Pivotal moment for patients suffering from fatty liver diseases

Posted on: 12th June 2018

The 1st International NASH Day brings the largest coalition of stakeholders to fight against NASH together


British Liver Trust is proud to support the first International NASH Day taking place today. This is a ground-breaking event organized by the NASH Education Program and its benefactors and supporters around the world.

NASH is a public health epidemic that we must address on a global scale and we are thrilled to participate in the 1st International NASH Day.  Patients deserve to be heard and to have access to more resources on NASH that this initiative will provide.

Stephen Harrison, MD, PhD Medical Director of Pinnacle Clinical Research, San Antonio, Texas, USA, visiting Professor of Hepatology at the Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, UK and member of the scientific committee of The NASH Education Program™

"NASH is predicted to become the leading cause for liver transplantation in the U.S. by 2020. Yet NASH is a 'silent' chronic disease that is difficult to diagnose, meaning those most at risk for developing NASH, or who may already have it, don't know it. The NASH Education Program™ is designed to place the practitioners and the patients at the heart of tomorrow's awareness and education actions. We hope to give voice to potential NASH patients and help them on the path to a longer, healthier life."

International NASH Day is taking place in more than 25 cities worldwide where patients and providers will participate in workshops, conferences and free screenings, and where the general public will be engaged in street campaigning efforts. Additionally, the initiative will be presented online, through web TV programming in 6 languages, and across global social networks.