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Pittsburgh Liver Research Center Retreat @ University Club
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

The Pittsburgh Liver Research Center will be hosting it’s PLRC Annual Retreat this fall at the University Club. We are excited to share that our keynote speaker will be Dr. Sonya MacParland. Dr. MacParland is a Scientist at the Toronto General Research Institute, and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in the Departments of Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology. She is also the Course Director of the UHN/U of T Training Program in Regenerative Medicine. Dr. MacParland has done seminal work in single cell mapping of the human liver with emphasis on immune cells.

The PLRC is thrilled to host Dr. Anantha Shekhar, Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences and John and Gertrude Peterson Dean of the School of Medicine. Dr. Shekhar joined the University of Pittsburgh in June 2020 and is a nationally recognized educator, basic and clinical researcher and entrepreneur, leading all Pitt health sciences schools with an educational initiative, modeled, “impact through translation.”

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PLRC Virtual Seminar Series- Dr. Frederic Lemaigre @ Zoom
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Frederic Lemaigre, MD
Full Professor, Université Catholique de Louvain
Head of Research Group, Institut de Duve
Brussels, Belgium

Title: “Mechanisms of Liver Morphogenesis”

Gordon Research Seminars – Alcohol-Induced End Organ Diseases @ Four Points Sheraton / Holiday Inn Express
Oct 23 – Oct 24 all-day
Gordon Research Seminars - Alcohol-Induced End Organ Diseases @ Four Points Sheraton / Holiday Inn Express

“The 2021 Gordon Research Seminar on Alcohol-Induced End Organ Diseases is an excellent opportunity for trainees in labs studying alcohol-associated injury spanning in experience from early graduate students to senior post-docs to meet and build a future network of peers.”

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PLRC Virtual Seminar Series: Dr. Paul Dawson @ Zoom
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Paul A. Dawson, PhD, FAASLD
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Title: “There and Back Again: Molecular Mechanisms of Enterohepatic Cycling and Signaling”

CLA Virtual Liver Cancer Conference
Oct 30 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
CLA Virtual Liver Cancer Conference

The Community Liver Alliance is collaborating with the University of Pittsburgh Liver Research Center and the Allegheny Health Network Cancer Center to host the 3rd Annual Liver Cancer Conference. This virtual Conference will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021 8:00 – 2:00 pm EST.

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PLRC Seminar Series: Dr. Laura Nagy @ TBD- Zoom and/or In-Person
Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Laura Nagy, PhD
Professor of Molecular Medicine Staff in Pathobiology and Gastroenterology
Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute
9500 Euclid Avenue, NB21
Cleveland, OH 44195

Title: TBD

PLRC Virtual Seminar Series: Dr. Angela Gronenborn @ Zoom
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Angela Gronenborn, PhD
UPMC Rosalind Franklin Professor and Chair
Department of Structural Biology
Distinguished Professor of Structural Biology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Professor of Bioengineering
Swanson School of Engineering

Title: TBD

AASLD-EASL Masterclass 2021 @ TBD
Dec 10 – Dec 12 all-day

The 2021 EASL-AASLD Masterclass provides a unique educational collaboration of clinical, basic, and translational scientists from leading academic medical institutions from both sides of the Atlantic. Participants will attend a two-day intensive training session designed for future leaders in academic hepatology.  The program will consist of academic lectures, interactive break-out sessions, individual meetings with tutors, abstract presentations and a poster session, and social events to give early-stage investigators (MD, PhD, or MD/PhD, or equivalent) the opportunity to network with world leaders in hepatology.

This year’s program is hosted by AASLD and will be held in the U.S.A.


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