• Intercontinental Survey •


Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), characterized by steatosis, lobular inflammation, fibrosis and hepato-cellular ballooning, is set to become the leading cause of liver transplantation in the US, in the upcoming years.

The Patterns of Practice in NASH and EXpectations for Therapies (POP NEXT) intercontinental survey aims to publish an expert position paper based on the current and future management of patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.

This intercontinental survey involves liver specialists from 8 countries: France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Romania, Spain, UK and USA in order to obtain a comprehensive understanding of NASH management, taking account of the diversity of the disease and health care systems.

We would value your professional experience to answer an online questionnaire covering fields from diagnosis to expectations for future treatments to come.

To participate, simply click on the link provided in the e-mail you will receive or flash the QR code below. Your time in completing the survey will be compensated, according to your local code.

The anonymised results will be analysed and reported in aggregate only, and all responses will be completely confidential.

The Steering Committee thank you for your kind involvement and your precious contribution to this project, which has the potential to improve knowledge and future practice in NASH management.

Please answer the survey before end of February 2020!



This project was undertaken in collaboration with, and funded by, Intercept Pharma Europe Limited. Questionnaire content and editorial control

President's foreword

Dear colleagues and partners,

It is my distinct honor to address the welcome message on behalf of the co-founders of the Romanian Association for Liver Diseases (RoALD).

Six years ago, we put great efforts into launching Update on Hepatology Course as a major educational event in the field of hepatology in Romania. Over the coming years, a highly dynamic professional society has emerged around this growing event, composed of extremely dedicated and talented individuals with valuable contributions in the field.

In 2018, a small group of liver specialists decided to bring together those who can contribute to the field in a structured medical community of health care professionals and scientists acting to prevent and cure liver disease. We are all working hard to ensure that our society will soon become a large forum for specialists in liver diseases.

Our aim has remained to deliver updated knowledge, to share opinions, initiatives and clinical experience, to build collaborative projects and to stimulate the implementation of an evidence-based approach, in order to ultimately improve the care and outcome of many people who suffer from liver diseases in Romania.

I am extremely proud to be a member and founder of an organization aiming to articulate and uphold the values of hepatology in Romania and I encourage you to become a member of RoALD, to play a critical role in its development and organization, to participate in the election of the Governing Board and to help build a strategic plan in hepatology that will be implemented over the next years.

Liana Gheorghe M.D. PhD
Professor of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Fundeni Clinical Institute
Bucharest, Romania

About us

RoALD is a professional, highly active non-profit medical association aiming to disseminate the science and practice of hepatology in Romania, and to promote high quality patient care and liver health in our country.

It was founded in 2018 by a small group of liver specialists to bring together those who can contribute to the field and to fill an organizational gap. We eagerly hope that our society will soon become a large forum for specialists in liver diseases.

RoALD is a complex and growing medical community of health care professionals and scientists including gastroenterologists, pathologists, radiologists, infectious disease specialists, surgeons, oncologists, neurologists, biologists, other specialists and dedicated nurses acting inside Romania and committed to preventing and curing liver diseases.



The individual membership allowing

  • Reduced fees to the Up-to Date in Hepatology Course and other events organized by RoALD
  • Access to our online medical educational resources
  • Access to specialist forums
  • Funding support: research and  registry grants
  • Monthly Newsletter


Getting involved in state-of-the-art patient care, the sharing of knowledge, mentoring and dedication to professional development are among the core values of our society and its members.

Joining RoALD, you will be part of an ambitious professional and public commitment and you will play an active role in helping us on our mission.

National members are welcome and anyone interested in liver diseases can join and benefit from our programmes and services.