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CONNECTICUT EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

The American Liver Foundation's Connecticut Division offers local educational programming on a variety of topics. For information about these programs, contact Donna Sciacca at dsciacca@liverfoundation.org or 203-234-2022. If you are not yet on our mailing list to receive Save the Date notices and program invitations, send Donna an email asking to be added to our distribution list.

ASK THE EXPERTS- Register Here

Ask the Experts is designed for patients, caregivers, the general public, students and medical professionals who wish to learn about various liver-related health issues. The format is a panel presentation followed by a Question and Answer session. Food and beverage will be served. Pre-registration is required for these programs.

My father, mother, and I recently attended the American Liver Foundation's "Ask the Experts" event at Quinnipiac University. While this was only the second American Liver Foundation event we have attended, the staff immediately recognized us and warmly welcomed us to the event. The event itself was professionally run and the content was informative and relevant. My father has been battling liver cancer and the event gave him a forum to improve his understanding of his disease and gain awareness of resources available to him. It was also an opportunity for him to share information with his family and address their questions. The speakers selected were truly excellent from start to finish. This event was very obviously put on with love by a group of capable, knowledgeable individuals in touch with the needs of their target demographic. Thank you for having us, The Blair Family

Upcoming Ask the Experts Programs

November 2, 2017, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant Street, Hollander Auditorium, 4th Floor, Bridgeport, Connecticut

Topic: What is Fatty Liver Disease?

Topics and Speakers:

Overview of Fatty Liver Disease: Wajahat Mehal, MD, D.Phil., Director, Yale Fatty Liver Program

Alcohol-Related Fatty Liver Disease: Julie Spivack, MD, Gastroenterology Associates of Fairfield County

Nutrition and Fatty Liver Disease: Christopher Barrett, RD, Yale Fatty Liver Program

Bariatric Treatment Options for Fatty Liver Disease: Kurt Roberts, MD, Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Yale Bariatric/Gastrointestinal Surgery

Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Registration is required by October 23, 2017. Please register by calling or emailing Donna Sciacca at (203) 234-2022 or dsciacca@liverfoundation.org.


ASK THE EXPERTS ON VIDEO!

Click on the links below to view the recorded Ask the Experts programs held in in Connecticut.

Overview of Liver Diseases ~ Liver Cancer ~ Nutrition and Liver Health ~ Medication Management

http://media.quinnipiac.edu/Mediasite/Play/3b3a2c5dc8b14e3aa19f5b2b584634e61d

Overview of Fatty Liver Disease ~ Progression and Complications of Fatty Liver Disease ~ Treatment Options for Fatty Liver Disease

http://media.quinnipiac.edu/Mediasite/Play/10bc171daa824b16a96e15a0eae0c0481d


PATIENT AND FAMILY FORUMS

The American Liver Foundation’s Connecticut Division invites you to attend its Patient and Family Forums. These discussion groups, which are free of charge, provide great opportunities to get helpful information, meet other patients and family members, and speak with health care providers on a variety of topics.

Forums are held 6:30-7:30pm. Light snacks and refreshments are served.

The Patient and Family Forums are open to patients, caregivers, and medical professionals.

Please RSVP to Donna Sciacca – dsciacca@liverfoundation.org or telephone 203-234-2022.


Forum Schedule of Topics, Speakers and Locations

Medication Management

October 11, 2017, 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.

Westport Weston YMCA, Schine Meeting Room, 14 Allen Raymond Lane, Westport

Speaker: Griffin Suter, PharmD., AAHIVP, Walgreens

No RSVP required. Refreshments will be provided.

What is Cirrhosis?


October 18, 2017, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

ALF CT Office, 127 Washington Avenue, Lower Levell, North Haven

Speaker: Dr. Tamar Taddei, Yale New Haven Health/VA Connecticut Healthcare Systems

RSVP required - please call or email Donna Sciacca at (203) 234-2022 or dsciacca@liverfoundation.org.

If you are interested in any particular topics for a future Patient and Family Forum, email dsciacca@liverfoundation.org with your suggestions.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

The ALF CT participates in numerous community health and wellness events throughout the state. Check back to see where we will be throughout the year, and come visit our exhibits!

The ALF CT will be an exhibitor at the City of Middletown Health and Wellness Fair on October 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event is being held in the City Hall Council Chamber, 245 deKoven Drive, Middletown. Stop by and visit our booth!

Page updated: October 12th, 2017

 

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