Basic School - Barcelona 25-27 October, 2018

Liver vascular biology


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Cells composing the liver microvasculature play essential roles in the pathophysiology of liver diseases, and therefore their study at the bench-side results essential to understand disease biology and to develop new therapeutics. The 2018 Basic School of Hepatology will provide updated information about how to properly characterize liver vascular cells phenotype, function, and interactions, combining state of the art lectures, short seminars, and extensive hands-on practices. In addition, soft practical exercises will focus on the improvement of scientific communication skills. A major aim of the School is to potentiate close interaction between faculty and participants, therefore a reduced number of applicants (maximum 36) will be selected to be part of this experience.

The School will be developed at the IDIBAPS Biomedical Research Center in Barcelona.

Learning objectives

  • Recognize the cellular components of the liver microvasculature, their characteristics, and interactions, in health and disease.
  • Understand the variety of techniques available to comprehensibly characterize the phenotype of the liver microvasculature.
  • Be able to design an experimental research project to solve a relevant question in the field of liver vascular diseases.
  • Be able to summarize your research project in a 5min elevator pitch.

 Key selling points

  • Learn the latest techniques to characterize liver vascular cells, both in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo.
  • Interact with peers and Faculty to improve your skills in Experimental Hepatology and Scientific Communication.
  • Have the opportunity to meet and discuss your projects with renowned Faculty.

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 EASL School of Hepatology Liver Vascular Biology, Barcelona, Spain, 25/10/2018-27/10/2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 13 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:

25.10.2018 - 1,00

26.10.2018 - 8,00

27.10.2018 - 4;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.