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EASL, The European Association for the Study of the Liver, is a medical association dedicated to pursuing excellence in liver research, to the clinical practice of liver disorders, and to providing education to all those interested in hepatology. While the roots of the association were founded in Europe in 1966, EASL continues to engage globally with all stakeholders in the liver field wherever they are based. Our aim is to spread knowledge and expertise in best practices and the latest scientific breakthroughs in hepatology.

Our vision

Many ways, one aim: beating liver disease

Our mission

The European Association for the Study of the Liver  mission is to be the Home of Hepatology so that all who are involved with treating liver disease can realise their full potential to cure and prevent it. The purpose of the association is to promote communication between European workers interested in the liver and its disorders. In particular, the association shall:

  1. Promote research concerning the liver
  2. Promote education of physicians, scientists and public awareness of liver diseases and their management
  3. Act as an advisor to European and national health authorities concerning liver diseases, provision of clinical services and the need for research funding
  4. Foster European multicentre controlled trials
  5. Facilitate scientific exchange
  6. Facilitate participation of Young Investigators at its meetings

Our strategic directions


To be a key facilitator of excellence in liver research and liver-related innovation


To be the prime resource for liver-related education and professional development of Health Care Professionals at all layers in the health care system as well as patients


To be the advocate of the highest standards of hepatology care for patients

Our constitution

EASL logo

EASL is a non-profit organisation with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. It performs its duty under a written constitution. The association is managed by the EASL Governing Board made up of 12 elected members, all active in the medical field.

EASL is composed of individual members who renew their membership on a yearly basis. EASL members meet once a year during the Business Meeting held during The International Liver Congress™.

EASL’s funding sources 2019

EASLFunding Sources 2019

Code of Conduct of healthcare professionals and scientific organisations

The European Association for the Study of the Liver strives to uphold the highest ethical standards in its mission and through its work and is dedicated to operating in a transparent manner. As a member of the Biomedical Alliance in Europe, we have jointly approved, with other members of the alliance, to the Code of Conduct of healthcare professionals and scientific organisations.

This code sets out core principles for health care professional and scientific organisations to maintain and enhance professional independence, objectivity and scientific integrity.

Our equality, diversity and inclusion policy statement

EASL’s goal is to pursue and facilitate excellence in liver research, clinical practice of liver disorders, and the provision of hepatology education to all those interested in hepatology, regardless of gender, ethnicity, nationality, disability, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic background or age.

This policy statement is designed to encourage diversity and support equal opportunities in all of EASL’s internal and external activity.

View EASL’s equality, diversity and inclusion policy statement

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