Increases in obesity and diabetes are leading to more and more cases of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Get prepared for the NASH epidemic, don’t miss this month’s Gastro Bites: Preparing for the NASH Epidemic – A Call to Action, taking place Thursday, June 24, noon EDT.
Expert faculty, Fashia Kanwal, MD, and Kenneth Cusi, MD, will cover important concepts that are being addressed in multiple AGA initiatives, including an upcoming white paper and clinical care pathway. The discussion will cover the following topics:
- The need for early diagnosis and more clinician awareness.
- Role of lifestyle changes and some diabetes medications that can help your patients today.
- Increasing awareness of the need for multidisciplinary efforts (PCPs, endocrinologists, nutritionists and others seeing patients with risk factors for fatty liver).
Join AGA each month for Gastro Bites, the monthly series featuring expert speakers offering bite-sized education (15–20 minutes long) on a health awareness topic.