The Acute Liver Failure Study Group (ALFSG) has been funded by NIDDK since 1997 to collect detailed clinical data on more than 3,300 patients with severe liver injury that can lead to death or the need for liver transplantation. The registry closed for new enrollments in 2019. The group continues to analyze data and utilize bio-samples from the NIDDK repository as well as providing data and samples to investigators around the world. We envisioned a two-day symposium to reflect on what has been accomplished and what challenges lie ahead in the area of diagnosing and managing acute liver failure and related conditions.
The Acute Liver Failure: Science and Practice two-day symposium scheduled for March 30-31, 2020 was not held because of the Covid pandemic. It is now scheduled for May 16-17, 2022, to be held on the UT Southwestern Medical Center campus, Dallas, Texas. The final speaker list is pending but the topics and most of the speakers will be identical to the planned meeting in 2020. Please see more information and click here to register.