Please join us as we continue the 2018 "Meet the Professor" Dinner Program by welcoming Dr. T. Jake Liang.


T. Jake Liang, M.D. is currently the Chief of Liver Diseases Branch
and Deputy Director of Translational Research, NIDDK, NIH. He graduated from Harvard College and received his MD degree from
Harvard Medical School. He completed his internal medicine residency at the New York University/Bellevue Hospital Center,
and a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School,
where he was an Assistant Professor of Medicine from 1990-1996.

Dr. Liang is an internationally renowned and dominant thought
leader in the field of viral hepatitis and liver diseases with diverse scientific expertise and editorial experience in virology, immunology, cell biology, therapeutics, regenerative medicine and genetics/genomics. He has made groundbreaking discoveries critical to understanding hepatitis C virus pathogenesis and treatment and to developing a novel approach to HCV vaccination.


He has published over 300 scientific papers with many of them in high-impact journals including NEJM, Science, Nature, Nature Medicine, Science Trans Med, Nature Genetics, Annals of Int Med, J Clin Invest, etc., and edited numerous books. He has an H-index of 85. Dr. Liang has been an Associate Editor for Gastroenterology (IF 18)(1996-2001, 2016-2021), Hepatology (IF 11)(2001-2006) and Gut (IF 16)(2014-2017). He was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) in 1996, the Association of American Physicians in 2002, and the National Academy of Medicine in 2016.


He has been active in many academic professional societies, including ASCI, the American Association for the Study of Liver
Diseases (AASLD) and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). He was a member of the ASCI Council from 2004-2007. He was on the Governing Board of the AASLD from 2007 to 2012 and the President of the AASLD (2011).


His outstanding contributions had been recognized with numerous accolades including the recipient of the British Liver Scholar Award, the Leon Schiff Lectureship, the Edward W. Morrow Lectureship, the Bruce Witte Distinguished Lecture Award, NIH KT Jeang Lectureship, NIH APAO Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award, NIDDK Nancy Nossal Scientific Mentorship Award, NIDDK Director’s Award and the AASLD Distinguished Mentor/Clinician Award.


​​Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).  


The Pacific Northwest Gastroenterology Society (PNWGS) is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The PNWGS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 1.5 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.


NOTE: PNWGS offers ABIM MOC points for this activity for learners choosing to participate in the MOC program. Learners are NOT required to participate in any MOC activities in order to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for this activity.​

MOC Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Sex, Drugs & Rock’n’Roll: 

A Bonanza for the Hepatologists


​​  Meeting Agenda
  6:00 PM Social Time
  7:15  PM Lecture
  Q & A Discussion to Follow

  Location 
  The Rainier Club
  820 4th Avenue
  Seattle, WA 98104

​​  Parking
  Self-parking is included with      dinner at the Columbia Tower    Parking Garage, which is            located on the north side of      Columbia Tower. The                  entrance is on the left, off          Columbia Street. Please bring    your parking ticket into the        Rainier Club and the front          desk will validate the parking    for you.