(2024) Research Workshop Summary & Conference Closing Remarks

Lay Summary of 2024 PFIC Research Workshop & Conference Closing Remarks

2024 PFIC Family & Scientific Conference Session

Click to Read More About Dr. Chunyue Yin


Dr. Chunyue Yin obtained her PhD in Developmental Biology at Vanderbilt University and completed her postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Francisco. She started her independent research program at Cincinnati Children’s in 2012, focusing on the etiology of pediatric intrahepatic cholestasis using animal models. She has ongoing collaboration with a team of clinicians, geneticists, and pathologists to investigate how mutations in the known genes cause cholestasis and to identify novel disease-causing genes.

Click to Read More About Dr. William Balistreri


I have worked at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for more than forty years to better understand liver diseases, such as viral hepatitis, chronic cholestasis, metabolic liver disease and the outcomes of liver transplant in children. Initially driven by curiosity, I work to find a cure for these types of diseases, so children can live better, more fulfilling lives.
I served as the director of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition for 25 years. My research publications (over 580 to date) have helped broaden our understanding of many aspects of liver disease in children.

In 2000, I became the first pediatrician to serve as president of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. I have also received numerous awards and honors, including:
-American Academy of Pediatrics, Murray Davidson Award
-American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Distinguished Service Award
-American Gastroenterological Association, Distinguished Educator Award
-Canadian Liver Foundation and the Canadian Association for the Study of Liver, Andrew Sass-Kortsak Memorial Award
-Cincinnati Pediatric Society, Founder’s Award
-Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Distinguished Leadership Award
-Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Outstanding Pediatrician Award
-North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Shwachman Award
-University of Buffalo, Distinguished Alumnus Award
-University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine Daniel Drake Medal

I have also been listed among the Best Doctors in America numerous times in a variety of publications. I thank all the volunteers who continue to help us better understand liver disease.

Dr. William Balistreri and Dr. Chunyue Yin of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital provide a lay summary of the PFIC Research Workshop presentations from the 2024 PFIC Family & Scientific Conference. Emily Ventura, Executive Director of PFIC Network, presents brief conference closing remarks.

The 2024 PFIC Family & Scientific Conference included Family Sessions aimed at a patient audience and Research Workshop Sessions targeted at researchers and clinicians. The theme of the 2024 Research Workshop was “Experimental models for investigating PFIC including precise diagnosis, pathophysiology, and developing treatments.” The goals of the 2024 Research Workshop were for researchers, physicians and industry to share and learn about new disease models, connect with each other to build next projects and to highlight challenges important to patients.

This presentation was recorded at the 2024 PFIC Family & Scientific Conference hosted in partnership with Cincinnati Childrens Hospital. Find out more about PFIC Network Conferences!