DocTalk Tweet Chat "The State of Liver Disease" Scheduled for August 14


Robert G. Gish, MD, and the Global Liver Institute join up for a talk on all things hepatology.

Approximately 4% of all people in the world will die from either cirrhosis or liver cancer. Another 25% in the US will abuse alcohol on at least 1 day annually. And yet, fewer than 10% of those who need a liver transplant will receive an organ.

Liver disease is not always the biggest, scariest burden on public health—but it is always among them. From a rising prevalence of liver cancer to unanswered questions surrounding hepatitis C eradication efforts, hepatology is a critical field in modern medicine. Its biggest issues merit discussion.

In this week’s #DocTalk Tweet Chat, Robert G. Gish, MD, Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas and Medical Director of the Hepatitis B Foundation, joins MD Magazine® to lead a discussion on “The State of Liver Disease.”

#DocTalk is a weekly conversation featured on Twitter that focuses on the biggest issues in healthcare today. Join us Wednesday, August 14, at 4 PM EST for the start of our chat, featuring co-host Robert G. Gish, MD, and the Global Liver Institute (@GlobalLiver).

Gish, a major investigator and policy influencer in the space of hepatologic treatment, will lead discussion on the following questions and topics:

  1. What are the ways doctors can work with patients to address the NASH epidemic?
  2. We just commemorated World Hepatitis Day. How can doctors raise awareness of Hepatitis C?
  3. As an increasingly prevalent form of cancer in the US, how can we help limit liver cancer?
  4. How have trends of alcohol use influenced the current prevalence of liver disease in the US?
  5. How can we improve the ways in which liver disease is diagnosed?
  6. What promising treatments for liver disease are on the horizon?

We invite all interested Twitter users to participate in the chat and contribute their own perspective and questions.

Be sure to search for “#DocTalk,” follow MD Mag on Twitter (@MDMagazine), and look for the social media icon signifying the chat:

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If you’re a frequent Twitter user with a background in healthcare and interest in leading a #DocTalk chat with your colleagues, contact us here.

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