3rd UpDate on Hepatology Course Bucharest Romania 2016

It is a privilege to welcome you to the UpDate on Hepatology Course 2016 organized by the Romanian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (SRGH), Fundeni Clinical Institute (ICF) Bucharest and the University of Medicine and Pharmacy (UMF) „Carol Davila” Bucharest to take place on 28-29 of April at Crowne Plaza Hotel Bucharest.

The previous editions have achieved such popularity that we put great efforts to make our EASL endorsed course a traditional and major educational event in the field of hepatology in our country.

This will be the 3rd Annual Bucharest Hepatology Course and will be devoted to “Clinical Challenges, Unmet Needs and Emerging Therapies in Hepatology”. As in previous years, we remain confident to the scientific format organized in plenary sessions on 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: Managing Chronic Hepatitis B, Updates on Autoimmune and Cholestatic Liver Diseases, Alcoholic Liver Disease & Alcoholic Hepatitis, Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver and Steatohepatitis, Managing Chronic Hepatitis C, Managing the „difficult-to-treat” cirrhotic patient, as well as a plenary session looking in the future, to the Emerging therapies 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.

For 2016, we have also decided to introduce in the scientific format two new sections. In the Poster Section, young attendees are 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 national and international 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 2016 meeting – the faculty, whose members have dedicated their time and expertise to support this challenging and insightful meeting, 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 – Bucharest in spring,  just before the Orthodox Easter, learn a lot, interact with experts and colleagues, and build further collaboration.

Liana Gheorghe


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




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Roxana ȘIRLI, 
Costin Teodor STREBA


The official language of the course is English.


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3rd UpDate on Hepatology Course, Bucharest 28th-29th April 2016

“Clinical Challenges, Unmet Needs and Emerging Therapies in Hepatology”

 The programme below is preliminary and will be updated regularly

28 April 2016

 8.00-9.45 Registration & Welcome

9.45-10.00 Introduction: Dan Dumitrascu, Liana Gheorghe

10.00-11.30 Managing Chronic Hepatitis B
Chair: Ferrucio Bonino, Mircea Diculescu

10.00-10.25 Personalized therapy of hepatitis B : current strategies
Pietro Lampertico, Milan, Italy

10.25-10.45 When to stop therapy with nucleos(t)ide analogues?
Dana Dobru, Targu Mures, Romania

10.45-11.05 Preventing long-term complications in hepatitis B:  impact of antiviral therapy
Joerg Petersen. Hamburg, Germany

11.05-11.30 Future perspectives of antiviral therapy in chronic hepatitis B
Maurizia Brunetto, Pisa, Italy


11.30-13.00 Update on autoimmune and cholestatic liver diseases 
Chair: Anca Trifan, Liana Gheorghe

11.30-12.00 Update on autoimmune hepatitis and overlap syndrome
Vlad Ratziu, Paris, France

12.00-12.20 Update on primary sclerosing cholangitis: management and surveillance
Razvan Iacob, Bucharest, Romania

12.20-12.40 Update on primary biliary cirrhosis
Iulia Simionov, Bucharest, Romania

12.40-13.00 IgG4 cholangitis: current concepts
Andrada Seicean, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch 

14.00 – 14.45 Satellite Symposium BMS
Treatment decisions for chronic hepatitis B patients in different stages – A case-based approach
Speaker: Pietro Lampertico (Milan, Italy), Jorg Petersen (Hamburg, Germany)

15.00-16.30 Alcoholic Liver Disease & Alcoholic Hepatitis
Chair: Ioan Sporea, Patrizia Burra

15.00-15.20 Alcoholic liver disease: clinical variants (ASH, steatosis, cirrhosis) & natural history
Zeno Sparchez, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

15.20-15.40 Clinical diagnosis and general assessment in alcoholic liver disease
Marcel Tantau, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

15.40-16.05 Assessment of severity and prognosis in alcoholic hepatitis: scoring systems and beyond
Jose Altamirano, Barcelona, Spain

16.05-16.30 Treatment of alcoholic liver disease & alcoholic hepatitis
Patrizia Burra, Padua, Italy

16.30-17.15 Satellite Symposium AbbVie
Challenges in treating my HCV patients
Speaker: Anca Trifan, Liana Gheorghe (Romania)

17.15-17.30 Coffee break and Poster Viewing

 17.30-18.30 Parallel Case-based Workshops

1. Viral hepatitis
Presenters: Mona Munteanu, Roxana Sirli, Alina Tantau
Chair: Mircea Grigorescu, Ciprian Brisc, Ferrucio Bonino

2. NAFLD/NASH and Alcoholic hepatitis
Presenters: Horia Stefanescu, Carmen Ester
Chair: Ioan Sporea, Vlad Ratziu, Jose Altamirano

3. Complications of liver cirrhosis
Presenters: Corina Angelescu, Corina Pop, Bogdan Procopet, Razvan Cerban
Chair: Cristian Gheorghe, Carol Stanciu, Dominique Valla

19.00 Presidential Dinner

29 April 2016

 8.00-8.30 Registration & Welcome

 8.30-10.00 NAFLD & NASH
Chair: Vlad Ratziu, Mona Munteanu

8.30-8.50 NAFLD & NASH : concept and spectrum 
Dana Crisan, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

8.50-9.10 Diagnosis of NAFLD/NASH: non-invasive tools or under the microscope ?
Ioan Sporea, Timisoara, Romania

9.10-9.35 Current front line therapy for NAFLD/NASH 
Vito Cicinnati, Muenster, Germany

9.40.00-10.00 NAFLD and NASH: Who are the patients at risk of disease progression and complications?
Carmen Fierbinteanu, Bucharest, Romania

10.00-10.30 Coffee Break and Poster Viewing

10.30-12.00 Managing Chronic Hepatitis C
Chair: Oliviu Pascu, Vito Cicinnati

10.30-10.50 Current therapeutic strategies in  genotype 1-infected patients: trials, guidelines and beyond
Adrian Goldis, Timisoara, Romania

10.50-11.15 The real world of HCV infection: From clinical trials to the patient realities
Liana Gheorghe, Bucharest, Romania

11.15-11.35 What happens with „cured” patients”?
Anca Trifan, Iasi, Romania

11.35-12.00 DAA therapy in peritransplant setting
Susanne Beckebaum, Muenster, Germany

 12.00-12.45 Satellite Symposium Gilead
Clinical experience with modern HCV therapies
Tarik Asselah , Hôpital Beaujon (Paris, France)

 13.00-14.00 Lunch

 14.00-15.30 Emerging therapies in hepatology
Chair: Jose Altamirano, Massimo Pinzani

14.00-14.30 New approaches for the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy
Rajiv Jalan, London, UK

14.30-15.00 Novel targeted therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma
Costica Aloman, Chicago, USA

15.00-15.30 New methodologies for the identification of targets for antifibrotic drugs for chronic liver diseases
Massimo Pinzani, London, UK

15.30-16.00 Coffee Break and Poster Viewing

16.00-17.30 Managing the „difficult-to-treat” cirrhotic patient
Chair: Dominique Valla, Costica Aloman

16.00-16.25 Management of refractory ascites and complications
Dominique Valla, Paris, France

16.25-16.50 Management of variceal bleeding
Markus Peck, Vienna, Austria

16.50-17.15 Management of hepatocellular carcinoma: towards  personalized  surveillance, diagnosis and treatment
Ferrucio Bonino, Pisa, Italy

17.15 Closing: Anca Trifan, Ioan Sporea

Clinical Challenges, Unmet Needs and Emerging Therapies in Hepatology

Time: 28-29 April 2016

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Bucharest


International Faculty National Faculty
Costica Aloman, Chicago, USA
Jose Altamirano, Barcelona, Spain
Tarik Asselah, Paris, France
Susanne Beckebaum, Muenster, Germany
Ferrucio Bonino, Pisa, Italy
Maurizzia Brunetto, Pisa, Italy
Patrizia Burra, Padua, Italy
Vito Cicinnati, Muenster, Germany
Rajiv Jalan, London, UK
Pietro Lampertico, Milan, Italy
Mona Munteanu, Paris, France
Markus Peck, Vienna, Austria
Jorg Petersen, Hamburg, Germany
Massimo Pinzani, London, UK
Vlad Ratziu, Paris, France
Dominique Valla, Paris, France
Corina Angelescu
Ciprian Brisc
Razvan Cerban
Dana Crisan
Mircea Diculescu
Dana Crisan
Dana Dobru
Dan Dumitrascu
Carmen Ester
Carmen Fierbinteanu
Cristian Gheorghe
Liana Gheorghe
Adrian Goldis
Mircea Grigorescu
Razvan Iacob
Speranta Iacob
Oliviu Pascu
Corina Pop
Bogdan Procopet
Andrada Seicean
Iulia Simionov
Roxana Sirli
Zeno Sparchez
Ioan Sporea
Carol Stanciu
Horia Stefanescu
Alina Tantau
Marcel Tantau
Anca Trifan

Scientific Committee for Poster Viewing and Awards final

Scientific Committee Scientific Committee for Poster Viewing and Awards
Liana Gheorghe
Ioan Sporea
Anca Trifan
Mircea Diculescu
Iulia Simionov
Speranta Iacob
Roxana Sirli
Oliviu Pascu
Mircea Diculescu
Anca Trifan
Ioan Sporea
Ciprian Brisc


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Deadline-ul pentru abstract-uri a fost prelungit pana pe 4 Aprilie 2016

Poster Session pentru cele mai bune postere – Cercetari Originale la tineri sub 40 ani

Premiul I - 500 euro
Premiul II - 400  euro
Premiul III - 300  euro

Instructiuni de redactare a rezumatelor:

  • Titlul cu majuscule, pe rând separat, având maxim 200 de caractere inclusiv spațiile
  • Numele autorilor scrise în câmpurile dedicate pentru fiecare în parte, respectând ordinea: autor principal, coautori
  • Afilierea autorilor (institut, oraș, pe rând separat, în ordinea autorilor)
  • Textul propriu zis va avea maxim 300 de cuvinte  (maxim 2000 de caractere, neincluzând titlul, autorii și afilierea) cuprinzând obligatoriu:
    1. o introducere
    2. o material și metodă
    3. o rezultate și concluzii
  • Nu se accepta tabele, grafice și fotografii în rezumat
  • Abrevierile vor fi explicate la prima apariție în text
  • Se va insera obligatoriu un rând separat pentru maximum 3 cuvinte cheie
  • Abrevierile vor fi explicate la prima utilizare în text. Bibliografia nu se introduce în textul rezumatului.

Adresa de trimitere a rezumatelor:


Formatul poster-ului va fi Portrait, dimensiunile recomandate fiind 100 cm inaltime x 65 cm latime

Registration fees (until March 15th 2016) – Extended deadline!

250 Ron Specialist
50   Ron Trainee

On site Registration fees

350 Ron Specialist
100 Ron Trainee

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