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ALF promotes education, advocacy, support services and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease. ALF Connecticut provides a wide variety of these services including information and referral, education programs, support groups, exciting fundraising events, and an array of volunteer opportunities.

Kathleen Flynn
National Senior Director, Engagement

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Support groups provide a place for individuals affected by a similar condition or circumstance to provide and receive support and share their experiences.

Not all support groups are facilitated by a medical professional. Some support groups are facilitated by 3rd party organizations and individuals in this region.

ALF also has identified virtual online support groups you can take advantage of by visiting this page.


Central Connecticut Hepatitis Community Support Group

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

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.

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


Hartford Hospital Transplant

Hartford Hospital
Special Dining Room
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT06102

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.

Lindsay Arnott, RN, MHA, CCTC

David Assis, MD

Gina Baixauli (Rocca), RN, BSN

James Boyer, MD, FACP

Julie Burns, APRN

Cary Caldwell, MD

Anthony Capobianco, PA

Francis Chan, MD

Christine Couture, PA

Michelle Day, RN

Albert Do, MD, MPH

Carol Eggers, NP

Michael Einstein, MD

Shanna Gannon, PA

Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD

Joel Garsten, MD, FACP, FACG, AGFA

Sarah Gillespie-Heyman, APRN

Steven Gorelick, MD

Deborah Gosselin, RN

Jeannine Hampton, APRN

Elie Helou, MD

Lisa Hughes, RN

Stephanie Hull, PA

Jonathan Isreal, MD

Kathryn Jack, MSN, FNP-BC

Simona Jakab, MD

Sanjay Kulkarni, MD

John Kunstman, MD, MHS

Sylvia Lempit, APRN

Jessica Leon, RN

Robert Leventhal, MD, FACP, AGAF

AnnMarie Liapakis, MD

Joseph Lim, MD, FACP

Juan Carlos Lopez-Talavera, MD, PhD

Kamraan Madhani, MD

Karan McBride-Emrick, MD, MSCI

Karen McHugh, RN

John McNab, PA

Wajahat Mehal, MD

Sara Miceli, PA

Kisha Mitchell-Richards, MD

Nancy Moody, RN, BSN

Glyn Morgan, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS

David Mulligan, MD, FACs

Michael Nathanson, MD, PhD

Marie Nespral, RN

Debera Palmeri, RN

Debbie Patton, RN, BSN, CCTC

Robert Piccone, RPh, PhD

Lynn Rapsilber, APRN

Caroline Rochon, MD, FACs

Ginger Rouse, PharmD, BCPS

Michael Schilsky, MD

Harold Schwartz, MD

Patricia Scheiner, MD

Kolala Sridhar, MD, FACG, AGAF

Ellie Stankus, NP

Mario Strazzabosco, MD, PhD

Scott Swenson, MD

Tamar Taddei, MD

Cecil Tengatenga

Cybill Thomas, APRN

Neelesh Thussu, MD

Renuka Umashanker, MD

Pamela Valentino, MD, MSc, FRCP (C)

Silvia Vilarinho, MD

Jonathan White, MD

Peter Yoo, MD

Susan Zapatka, R

In addition to the resources listed above in your state or district, ALF provides these resources that are available no matter where you are. Explore them now…

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