Date of event
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 12:00 pm -
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 1:00 pm
Continuing Education Credits
Add to Calendar 2020-08-19 12:00:00 2020-08-19 13:00:00 Webinar: Dietary Recommendations for NAFLD Patients: What Do I Tell My Patients? The purpose of this webinar is to provide the audience with the most current data regarding dietary intervention in NAFLD. Complimentary registration. AASLD America/New_York public

Content Contributor



Manuel Romero Gomez, MD
Michelle Long, MD, MSc
Zachary Henry, MD


Mazen Noureddin, MD, MHSc


The purpose of this webinar is to provide the audience with the most current data regarding dietary intervention in NAFLD. The first talk "How Much Weight Should I Lose?" will focus on: he amount required for weight loss; changes in histology; and likelihood of success and exercise data. The second talk "Which Diet Should I Follow and Which Food I Should Eat or Avoid?" will include: types of diet; data on international diets; alcohol use; coffee; red meat; fructose; and others. The third talk "How Should I Start My Diet and How Would I Follow Up?" will include practical examples from NAFLD clinics. A patient with NAFLD with join the presenter during the third talk.

Presenter Bios

Manuel Romero Gómez, MD

Manuel Romero Gómez (Sevilla, Spain, 1967) is Full-Professor of Medicine at the University of Seville, Spain. Digestive Diseases Department at Virgen del Rocío University Hospitals. Head of group for translational research in liver diseases (SeLiver) at Institute of Biomedicine of Seville (IBIS). Coordinator of the Spanish Registry of NAFLD/NASH (HepaMET) and co-coordinator of the EASL supported European Registry of NAFLD. Principal Investigator in the Spanish Network for Research in Digestive and liver diseases (CiberEHD). He is participating actively in NASH-related European Projects: Sub-project-7 leader at European project FLIP (2010-2013), National Leader (SPAIN) at LITMUS (2017-2022) and coordinator of NASH-PI (2020-2021) an international grant.

Member of commission 527 from ISCIII and Spanish Agency for Evaluation of Research (AEI). He received the XI Award Javier Benjumea Puigcerver in investigation, Universidad de Sevilla-Focus Abengoa, 2014. He was awarded with the Medal of The City of Seville in 2016. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers on gastrointestinal and liver diseases with H-index 59. He has protected 10 patents and participated as PI in more than 20 competitive grants for research.

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Michelle Long, MD, MSc

Michelle Long, MD, MSc is a clinical investigator and hepatologist at the Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Long is the Director of the Boston Medical Center’s Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Research Center and she is the Director of Clinical Research for the Section of Gastroenterology & Hepatology in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Long is primarily interested in patient-oriented research investigating fibrosis and inflammation in patients with NAFLD, including the overlap between NAFLD and cardiometabolic disease. Dr. Long is an investigator in the Framingham Heart Study where she is the Principal Investigator on a multi-year, multi-generational effort to evaluate the genetic and clinical correlates of liver fat and fibrosis as measured by transient elastography. She is the Principal Investigator for several ongoing Phase II and Phase III clinical trials in NAFLD. Dr. Long has received research funding from the National Institute of Health, Echosens Corporation, Gilead Sciences, The Doris Duke Research Foundation, and Boston University. She serves on the Liver-Biliary Council for the American Gastroenterological Association and on the Training and Workforce Committee for the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Dr. Long is also an Associate Editor for Liver International.

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Zachary Henry, MD

I am a transplant hepatologist at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. I work in our general hepatology and liver transplant clinics. In 2015 I started a specific clinic for patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis that is focused on lifestyle interventions for weight management. This clinic is a multi-disciplinary clinic run in conjunction with UVA endocrinology and cardiology specialists to approach related issues of metabolic syndrome in these patients. To that end I underwent training in Obesity Medicine in 2017 and became certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine in 2018. My research interests focus on lifestyle modfications for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and the potential impact different groups of medications may have on these interventions.

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Moderator Bio

Mazen Noureddin, MD, MHSc

Mazen Noureddin, MD, MHSc, is the founding director of the Fatty Liver Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is a faculty at the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases which was ranked #2 in gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery in the 2019 US News and World Report.

His focus is on clinical and translational research in the area of NAFLD. Dr. Noureddin has conducted more than 30 investigational clinical studies of novel treatments for NASH. In addition, he has an interest in non-invasive testing and biomarkers of the field, especially metabolomics, serum biomarkers, trainset elastography, and magnetic resonance imaging techniques. Dr. Noureddin has published in all these areas. He is a member of the Liver Forum (FDA-AASLD-Academic Colloquium), standardizing pathways to translate therapeutic agents to clinical practice. He has given many invited lectures on NAFLD/NASH at national (e.g. American Gastroenterological Association, AASLD) and international society meetings and serves on several steering committees / advisory boards for industry.

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