Bench to Bedside – A Virtual Research Open House at the University of Washington

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Date(s) - January 30, 2021
12:00 pm EST - 1:30 pm EST

Please plan on joining FCF for our first Virtual Open House designed to showcase the patient experience and fibrolamellar research activity leading academic medical centers. A distinguished panel of experts from the University of Washington and a fibrolamellar patient will guide the audience through a virtual tour of the patient experience at UW and will spotlight their latest fibrolamellar research activities.

This open house, the first event in FCF’s new Virtual Research Series, will be conducted as an interactive Zoom Webinar and will begin at 12:00 pm Eastern time/9:00 am Pacific time.

Program Highlights:

  • Explore behind-the-scenes research activities at the University of Washington
  • Learn about UW’s latest research developments and how the clinical and research universes intersect
  • Experience the clinical journey through the eyes of a fibrolamellar patient
  • Engage with the panel of experts


John D. Scott, PhD
Edwin G. Krebs-Speights Professor of Cell Signaling and Cancer Biology
Chair, Department of Pharmacology
University of Washington School of Medicine

David Burch
Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation Patient Ambassador

Featured Panelists:

Bill Harris, MD
Associate Professor, GI Medical Oncology
University of Washington
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Sophia My-Linh Lauer, PhD Candidate
Department of Pharmacology
University of Washington School of Medicine

Venu G. Pillarisetty, MD, FACS
Associate Professor
HPB Surgical Oncology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Medical Director Continuous Performance Improvement, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Kimberly J. Riehle, MD, FACS, FAAP
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery
University of Washington
Seattle Children’s Hospital

Alan Utria, MD
Pediatric Surgery Research Fellow
University of Washington School of Medicine

Raymond S.W. Yeung MD, FRCS (C), FACS
Professor of Surgery and Director of Liver Tumor Clinic
University of Washington School of Medicine

Invited Audience:

Fibrolamellar patients, caregivers and others interested in learning about FLC research and clinical care at a premier academic medical center are invited to attend.  Medical and fibrolamellar research professionals are welcome as well.

This event has already been completed.

To view a recording of the event, click here.