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Academic Debates

Join ALF for our 14th annual Academic Debates. This program allows fellows from 6 medical institutions to debate 3 ethical topics in liver disease.

REGISTER today for the 14th annual Academic Debates. This year's program will be held on Thursday, March 2nd at Maggianos, Chicago (516 N Clark Street),

Topics for this year's program include:

Topic 1: Hepatitis C

Northshore Healthsystems (pro) vs. University of Illinois (con)

Is there are a subgroup of patients with advanced fibrosis who no longer need to be monitored after Hep C eradication?

Pro - Not all patients with advanced fibrosis require monitoring after HCV eradication vs.

Con - All patients with advanced fibrosis require monitoring after HCV eradication

Topic 2: Transplantation

University of Chicago (pro) vs. Loyola (con)

Are survival rates at 1 and 3 years the best measure of success in transplantation?

Pro - Patient and Graft Survival outcome at 1 and 3 years post-transplant are the best metrics to gauge successful liver transplantation. Vs

Con - Patient and Graft Survival outcome at 1 and 3 years post-transplant do not reflect the value of successful liver transplantation

Topic 3: Role of alcohol in NASH

Washington University in St. Louis (pro) vs. Rush University (con)

Is moderate alcohol use beneficial in NASH?

Pro - Moderate alcohol use is beneficial for patients with NASH vs.

Con - Patients with NASH should be abstinent from alcohol

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