The Liver Pathobiology Scientific Interest Group at the American Society of Investigative Pathology has been an important component of the Society with a mission of promoting research, dialogue and collaborations in liver pathobiology. Each year, several important liver-related sessions are organized at the annual ASIP meeting as a part of the Experimental Biology conference. Such sessions at the annual meeting include symposia, workshops, minisymposia and poster sessions. The program takes into account the diversity among the hepatic researchers who are members or are regular attendees at the annual ASIP meeting and broadly covers the field of liver development, stem cells, regeneration, injury, fibrosis, metabolism and neoplasia.
More recently, the Liver Pathobiology Scientific Interest Group has congregated socially at the annual meeting as ‘Club Hepatomania™’ to foster networking and collaborations among the ASIP members with each other and with other researchers interested in hepatic biology. This successful event is host to a poster presentation and informal social event. At the same time this event is a platform to meet the established researchers, junior faculty and trainees in the hepatic field, which enables forming new and strengthening old collaborations, networking, exploring job opportunities and at the same time discussing high impact and timely research in the discipline of liver pathobiology.
Paul Monga, M.D.
Director: Liver Interest Group
American Society of Investigative Pathology