Liver Center Annual Symposium

Liver Center Annual Symposium

 Liver Center Annual Symposium

Friday, May 12, 2023

8:30 am - 2:00 pm

N225 & Nursing Building Mezzanine (posters)


8:30 am - 8:40 am: Introduction by Jackie Maher, MD, Liver Center director

8:40 am - 9:50 am: Talks (Liver Regeneration & Clinical Transplantation and Liver Metabolism & Organ Cross-Talk)

8:40 - 9:00        Bridget Keenan, MD, PhD, Oncology (P/F grant awardee): Deciphering the impact of liver disease status on immune responses in hepatocellular carcinoma

9:00 - 9:15        Neil Mehta, MD, Gastroenterology (Liver Regeneration & Clinical Transplantation theme champion): Post-transplant HCC recurrence, management, and  immunosuppression

9:15 - 9:30        Wally Wang, PhD, Berkeley (Liver Metabolism & Organ Cross - Talk theme champion): Hepatic sphingolipid signaling and chronic glucocorticoid induced glucose homeostasis disorder

9:30 - 9:50        Vijay Ramani, PhD, Gladstone (P/F grant awardee): Dissecting the impact of polyploidy on hepatocyte genome architecture

9:50 am - 10:40 am: Posters

10:40 am - 11:05 am: Marisa Medina, PhD, Pediatrics: Beyond expectations - Harnessing subject-derived induced pluripotent stem cells to probe genetic and molecular factors in cardiometabolic disease risk

11:05 am - 12:00 pm: Talks (Liver Injury & Immunology)

11:05 - 11:20    Amar Nijagal, MD, Surgery (Liver Injury & Immunology theme champion): The role of dysregulated immune signals in the development of pediatric hepatoblastoma

11:20 - 11:40    Jessica Rubin, MD, MPH, Gastroenterology (P/F grant awardee): Understanding pain and pain management in cirrhosis patients: a pilot quantitative & qualitative study

11:40 - 12:00    Jin Ge, MD, MBA, Gastroenterology (P/F grant awardee): Characterizing practice variations in the care of patients with cirrhosis across an academic health system with five major medical centers

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Lunch/Posters