Clinical School - Bern 23-24 November, 2018

Diagnosis and management of vascular liver diseases


Description of the nature of the event:
This is a school following the new model of ‘flip-class’ with an active participation of the fellows who
have to answer a complex question related to a real case. They are working in a group of 5 under the
supervision of a faculty and they have to present their answers the next day in front of an extended
faculty with specialists from other disciplines.

Position the topic in the 2019 Horizon
Vascular liver diseases are a diverse group of diseases which are frequent in clinical practice and
complex, multidisciplinary in their management. With the large availability of ultrasonography, these
diseases are more and more recognized and hepatologists should know how to handle them. They
should also be aware of the limitations of the current knowledge and the area which could be better

Educational needs and expected outcomes
This school will provide an in-depth analysis of 6 real cases of patients with vascular liver diseases.
The fellows will be updated on the current evidence-based practices and the literature leading to
recommendations. The fellows will be engaged in discussions with experts from different specialities
involved in the management of these patients. It is expected that the attendees will gain awareness
and familiarity in the management of vascular liver diseases.

Target audience:
The target audience for this school are hepatologists, clinical scientists and transplant hepatologists
in training in European liver units.
The attendees who will most profit from this school are fellows in training to become hepatologists.
Given the topic of the school (vascular liver diseases) one can also consider radiologist and
pathologists in training who have a special interest in liver diseases. The same is true regarding
pediatric hepatology.


View the programme.


Applying for the school


  • You are a Young Investigator (under 35 years or still in training)

Proof of age (ID) or training status (letter from the institution providing the training) will be requested


  • You are an EASL member

It is mandatory to be an EASL member in order to attend the school.

Find out more about the benefits of being a member by clicking here

In exceptional cases, you can decide to become a member after your application. For more information, please contact us.

You will also need:

  • A letter of recommendation from your supervisor/advisor
  • Your CV
  • The list of abstracts presented


If you are selected, EASL will cover your accommodation, transportation, lunch breaks and a student-faculty dinner during the programme.


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Supported by AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb and MSD who provided funding.

AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb and MSD have had no input into the content of the materials and presentations used at this event.




“The DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF VASCULAR LIVER DISEASES, Bern, Switzerland, 23/11/2018-24/11/2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 12 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.”

“Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at"

“Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.”

EACCME® credits
Each participant can only receive the number of credits he/she is entitled to according to his/her
actual participation at the event once he/she has completed the feedback form. Cf. criteria 9 and 23
of UEMS 2016.20.
In order to help you issue individual certificates to each participants, please find below the
breakdown of ECMEC®s per day:

23.11.2018 - 7,00
24.11.2018 - 5,00

The EACCME® awards ECMEC®s on the basis of 1 ECMEC® for one hour of CME with a maximum of 8
ECMEC®s per day. Cf. Chapter X of UEMS 2016.20.