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Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) Day

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Fatty Liver Program, Penn State Health

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Penn State Health


This educational opportunity is being offered to our local and regional medical healthcare professionals to increase awareness of primary care providers about Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH).

Overall Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, learners may be better able to

  • Identify and diagnose NAFLD and NASH in the primary care setting, following guideline-based clinical pathways.
  • Discuss recent NASH therapy trials and when to consider prescribing medications, exercise or referral to a specialist.
  • Outline the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases 2023 clinical practice guidelines to provide better clinical outcomes.


  • 10:30 a.m. | Sign In/Visit Exhibits
  • 11 a.m. | Opening Remarks
    Jonathan Stine, MD, MSc, FACP
    Kofi Clarke, MD, FACP, FRCP (Lond.)
  • 11:10 a.m. | Patient Testimonials
  • 11:30 a.m. | Current State of NAFLD and NASH
    Elizabeth Stonesifer, MD
  • 11:40 a.m. | NAFLD and Primary Care Pathways
    Todd Felix, MD
  • 11:50 a.m. | Screening for NASH in Patients With Diabetes
    David Bradley, MD
  • Noon | Lifestyle Intervention in Patients With NASH
    Alison Faust, MD, MHS
  • 12:10 p.m. | NASH Clinical Trials
    Karen Krok, MD, FAASLD
  • 12:20 p.m. | Wrap Up/Lunch Break/Visit Exhibits
    Jonathan Stine, MD, MSc, FACP
  • 1 p.m. | Penn State Health Fatty Liver Program Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
    UPC II- Suite 2400

Course Directors

Kofi Clarke, MD, FACP, FRCP (Lond.)
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Penn State Health/Penn State College of Medicine

Jonathan Stine, MD, MSc, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences
Fatty Liver Program Director, Penn State Health
Research Director, Penn State Health Liver Center


David Bradley, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Diabetes, Division of Endocrinology

Alison Faust, MD, MHS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Todd Felix, MD
Associate Professor of Family Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine

Karen Krok, MD, FAASLD
Professor of Medicine
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine
Medical Director of Liver Transplantation, Penn State Health

Elizabeth Stonesifer, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology


Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


There is no fee, but registration is required.


A completed evaluation is required in order to receive a certificate for attending this activity. Please complete and submit the evaluation within the specified time frame.


The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund any program registration fees paid but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

Program registrants who are experiencing illness or have been exposed to anyone who is ill should contact the Continuing Education office before attending any in-person activities.


Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.


On-campus educational activities provided by Penn State College of Medicine Continuing Education are required to follow healthcare facility guidelines. Off-campus events provided by Penn State College of Medicine Continuing Education follow the COVID-19 requirements of that venue. We ask that all participants respect that some attendees may still choose to wear masks for activities. Check the venue website for the latest requirements and recommendations. Please do not attend this activity if you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. By attending the activity, you attest that you do not have any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, which may include fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste, loss of smell or any other sign of illness.

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages people with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Participants who anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or who have questions about the physical access provided should contact the Continuing Education office at least one week in advance of participation or visit.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and Educational Balance)

It is Penn State policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all educational activities. Penn State has a process in place to mitigate any relevant financial relationships with commercial companies disclosed by faculty, course directors and planning committee members. Complete disclosure information will be provided to participants at the beginning of the activity.

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