Date of event
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 12:00 pm -
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Continuing Education Credits
Add to Calendar 2019-10-09 12:00:00 2019-10-09 13:00:00 "Systematic Screening for NAFLD-related Advanced Fibrosis in Patient with Type 2 Diabetes, Where do We Stand?" Webinar This webinar will discuss the pros and cons for the systematic screening of NAFLD-related advanced fibrosis in patient with type 2 diabetes. AASLD America/New_York public

Content Contributor



Cyrielle Caussy, MD, PhD
Jörn Schattenberg, MD


Veeral Ajmera, MD, MAS


The systematic screening for NAFLD is currently not recommended by the AASLD practice guidelines although the presence of type 2 diabetes is a known risk factor for the progression of NAFLD towards NASH and advanced fibrosis. This webinar will discuss the pros and cons for the systematic screening of NAFLD-related advanced fibrosis in patient with type 2 diabetes. The point of view of the hepatologist and the diabetologist will be exposed in an interactive discussion.

Presenter Bios

Cyrielle Caussy, MD, PhD

Dr. Cyrielle Caussy is an associate professor of nutrition and an endocrinologist at Lyon 1 University and Lyon South Hospital in Lyon, France. During her medical training she graduated her PhD at Lyon 1 University studying the epigenetic regulation of plasma triglycerides concentration involving microRNAs at the CarMen laboratory (Cardio-Metabolism, Diabetes and Nutrition). Dr Caussy’ s main field of research interests are insulin-resistance and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). She completed a 2-year advanced research training at the NAFLD Research Center, University of California at San Diego directed by Dr Rohit Loomba. She now has a specific interest in non-invasive biomarkers and pathophysiology of NAFLD, especially in high risk population such as type 2 diabetes and obese patients.

Dr. Cyrielle Caussy

Jörn Schattenberg, MD

Jörn M. Schattenberg, MD is an associate professor at the University Medical Center Mainz (Germany) and Director of the Metabolic Liver Research Program. He received his medical degree after studying Medicine in Mainz and Tulane University, New Orleans (US). He completed his postdoctoral training at the Albert-Einstein College of Medicine, New York, where he focused on delineating signaling pathways involved in the pathophysiology of NASH. He trained in Medicine and Gastroenterology & Hepatology at the University Medical Center Mainz and is board-certified for Internal Medicine and GI/Hep. His research focuses on translational aspects of liver cell injury linking metabolism and cell death, the development of novel therapeutic interventions and novel biomarkers in NASH.

Dr. Jörn Schattenberg

Moderator Bio

Veeral Ajmera, MD, MAS

Dr. Veeral Ajmera is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He conducts clinical and translational research in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and steatohepatitis (NASH).

Dr. Ajmera is a member of the UCSD NAFLD Research Unit where he collaborates with a multidisciplinary team of experts on research in non-invasive biomarkers and patient factors associated with NAFLD severity and prognosis. He is a co-investigator for adult hepatology for the NIDDK-sponsored NASH Clinical Research Network and is a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). Dr. Ajmera also serves on the Education Committee of the AASLD. Dr. Ajmera has published widely in high impact gastroenterology and hepatology journals including Gastroenterology, Gut, HEPATOLOGY, Journal of Hepatology, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the American Journal of Gastroenterology. He also serves as the Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at UCSD and has a clinical emphasis on NAFLD and advanced liver disease.

Dr. Veeral Ajmera