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02 OCTOBER 2017

October Newsletter

Top 10 Things You Need to Read This Month:

  1. Save the Date: Ask the Experts– This educational program on October 10th in Downers Grove, IL is for patients and the general public to learn more about various liver diseases!  
  2. Get Fit This month’s topic focuses on knowing your liver. Download the free educational posters or watch the YouTube video about understanding liver enzyme tests!
  3. ALF Position on the OPTN/UNOS Proposal to Enhance Organ Distribution The ALF supports efforts to decrease the geographic disparities that exist in the current organ allocation process, including implementation of the proposed OPTN/UNOS policy to enhance liver distribution practices. 
  4. Young Investigators Update in Liver Disease Poster Competition At Journeys, fellows from 7 institutions presented educational posters on 7 liver disease topics- check them out!
  5. Journeys: In Review– Thank you to all who attended the first of its kind culinary gala and poster competition!  The evening was filled with food, fun, and networking!
  6. Holland Liver Life Walk: In Review–  What a fun time we had wrapping up the 2017 Liver Life Walk season in Holland, Michigan. There is still time to support a participant!
  7. Chicago Marathon– The Chicago Marathon is almost here and registration for 2018 will open soon- join the waitlist!
  8. New MAC Members– Welcome to Dr. Michael Charlton  and Dr. David Kim to the Medical Advisory Committee of the ALF, GLD.
  9. Clinical Trials– Check out what clinical trials are going on at local Chicago universities and hospitals to see if you may qualify!
  10. Upcoming Events– Mark your calendar for these exciting events!

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