11th Update on Hepatology Course 2024

Dear colleagues, members, and affiliates,

 

Since 2014, Update on Hepatology has earned its reputation as the premier scientific national event in hepatology. Bringing together leading experts, clinicians, researchers, and enthusiastic young gastroenterologists, it is the perfect opportunity to share your passion for liver disease, access cutting-edge content from top experts in the field, explore and contribute to advances in the study and management of liver diseases.

Addressing the topic Advancing hepatology: navigating guidelines, embracing innovation and shaping future strategies, this year’s program will explore relevant topics for practicing hepatologists, with direct relevance to patient care: steatotic liver disease, viral hepatitis, cholestatic liver diseases, endo-hepatology, liver transplantation, liver cancer and much more.

Beyond the  stage, the course will offer networking opportunities, professional connections, and collaboration across disciplines to enhance patient care and to improve outcomes and the quality of life in patients suffering from liver diseases.

The educational value of our event is reflected not only in the selection of topics and expertise of our prestigious faculty, but also in the EASL and ESOT endorsement, an official recognition of the scientific quality and the impact that it brings to clinical practice.

Stay connected, visit our website for information, dates, and updates.

 

Liana Gheorghe

 

Update on Hepatology 2024 is re-branding once again!

We invite you to bring your contributions by presenting the most challenging cases of diagnosis and/or management from your own practice!

After a review process, 9 of the most interesting cases will be presented as part of 3 parallel sessions with 30 minutes allocated per case. 

You’ll have an opportunity for 30 minutes of case-based interactive discussions with a panel of national and international experts.

Join us and be a part of the  2024 Update on Hepatology course faculty!

Update on Hepatology Team

Registration and Venue

We are waiting for your abstracts by February 11th 2024!

MORE INFORMATIONS ABOUT ABSTRACT SUBMISSION HERE!

Abstracts Abstract submissions Open for abstract submission: Deadline for abstract submission: 11 February 2024 Take advantage of the opportunity to present your latest research in liver disease in the 11th Update on Hepatology Course 2024 and to get published in Surgery, Gastroenterology and Oncology Journal! Abstract submission guidelines · Abstracts must be submitted electronically using the official submission form to the following email address roaldliver@gmail.com and maria.iacob@umfcd.ro · Abstracts must identify the presenting author, date of birth of the presenting author along with email address · Please use standard abbreviations. Place special or unusual abbreviations in parenthesis after the full word when it appears for the first time · Errors, misspellings and incorrect abbreviations will not be corrected · Abstracts will have 250 words (without counting the title) written with Arial 10 · An individual may submit more than one abstract · Edits to submitted abstracts cannot be made after submission and abstracts longer >250 words will not be considered for evaluation · CASE PRESENTATIONS are not accepted · Authors will be requested to specify their preferred method of presentation: Oral/ Poster Presentation or Poster only Presentation. Presentation method preferences will be considered during the review process. · Authors will be requested to specify their kind of research upon submission (CLINICAL OR BASIC) · Themes (topics) of the abstracts can include all kind of subjects related to hepatology (only) · Abstracts submitted after the submission deadline will not be considered for evaluation any more  

  11th Update on Hepatology Course Bucharest, 21 -23 March 2024 TITLE: Authors: Affiliations: Presenting author (Date of birth and email address): BACKGROUND: AIM: METHODS: RESULTS: CONCLUSIONS: Acknowledgements: Type of Presentation (please keep only the preferred type of presentation): · Oral or Poster · Poster Only Kind of research (please keep only the preferred type of presentation): · Clinical · Basic  

Only RoALD members with accepted abstracts will benefit of a reduced fee to the Hepatology Course.

The certificate of participation whit EMC  will be sent by e-mail only to those who are physically participating in the event.

Registration fees

  • 450 Lei Specialist (includes the festive dinner fee)
  • 150 Lei Trainee (includes the festive dinner fee)
  • 50 Lei Students

Companion fee at the festive dinner 450 lei

Asociatia Romanian Association for Liver Diseases- RoALD
CIF 40152865
CONT RO42BUCU1571304252491RON deschis la Alpha Bank

Contact

roaldliver@gmail.com
004 0724056526

Venue

Hotel Crowne Plaza Bucharest, Romania

Accommodation

Single  room: 175 euro/night
Double room: 180 euro/night

For reservations:

roaldliver@gmail.com

 

 

 

ADVANCING HEPATOLOGY: NAVIGATING GUIDELINES, EMBRACING INNOVATION AND SHAPING FUTURE STRATEGIES

Thursday 21 March 2024

12.00-12.50 Registration

12.50-13.00 Welcome and introduction

13.00 - 14.30 Session 1

ALIGN YOUR CLINICAL PRACTICE WITH RECENTLY UPDATED GUIDELINES
Chair: Liana Gheorghe, Virginia Hernandez-Gea

13.00 – 13.20 Improving outcomes in patients with organ failure/acute on chronic liver disease (ACLF) (EASL Guideline 2023)  – Irina Girleanu, Iasi, Romania

13.20 – 13.40 Liver disease and reproductive health (EASL Guideline 2023; AASLD 2021) – Nancy Reau, Chicago, USA

13.40 – 14.00 Evolving landscape of hepatocellular carcinoma (from prevention to multidisciplinary  management) (AASLD Guideline 2023) – Zeno Sparchez, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

14.00 – 14.20 Clinically significant portal hypertension: How to diagnose, follow and manage ?  (Baveno VII Consensus in Portal Hypertension 2022) - Virginia Hernandez Gea, Barcelona, Romania

14.20-14.40 Cystic liver disease on your radar (EASL Clinical Practice Guidelines 2023) – Ana-Maria Singeap, Iasi, Romania

14.40 – 14.50 Discussions

14.50 - 15.20 Educational event (sponsored) (1)

15.20-15.40 Coffee break

15.40 - 17.10 Session 2

NEW TRENDS IN LIVER TRANSPLANTATION
Chair: Susanne Beckebaum, Costica Aloman

15.40 – 16.00 Trends in liver transplantation for alcohol related liver diseases – Speranta Iacob, Bucharest

16.00 – 16.20 Etiology, grade and prognosis of ACLF: significance for liver transplantation – Susanne Beckebaum, Muenster, Germany

16.20 – 16.40 Can we stop HBIG administration after liver transplantation for HBV- and HDV-related liver disease – Luca Belli, Italy

16.40 – 17.00 Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma – Liana Gheorghe, Bucharest

17.00 – 17.10 Discussions

17.10 - 18.00 Educational event (sponsored) (2)

18.00 Dinner (1)

Friday 22 March 2024

8.30 - 10.00 Session 3

ADVANCEMENTS IN THE MANAGEMENT AND PROMISING THERAPIES IN CHOLESTATIC LIVER DISEASE
Chair: Jesus Banales, Pietro Invernizzi

8.30 – 8.50 Latest advances in primary biliary cirrhosis - Pietro Invernizzi, Monza, Italy

8.50 – 9.10 Reassessing the management pathway in IgG4 cholangitis – Horia Stefanescu, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

9.10 – 9.30 Exploring the strategies for the management of primary sclerosing cholangitis – Andrada Seicean, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

9.30 – 9.50 Recent advanced in pathobiology and clinical management of intratrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma – Jesus Banales, San Sebastian, Spain

9.50 – 10.00 Discussions

Cofee break 10.00 -10.20

10.20 - 12.30 Session 4

ENDO-HEPATOLOGY
Chair: Cristian Gheorghe, Erwin Santo, Marcel Tantau

10.20-10.30 Introduction: Advances in endo-hepatology – Cristian Gheorghe, Bucharest, Romania

10.30-11.00 Debate1: Portal pressure measurement: EUS-PPG vs. HVPG - Erwin Santo, Tel-Aviv, Israel vs. Bogdan Procopet, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

11.00-11.15 Endovascular treatment for gastric variceal bleeding (coil and glue embolization) – Vito Cicinnati, Muenster, Germany

11.15-11.30 EUS-guided liver biopsy – Mariana Jinga, Bucharest, Romania

11.30-11.45 Management of acute esophageal variceal bleeding: applying guideline statements in clinical practice – Eugen Dumitru, Constanta, Romania

11.45-12.15 Debate 2: EUS vs. transabdominal elastography for diffuse liver disease – Adrian Saftoiu, Bucharest, Romania vs. Alina Popescu, Timisoara, Romania

12.15-12.25 Take home messages – Marcel Tantau, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

12.25-12.35 Discussions

12.35-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.10 Educational event (sponsored) (3)

14.10- 15.50 Session 5

FUTURE HEPATOLOGY: PRECISION MEDICINE AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Chair: Vito Cicinnati, Razvan Iacob

14.10-14.30 Gene therapy for inherited metabolic liver diseases - Razvan Iacob, Bucharest, Romania

14.30-14.50 MRI biomarkers and AI contribution in  HCC - Ioana Lupescu, Mihai Pomohaci, Bucharest, Romania

14.50-15.10 Organoids – new perspectives in personalized medicine for chronic liver diseases – Ioana Manea, Bucharest, Romania

15.10-15.30 Fibrosis regression: mechanisms and potential interventions – Costica Aloman, New York, USA

15.30-15.40 Discussions

Coffee Break – 15.40-16.00

16.00-17.30 Session 6

WHAT WOULD YOU DO? ADDRESSING CHALLENGES FROM PRACTICE

Parallel case-based sessions

  1. Cirrhosis and complications (3 presentations)
  2. Liver Cancer (3 presentations)
  3. Varia (Alcohol/MAFLD, hereditary, DILI etc.) (3 presentations)

17.30-18.00/18.30 Educational event (sponsored Astra Zeneca) (4)

18.30 Dinner (2)

Saturday 23 March 2024

8.30-9.50 Session 7

PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENTIONS: FOCUS ON CHRONIC LIVER DISEASE
Chair: Anca Trifan, Helena Cortez Pinto, Liana Gheorghe

8.30-8.50 Advanced chronic liver disease - Helena Cortez Pinto, Lisbon, Portugal

8.50-9.10 Viral hepatitis – Corina Pop, Bucharest, Romania

9.10-9.30 Alcohol-related liver disease – Anca Trifan, Iasi, Romania

9.30-9.45 Metabolic-associated steatotic liver disease: European perspective – Raluca Pais, Paris, France

9.45-10.00 Metabolic-associated steatotic liver disease: Romanian perspective –Dana Crisan, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; Liana Gheorghe, Bucharest, Romania

10.00-10.10 Discussions

10.10-10.30 Coffee break

10.30- 12.25 Session 8

METABOLIC-ASSOCIATED STEATOTIC LIVER DISEASE (MASLD) AS A MULTISYSTEMIC DISEASE
Chair: Vlad Ratziu, Nancy Reau, Dragos Vinereanu

10.30-10.50 The new concept and nomenclature, screening and diagnostic algorithm – Olga Orasan, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

10.50-11.10 Liver biospy vs. non-invasive methods - From clinical trials to clinical practice in MASLD identification, staging and monitoring – Roxana Sirli, Timisoara, Romania

11.10-11.30 Management: recent advancements in the therapy  - Vlad Ratziu, Paris, France

11.30-11.45 Lessons from obesity  – Catalina Poiana, Bucharest, Romania

11.45-12.00 Lessons from diabetology - Anca Pantea, Bucharest, Romania

12.00-12.15 Lessons from cardiology - Roxana Rimbas, Bucharest, Romania

12.15-12.30 Lessons for primary practice – Mihaela Udrescu, Bucharest, Romania

12.30-12.40 Discussions

Farewell

Acces your account and pay the registration fee online

Stimati participanti,

Certificatul de participare se eliberează doar participanţilor care au plătit taxa de congres şi au completat formularul de feedback.

Formularul de feedback se poate completa până cel târziu la data de 5 aprilie 2024.

Certificatele de participare se  vor trimite pe e-mail participanţilor incepand cu 15 aprilie

 

Cu stima, 

Romanian Association for Liver Diseases- RoALD