European Association for the Study of the Liver

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The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) is a European professional association for liver disease.

European Association for the Study of the Liver
Non-profit organisation
Founded 1966
Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland
Key people
Prof. Tom Hemming Karlsen- Secretary General (April 2017 - present)
Members 3589 (April 2014)
Website EASL

History[edit]

EASL was founded by the German physician Gustav-Adolf Martini[1] in April 1966, in Marburg, Germany, to promote research on the liver and its pathology and to improve therapy for liver disorders.[2] EASL's founding was inspired by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD, created in November 1949) and the International Association for the Study of the Liver (IASL, created in 1958).[3]

Structure[edit]

EASL is a non-profit organization, composed solely of individual members, that performs its duties under a written constitution managed by the EASL Governing Board made up of 11 elected members: the Secretary General, the Vice-Secretary, the Scientific Committee (five persons), the Treasurer, the Educational Councillors (two persons), and the European Policy Councillor. EASL is an Ordinary Member of the United European Gastroenterology.

EASL members meet once a year at the Business Meeting held during the International Liver Congress.

Current Governing Board[4][edit]

Secretary General - Prof. Tom Hemming Karlsen (Norway)

Vice-Secretary - Prof. Frank Tacke (Germany)

Treasurer - Prof. Mauro Bernardi (Italy)

Executive Director - Gregoire Pavillon (Switzerland)

Scientific Committee Member - Dr. Alejandro Forner (Spain)

Scientific Committee Member - Prof. Philip N. Newsome (United Kingdom)

Scientific Committee Member - Prof. Marco Marzioni (Italy)

Scientific Committee Member - Prof. Annalisa Berzigotti (Switzerland)

Scientific Committee Member - Prof. Markus Cornberg (Germany)

Educational Councillor - Prof. Massimo Pinzani (United Kingdom)

Educational Councillor - Prof. Francesco Negro (Switzerland)

EU Policy Councillor - Prof. Helena Cortez-Pinto (Italy)

International Liver Congress™[edit]

The International Liver Congress™ is a scientific meeting for clinicians and researchers to receive information on the latest research, perspectives and treatments of liver disease.[5]

The 46th International Liver Congress™ 2011 was held in Berlin, Germany from 30 March to 3 April with 8062 attendees and 2459 abstracts accepted.[6]

The 47th International Liver Congress™ 2012 was held in Barcelona, Spain from 18 April to 21 April with 9417 attendees and 2521 abstracts accepted.[7]

The 48th International Liver Congress™ 2013 was held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from 24 April to 28 April with 9612 attendees and 2743 abstracts accepted.[8]

The 49th International Liver Congress™ 2014 was held in London, United Kingdom from 9 April to 13 April with 10806 attendees and 2938 abstracts accepted.[9]

The 50th International Liver Congress™ 2015 was held in Vienna, Austria from 22 April to 26 April.[10]

The 51st International Liver Congress™ 2016 was held in Barcelona, Spain from 13 April to 17 April.[11]

The 52nd International Liver Congress™ 2017 was held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from 19 April to 23 April.[12]

Journal of Hepatology[edit]

The Journal of Hepatology is edited by EASL and published by Elsevier. The journal publishes original papers, reviews, case reports and letters to the Editor about clinical and basic research in the field of hepatology.[13]

EASL Fellowships[edit]

EASL offers resources for the following fellowships: Physician Scientist Fellowships, Post-doc Research Fellowship, Entry-level Research Fellowship, Short-term Training Fellowship.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martini, G.A. (1991). Foundation and Development of the EASL. Journal of Hepatology, 13, 135-136
  2. ^ NewsRx.com (2005). Liver disease research announced at disease-specific conference. Drug Week, 20 May 2005, Pg. 537. Available at http://www.newsrx.com/health-articles/232513.html. Accessed 5 May 2011
  3. ^ Martini, G.A. (1991). Foundation and Development of the EASL. Journal of Hepatology, 13, 135-136
  4. ^ EASL Governing Board webpage available at http://www.easl.eu/_about-easl/easl-governing-board
  5. ^ European Hospital (2010). The International Liver Congress 2011. European Hospital, Vol 20, Issue 2/11, page 18. Available at http://www.european-hospital.com/en/article/8584-The_International_Liver_Congress_2011.html. Accessed 3 May 2011
  6. ^ European Hospital (2010). The International Liver Congress 2011. European Hospital, Vol 20, Issue 2/11, page 18. Available at http://www.european-hospital.com/en/article/8584-The_International_Liver_Congress_2011.html. Accessed 3 May 2011
  7. ^ European Association for the Study of the Liver, The 47th International Liver Congress 2012 webpage available at http://www.easl.eu/_events/the-international-liver-congress/the-international-liver-congress-2012-47th-annual-meeting-of-the-european-association-for-the-study-of-the-liver
  8. ^ European Association for the Study of the Liver, The 48th International Liver Congress 2013 webpage available at http://www.easl.eu/_events/the-international-liver-congress/the-international-liver-congress-2013-48th-annual-meeting-of-the-european-association-for-the-study-of-the-liver
  9. ^ European Association for the Study of the Liver, The 49th International Liver Congress 2014 webpage available at http://www.easl.eu/_events/the-international-liver-congress/the-international-liver-congress-2014-49th-annual-meeting-of-the-european-association-for-the-study-of-the-liver
  10. ^ European Association for the Study of the Liver, The 50th International Liver Congress 2015 webpage available at http://www.easl.eu/_events/the-international-liver-congress/the-international-liver-congress-2015-50th-annual-meeting-of-the-european-association-for-the-study-of-the-liver
  11. ^ European Association for the Study of the Liver, The 51st International Liver Congress 2016 webpage available at http://2016.ilc-congress.eu/
  12. ^ European Association for the Study of the Liver, The 52nd International Liver Congress 2017 webpage available at https://ilc-congress.eu/
  13. ^ Journal of Hepatology. http://www.jhep-elsevier.com/

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