About the AASLD Foundation

About the Foundation

AASLD Foundation is a charitable organization that invests in innovative hepatology research and in the people who study and treat liver disease.

As the largest private supporter of hepatology research and career development in the United States, the Foundation fills the void between bright, talented researchers and clinicians and the financial resources needed to:

  • Encourage researchers' groundbreaking discoveries and treatments.
  • Keep pace with the need for more physicians and healthcare professionals trained to provide care for patients with liver disease.
  • Share cutting-edge hepatology knowledge with physicians worldwide.

Research and Career Development Awards

AASLD Foundation is pleased to announce our investment in hepatology’s future continues to grow. This year, we have committed over $2.2 million in funding towards our Research and Career Development Awards, Abstract Awards, and our Emerging Liver Scholars Program.

We are now accepting applications for our 2021 Research and Career Development Awards. Find out more, share the word, and apply today.

This year’s award recipients — selected from a highly competitive applicant pool — demonstrate both exceptional aptitude and a deep interest in liver disease research and treatment.

Meet our:

In Gratitude to Our Donors

AASLD Foundation was established in 2014 with the help of incredible financial commitment and dedication of industry and private foundations, and many generous individuals who supported the creation of this charitable organization. Since then, hundreds of donors have helped make more advances in liver disease possible through their generous donations.

Thank you!

We are honored to bestow recognition on our annual fund donors who support our work each year. Know that when you allow us to recognize your generosity, you can also inspire others to similar acts. This year, we look forward to highlighting our donors in special ways throughout The Liver Meeting Digital Experience™.

  • Founding Donors. We express our gratitude to the following companies who came together in 2015 to contribute gifts and pledges of more than $2 million to fund the creation of AASLD Foundation. Their support continues to sustain our programming, nearly five years later. We applaud them for their vision and are grateful for their generosity.
  • Tomorrow’s Cures Campaign Donors. AASLD Foundation is grateful to our donors who contributed to our mission through their generous charitable donations.
  • Corporate and Foundation Donors. and Foundation donors sustain progress in hepatology through their untiring commitment to investing in research and training. We applaud these efforts and gratefully acknowledge the following companies and foundations that have made donations and grants to support the Foundation’s initiatives and its Tomorrow’s Cures campaign.
  • Annual Fund Donors (coming soon)

Foundation Events, Sessions and Booths

  • Visit us at TLMdX and learn more about our impact and funding opportunities (coming soon).
  • Find out more about AASLD Foundation programs and events at TLMdX (coming soon).
  • See our listing of AASLD Foundation award recipients presenting at TLMdX (coming soon).

Fundamentals of Liver Disease

Patient care is a team effort. Fundamentals of Liver Disease (FOLD), a program supported by AASLD Foundation, is a free online educational resource for staying current on the diagnosis and treatment of common liver diseases.

Please note: An updated FOLD unit focusing on Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) & Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) with CE/CME/MOC credits is now available

Your Impact

AASLD Foundation has a significant impact on the careers of researchers and health care providers who study and treat liver disease. Our goal is to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the world of liver disease research and care.

Make a Difference

Your gift to AASLD Foundation is an investment in a future without liver disease. Since 2000, we have provided more than $50 million to advance liver research and advanced hepatology training opportunities.

There are several ways to make an impact. We welcome your gift of any amount to support the work of AASLD Foundation.

Did you know?

  • 2020 has been designated as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife by the World Health Organization in recognition of the contributions they make, and the risks associated with nursing shortages.
  • In addition to loved ones, friends, and colleagues, you can honor the nurses and nurse practitioners in your life, along with other frontline health care professionals who make this world a better place every day, by making a gift to AASLD Foundation in their names.