Memorial Travel Award Program

The AASLD Foundation Memorial Travel Award Program was created to allow individuals to be honored by naming travel awards after them. These awards can be topic-specific, and the recipient(s) will be selected from the abstracts submitted for presentation at The Liver Meeting®.

Funding for these awards comes from donations to the AASLD Foundation in support of the award. Total funding necessary for each award is $3,000 ($2,500 for the award, $500 administrative costs). All funding must be received by May 1 of the year the first recipient is selected for presentation during The Liver Meeting®.

For more information on this program, contact Julie Wolfe, Development Director of the AASLD Foundation, at 703-299-9766 or

Current Travel Awards

  • The Leonard B. Seeff Award for Outstanding Research by an Early Career Investigator
  • The Professor Margit Hamosh Travel Award
  • The Maribel Rodriguez-Torres Travel Award
  • The Paul Angulo Travel Award for Best Abstract in Clinical NAFLD
  • The Rosalyn and Leo Fried Memorial Travel Award
  • The Thomas D. Boyer Travel Award

The Leonard B. Seeff Award for Outstanding Research by an Early Career Investigator

The goal of the award is to encourage hepatology research; the award will be presented to the early career investigator presenting the most promising basic or clinical research, as determined by the Scientific Program Committee, at The Liver Meeting ®. To be eligible for this award, MD applicants must be within four years of completing clinical fellowship training (or equivalent), and PhD applicants must be within 10 years of the receipt of their research degree. The award recipient is expected to present the selected research at The Liver Meeting®. Applicants must be a member of AASLD.

Award: $2,500; 1 award available.

Contribute to this award.

All abstract award recipients are expected to attend the Awards Reception at The Liver Meeting®.