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Best of AASLD 2019 Podcast Now Available

Richard K. Sterling, MD, MSc, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD

The Best of AASLD is part of our signature two-hour session, the Best of DDW 2019, presented each year on Tuesday. Moderated by Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) Council Chair, Grace H. Elta, MD, AGAF, FASGEa discussant from each of the societies reviewed the top presentations of the latest, best and most thought-provoking research presented all week. 

Richard K. Sterling, MD, MSc, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD, a professor of medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, discussed 13 of the top abstracts from AASLD presented during DDW 2019. Dr. Sterling reviewed abstracts covering topics such as: 

  • Use of aspirin and statin for management of artery disease in liver transplant patients. 
  • Predictive factors for development of acute-on-chronic liver failure in cirrhotic patients. 
  • Fecal microbiota capsular transplant for patients with recurrent hepatic encephalopathy. 

Download and Listen

The Best of AASLD is now available as a podcast, available to download and listen. If you attended DDW 2019, audio and slides from this session are also available to watch in DDW On Demand (included in the cost of registration). Enter your badge ID, last name and the email you used to register for DDW 2019 to access for the first time here 

This year, the Best of DDW session will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from 2 to 4 p.m. Learn more about registration for DDW 2020 here.

Dr. Sterling earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at VCU/Medical College of Virginia. He is currently a VCU Hepatology Professor of Medicine. He also serves as Section Chief of Hepatology, Medical Director of Viral Hepatitis and the Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Director at the VCU Health System. His research interest is in HIV-liver disease, which is supported by several NIH grants.

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