2nd UpDate on Hepatology Course Bucharest Romania 2015

It is a privilege to welcome you in Bucharest to the Second UpDate on Hepatology Course Bucharest 2015 organized by the Romanian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (SRGH), Fundeni Clinical Institute and the „Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy on 27th-28th May. When we planned the course just before the EASL Monothematic Conference „Liver Disease in Resource Limited Settings” (29th-30th May), we were mostly thinking to faciltate the participation of Romanian attendees to both events, so a „Regal of Hepatology” will take place in our capital at this end of May!

This year the course is devoted to recent advances and new statements in Portal Hypertension after Baveno VI Consensus Conference and to current approaches and revolutionary perspectives of Curing Viral Hepatitis B and C in 2015.

As in 2014, we remain confident to the scientific format organized in sessions on very actual topics, integrating translational data with clinical aspects. Assuming the popularity achieved last year, we included in the program three parallel interactive and practical case-based workshops on portal hypertension (Day 1) and viral hepatitis (Day 2). Over the 2-day course, you will have the unique opportunity to attend a series of outstanding presentations given by renowned national and international experts, to interact and discuss informaly with them during the sessions and the breaks between sessions.

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

I hope you will enjoy the UpDate on Hepatology Bucharest Course 2015, learn a lot, interact with experts and colleagues, and build further collaboration. Come and join us in Bucharest on 27th-28th of May, bring your experience and enthusiasm and help make the Second UpDate on Hepatology Bucharest Course an exciting and professionally rewarding experience.

Finally, Bucharest, a vibrant and cosmopolitan capital has much to offer you, bathed in the spring light of May.

Looking forward to welcoming you in Bucharest at the end of the May,

Prof. Dr. Liana Gheorghe                                 

Prof. Dr. Ioan Sporea


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




Speranţa IACOB, 
Roxana ȘIRLI, 
Costin Teodor STREBA


The official language of the course is English.


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2nd Up-to-Date Hepatology Course, Bucharest 27th-28th May 2015

27 May 2015

Portal Hypertension and Its Complications after Baveno VI


11.00-11.55 Registration & Lunch

11.55-12.00 Welcome


12.00-13.30 Compensated advanced chronic liver disease (cACLD): definition, natural history and assessment

Chair: Dominique Valla, Dana Dobru

12.00-12.20 Natural history and prognosis stages
Oliviu  Pascu, Romania

12.20-12.40 Non-invasive assessment of portal hypertension: elastography, imaging and surrogate markers
Mona Munteanu, France

12.40-13.00 HVPG for all … or not?
Bogdan Procopet, Romania/Spain


13.00-14.30 Variceal bleeding

Chair: Marco Senzolo, Mircea Diculescu

13.00-13.25 Vasoactive drugs for active variceal bleeding 
Cristina Cijevschi, Romania

13.25-13.45 Primary and secondary prophylaxis of variceal bleed
Eugen Dumitru, Romania

13.45-14.10 Endoscpic treatment of esophageal variceal bleeding
Cristian Gheorghe, Romania

14.10-14.20 Management of gastric variceal bleeding
Marcel Tantau, Romania


14.30-15.00 Coffee break

15.00-16.10 Vascular diseases of the liver

Chair: Jasmohan Bajaj, Zeno Sparchez

15.00-15.25 Budd Chiari syndrome (Hepatic Venous Outflow Tract Obstruction)
Dominique Valla, France

15.25-15.50 Portal vein thrombosis and anticoagulation therapy
Marco Senzolo, Italy

15.50-16.10 Non-cirrhotic (idiopathic) portal  hypertension
Rakhi Maiwall, India


16.10-17.30 A look in the future

Chair: Rakhi Maiwall, Monica Acalovschi

16.10-16.35 Statins and antifibrotic medication in portal hypertension
Vlad Ratziu, France

16.35-17.00 Impact of antiviral therapy for HBV and HCV on portal hypertension
Vito Cicinnati, Germany

17.00-17.30 The role of microbioma in liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension
Jasmohan Bajaj, US


17.30-18.30  Case-based Workshops

I. Vascular liver diseases (Portal vein thrombosis & Budd Chiari syndrome)

Chair: Dominique Valla, Marco Senzolo, Speranta Iacob

Presenters: Cristina Radu, Speranta Iacob

II. Variceal bleeding

Chair: Rakhi Maiwall, Carol Stanciu, Cristian Gheorghe

Presenters: Anca Dimitriu, Razvan Cerban

III. Refractory ascites, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and hepatorenal syndrome

Chair: Vito Cicinnati, Dana Dobru, Zeno Sparchez

Presenters: Madalina Greere, Carmen Ester


28 May 2015

Viral hepatitis Anno 2015: curing the disease


8.00-8.30 Registration & Welcome


8.30-10.00 Hepatitis B

Chair: Susanne Beckebaum, Liana Gheorghe

8.30-9.00 New tools for the management of the HBV carrier
Maurizia Brunetto, Italy

9.00-9.30 HBV and HDV pathogenetic interplay
Ferrucio Bonino, Italy

9.30-10.00 Recent advances in the management of chronic hepatitis B
Jerszy Jaroszewicz, Poland


10.00-10.30 Coffe Break


10.30-12.30 Hepatitis C

Chair: Vlad Ratziu, Oliviu Pascu

10.30-11.00 The impact of antiviral therapy on HCV burden and related mortality 
Adrian Goldis, Romania

11.00-11.30 Therapy of hepatitis C: current standards and real-life experience
Anca Trifan, Romania

11.30-12.00 Therapy of hepatitis C: future prospects
Speranta Iacob, Romania

12.00-12.30 Access to new HCV drugs in various settings
Ioan Sporea, Romania


12.30-13.30 Case-based Workshops

  1. Autoimmune & cholestatic liver diseases

Chair: Susanne Beckebaum, Andrada Seicean, Iulia Simionov

Presenters: Iulia Simionov, Roxana Vadan

  1. Curing HBV infection

Chair: Maurizia Brunetto, Ferrucio Bonino, Mircea Diculescu

Presenters: Razvan Cerban, Maria Ispas

  • Curing HCV infection

Chair: Vlad Ratziu, Ioan Sporea

Presenters: Speranta Iacob


 13.30-14.30 Lunch


14.30-16.00 Viral hepatitis in special populations

Chair: Vito Cicinnati, Ferrucio Bonino

14.30-15.00 Treatment of hepatitis B in special populations 
Susanne Beckebaum, Germany

15.00-15.30 Treatment of hepatitis C in special populations 
Liana Gheorghe, Romania

15.30-16.00 Emergence and management of resistance in  HBV & HCV infected population.
Simona Ruta

16.00 Closing

International Faculty National Faculty
Susanne Beckebaum
Jasmohan Bajaj
Ferruccio Bonino
Maurizia Brunetto
Vito Cicinnati
Jerzy Jaroszewicz
Mona Munteanu
Vlad Ratziu
Marco Senzolo
Dominique Valla
Monica Acalovschi
Cristina Cijevschi
Mircea Diculescu
Dana Dobru
Eugen Dumitru
Liana Gheorghe
Cristian Gheorghe
Adrian Goldis
Speranta Iacob
Oliviu Pascu
Bogdan Procopet
Simona Ruta
Andrada Seicean
Iulia Simionov
Zeno Sparchez
Ioan Sporea
Carol Stanciu
Marcel Tantau
Anca Trifan


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Registration and venue

Registration fees (until April 12th)

250 Ron Specialist
50 Ron Trainee

On site Registration fees

350 Ron Specialist
100 Ron Trainee

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Double room: 110 euro/night

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