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Farmington, Connecticut

Central Connecticut Hepatitis Community Support Group

UConn Health Center
Academic Research Building
Large Conference Room EG013
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, Connecticut

Meets: Second Wednesday of each month, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

This is a confidential, public support group for diagnosed, family, friends, interested individuals and those with other liver maladies.

Anonymously visit to experience periodic educational segments (with professional speakers from various fields), to talk to those afflicted (some considering treatment, some on treatment, and some finished treatment) and family/ friends/ supporters or to just hear what these diseases are all about.


Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford Hospital Transplant

Meets: TBD

The Hartford Hospital Transplant Program provides support group opportunities for people who have had transplants of any organs, and for those who are waiting for transplants. Meetings are held five times each year from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Certain meetings include an educational presentation, while others are for people to meet and connect with shared experiences.

The meetings are held in Hartford Hospital’s Special Dining Room.

For more information about upcoming meeting dates, please call Marie Nespral.

Phone: 860-972-4219


Fatty Liver Disease From a Bariatric Surgeon’s Perspective

Date Recorded April 9, 2019 Program An American Liver Foundation webinar aired April 9th, 2019 featuring Dr. Makram Gedeon, MD,  Bristol Hospital Multi-Specialty Group and ALF Community Outreach and Education Manager, Connecticut Division, Donna Sciacca. Who Should Watch Medical professionals, patients and caregivers of people who have fatty liver disease

Living Liver Donation Presented by AnnMarie Liapakis, MD; Yale New Haven Transplantation Center

Program Dr. AnnMarie Liapakis, Transplant Hepatologist provides an overview about end-stage liver disease, liver transplantation, and living liver donation. Her discussion will answer questions about the donation and transplantation process, what to expect with the surgery and recovery, and long-term outlook for donors and recipients. Who Should Watch This webinar

Rare Liver Diseases Webinar Presented by Dr. Pramod Mistry and Dr. Silvia Vilarinho of the Yale School of Medicine

Date of Program (recording) January 14, 2019 Who Should Watch Patients, caregivers, medical provides, and anyone with an interest in learning more about rare liver diseases. Program Description Some liver diseases are well-known, while others affect people but are not as widely recognized. This webinar reviews some rare liver diseases

Alcohol-Related Liver Disease Webinar Presented by Julie Spivack, MD of Gastroenterology Associates

Program This webinar will provide information about the spectrum of alcoholic liver disease, drinking levels and who is most affected by excessive alcohol consumption, and a medical overview of the effects of alcohol on the human body. Dr. Spivack also shares information about alcoholic hepatitis and fatty liver disease associated

Case Studies in the Multidisciplinary Management of HCC presented by Dr. Tamar Taddei and Dr. Mario Strazzabosco

Presented by Tamar Taddei, MD of VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Yale New Haven Health; and Mario Strazzabosco, MD, PhD, of Yale New Haven Health This professional education webinar offers insight in taking a multidisciplinary approach in treating patients with hepatocellular cancer. Participants will learn about the complexities in managing

Liver Wellness Webinar: 10 Ways To Cut Back on Salt and Sugar

Presented by Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC Registered Dietician and living liver donor, Dana Angelo White, shares statistics on salt and sugar consumption, presents valuable tips on how to read food labels when shopping for groceries, and offers suggestions on ways to reduce salt and sugar consumption. This webinar

Managing Medications Webinar by Michelle Day, Nurse Manager GI Endoscopy at Hartford Hospital

Presented by Michelle Day, RN, MSN, CGRN; Nurse Manager of GI Endoscopy at Hartford Hospital This educational webinar is geared to the liver patient community as well as patients’ families and caregivers. It provides basic tools and tips related to understanding medication (dosage, side effects, etc.), drug and food interactions,

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