In a very welcome bit of news, a coalition of advocacy groups and bio-pharmaceutical companies organized by the NASH Education Program have joined forces to hold the world’s very first International NASH Day on June 12th!
This is an incredibly important step in ensuring that the public begins to truly understand the magnitude of the NASH epidemic that we are already enduring.
From the Press Release:
Designed to educate and activate physicians and potential patients worldwide in the fight against the growing liver disease known as Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH), The NASH Education ProgramTM today expands its global breadth and depth, adding powerful new patient advocacy partners and collaborators from biotechnology as supporters of the 1st international NASH Day (June 12, 2018).
“We are thrilled to see a growing number of stakeholders coming on board with The NASH Education Program’s mission to raise awareness about NASH by supporting the 1st International NASH Day on June 12,” said Pascaline Clerc, PhD, U.S. Campaign Manager for The NASH Education Program™. “We are looking forward to this 1st global day of action and are calling all stakeholders involved in the fight against NASH to join us and amplify patients’ voice.”
“NASH is a serious disease with grave, and potentially deadly, outcomes,” said Pr. Stephen Harrison, MD, PhD Medical Director of Pinnacle Clinical Research – San Antonio, Texas, USA, and visiting Professor of Hepatology at the Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, UK and member of the scientific committee of The NASH Education Program™. “Yet it works in silence, with most patients not knowing they even have the disease. The NASH Education Program is going to change that, giving physicians and patients the information they need to fight back.”
Click here for the full press release.