4th UpDate on Hepatology Course Bucharest Romania 2017

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Bucharest

4th UpDate on Hepatology Course

Hepatology 2017 – A panoramic view

You are cordially invited to participate to the 4th UpDate on Hepatology Bucharest Course, organized by the Romanian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (SRGH), Fundeni Clinical Institute (ICF) and the University of Medicine and Pharmacy (UMF) „Carol Davila” Bucharest, on 6th-7th of April 2017 at Crowne Plaza Hotel Bucharest.

Held every year, our EASL endorsed course has achieved great popularity and became a major educational event in the field of hepatology in our country.

With the theme Hepatology 2017 – A panoramic view“, the meeting will be focused on the latest updates related to hepatitis B and C, liver cancer, liver cirrhosis, NASH, alcoholic, autoimmune and genetic liver disease.

As in previous years, we remain confident to the scientific format organized in plenary sessionson very actual topics, integrating translational data with clinical aspects. The Scientific Committee has carefully selected seven plenary sessions structured around relevant topics for clinical practice with direct relevance to patient care: Challenging issues in hepatitis B and C, Alcoholic & non-alcoholic liver disease, Hepatocellular carcinoma, Special issues in cirrhosis, Autoimmune and genetic liver disease. as well as an Original Research Forum plenary session encouraging personal communication on basic and translational reasearch in hepatology. On account of their popularity in previous years, the parallel case-based Workshops, enabling interactivity and practical case-based discussions, will still be an integral part of this year’s program.

You can find in the scientific format a Poster Section, young attendees being invited to present the results of their basic and translational research, competing for one of the three awards that the Scientific Committee has established. In addition, the Satellite Symposia section will complement the scientific programme offering a quick exposure to the state of research in the Industry.

Over the 2-day course you will have the unique opportunity to hear a series of outstanding presentations given by renowned international, distingueshed experts, then interact and discuss informaly with them during the sessions, workshops and breaks between sessions.

Our educational aims remain to deliver updated knowledge, to share opinions 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.

Finally, we would like to thank all those contributing to the 2017 meeting – the faculty, the organizing institutions, our generous sponsors and last but not least the participants, who have shown interest for the meeting agenda and give us the sense of this educational event.

On behalf of my co-directors, Anca Trifan and Ioan Sporea, I hope you will enjoy the meeting, the location – the cultural, historical and scenic Bucharest in spring,  just before the Orthodox Easter, learn a lot, interact with experts and colleagues, and build further collaboration.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Bucharest

Liana Gheorghe

Register early/now!

Contact e-mail: office@emmatravel.ro

Prepare your personal research, posters and look ahead at the schedule!

Prof. Dr. Liana Gheorghe


Romanian Society of Gastroenterology & Hepatology (SRGH) 
Fundeni Clinical Institute, Bucharest 
University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” Bucharest




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The official language of the course is English.


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4th UpDate on Hepatology Course, Bucharest 6th-7th April 2017 

Hepatology 2017 – A panoramic view

6 April 2017

8.00-9.45 Registration & Welcome

9.50-10.00 Introduction: Liana Gheorghe

10.00-11.30 Challenging issues in hepatitis B

Chair: Ferruccio Bonino, Mircea Diculescu

10.00-10.25 How to manage HBV infected patients in 2017?
Dana Dobru, Targu Mures, Romania
10.25-10.45 Treating/preventing HBV infection in special groups 
Adrian Goldis, Timisoara, Romania
10.45-11.05 Long-term impact of antiviral therapy in chronic hepatitis B
Marcel Tantau, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

11.05-12.45 Alcoholic and non-alcoholic liver disease

Chair: Vlad Ratziu, Oliviu Pascu

11.05-11.30 Old and new biomarkers for NASH
Mona Munteanu, Paris, France
11.30-11.55 The impact of new multi-parametric measures of fatty liver by ultrasound and magnetic resonance in clinical practice
Ferrucio Bonino, Pisa, Italy
11.55-12.20 What is the current medical management of NASH and future perspectives?
Ioan Sporea, Timisoara, Romania
12.20-12.45 Treatment of alcoholic hepatitis
Vlad Ratziu, Paris, France

12.45 – 13.15 Satellite Symposium BMS

Benefits of long-term therapy with Baraclude in chronic hepatits B
Speaker: Liana Gheorghe, Bucharest, Romania

13.15-14.15 Lunch

14.15-15.55 Challenging issues in hepatitis C

Chair: Nancy Reau, Ioan Sporea

14.15-14.40 HCV therapy of GT-1 patients now and in the future. Strategies for  simplification 
Speranta Iacob, Bucharest, Romania
14.40-15.05  Treatment of HCV special populations: decompensated cirrhosis and chronic kidney disease
Susanne Beckebaum, Muenster, Germany
15.05-15.30 Impact of therapy on hepatic and extrahepatic manifestation of chronic HCV infection
Nancy Reau, Chicago, USA
15.30-15.55 Hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with HCV liver cirrhosis treated with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs)
Liana Gheorghe, Bucharest, Romania

16.00 -16.30 Coffee Break and Poster Viewing

16.30-17.30 Satellite Symposium AbbVie

Viekirax+Exviera: Clinical experience changes HCV horizon in Romania
Speakers: Prof. Liana Gheorghe (Bucharest, Romania)

17.30-18.30 Parallel Case-based Workshops

Workshop 1: Management of chronic hepatitis C in DAAs era
Chair: Carol Stanciu, Susanne Beckebaum: 
Presenters: Susanne Beckebaum, Speranta Iacob, Ana Maria Sangeap
Failure to DAA therapy – how to deal with it following liver transplantation?
De novo HCC following 3D antiviral therapy and SVR in a patient with HCV genotype 1b liver cirrhosis
A case of reversible portal vein thrombosis in a patient with HCV-related cirrhosis and SVR after antiviral treatment

Workshop 2: Special issues in liver cirrhosis 
Chair: Cristian Gheorghe, Ferrucio Bonino
Presenters: Corina Pop, Ciprian Brisc, Bogdan Procopet
A case of Primary Biliary Cirrhosis with portal thrombosis and bleeding gastric varices
Severe decompensation: liver cirrhosis vs alcoholic hepatitis
A fatal case of variceal bleeding

Workshop 3: Alcoholic & non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Chair: Ioan Sporea, Vlad Ratziu
Presenters: Roxana Sirli, Corina Pietrareanu
A simple case of non-alcoholic steato-hepatitis?
A case of acute on chronic alcoholic liver disease referred for liver transplantation

19.00 Dinner


7 April 2017

8.30-10.30 Hepatocellular carcinoma

Chair: Patrizia Burra, MarkusPeck-Radosavljevic

8.30-8.50 Combination and dynamics of serum biomarkers to personalized surveillance, diagnosis and management of hepatocellular carcinoma 
Maurizia Brunetto, Pisa, Italy
8.50-9.10 Diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma by imaging : How can we improve accuracy?
Ioana Lupescu, Bucharest, Romania
9.10-9.30 Radiofrequency ablation: who should be treated, how to be done and response evaluation
Zeno Sparchez, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
9.30-9.50 Transarterial chemoembolization:  who should be treated, how to be done and response evaluation
Mugur Grasu, Bucharest,  Romania
9.50-10.10 Transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma
Patrizia Burra, Padova, Italy
10.10-10.30 Systemic therapy and immunotherapy for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma
Markus Peck-Radosavljevic, Austria

10.30-11.00 Coffee Break and Poster Viewing

11.00-12.00 Special issues in cirrhosis

Chair: Vito Cicinnati, Cristian Gheorghe

11.00-11.20 Acute on chronic liver disease
Anca Trifan, Iasi, Romania
11.20-11.40  Use of betablockers in decompensated cirrhosis
Cristina Cijevschi, Catalina Mihai, Iasi, Romania
11.40-12.00 Cirrhotic coagulopathy: practical aspects
Dana Tomescu, Bucharest, Romania

12.00 – 13.00 Satellite Symposium MSD

Power through Confidence and Simplicity
Speakers: Prof. Liana Gheorghe (Bucharest, Romania), Prof. Daniela Dobru ( Tg. Mures )

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.00 Satellite Symposium Gilead

Management of HCV patients with advanced cirrhosis
Speakers: Prof. Marina Berenguer (Valencia, Spain), Prof. Liana Gheorghe (Bucharest, Romania)

15.00-16.30 Original Research Forum

Chair: Costica Aloman, Razvan Iacob

15.00-15.20  Arguments for hepatocyte reprogramming during advanced liver fibrosis – background for hepatocarcinogenesis
Razvan Iacob, Bucharest, Romania
15.20-15.40 Targeting mononuclear phagocytes development in alcoholic liver injury: pathological and immunological pathways
Costica Aloman, Chicago, USA
15.40-15.55 The metabolic profile of decompensation in patients with cirrhosis
Bogdan Procopet, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 
15.55-16.10 The role of combined liver and spleen elastometry for the prediction of the response to therapy in severe alcoholic hepatitis
Horia Stefanescu, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
16.10-16.30 Early-TIPS improves survival in high-risk variceal bleeders Results of a multicenter variceal bleeding observational study
Virginia Hernandez Gea, Barcelona, Spain

16.30 -17.00 Coffee break

17.00 – 17.30 Satellite Symposium Alfa Wassermann

Gut Dysbiosis and Inflammation in Cirrhosis and Hepatic Encephalopathy: Role for Microbiota-directed Therapies
Speaker: Carmelo Scarpignato, Parma,  Italy

17.30 -18.30 Autoimmune and genetic liver disease

Chair:  Susanne Beckebaum, Corina Pop

17.30-17.50 Management of autoimmune liver disease in 2017
Vito Cicinnati, Muenster, Germany
17.50-18.10 Management of cholestatic liver diseases in 2017 
Iulia Simionov, Bucharest, Romania
18.10-18.30  Wilson disease: from genetics to therapy
Hartmut Schmidt, Muenster, Germany

18.30 Closing and Poster Awards

International Faculty National Faculty
Costica Aloman, Chicago, USA
Susanne Beckebaum, Muenster, Germany
Marina Berenguer, Valencia, Spain
Ferruccio Bonino, Pisa, Italy
Patrizia Burra, Padova, Italy
Vito Cicinnati, Muenster, Italy
Virginia Hernandez Gea, Barcelona, Spain
Mona Munteanu, Paris, France
Markus Peck-Radosavljevic, Austria
Vlad Ratziu, Paris, France
Nancy Reau, Chicago, USA
Carmelo Scarpignato, Parma,  Italy
Hartmut Schmidt, Muenster, Germany
Ciprian Brisc, Oradea
Cristina Cijevschi, Iasi
Mircea Diculescu, Bucharest
Dana Dobru, Targu Mures
Liana Gheorghe, Bucharest
Cristian Gheorghe, Bucharest
Adrian Goldis, Timisoara
Mugur Grasu, Bucharest
Speranta Iacob, Bucharest
Razvan Iacob, Bucharest
Ioana Lupescu, Bucharest
Oliviu Pascu, Cluj-Napoca
Corina Pietrareanu, Bucuresti
Corina Pop, Bucuresti
Bogdan Procopet, Cluj-Napoca
Ana Maria Sangeap, Iasi
Iulia Simionov, Bucharest
Zeno Sparchez, Cluj-Napoca
Ioan Sporea, Timisoara
Carol Stanciu, Iasi
Horia Stefanescu, Cluj-Napoca
Roxana Sirli, Timisoara
Marcel Tantau, Cluj-Napoca
Dana Tomescu, Bucharest
Anca Trifan, Iasi


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Rezumatele vor fi trimise la office1@emmatravel.ro pana la 15 martie 2017, data dupa care va incepe procesul de evaluare.

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Posterele vor fi expuse in ambele zile ale cursului in spatiul special destinat si amenajat, conform instructiunilor: format Portrait, dimensiunile recomandate 100 cm inaltime x 65 cm latime.

Comitetul stiintific va acorda 3 premii in valoare de 500, 400 si 300 de Euro pentru cele mai valoroase lucrari trimise pentru a sustine continuarea cercetarii stiintifice.

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50   Lei Trainee
50   Lei Students

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