Memorial Travel Award Program

The AASLD Foundation Memorial Travel Award Program was created to allow individuals to be honored by naming travel awards after them. These awards can be topic-specific, and the recipient(s) will be selected from the abstracts submitted for presentation at The Liver Meeting®.

Funding for these awards comes from donations to the AASLD Foundation in support of the award. Total funding necessary for each award is $3,000 ($2,500 for the award, $500 administrative costs). All funding must be received by May 1 of the year the first recipient is selected for presentation during The Liver Meeting®.

For more information on this program, contact the AASLD Foundation at 703-299-9766, or send an email to

Current Travel Awards

To be eligible to receive an Abstract Award:

  • The applicant must be the abstract presenter.
  • International applicants must be able to obtain a visa to visit the United States, not be on any Restricted Parties List, and comply with all applicable travel requirements, economic and trade sanctions laws.
  • AASLD Foundation does not issue payments to countries, entities, or individuals that appear on the sanctions list of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
  • Applicants must meet all other stated award criteria and comply with AASLD Foundation’s Abstract Award policies.

All candidates who apply for an Abstract Award are automatically considered for these awards of distinction; there is no separate application process.

View the full list of AASLD Foundation Abstract Awards.

  • The Leonard B. Seeff Award for Outstanding Research by an Early Career Investigator
  • The Professor Margit Hamosh Travel Award
  • The Maribel Rodriguez-Torres Travel Award
  • The Professor Mindie H. Nguyen Award for Outstanding Clinical Research by Early Career Investigators
  • Northern Lights' Canadian Legacy Travel Award
  • The Rosalyn and Leo Fried Memorial Travel Award

The Leonard B. Seeff Award for Outstanding Research by an Early Career Investigator

This award is named in recognition of Dr. Leonard B. Seeff’s legacy as a leader in the field of hepatology, his commitment to training future leaders, and his many contributions to both hepatology and AASLD over more than half a century.

Award: $2,500; 1 award available.

  • MD applicants must be within four years of completing clinical fellowship training (or equivalent), and PhD applicants must be within 10 years of the receipt of their research degree.
  • Applicants must be a member of AASLD.

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All abstract award recipients are expected to attend the Awards Reception at The Liver Meeting®.