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National Conference.

Join us at the national AIHA Conferences where patients have the opportunity to hear from leading hepatologists and other experts, learn about the latest research and scientific discoveries, and connect with others who have this rare disease.

2022 Virtual Conference.

Our 2022 virtual conference was held on July 14. All the talks were recorded, and they can be watch below. Stay tuned for information about our 2023 AIHA Patient Conference. News about upcoming conferences is shared first via email to our member list. Not a member? Joining the AIHA is free. Join today

Conference Presentations

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Therese Bittermann, M.D.

Therese Bittermann, M.D. 

University of Pennsylvania

AIH by the Numbers 

Is AIH becoming more common? Learn more about how many people are impacted by this disease and the demographics of those diagnosed. 

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Marcial Sebode, Ph.D. 

University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Are Liver Blood Tests a Good Indication of Ongoing Inflammation?

Doctors often ask AIH patients to have regular blood work, but how reliable are these tests in determining ongoing liver inflammation that can lead to further fibrosis? 

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Patient Panel

AIH Patients from across the US 

What Is it Like to Live with AIH? 

Hear firsthand from patients about what it's like to live with this disease and how they manage symptoms of AIH and side effects from the medication they take. 

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Anne Mary Montero, Ph.D.

Indiana University School of Medicine

Coping with a Rare Disease: A Focus on Mental Health

Dr. Montero provides some practical tips for handling the stress, fatigue, and poor sleep that often accompany a rare disease like AIH. 

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Madi Wagner

Perspectum

The Future of Imaging to Predict Liver Inflammation

Madi presents about Perspectum's new LiverMultiScan, a noninvasive MRI scan that can be used by doctors to help determine patients' liver health. 

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Craig Lammert, M.D.

Craig Lammert, M.D. 

Indiana University School of Medicine

New Treatments on the Horizon

Dr. Lammert gives an overview of treatments currently available for AIH and provides a look at what new treatments are being considered for this rare disease. 

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Aaron Ermel, M.D. 

Indiana University School of Medicine

The Latest on COVID-19

Dr. Ermel sits down and talks about the pandemic, available treatments, and vaccinations as they relate to patients with AIH. 

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Craig Lammert, M.D.

Craig Lammert, M.D. 

Indiana University School of Medicine

The AIHA: How We're Advancing Research

Dr. Lammert provides some details about the AIHA's latest initiatives to advance research, as well as the AIHA's efforts to support and educate patients and families affected by AIH. 

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Mary Ciccarelli, M.D. 

Indiana University School of Medicine

Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care

Dr. Ciccarelli shares important elements to help pediatric patients (and their families) successfully transition to adult care. She will discuss sustained health care financing, primary care and specialty engagement, and self-management within an appropriate circle of support.

Prior Conferences.

Prior to COVID-19, the AIHA held three in-person conferences. Last year, we held an online conference. The results: dozens of talks from experts in important topics related to AIH. Check them all out to learn as much as you can about this rare disease. Stayed tuned for details about our 2023 conference, which will hope will be an in-person event. 

Jillian Goodwin

“Being surrounded by people who knew exactly what I was going through without having to say anything is a comfort I had been longing for. This weekend was magical.”
—Jillian Goodwin, 2019 conference attendee