Meeting-at-a-Glance The majority of events during The Liver Meeting® will take place in the Hynes Convention Center. Those events not taking place at the convention center will be noted. Sessions marked with an asterisk * require a ticket for entrance.

Day/Time Activity



Friday, November 7 7:55 am – 3:00 pm 8:00 am – 2:45 pm 10:00 am – Noon Noon – 3:00 pm 12:30 – 2:45 pm 12:30 – 3:30 pm 3:30 – 7:30 pm

AASLD/ASGE Endoscopy Course * AASLD/ ILTS Transplant Course * Career Development Workshop * AASLD/NASPGHAN Pediatric Symposium * Competency Training Workshop Clinical Research Workshop * Postgraduate Course *

Room 302 Ballroom B/C Room 311 Room 312 Room 309 Room 304/306 Auditorium

32A 33A 34A 35A 36A 37A 38A

Saturday, November 8 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 9:00 am – Noon 12:20 – 1:40 pm 2:00 – 7:30 pm

3:30 5:15 5:00 5:00

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7:00 6:15 7:30 7:30

pm pm pm pm

Postgraduate Course * Auditorium SIG Program: Outreach in Liver Transplant Room 302 Meet-the-Professor Luncheons * Check your Ticket Poster Session I Hall C • Ascites, Renal Dysfunction and Hepatorenal Syndrome • Behavioral, Quality of Life, and Practice Issues • Cholangiocyte Biology • Cholestasis and Autoimmune Liver Disease • Donor Factors and Allocation • Encephalopathy and Other Complications • Experimental Cholestasis • Fibrosis: Clinical and Translational • Hemochromatosis, Wilson Disease, a-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency • Imaging in Cancer • Imaging in Fibrosis • Immunosuppression • Infections and Acute on Chronic Liver Failure • Inflammation and Immunobiology: Animal Models • Innate Immunity and Adaptive • Living Donor and Split Transplant • Mechanisms of Injury • Metabolic and Genetic Diseases • Viral and Autoimmune Hepatitis • Viral Hepatitis and Liver Transplant Transplant Surgery Workshop * Room 302 AASLD Business Meeting (Members Only) Auditorium Exhibits Open Hall D Opening Reception Hall C/D

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Sunday, November 9 6:45 8:00 8:00 8:00 8:00

– 7:45 am – 9:30 am am – Noon am – 1:30 pm am – 5:30 pm

Early Morning Workshops * Check your ticket Transplant Plenary I Auditorium Basic Research Workshop * Ballroom A Hepatology Associates Course * Room 304/306 Poster Session II Hall C • Acute Liver Failure • Basic Fibrosis • Clinical Steatohepatitis • Experimental Hepatocarcinogenesis • Hepatitis C: Approved Therapeutic Agents • Hepatotoxicity: Drug Metabolism • Hepatotoxicity: Mechanisms • Imaging of Steatohepatitis • Steatohepatitis • Transport, Bilirubin, Cholesterol, Lipids and Bile Salts 2A

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Sunday, November 9 9:30 – 10:00 am 9:30 am – 3:00 pm 10:00 – 10:30 am 10:00 – 11:30 am 10:30 am – Noon Noon – 12:30 pm 1:00 – 3:00 pm 1:15 – 2:45 pm 1:30 – 2:00 pm 2:00 – 2:30 pm 2:45 – 3:00 pm 3:00 – 4:30 pm 3:00 – 4:30 pm

4:45 – 6:15 pm

4:45 4:45 4:45 4:45

– 6:45 pm – 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Thomas E. Starzl Transplant Surgery State-of-the-Art Lecture Exhibits Open Coffee Break Emerging Trends Symposium Transplant Plenary II Hans Popper Basic Science State-of-the-Art Lecture Value-based Medicine in Hepatology Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Update Snack Break Ethics and Humanities State-of-the-Art Lecture Distinguished Clinician Educator / Mentor Award General Hepatology Update Parallel Sessions 1. Advances in Fibrosis Imaging 2. Antivirals, Acute Liver Failure in Liver Transplantation 3. Basic Mechanisms of Liver Fibrosis 4. Cholestatic and Autoimmune Liver Disease 5. Experimental Hepatocarcinogenesis 6. Hepatitis C: Currently Approved Drugs 7. Mechanisms of Hepatotoxicity 8. Novel Approaches in Diagnosis and Treatment in NAFLD and NASH 9. Tissue Damage in Liver Disease and Inflammatory and Viral Parallel Sessions 10. HBV Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Prevention and Natural History 11. Hepatitis C: Health Economics and Cost-effectiveness 12. Hepatitis C: New Agents – Part 1 13. Machine Perfusion and Cellular Therapy 14. Outcomes in Cirrhosis 15. Steatohepatitis: Experimental SIG Program: Pharmacogenomic Approaches in DILI Research SIG Program: Primary Liver Carcinomas with Intermediate/Stem Cell Features: Microscopic to Genomic Evidence and Back SIG Program: Controversies in the Management of PSC in Children and Adults SIG Program: The Cell Biology of Hepatic Disease

Auditorium Hall D Hall D Room 312 Auditorium Auditorium Room 302 Room 210 Hall D Auditorium Auditorium Ballroom A/B/C

47A 44A 47A 48A 49A 50A 50A 51A 51A 52A 52A 52A

Room 309 Room 312 Sheraton, Republic Ballroom Room 302 Sheraton, Back Bay Ballroom C Auditorium Room 210

53A 53A 54A 54A 55A 55A 56A

Room 304/306 Room 311

56A 57A

Room 312 Room 304/306 Auditorium Room 309 Ballroom A/B/C Room 311 Room 210

57A 58A 58A 59A 59A 60A 61A

Sheraton, Back Bay Ballroom C


Room 302 Sheraton, Republic Ballroom

63A 64A

Early Morning Workshops * Check your ticket Basic Plenary Auditorium Poster Session III Hall C • Alcohol: Clinical and Basic Mechanisms • Basic Hepatobiliary Neoplasia • Biliary Atresia and Cholestasis • Cellular and Molecular Biology • Cellular Immunobiology • Clinical Hepatobiliary Neoplasia • Cost-effectiveness • HCV: Diagnostics, Epidemiology, and Natural History • Health Care Delivery • Pediatric Liver Disease – Basic Science • Pediatric Liver Transplantation Distinguished Service and Achievement Awards Auditorium Exhibits Open Hall D Hyman J. Zimmerman Hepatotoxicity State-of-the-Art Lecture Auditorium Coffee Break Hall D Clinical Plenary Auditorium Advances for Practitioners Ballroom A/B/C Professional Development Workshop * Sheraton, Republic Ballroom

65A 66A

Monday, November 10 6:45 – 7:45 am 8:00 – 9:30 am 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

9:30 – 10:00 am 9:30 am – 3:00 pm 10:00 – 10:30 am 10:30 – 11:00 am 11:00 am – 12:30 pm 11:00 am – 12:30 pm 11:45 am – 1:15 pm


146A 148A 150A 150A 152A 153A 160A 160A 166A 168A 168A 66A 66A 67A 67A 68A 69A 70A

Meeting-at-a-Glance (continued) Day/Time Activity



Monday, November 10 1:30 2:00 2:15 2:45 3:00

– – – – –

2:00 4:00 2:45 4:30 4:30

pm pm pm pm pm

4:45 – 6:15 pm 4:45 – 6:15 pm

4:45 4:45 4:45 4:45

– 6:50 pm – 6:55 pm – 7:25 pm – 7:50 pm

Snack Break Global Forum President’s Choice Late-breaking Abstract Session Parallel Sessions 16. Access, Delivery, and Cost of Care 17. Allocation, MELD, and Liver Transplantation 18. Basic Hepatobiliary Neoplasia 19. Cholestatic Liver Disease 20. Mechanisms and Mortality in Alcoholic Liver Disease 21. Molecular and Cellular Biology 22. Pediatric Liver Diseases: Models, Modifiers, Mechanisms, and Markers 23. Pharmacologic Therapies for Cirrhosis Complications HCV Symposium: #What’s Trending in Hepatitis C? Parallel Sessions 24. Clinical Hepatobiliary Neoplasia 25. Hepatitis C: Diagnosis, Epidemiology and Natural History 26. Living Donor and Split Liver Transplantation, Hepatobiliary Surgery 27. Pediatric Liver Diseases: Clinical and Translational Studies 28. The Good and Bad of Innate Immunity in Liver Disease SIG Program: Non-invasive Methods to Stratify Risk in Patients with Compensated Cirrhosis SIG Program: Immunity and Lipids as New Drivers in Inflammation and Fibrosis of Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis SIG Program: Renal Dysfunction in Cirrhosis: Should We Change the Way we Manage These Patients? SIG Program: The Next Generation of HBV Therapy: From Discovery to Cure

Hall D Room 304/306 Auditorium Auditorium

70A 71A 72A 72A

Room Room Room Room Room Room

210 312 310 302 313 309

73A 73A 74A 74A 75A 75A

Room 311 Ballroom A/B/C Auditorium

76A 76A 77A

Room Room Room Room Room

302 312 210 311 309

78A 78A 79A 79A 80A

Ballroom A/B/C


Sheraton, Back Bay Ballroom C


Sheraton, Republic Ballroom


Room 304/306


Tuesday, November 11 6:45 – 7:45 am 8:00 – 9:30 am 8:00 am – Noon

9:45 – 10:30 am 10:30 – 11:00 am 11:15 am – 12:45 pm

Early Morning Workshops * Check your ticket Hepatitis Plenary Auditorium Poster Session IV Hall C • HBV: Diagnostics, Epidemiology, and Natural History • HBV: Virology and Pathogenesis • HCV: Health Economics and Cost-effectiveness • HCV: Virology, Pathogenesis and Immunology • Hepatitis B Therapy • Hepatitis C: New Agents (Not Approved) • Hepatitis C: Preclinical Development • Portal Hypertension: Experimental • Stem Cell Biology • Varices and Bleeding Hepatitis Debrief Auditorium Leon Schiff State-of-the-Art Lecture Auditorium Parallel Sessions 29. Biliary Biology and Pathobiology: Mechanisms and Treatments Room 210 30. Correlates of Complications in Cirrhosis Room 302 31. Emerging Trends in NASH Room 304/306 32. HBV Basic Virology Room 311 33. HCV Pathogenesis: Is the Battle Over? Room 312 34. Hepatitis B: Outcomes of Approved Therapy Ballroom A/B/C 35. Hepatitis C: New Agents – Part 2 Auditorium

*Indicates a ticket is required for entrance.


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General Information Abstracts

their public disclosure that the complete and final results will be presented at The Liver Meeting®. AASLD will also require the inclusion of unreleased and unique data in such a presentation at The Liver Meeting®.

Abstract information and text selected for presentation at The Liver Meeting® are available in many formats: • USB drive distributed at registration* • Online Itinerary Planner* • LiverLearning® • ePosters* • October supplement to Hepatology (members and subscribers) – in order to minimize waste, additional copies of this supplement will not be available at the meeting. • Meeting app*

Public release of a journal article relevant to the abstract will be considered an exception to the Embargo Policy if at the time of the abstract submission deadline, the decision concerning the manuscript had not been revealed to the authors.

ADA Compliance

*The Abstracts on USB Flash-drive is supported by AbbVie *The online Itinerary Planner is supported by Bristol-Myers Squibb *ePosters are supported by Merck * Meeting app supported by Bayer HealthCare and Onyx Pharmaceuticals

The Hynes Convention Center and all participating hotels at The Liver Meeting® are fully accessible to the physically challenged. Anyone who has a need for special assistance should notify the appropriate hotel or the Hynes Convention Center and indicate the type of assistance needed. AASLD cannot ensure the availability of appropriate assistance without prior notice.

Abstract Embargo

Exhibit Hall • Hall D

Accepted abstracts are made available to the public on the AASLD website and are published in the October supplement of Hepatology. Information contained in those abstracts may not be released until the abstracts appear on the AASLD website. Academic institutions, private organizations, and companies with products whose values may be influenced by information contained in an abstract may issue a press release to coincide with the availability of an abstract on the AASLD website. However, information beyond that contained in the abstract, e.g., discussion of the abstract done as part of a scientific presentation or presentation of additional or new information that will be available at the time of the meeting is embargoed from release to the general public until the first day of The Liver Meeting®.

The Exhibit Hall, an informative and important component of The Liver Meeting®, provides you with a valuable opportunity to meet with representatives from various organizations that are committed to the field of hepatology. A complete listing of exhibitors and their product descriptions can be found on our website at Exhibit Hours Saturday, November 8

5:00 – 7:30 pm

Sunday, November 9

9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Monday, November 10

9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Posters • Hall C

Information released prior to this day is a violation of the AASLD Abstract Embargo Policy and the abstract is subject to withdrawal from The Liver Meeting® program. Authors are responsible for notifying financial and other sponsors about this policy.

The Poster Sessions are an important event during The Liver Meeting®. Approximately 470 posters will be displayed daily. The top 10% of posters accepted are designated in the program as a “Presidential Poster of Distinction”.

AASLD may allow for exceptions, on a case-by-case basis, to the Abstract Embargo Policy for compelled disclosures mandated by federal securities laws. However, AASLD requires the company President, General Counsel, or other appropriate official of a company seeking such an exception to attest in writing to the specific facts in support of the request, including exactly how the securities laws are implicated, with statutory citation(s). General statements of the need to comply with the law will not be considered sufficient. Requests for an exception must be sent to the AASLD CEO. AASLD requires a minimum of five (5) days from receipt of the request to evaluate the request. In granting an exception, AASLD requires the company to state in

Posters should be set-up and viewed during the following times: Poster Session I Saturday, November 8 Set-up: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Viewing Time: 2:00 – 7:30 pm Presentation Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm* *Posters must be displayed until 7:30 pm Dismantle Time: 7:30 – 8:00 pm


General Information (continued) Poster Session II

Press Room • Room 208


Friday, November 7

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Saturday, November 8

8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, November 9

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Monday, November 10

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday, November 11

8:00 am – Noon

November 9 Set-up: 6:30 – 8:00 am Viewing Time: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Presentation Time: 12:30 – 2:00 pm* *Posters must be displayed until 5:30 pm Dismantle Time: 5:30 – 6:00 pm

The official press contact for The Liver Meeting® is: Ann Haran AASLD 1001 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 400 Alexandria, VA 22314-2720 Telephone: 703-299-9766 Fax: 703-299-9676 Email: [email protected] Website:

Poster Session III Monday, November 10 Set-up: 6:30 – 8:00 am Viewing Time: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Presentation Time: 12:30 – 2:00 pm* *Posters must be displayed until 5:30 pm Dismantle Time: 5:30 – 6:00 pm Poster Session IV Tuesday, November 11 Set-up: 6:30 – 8:00 am Viewing Time: 8:00 am – Noon Presentation Time: 10:30 am – Noon* *Posters must be displayed until Noon Dismantle Time: Noon – 12:30 pm

Registration Hours • Hall A

Posters must be dismantled immediately following the viewing time. Posters left on the boards will be removed and discarded. Note: No CME will be provided for Poster Sessions.

Thursday, November 6

2:00 – 8:00 pm

Friday, November 7

6:30 am – 7:30 pm

Saturday, November 8

6:30 am – 7:30 pm

Sunday, November 9

6:30 am – 6:00 pm

Monday, November 10

6:30 am – 6:00 pm

Tuesday, November 11

6:30 am – 12:30 pm

Speaker Ready Room • Room 207

ePosters • AASLD Pavilion

Presenters should check-in 24 hours in advance, or no later than 2 hours prior to your session. If you are a speaker/presenter, review the presenter tab at prior to the meeting for presentation tips, instructions, and guidelines.

ePosters are an interactive technologically advanced viewing system that brings posters to virtual life for all of The Liver Meeting® attendees and archived in LiverLearning®. ePosters will be available from the first day of the meeting in the AASLD Pavilion. ePosters are supported by Merck

Friday, November 7

6:30 am – 7:30 pm

Saturday, November 8

6:30 am – 7:30 pm

Sunday, November 9

6:30 am – 6:00 pm

Monday, November 10

6:30 am – 6:00 pm

Tuesday, November 11

6:30 am – 12:30 pm

When citing an abstract, please use the following format: Desai RJ, Schnitzler MA, Di Bisceglie AM. Estimated impact of screening and anitviral treatment on prevention of HBV reactivation associated with cancer chemotherapy [Abstract]. Hepatology 2014, 60(4Suppl.1):[Page]A.


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