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GLI to Address Need for NAFLD/NASH Nomenclature Implementation Plan


Since the joint medical society announcement of the change in nomenclature for NAFLD at the recent International Liver Congress in Vienna, Austria, was accompanied by explanation of the process but no plan for implementation, Global Liver Institute, convener of the 80-member GLI NASH Council and International NASH Day, has begun to assist the hepatology and larger healthcare and health policy communities in thinking through the myriad elements that will need to be adjusted to accommodate this change and calculate the resources needed to ameliorate the impact.

GLI will continue to use the terms NAFLD and NASH, unless necessary for clarity, until at least September 5, 2023, at which time we will announce a coherent transition plan produced in consultation with our stakeholders and experts in brand management, global communications, policy, and business best practices.

Here are just a few of the items affected:

    • Program names
    • Patient/caregiver education material
    • Provider education materials
    • Media kits
    • Social media graphics and infographics
    • Educational videos
    • Translations of materials
    • Websites
    • Social media accounts
    • Logos
    • Legislative language
    • Medical coding
    • Insurance coverage and plan materials
    • Regulatory documents
    • Patient-reported outcomes instruments

We look forward to your input and questions. Please join the conversation at the next NASH Council Meeting – to join or direct your questions, please email