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

Gina Bartes
National 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.


Austin

Austin – Eastside

Carver Library
1161 Angelina St.
Austin, TX 78702

Meets: Meet every 3rd Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.


Bryan

Bryan – College Station

St. Joseph Hospital
Education Annex
3030 E. 29th St., Suite 100
Bryan, TX

Meets: Meet the 1st Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.


Dallas

Organ Transplant Support Group

Methodist Dallas Medical Center
1441 N Beckley
Service Building – Room A-1
Dallas, TX 75203

Organ transplants can affect a person’s body and life in many ways. Adjusting to these changes is often easier with the help of people who have had similar experiences which is why the Methodist Dallas Transplant Institute hosts a transplant support group.

Meets: 6:00-8:00pm
Phone: 214-947-4414
Web: http://www.methodisthealthsystem.org/SupportGroups


El Paso

Support Group

St. Clement’s Episcopal Church
810 N. Campbell St.
El Paso, TX 79902

Meets: Meet the last Thursday at 6:30 p.m.


Fort Worth

Baylor Scott & White – All Saints Medical Center Liver Disease Support Group

Carter Rehabilitation and Fitness Center
Education Room
1350 All Saints Avenue
Ft. Worth, TX 76104

This group will provide education and support for those diagnosed with liver disease. Presenters will provide attendees with actionable tips and recommendations that can be implemented to improve liver health.

Meets: Meets on the third Thursday of each month from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Online Support Group

This is an online support group that meets every Friday periodically throughout the day Hep C Warriors Friday Forum Support Group www.lifebeyondhepatitisc.com/category/support-group/


Houston

Methodist Hospital – Willowbrook

18220 Tomball Parkway, Hwy. 249
Room C, First Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Meets: Meet the 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

St. Luke’s Health System Support Groups

St. Luke’s Liver Health Outreach
6620 Main Street, Suite 1505
Houston, TX 77030

You are not alone — an estimated 4 million people are living with chronic hepatitis C.

Phone: (832) 355-5119 / (800) 72-LIVER
Web: www.texasliver.org

Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Liver Center’s support group is a great way to meet other parents who have children with liver disease. We provide mutual support and share resources related to raising children who are especially special.

You can get to know parents whose children have the same condition as yours, live in the same part of town, or have a child the same age. Parents network through phone, e-mail and monthly meetings. These meetings provide a forum to solve problems, complain and laugh with other people who “get it.” Activities are open to families regardless of where their child is treated. Occasional guest speakers cover topics such as developments in research, helping your child through the school system and maintaining normal family life. English-Spanish translators attend each meeting. For more information, e-mail pediatricliversupport@bcm.tmc.edu

Email: pediatricliversupport@bcm.tmc.edu

The Methodist Hospital Liver Transplant Support Group

The Methodist Hospital
Dunn Tower – Sabine Room
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030

All liver patients and their families are invited! A light supper is served.

Meets: Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Phone: 713-441-7788

Contact John Ontiveros for more information.


Temple

Scott & White Memorial Hospital

Conference Center, Room 212B
2400 South 31st St.
Temple, TX 76504

Meets: Meet the 2nd Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.


Find a Clinical Trial anywhere…

Participating in a clinical trial is a great way to contribute to curing, preventing and treating liver disease and its complications. Start your search here to find clinical trials that need people like you.


Conatus 14

A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Emricasan, an Oral Caspase Inhibitor, in Subjects with Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) Cirrhosis and Severe Portal Hypertension

Contact Stevan Gonzalez, MD for more information.


Cystatin C

Assessment of Renal Function in Cirrhotic Patients – A Comparison of Cystatin C and Creatinine Based Calculations to 125I-iothalmate

Contact Stevan Gonzalez, MD for more information.


GenFit

A Multicenter, Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase III Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Elafibranor in Patients with Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) and fibrosis”

Contact Stevan Gonzalez, MD for more information.


Intercept 747-302

A Phase 3b, Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study Evaluating the Effect of Obeticholic Acid on Clinical Outcomes in Subjects with Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

Contact Manjushree Gautam, MD for more information.


Intercept NASH 747-303

A Phase 3, Double-Blind, Randomized, Long-Term, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Obeticholic Acid in Subjects with Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

Contact Apurva Modi, MD for more information.


Mallinckrodt

A Multicenter, Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase III Study to Confirm the Efficacy and Safety of Terlipressin in Patients with Hepatorenal Syndrome Type 1 (The CONFIRM Study)

Contact Stevan Gonzalez, MD for more information.


Shionogi

A Phase 3 Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of S-888711 (Lusutrombopag) for the Treatment of Thrombocytopenia in Patients with Chronic Liver Disease Undergoing Elective Invasive Procedures (L-PLUS 2)

Contact Apurva Modi, MD for more information.

Austin

Bouchareb

Marouane Bouchareb, MD
Interventional and Diagnostic Radiologist
Austin Radiological Association Interventional Radiology Clinic

Nadege Gunn, MD

Nadege T. Gunn, MD
Physician Investigator
Gastroenterology/Hepatology
Pinnacle Clinical Research

Houston

Egwim

Chukwuma Egwim, MD
Transplant Hepatologist
Sherrie and Alan Conover Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation
J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Houston Methodist Hospital

Hobeika

Mark J. Hobeika, MD, FACS
Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgeon
Sherrie and Alan Conover Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation
J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Houston Methodist Hospital
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Kodali

Sudha Kodali, MD
Transplant Hepatologist
Sherrie and Alan Conover Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation
J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Houston Methodist Hospital

Jalal

Prasun Kumar Jalal, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Abdominal Transplantation
Baylor College of Medicine

Stan and Sue Partee Endowed Chair in Hepatology
Baylor College of Medicine

Saharia

Ashish Saharia, MD, FACS
Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgeon
Sherrie and Alan Conover Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation
J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Houston Methodist Hospital
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Shah

Dr. Jignesh Shah
Memorial Hermann

Interventional Gastroenterology
Hepatology
Hepato-Biliary

Lisette Theriot, LCSW
Sherrie and Alan Conover Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation
J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center
Houston Methodist Hospital

Upadhyaya

Dr. Sejal Upadhyaya, PharmD
Clinical, Medical & Regulatory Affairs
Novo Nordisk

Verma

Dharmendra Verma, MD
UTHealth
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Gastroenterology
Hepato-Biliary Medicine

Rio Grande Valley

Rashmee Patil, MD
President and Medical Director
South Texas Research Institute

Hepatology
Clinical Research

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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