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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 and clinical practice of liver disorders. Also, we aim to provide education to all those interested in hepatology. Most importantly, while the roots of the association date back in Europe in 1966, EASL continues to engage globally with all stakeholders in the liver field wherever they are working. Therefore, 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

EASL’s mission is to be the Home of Hepatology. Therefore, all involved with treating liver disease can realize their full potential to cure and prevent it. As a result, the purpose of the association is to promote communication between European workers interested in the liver and its disorders. Most importantly, 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


EASL aims to be a key facilitator of excellence in liver research and liver-related innovation


EASL wants 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


EASL wants to be the advocate of the highest standards of hepatology care for patients.

Our constitution

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The European Association for the Study of the Liver is a non-profit organisation with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Above all, EASL performs its duty under a written constitution. The EASL Governing Board manages the association. Most importantly, this is made up of 12 elected members, all active in the medical field.

The European Association for the Study of the Liver consists of individual members who renew their membership on a yearly basis are. Most importantly, EASL members meet once a year during the Business Meeting held during The International Liver Congress™.

Besides many other scientific events, EASL is the organizer of the annual International Liver Congress™ event.

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