Award Type
Travel
Career Level
Advanced Practice Provider
Pre-Doctoral / Graduate
Residents
Fellows / Postdocs
Junior Faculty

OVERVIEW

AASLD Foundation Abstract Awards recognize research excellence and promote the professional development of early career investigators. These awards provide recipients travel support to defray costs associated with attending The Liver Meeting® or Digestive Disease Week® to present their outstanding research to an international audience.

Meet current and past Abstract Awardees here.

Applications are due by 11:59 PM Eastern time on the posted deadline and applicants must be the presenter of the abstract to be eligible for funding. In addition to the awards listed below, the AASLD Foundation may support other awards of excellence if funding becomes available.

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The Liver Meeting® Abstract Awards

The Liver Meeting® Named Travel Awards

Digestive Disease Week® Abstract Awards

THE LIVER MEETING® (TLM) ABSTRACT AWARDS

The deadline for The Liver Meeting® 2023 Abstract Award applications has passed. Applications for The Liver Meeting® 2024 will be posted in March, 2024.

These awards provide funds to offset the presenter’s costs associated with their travel to attend The Liver Meeting® to present their award-winning research. Please note:

  • Interested candidates must complete the Abstract Award application via www.liverresearchawards.org by 11:59 PM Eastern on the posted deadline.
  • Candidates may submit multiple abstracts for consideration but are only eligible to receive one abstract award for The Liver Meeting® each year.
  • Each abstract should be submitted as a separate application, which will be automatically considered for all categories in which the applicant meets eligibility requirements. There is no need to submit multiple applications for a single abstract.
  • Candidates must be the presenter of the abstract that has been submitted for presentation at The Liver Meeting® by the May 27, 2024, abstract submission deadline.
  • There are no abstract awards for Late-Breaking abstracts.
  • Awards are not transferrable to another event or individual if the original presenter is unable to present the abstract in-person at The Liver Meeting® for any reason.
  • Awards are available for in-person presentations only. Virtual-only presentations will not be considered.

 

THE LIVER MEETING® ABSTRACT TRAVEL AWARD CATEGORIES


 
ADVANCED PRACTICE PROVIDER AWARD  

Available Awards: 2

Who Can Apply: Advanced Practice Providers (e.g., NP, PA, PharmD, APRN, etc.)

Award Amount: $1,000


 
EARLY CAREER INVESTIGATOR AWARD  

Available Awards: 45

Who Can Apply: Students, Advanced Practice Providers, MD/equivalent (either currently in training up to no more than 4 years from completion of their clinical fellowship training), or PhD/equivalent (no more than 10 years from receipt of their research degree).

Subcategories:

  • Clinical/Translational
  • Basic
  • Healthcare Disparities

Award Amount: $1,000

Special Funding Available: Up to 5 additional awards are reserved for international early career investigators residing and performing research in developing countries (countries classified by the World Bank as low income, lower-middle income, or upper-middle income).

Award Amount: $1,500


 
FELLOW RESEARCH AWARD  

Available Awards: 1

Who Can Apply: Fellows currently in a training program. Must be a member of AASLD.

Award Amount: $1,000


 
LIVER TRANSPLANT AND/OR HEPATOBILIARY SURGERY FELLOW AWARD  

Available Awards: 2

Who Can Apply: Surgical trainees in residency or fellowship

Award Amount: $1,000


 
PEDIATRIC RESEARCH AWARD  

Available Awards: 1

Who Can Apply: Fellows currently in a pediatric training program or Junior Faculty within 3 years of their first primary appointment affiliation in a department of pediatrics. Must be a member of AASLD.

Award Amount: $1,000


 
RESIDENT RESEARCH AWARD  

Available Awards: 1

Who Can Apply: Medical residents in an accredited United States-based program who are the primary contributor to the research and are committed to a career in liver disease. Must be a member of AASLD.

Award Amount: $1,000


 
STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD  

Available Awards: 1

Who Can Apply: Graduate or undergraduate student (i.e., has not received an MD, PhD, or equivalent doctoral degree) who are the primary contributor to the research.

Award Amount: $1,000


 

THE LIVER MEETING® (TLM) NAMED TRAVEL AWARDS

The AASLD Foundation Named Travel Award Program was created to provide donors an opportunity to honor an individual, encourage topic-specific research, or dedicate support to a specific region or population by establishing a distinct travel award. These awards are bestowed upon highly meritorious abstracts submitted for consideration of an Abstract Award. 

Learn more about, or how to establish, Named Travel Awards.

 

THE LIVER MEETING® NAMED TRAVEL AWARD CATEGORIES



INTERNATIONAL EARLY CAREER INVESTIGATOR AWARD PRESENTED IN HONOR OF PROFESSOR C.Y. KIM

This award honors the lifetime achievement of Professor C. Y. Kim, whose pioneering work led to the development of one of the first hepatitis B vaccines in the world and a significant reduction in the burden of hepatitis B in Korea. This award is open to early career investigators residing and performing research in South Korea.

Available Awards: 1

Award Amount: $1,500



PROFESSOR MARGIT HAMOSH TRAVEL AWARD

 

This award honors the life and legacy of Dr. Hamosh, a holocaust survivor and distinguished pediatrics professor at Georgetown University. The goal of the award is to encourage research on hepatocellular carcinoma and is presented to the early career investigator who submits the most outstanding abstract on hepatocellular carcinoma research for The Liver Meeting®.

Available Awards: 1

Award Amount: $2,500



PROFESSOR MINDIE H. NGUYEN AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CLINICAL RESEARCH BY EARLY CAREER INVESTIGATORS

 

This award honors Dr. Mindie H. Nguyen in recognition of her mentorship of several generations of students and trainees, and for her research on liver cancer in understudied populations. The goal of the award is to encourage clinical hepatology research in viral hepatitis, fatty liver disease, or hepatocellular carcinoma by international early career investigators, particularly in the Africa, Central or South America, Southeast Asia, and Western Pacific regions.

Available Awards: 9

Subcategories:

  • Africa (2 awards)
  • Central and South America (1 award)
  • Southeast Asia and Western Pacific (5 awards, which include 1 award reserved for a female investigator residing and performing research in Japan, and 1 award reserved for a female investigator residing and performing research in South Korea)
  • International (1 Award)

Award Amount: $2,500



NORTHERN LIGHTS' CANADIAN LEGACY TRAVEL AWARD

 

These awards are the legacy of Mrs. Charmaine N. Watt, a Canadian artist, whose passion for teaching helped pave the way for her children to succeed. Teaching & educating others was her joy and continuing to support and educate fellow Canadians will be her legacy. Some of her favorite paintings depicted the Northern Lights. This award is open to residents of Canada and provides travel support to (1) one Trainee (Resident or Fellow) and (1) one Advance Practice Provider (APP) or Registered Nurse (RN), who has submitted a meritorious abstract for The Liver Meeting®.

Available Awards: 2

Subcategories:

  • Trainee (Resident or Fellow)
  • Advanced Practice Provider or RN

Award Amount: $2,500



PSC PARTNERS SEEKING A CURE TRAVEL AWARD

 

This award, established by PSC Partners Seeking a Cure, encourages research on Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) - a rare liver disease that can affect people of any race, gender, or age. This award is presented to the abstract award applicant who has submitted the most promising PSC research to The Liver Meeting®.

Available Awards: 1

Award Amount: $3,000



ROSALYN AND LEO FRIED MEMORIAL TRAVEL AWARD

 

These awards, established in 2018 by Drs. Michael W. Fried and Beth L. Jonas, are presented in honor of Dr. Fried’s beloved parents, Rosalyn and Leo Fried. Dr. Fried’s parents shaped his life through their sacrifices and provided love and unwavering support as he and his siblings pursued their academic and professional endeavors. Reflective of Dr. Fried’s educational experiences in Israel and their interests in developing hepatology research around the globe, Drs. Fried and Jonas have established two annual Awards that will encourage and inspire bright researchers from Israel and the Middle East to present their research at The Liver Meeting®.

Available Awards: 2

Subcategories:

Award Amount: $2,500



THOMAS D. BOYER TRAVEL AWARD FOR EARLY CAREER INVESTIGATORS IN PORTAL HYPERTENSION

This award is presented in honor of Thomas D. Boyer, MD, FAASLD, AASLD Past-President, a master clinician, accomplished scientist, inspiring mentor, and friend to many in the hepatology community. He was passionate about clinical excellence and expertise in portal hypertension, and worked collaboratively to advance disease understanding through rigorous clinical investigation and participation in numerous multicenter trials. Reflective of his interest in portal hypertension this award encourages and inspires bright investigators to present their research at The Liver Meeting®.

Available Awards: 1

Award Amount: $2,500

 

DIGESTIVE DISEASE WEEK® (DDW) ABSTRACT AWARDS

Application Deadline: December 20, 2023


These awards provide funds to offset the presenter’s costs associated with their travel to attend Digestive Disease Week® to present their award-winning research. Please note:

  • Interested candidates must complete the Abstract Award application via www.liverresearchawards.org by 11:59 PM Eastern on the posted deadline.
  • Candidates must be the presenter of the abstract that has been submitted to AASLD for presentation at DDW by the abstract submission deadline.
  • Candidates may submit multiple abstracts for consideration but are only eligible to receive one AASLD Foundation DDW abstract award each year.
  • Each abstract should be submitted as a separate application.
  • Recipients may not hold any similar travel award from DDW or another DDW Sponsoring Society for the same abstract.
  • Awards are not transferrable to another event or individual if the original presenter is unable to present the abstract in-person at DDW for any reason.
  • Awards are available for in-person presentations only. Virtual-only presentations will not be considered.


DIGESTIVE DISEASE WEEK® (DDW) ABSTRACT TRAVEL AWARD CATEGORIES


 

 

 

AASLD FOUNDATION FELLOW ABSTRACT AWARDS  

Available Awards: 11

Who Can Apply: Early-career physicians who have completed their residency training in internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics or other specialty relevant to gastroenterology or liver disease and are enrolled in a GI or hepatology fellowship training program at the time of their actual presentation. Must be an AASLD member.

Award Amount: $1,000


 

 

 

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For more information about Abstract Awards, send an email to awards@aasld.org.