Current Trends in Liver Regeneration and Repair


  • Saturday, November 9, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Program Chairs

  • Xiao-Ming Yin, MD, PhD, FAASLD
  • George K. Michalopoulos, MD, PhD, FAASLD

Session Description / Needs Statement

The liver is constantly exposed to external and internal damaging factors, yet it can regenerate and repair itself. With the help of novel tools, we now know more about the mechanisms of this process. At this symposium, experts report new research on liver regeneration and repair and how this knowledge may facilitate clinical applications to rescue and restore liver function.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the impact of liver regeneration and repair in the development of hepatic diseases
  • Discuss critical roles of liver regeneration and repair in liver physiology
  • Discuss the new knowledge and new tools available to study liver regeneration and repair
  • Identify new therapeutic approaches to rescue and restore liver functions

Continuing Education

  • CME – 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

To view full programming being offered at The Liver Meeting®, visit the 2019 Online Program.

  • Session I: Liver Regeneration
  • Session II: Hepatocyte-biliary Cell Transdifferentiation
  • Session III: Hepatic Progenitor Cells and Liver Repair
  • Session IV: Hepatic Reconstitution with iPSC And Liver Stem Cell Culture

Moderators: Xiao-Ming Yin and Bilon Khambu

  • 8:00 am – 8:05 am
    Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:05 am – 8:35 am
    Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Pathways in Normal and Regenerating Liver
    George K. Michalopoulos
  • 8:35 am – 9:00 am
    Hepatic Macrophages in Liver Regeneration
    Frank Tacke
  • 9:00 am – 9:25 am
    Stellate Cells in Normal and Regenerative Liver Biology
    Robert F. Schwabe
  • 9:25 am – 9:50 am
    Developmental Pathways in Liver Regeneration
    Satdarshan (Paul) Singh Monga
  • 9:50 am – 10:00 am
    Q & A / Panel Discussion
  • 10:00 am –10:15 am