U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Liver Disorders

Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention

The Division of Viral Hepatitis (DVH) is part of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention at CDC. In collaboration with domestic and global partners, DVH provides the scientific and programmatic foundation and leadership for the prevention and control of hepatitis virus infections and their manifestations. DVH consists of three branches — the Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, the Prevention Branch, and the Laboratory Branch — that work collaboratively to prevent viral hepatitis infections and associated liver disease.

Review Date: Monday, July 25, 2011

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Alpha-1- Association

The goal of this nonprofit organization is to further support, education, and research efforts for individuals and their families affected by alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency (A1AD).

Review Date: Monday, January 05, 2009

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American College of Gastroenterology

ACG was formed in 1932 to advance the scientific study and medical treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. The College promotes the highest standards in medical education and is guided by its commitment to meeting the needs of clinical gastroenterology practitioners. More than 12,000 physicians from 82 countries are members of the ACG.

Review Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016

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American Liver Foundation

The American Liver Foundation (ALF) was formed in 1976 to promote and fund research on liver diseases -- hepatitis, liver cancer, pediatric liver disease, other liver diseases and injuries -- and to inform the public about these diseases. Research grants are awarded to physician, student and postdoctoral researchers, and prizes are presented for the best research projects. ALF sponsors postgraduate courses on liver disease diagnosis and management for physicians and other health professionals. A nationwide network of chapters and support groups exists to help patients and their families. ALF also sponsors a national organ donor program to increase public awareness of the continuing need for organs.

Review Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2009

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Association for Glycogen Storage Disease

The Association for Glycogen Storage Disease (AGSD) is a nonprofit support group, established in 1979, for families and persons affected by glycogen storage disease (GSD). AGSD was organized to promote and protect the interests of all persons affected by GSD; to coordinate scientific, educational, and charitable activities related to GSD; to act as a clearinghouse on GSD-related matters; and to publish and distribute material to doctors and other interested persons. AGSD holds a yearly conference focusing on the latest research, care, and treatments available to affected persons.

Review Date: Friday, January 06, 2012

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Hepatitis B Foundation

The Hepatitis B Foundation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure and improving the lives of those affected by hepatitis B worldwide. Our commitment includes funding focused research, promoting disease awareness, supporting immunization and treatment initiatives and serving as the primary source of information for patients and their families, the medical and scientific community and the general public.

Review Date: Monday, October 17, 2011

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Hepatitis Foundation International

The Hepatitis Foundation International (HFI) is a 501(c) 3 non- profit organization established in 1994 to eradicate viral hepatitis for 500 million people globally. HFI is also dedicated to increasing and promoting health and wellness, as well as, reducing the incidence of preventable liver-related chronic diseases and lifestyles that negatively impact the liver. Some of these diseases include obesity, diabetes, hepatitis, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular disease, fatty liver disease and liver cancer. We implement our mission through our touchstones to educate, prevent, serve, support, and reach well over 5 million patients and health care professionals annually.

Review Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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Iron Disorders Institute

Iron Disorders Institute (IDI) is a 501(c)3 national organization headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina. Iron Disorders Institute’s vision is that no one should suffer or die prematurely because of Iron-Out-of-Balance™. IDI exists so that people with iron disorders receive early, accurate (complete) diagnosis, appropriate treatment and are equipped to live in good health. Iron Disorders Institute (IDI) is part of an International Alliance of patient support and advocacy organizations promoting hemochromatosis (also spelled: haemochromatosis).

Review Date: Monday, October 17, 2011

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