This week on SurfingNASH, we introduce the audience to new guest, Dr Roberta Forlano, who’s been awarded an EASL Juan Rodes PhD Fellowship and has completed a PhD in Translational Hepatology at Imperial college London in 2022. Her current research interest are screening strategies for NAFLD in primary care, automated quantitation of histological features , lifestyle management, CV risk assessment and non-invasive markers in NAFLD. These interests and much more are shared and discussed with Jörn Schattenberg, Louise Campbell and Roger Green in a compelling episode with an overarching theme focusing on screening strategies for gender-based SLD challenges. To offer an example of how immensely productive and busy Roberta and her team have been, they recently presented 6 posters at the recently concluded SLD Summit.
This final conversation covers the other paper discussed in the episoe at large, a literature review looking at how MASH and MASLD might differ in women compared to men. Roberta starts by noting the gap in literature about gender differences in MASH studies, and that women appear represented in most clinical trials. Most of the rest of the conversation involves Roberta and Louise commenting on gender differences and the impact of menopausal status on MASH and MASLD in women. When this finishes, Roger asks Louise and Jörn to describe one thing we discussed that might affect their practices or patterns. He also asks Roberta what she would like listeners to take away from the conversation.
With that as a very brief introduction to a fascinating conversation well-worth a listen, surf on to learn more about Roberta and critical ideas around screening strategies and much more. If you have questions or comments stemming from this episode, or any others for that matter, we kindly ask that you submit reviews wherever you download the discourse. Alternatively, you can write to us directly at questions@SurfingNASH.com.
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