Fundamental Biology and Pathophysiology of the Liver

Conference Summary

This FASEB SRC is the next iteration of a liver-focused meeting that has been held biennially since 1988. It is recognized as the premier small conference covering all aspects of basic research involving the liver. The main goals of the conference are to i) present and integrate research advances in disparate areas of liver biology in order to foster new national and international collaborative projects, ii) encourage junior and early stage investigators, women and minority scientists to pursue liver research to ensure that the study of hepatic disease and biology remains vigorous and iii) accelerate translation of fundamental advances into novel clinical treatments through the interactions of basic and clinical researchers. These goals will be achieved through specific programmatic strategies.

The program is divided into seven major sessions and includes presentations from 41 invited speakers. These sessions will also include 15 short 'late-breaking' talks chosen to represent the most significant and timely research advances in liver research. Preference will be given to junior, minority and women investigators. The program provides poster sessions and two scheduled lunch time “meet-the-expert” sessions for one-on-one dialogue, as well as several additional opportunities for informal, yet intimate scientific exchange among speakers and attendees.

There is also a newly scheduled career development session for junior researchers, in which two senior and one mid-stage colleague will share experiences and respond to questions. While the conference will keep the tradition of covering a wide range of basic science and translational topics - including liver organogenesis, regulation of hepatobiliary gene expression in health and disease, liver regeneration, liver injury and fibrosis, liver stem cells and regenerative medicine - there will be particular focus on hepatic metabolism and fatty liver as well as liver cancer due to their growing relevance. For all topics, emphasis is given to translational application of recent and current discoveries. In summary, the program integrates the most relevant and timely topics in basic and applied aspects of liver health and disease to promote scientific exchange, dissemination, education and collaboration and translation to patient care.

Important Deadlines:

  • Early bird registration deadline April 16, 2018
  • Last day to register May 16, 2018


  • Career Development Workshop
  • Poster Blasts – 1 minute oral presentations by poster presenters to advertise and promote interest in their posters
  • Formal and informal social networking opportunities

Keynote Speaker

Helen Hobbs, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Conference Organizers

Kirsten C. Sadler, PhD
New York University Abu Dhabi

David D. Moore, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine

Tom Luedde, MD, PhD
University Hospital RWTH Aachen

FASEB Conference Staff

Trina Eacho, Conference Manager

Contact us

Email: src@faseb.org
Phone: 1.301.634.7010

Date & Location


June 10-15, 2018


The Scottsdale Plaza Resort
7200 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Transportation & Lodging

Airport Information

The closest airport is Scottsdale Airport (SDL) is 6.2 miles from the Resort. Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) is 11.2 miles. The Scottsdale Plaza Resort no longer offers an airport shuttle service. Attendees can contact SuperShuttle or grab a cab or an Uber.

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Official Conference Lodging

The Scottsdale Plaza Resort
7200 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

If you request a single or a double occupancy room, the registration fee covers 5 nights of lodging (Sunday through Thursday night, checkout Friday morning). A credit card will be required upon check-in for incidental expenses (i.e. in-room movies, room service, etc.).

If you plan to arrive early or stay beyond the conference dates, we will make the reservations for the additional days.  Please make note of the dates in the Notes section of your registration.  You’ll receive a room confirmation approximately 30 days before the start of the conference.  You are responsible for payment upon check-out.

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