1% of the population currently live with undiagnosed liver disease – equal to around 600,000 individuals. Globally, the data reveals a startling picture where middle- and higher-income countries are most affected by fatty liver disease caused by lifestyle (alcohol and obesity). Even more concerning is the correlation found between these forms of liver disease and areas of depravation in cities.
Our lifestyle choices can have a significant impact on our likelihood of developing liver diseases, but how much do we really know about these life-changing health issues?
Hear from leading experts and take part in hands-on workshops to learn how to protect your liver, what is involved in clinical trials on the subject, and the leading research carried out at the University of Plymouth on this topic.
13:00 | Welcome address by Dr Ashwin Dhanda and interactive voting
13:15 | Interactive workshops and research showcase
- 'Alcohol: know your units'
by Louise Dunn and Christina Vinson from the Alcohol Liaision Service in the University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust's Hepatology Nursing Team
- 'Diet: how nutrition supports a healthy liver'
by Rebecca Briggs, Specialist Gastroenterology Dietitian at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
- Research showcase: highlighting the clinical research that takes place with the University of Plymouth's Hepatology Research Group, and the South West Liver Unit at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
14:15 | Public health initiatives by Mr Gary Wallace, Public Health Specialist for Plymouth City Council
14:45 | Patient experience talk
15:15 | Conclusion with interactive voting
Who is this event for?
This event will be suitable for any interested member of the public as well as healthcare professionals, working in community or hospital care, such as physiotherapists, dieticians, nurses and GPs.