Dr. Lhewa earned her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine where she also completed her internal medicine residency.  This was followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of California San Francisco-Fresno program and a transplant hepatology fellowship at the University of Michigan.  

She has special interests in the management of liver tumors along with issues regarding access to care and outcomes of chronic liver disease and liver transplantation especially among underserved populations.

She has spent majority of her life in the Pacific Northwest and is very happy to be back home.

Arnab Mitra, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, OHSU
Program Director, Transplant Hepatology Fellowship

Dr. Mitra specializes in caring for patients with liver disease, including those who have undergone liver transplant. He received his medical degree from the University of Alabama, internal medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin, and gastroenterology and transplant hepatology fellowships at Oregon Health and Science University. He joined the OHSU Hepatology faculty in 2019 and was recently appointed as the Program Director for the Transplant Hepatology Fellowship program in 2022. 

Manida Wungjiranirun, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, OHSU

Dr. Wungjiranirun specializes in caring for patients with liver disease and liver transplant recipients. Her area of interest is in fatty liver disease. She is a native of Portland, OR, and received her medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University. She completed internal medicine training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and gastroenterology fellowship at Brown University. She then returned to the west coast and completed her transplant hepatology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. She is thrilled to be back home in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going on long urban hikes, caring for plants, and traveling.

  • Practitioners who frequently care for patients with liver disease
  • Resident and fellow trainees
  • Allied health professionals (physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists, technicians)

Accreditation: Oregon Health & Science University School of
Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for
physicians.

Credit: OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a
maximum 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should
claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their
participation in the activity.

Click here to complete the survey to obtain CME credit for your attendance at our event

Event Details

Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022 
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: OHSU Robertson Life Sciences Building, Rooms 3A001 & 3A002 

Breakfast and a light snack are included in the price of your registration

Robertson Life Sciences Building

Modern building with silver, wood, and glass siding sits in front of a blue sky.
2730 S. Moody Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97201

Registration Details

Registration has ended

Registration fee: $100
Registration fee waived for OHSU and VA staff

Attention: To reduce close contact interactions with staff, there will be no on-site registration. To ensure your spot at this event, you will need to register via the link above. Thank you for your understanding!

For questions, please contact Krystal Wilkerson at millkry@ohsu.edu.

Sponsorship Details

Sponsors and Exhibitors registration has ended

Cost Breakdowns:

General Exhibitor: $2500 per booth

  • Pre-assigned exhibit table 
  • 2 registrations to the conference

In addition, for further sponsorship / customized display opportunities: 

Gold level: $6000 

  • Distinguished acknowledgement in the conference program and opening and closing remarks 
  • Pre-assigned exhibit table in prime location 
  • 4 registrations to the conference 

Silver level: $5000 

  • Distinguished acknowledgement in the conference program 
  • Pre-assigned exhibit table  
  • 4 registrations to the conference 

Bronze: $4000

  • Acknowledgement in the conference program 
  • Pre-assigned exhibit table 
  • 3 registrations to the conference 

Conference Agenda

7:30am: Check-in and Breakfast
8:00am: Opening Remarks
8:10am: Viral Hepatitis
8:40am: NAFLD / NASH / MAFLD
9:10am: Keynote: Alcohol Associated Liver Disease  
10:10am: Break / Snack / Meet with Sponsors 
10:40am: Liver Potpourri
11:10am: Complications of CLD / Transplant 
11:40am: Liver Cancer
12:10pm: Summary + Thank you