The Liver Center offers several academic enrichment opportunities for its members, ranging from informal work-in-progress meetings to formal seminars and symposia.
Seminars are scheduled the second Wednesday of each month, with occasional exceptions for invited guests being co-hosted with other UCSF departments/programs (please consult calendar for details). Liver Center guest speakers typically spend an entire day after the seminar visiting UCSF faculty and trainees. Local speakers discuss research progress, prep for national/international meetings and provide updates on Center-sponsored services and activities.
Mini-Symposia are half-day programs on a single topic with direct relevance to the Center's research themes. Sessions typically feature 4-5 short talks by faculty experts and 2 additional talks by postdoctoral trainees, with a hosted lunch to facilitate open discussions. Mini-Symposia are held at the Aldea Center on Mount Sutro above the Parnassus campus.
The Liver Center Annual Symposium is a scientific program that occurs each April, coincident with the site visit of the Center's External Advisory Board. Highlights of the Annual Symposium include progress reports from Pilot/Feasibility awardees, a short talk by a current Center member, and a keynote address by a Board member or other invited guest. There are also abstract sessions highlighting work submitted by local Center members and trainees, with travel prizes awarded for the most outstanding abstracts.
Joint Seminars with other Departments and Programs