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Acute liver failure (ALF) is a rare but devastating condition that arises from diverse etiologies, has a high mortality and requires high resource utilization including transplantation. The Acute Liver Failure Study Group (ALFSG) has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIDDK) since 1997 to collect detailed clinical data on more than 3,500 ALF patients and closed its registry, database and bio-repository permanently in 2019. This is an opportune time to take stock, consider where the field of study of liver failure is going, what has been accomplished and to determine future directions of research in this unique syndrome. The audience would include basic scientists that work on liver injury as well as clinicians (hepatologists, surgeons) who care for these very ill patients.

This two-day program will provide a comprehensive review of all aspects of the pathogenesis and treatment of ALF including possible future therapies. The initial day of the meeting will be devoted to presenting work pertaining to pathogenesis, epidemiology and patient evaluation. The second day of the meeting will be devoted to reviewing further aspects of disease management: ICU management, treatment and consideration of prognosis, liver transplantation and liver support devices.



The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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