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Today, EASL is referred to as ‘The Home of Hepatology’, however our association began as The European Association for the Study of the Liver and was founded on 23 April 1966 in Marburg, Germany by Prof. Gustav-Adolf Martini, MD, whose intention was to strengthen international knowledge and cooperation – specifically within the field of hepatological research.

Prof. Martini, with support from his scientific colleagues, succeeded in inviting around 70 European hepatologists to Marburg for a two-day symposium on hepatology. This meeting proceeded successfully in a very fruitful, personable and friendly atmosphere and marked the beginning of EASL.

It was agreed that EASL should serve as a loose association of physicians and scientists with an interest in liver research and would have neither fixed membership nor a board of directors. Meetings would be held annually with the venue rotating through different European countries. Its foundation was inspired by the existence of the AASLD (American Association for the Study of the Liver, est. November 1949) and the IASL (International Association for the Study of the Liver, est. 1958).

50+ years later
EASL, The Home of Hepatology, has evolved into a world-class scientific society dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in liver research and in the clinical practice of liver disorders. EASL gathers those interested in the liver from all over the world and has over 4,500 members. EASL is now well established as 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 General Assembly held during The International Liver Congress™.

  • 2018

    53rd Annual Meeting Paris, France April 11-15, 2018

    Secretary General

    T. H. Karlsen (Norway)

    Vice Secretary

    F. Tacke (Germany)

    Treasurer

    M. Bernardi (Italy)

    Scientific Committee

    A. Berzigotti (Switzerland), M. Cornberg (Germany), A. Forner (Spain), M. Marzioni (Italy), P. N. Newsome (United Kingdom)
  • 2017

    52nd Annual Meeting Amsterdam, The Netherlands April 19-23, 2017

    Secretary General

    L. Castera, (France)

    Vice Secretary

    T.H. Karlsen, (Norway)

    Treasurer

    M. Bernardi (Italy)

    Scientific Committee

    A. Berzigotti (Switzerland) A. Forner (Spain) M. Marzioni (Italy) P.N. Newsome (UK) F. Tacke (Germany)

    Educational Councillors

    M. Pinzani (London) F. Negro (Switzerland)

    EU Policy Councillor

    H. Cortez-Pinto (Portugal)

    EASL Executive Director

    Grégoire Pavillon, Switzerland
  • 2016

    51st Annual Meeting Barcelona, Spain April 13-17, 2016

    Secretary General

    L. Castera, (France)

    Vice Secretary

    T.H. Karlsen, (Norway)

    Treasurer

    M. Bernardi (Italy)

    Scientific Committee

    A. Aghemo (Italy) A. Forner (Spain) H. L. Reeves (UK) C. Rodrigues (Portugal) F. Tacke (Germany)

    Educational Councillors

    M. Pinzani (London) F. Negro (Switzerland)

    EU Policy Councillor

    P. Burra (Italy)

    EASL Executive Director

    Grégoire Pavillon, Switzerland
  • 2015

    50th Annual Meeting Vienna, Austria April 22-26, 2015

    Secretary General

    M. Peck-Radosavljevic (Austria)

    Vice Secretary

    L. Castera, (France)

    Treasurer

    M. Bernardi (Italy)

    Scientific Committee

    A. Aghemo (Italy) T. H. Karlsen (Norway) H. L. Reeves (UK) C. Rodrigues (Portugal) F. Tacke (Germany)

    Educational Councillors

    J-F. Dufour (Switzerland) Cihan Yurdaydin (Turkey) EU Policy Councillor P. Burra (Italy)
  • 2014

    49th Annual Meeting London, UK 2014

    Secretary General

    M. Peck-Radosavljevic (Austria)

    Vice Secretary

    L. Castera, (France)

    Treasurer

    M. Bernardi (Italy)

    Scientific Committee

    A. Aghemo (Italy) M.A. Avila (Spain) F. Lammert (Germany) H. L. Reeves (UK) C. Rodrigues (Portugal)

    Educational Councillors

    J-F. Dufour (Switzerland) Cihan Yurdaydin (Turkey) EU Policy Councillor P. Burra (Italy)
  • 2013

    48th Annual Meeting Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2013

    Secretary General

    M. Thursz (UK)

    Vice Secretary

    M. Peck-Radosavljevic (Austria)

    Treasurer

    M. Bernardi (Italy)

    Scientific Committee

    M.A. Avila (Spain) L. Castera, (France) F. Lammert (Germany) G. V. Papatheodoridis (Greece) D. Prati (Italy)

    Educational Councillors

    J.F Dufour (Switzerland) F. Zoulim (France) EU Policy Councillor P. Burra (Italy)
  • 2012

    47th Annual Meeting Barcelona, Spain 2012

    Secretary General

    M. Thursz (UK)

    Vice Secretary

    M. Peck-Radosavljevic (Austria)

    Treasurer

    M. Bernardi (Italy)

    Scientific Committee

    M.A. Avila (Spain) F. Lammert (Germany) G. V. Papatheodoridis (Greece) D. Prati (Italy) T. Roskams (Belgium)

    Educational Councillors

    J-F. Dufour (Switzerland) F. Zoulim (France) EU Policy Councillor D-C. Valla (France)
  • 2011

    46th Annual Meeting Berlin, Germany 2011

    Secretary General

    H. Wedemeyer (Germany)

    Vice Secretary

    M. Thursz (UK)

    Treasurer

    M. Bernardi (Italy)

    Scientific Committee

    R. Bataller (Spain) D. Moradpour (Switzerland) G. Papatheodoridis (Greece) D. Prati (Italy) T. Roskams (Belgium)

    Educational Councillors

    P.L.M. Jansen (The Netherlands) F. Zoulim (France) EU Policy Councillor D. Valla (France)
  • 2010

    45th Annual Meeting Vienna, Austria 2010

    Scientific General

    H. Wedemeyer (Germany)

    Vice Secretary

    M. Thursz (UK)

    Treasurer

    M. Bernardi (Italy)

    Scientific Committee

    R. Bataller (Spain) D. Moradpour (Switzerland) T. Roskams (Belgium) G. Papatheodoridis (Greece) D. Prati (Italy)

    Educational Councillors

    P.L.M. Jansen (The Netherlands) F. Zoulim (France) EU Policy Councillor D. Valla (France)
  • 2009

    44th Annual Meeting Copenhagen, Denmark 2009

    Secretary General

    H. Wedemeyer (Germany)

    Vice-Secretary

    M. Thursz (UK)

    Treasurer

    M. Bernardi (Italy)

    Scientific Committee

    R. Bataller (Spain) D. Moradpour (Switzerland) F. Marra (Italy) T. Roskams (Belgium) S. Safadi (Israël)

    Educational Councillors

    P.L.M. Jansen (The Netherlands) F. Zoulim (France)
  • 2008

    43rd Annual Meeting Milan, Italy 2008

    Secretary General

    J-M. Pawlotsky (France)

    Vice Secretary

    M. Trauner (Austria)

    Treasurer

    H. Ring-Larsen (Denmark)

    Treasurer Elect

    M. Bernardi (Italy)

    Scientific Committee

    H. Wedemeyer (Germany) D. Moradpour (Switzerland) F. Marra (Italy) J. Petersen (Germany) S. Safadi (Israël)

    Educational Councillors

    G. Dusheiko (UK) P. Jansen (The Netherlands)
  • 2007

    42nd Annual Meeting Barcelona, Spain 2007

    Secretary General

    J-M. Pawlotsky (France)

    Vice Secretary

    M. Trauner (Austria)

    Treasurer

    H. Ring-Larsen (Denmark)

    Scientific Committee

    X. Forns (Spain) S. Norris (UK) F. Marra (Italy) J. Petersen (Germany) S. Safadi (Israël)

    Educational Councillors

    G. Dusheiko (UK) J. Reichen (Switzerland)
  • 2006

    41st Annual Meeting Vienna, Austria 2006

    Secretary General

    J-M. Pawlotsky (France)

    Vice Secretary

    M. Levrero (Italy)

    Treasurer H. Ring-Larsen (Denmark)

    Scientific Committee

    X. Forns (Spain) S. Norris (UK) M. Trauner (Austria) J. Petersen (Germany) D. Adams (UK)

    Educational Councillors

    G. Dusheiko (UK) J. Reichen (Switzerland)
  • 2005

    40th Annual Meeting Paris, France 2005

    Secretary General

    J.M. Pawotsky

    Administrative Secretary

    J. Bruix (Spain)

    Treasurer

    H. Ring-Larsen (Denmark)

    Scientific Committee

    D. Adams (UK) X. Forns (Spain) S. Norris (UK) J.F. Dufour (Switzerland) C. Trautwein (Germany)

    Educational Councillors

    G. Dusheiko (UK) J. Reichen (Switzerland)
  • 2004

    39th Annual Meeting Berlin, Germany 2004

    Secretary General

    M. Levrero (Italy)

    Administrative Secretary

    J. Bruix (Spain)

    Treasurer

    H. Ring-Larsen (Denmark)

    Scientific Committee

    F. Nevens (Belgium) C. Day (UK) C. Yurdaydin (Turkey) J.F. Dufour (Switzerland) C. Trautwein (Germany)

    Educational Councillors

    O. James (UK) P. Ferenci (Austria)
  • 2003

    38th Annual Meeting Istanbul, Turkey relocated to Geneva, Switzerland 2003

    Secretary General

    J. Bruix (Spain)

    Treasurer

    H. Ring-Larsen (Denmark)

    Scientific Committee

    F. Nevens (Belgium) C. Day (UK) C. Yurdaydin (Turkey) M. Levrero (Italy) D. Samuel (France)
  • 2002

    37th Annual Meeting Madrid, Spain 2002

    Secretary General

    J. Bruix (Spain)

    Treasurer

    H. Ring-Larsen (Denmark)

    Scientific Committee

    A. Pietrangelo (Italy) C. Day (UK) C. Yurdaydin (Turkey) S. Moeller (Denmark) D. Samuel (France)
  • 2001

    36th Annual Meeting Prague, Czech Republic 2001

    Secretary General

    D. Schuppan (Germany)

    Administrative Secretary

    A. Burroughs (UK)

    Treasurer

    H. Ring-Larsen (Denmark)

    Scientific Committee

    A. Pietrangelo (Italy) H. Tilg (Austria) J. Bruix (Spain) S. Moeller (Denmark) D. Samuel (France)
  • 2000

    35th Annual Meeting Rotterdam, Netherlands 2000

    Secretary General

    D. Schuppan (Germany)

    Treasurer

    H. Ring-Larsen (Denmark)

    Scientific Committee

    A. Pietrangelo (Italy) H. Tilg (Austria) R. Esteban (Spain) S. Moeller (Denmark) P. Marcellin (France)

    Educational Councillors

    M. Carneiro de Moura (Portugal) P. Ferenci (Austria) E. Schrumpf (Norway) D. Shouval (Israel)
  • 1999

    34th Annual Meeting Naples, Italy 1999

    Secretary General

    M. Mondelli (Italy)

    Treasurer

    H. Ring-Larsen (Denmark)

    Scientific Committee

    A. Burroughs (UK) H. Ring-Larsen (Denmark) D. Schuppan (Germany) H. Tilg (Austria) R. Esteban (Spain) S. Krahenbuhl (Germany) P. Marcellin (France)

    Educational Councillors

    M. Carneiro de Moura (Portugal) P. Ferenci (Austria) E. Schrumpf (Norway) D. Shouval (Israel)
  • 1998

    33rd Annual Meeting Lisbon, Portugal 1998

    Secretary General

    M. Mondelli (Italy)

    Treasurer

    H. Ring-Larsen (Denmark)

    Scientific Committee

    A. Burroughs (UK) A. Geerts (Belgium) D. Haussinger (Germany) R. Esteban (Spain) S. Krahenbul (Germany) P. Marcellin (France)

    Educational Councillors

    M. Carneiro de Moura (Portugal) P. Ferenci (Austria) E. Schrumpf (Norway) D. Shouval (Israel)
  • 1997

    32nd Annual Meeting London, UK 1997

    Secretary General

    M. Mondelli (Italy)

    Treasurer

    A. Wolfgang (Germany)

    Scientific Committee

    C. Bréchot (Paris) A. Geerts (Belgium) D. Haussinger (Germany) A. Burroughs (UK) S. Krahenbuhl (Germany) F. Kuipers (Netherlands)
  • 1996

    31st Annual Meeting Jerusalem, Israel relocated to Geneva, Switzerland 1996

    Secretary General

    C. Bréchot (Paris)

    Treasurer

    A. Wolfgang (Germany)

    Scientific Committee

    M. Mondelli (Italy) A. Geerts (Belgium) D. Haussinger (Germany) M. F. Bassendine (UK) P. Gines (Spain) F. Kuipers (Netherlands)

    Educational Councillors

    M. Rizzetto (Italy) H. Ring-Larsen (Denmark) J. Rodés (Spain)
  • 1995

    30th Annual Meeting Copenhagen, Denmark 1995

    Secretary General

    C. Bréchot (France)

    Treasurer

    A. Wolfgang (Germany)

    Scientific Committee

    H. Vilstrup (Denmark) M. Mondelli (Italy) M. F. Bassendine (UK) P. Gines (Spain) F. Kuipers (Netherlands)

    Educational Councillors

    J.P. Benhamou (France) K-H. Meyer zum Büschenfelde (Germany) H. Thomas (UK) J. Rodés (Spain) C. Tiribelli (Italy)
  • 1994

    29th Annual Meeting Athens, Greece 1994

    Secretary General

    C. Bréchot (France)

    Treasurer

    A. Wolfgang (Germany)

    Scientific Committee

    H. Vilstrup (Denmark) M. Manns (Germany) M. F. Bassendine (UK) P. Gines (Spain) N. Naoumov (Bulgaria)

    Educational Councillors

    J.P. Benhamou (France) K-H. Meyer zum Büschenfelde (Germany) H. Thomas (UK) J. Rodés (Spain) C. Tiribelli (Italy)
  • 1993

    28th Annual Meeting Paris, France 1993

    Secretary General

    P.L.M. Jansen (The Netherlands)

    Treasurer

    A. Wolfgang (Germany)

    Scientific Committee

    H. Vilstrup (Denmark) M. Manns (Germany) M. Bernardi (Italy) C. Bréchot (France) N. Naoumov (Bulgaria)

    Educational Councillors

    J.P. Benhamou (France) K-H. Meyer zum Büschenfelde (Germany) H. Thomas (UK) J. Rodés (Spain) C. Tiribelli (Italy)
  • 1992

    27th Annual Meeting Vienna, Austria 1992

    Secretary General

    P.L.M. Jansen (The Netherlands)

    Treasurer

    A. Wolfgang (Germany)

    Scientific Committee

    J. Prieto (Spain) M. Manns (Germany) M. Bernardi (Italy) H. Thomas (UK) N. Naoumov (Bulgaria)
  • 1991

    26th Annual Meeting Palma de Majorca, Spain 1991

    Secretary General

    J. Reichen (Switzerland)

    Treasurer

    A. Wolfgang (Germany)

    Scientific Committee

    J. Prieto (Spain) N. Tassopoulos (Greece) M. Bernardi (Italy) H. Thomas (UK) P.L.M. Jansen (The Netherlands)
  • 1990

    25th Annual Meeting Budapest, Hungary 1990

    Secretary General

    J. Reichen (Switzerland)

    Treasurer

    A. Wolfgang (Germany)

    Scientific Committee

    J. Prieto (Spain) N. Tassopoulos (Greece) D. Lebrec (France) H. Thomas (UK) J. Scholmerich (Germany)
  • 1989

    24th Annual Meeting Munich, Germany 1989

    Secretary General

    M. Rizetto (Italy)

    Treasurer

    A. Wolfgang (Germany)

    Scientific Committee

    K. Hockerstedt (Finland) N. Tassopoulos (Greece) D. Lebrec (France) J. Reichen (Switzerland) J. Scholmerich (Germany)
  • 1988

    23rd Annual Meeting Leuven, Belgium 1988

    Secretary General

    M. Rizetto (Italy)

    Treasurer

    A. Wolfgang (Germany)

    Scientific Committee

    K. Hockerstedt (Finland) V. Arroyo (Spain) D. Lebrec (France) S. Schalm (Netherlands) J. Scholmerich (Germany)
  • 1987

    22nd Annual Meeting Torino, Italy 1987

    Secretary General

    J. Summerfield (UK)

    Treasurer

    A. Wolfgang (Germany)

    Scientific Committee

    K. Hockerstedt (Finland) V. Arroyo (Spain) C. Trépo (France) S. Schalm (Netherlands) M. Rizetto (Italy)
  • 1986

    21st Annual Meeting Groningen, Netherlands 1986

    Secretary General

    J. Summerfield (UK)

    Scientific Committee

    A.P. Geubel (Belgium) V. Arroyo (Spain) C. Trépo (France) S. Schalm (Netherlands) E.G. Hahn (Germany)
  • 1985

    20th Annual Meeting Helsinki, Finland 1985

    Secretary General

    C. Tiribelli (Italy)

    Scientific Committee

    A.P. Geubel (Belgium) E. Juhl (Denmark) C. Trépo (France) J. Summerfield (UK) E.G. Hahn (Germany)
  • 1984

    19th Annual Meeting Bern, Switzerland 1984

    Secretary General

    C. Tiribelli (Italy)

    Scientific Committee

    A.P. Geubel (Belgium) E. Juhl (Denmark) J. Bosch (Spain) R.J. Vonk (Netherlands) E.G. Hahn (Germany)
  • 1983

    18th Annual Meeting Southampton, UK 1983

    Secretary General

    A.L.W.F. Eddleston (UK)

    Scientific Committee

    K. Weigand (Germany) E. Juhl (Denmark) J. Bosch (Spain) R.J. Vonk (Netherlands) C. Tiribelli (Italy)
  • 1982

    17th Annual Meeting Gothenburg, Sweden 1982

    Secretary General

    A.L.W.F. Eddleston (UK)

    Scientific Committee

    K. Weigand (Germany) D. Dhumeaux (France) J. Bosch (Spain) R.J. Vonk (Netherlands) J. Horak (Czech Republic)
  • 1981

    16th Annual Meeting Lisbon, Portugal 1981

    Secretary General

    H. Ring-Larsen (Denmark)

    Scientific Committee

    K. Weigand (Germany) D. Dhumeaux (France) N. Carulli (Italy) A.L.W.F. Eddleston (UK) J. Horak (Czech Republic)
  • 1980

    15th Annual Meeting Belgrad, Yugoslavia 1980

    Secretary General

    H. Ring-Larsen (Denmark)

    Scientific Committee

    K.E.F. Hobbs (UK) D. Dhumeaux (France) N. Carulli (Italy) J.P. Blomhoff (Norway) J. Horak (Czech Republic)
  • 1979

    14th Annual Meeting Dusseldorf, Germany 1979

    Secretary General

    W. Arnold (Germany)

    Scientific Committee

    K.E.F. Hobbs (UK) D.K.F. Meijer (Netherlands) N. Carulli (Italy) J.P. Blomhoff (Norway) H. Ring-Larsen (Denmark)
  • 1978

    13th Annual Meeting Padova, Italy 1978

    Secretary General

    W. Arnold (Germany)

    Scientific Committee

    K.E.F. Hobbs (UK) D.K.F. Meijer (Netherlands) P. Berthelot (France) J.P. Blomhoff (Norway) J. Rodés (Spain)
  • 1977

    12th Annual Meeting Kavouri, Greece 1977

    Secretary General

    N. McIntyre (UK)

    Scientific Committee

    L. Ranek (Denmark) D.K.F. Meijer (Netherlands) P. Berthelot (France) W. Arnold (Germany) J. Rodés (Spain)
  • 1976

    11th Annual Meeting Copenhagen, Denmark 1976

    Secretary General

    N. McIntyre (UK)

    Scientific Committee

    L. Ranek (Denmark) F. Manenti (Italy) P. Berthelot (France) T. Schersten (Sweden) J. Rodés (Spain)
  • 1975

    10th Annual Meeting Barcelona, Spain 1975

    Secretary General

    S. Erlinger (France)

    Scientific Committee

    L. Ranek (Denmark) F. Manenti (Italy) N. McIntyre (UK) T. Schersten (Sweden) S. Hadzyiannis (Greece)
  • 1974

    9th Annual Meeting Hemsedal, Norway 1974

    Secretary General

    S. Erlinger (France)

    Scientific Committee

    J. Fevery (Belgium) F. Manenti (Italy) J.C. Bode (Germany) T. Schersten (Sweden) S. Hadzyiannis (Greece)
  • 1973

    8th Annual Meeting Vittel, Frances 1973

    Secretary General

    G. Paumgartner (Germany)

    Scientific Committee

    J. Fevery (Belgium) S. Erlinger (France) J.C. Bode (Germany) P.J. Scheue (UK) S. Hadzyiannis (Greece)
  • 1972

    7th Annual Meeting Arnhem, Netherlands 1972

    Secretary General

    G. Paumgartner (Germany)

    Scientific Committee

    J. Fevery (Belgium) L. Chiandussi (Italy) J.C. Bode (Germany) P.J. Scheue (UK) S. Bengmark (Sweden)
  • 1971

    6th Annual Meeting London, UK 1971

    Secretary General

    J.P. Benhamou (France)

    Scientific Committee

    G. Strohmeyer (Germany) L. Chiandussi (Italy) G. Paumgartner (Germany) P.J. Scheue (UK) S. Bengmark (Sweden)
  • 1970

    5th Annual Meeting Bern, Switzerland 1970

    Secretary General

    J.P. Benhamou (France)

    Scientific Committee

    G. Strohmeyer (Germany) L. Chiandussi (Italy) R. Williams (UK) U. Haemmerli (Switzerland) S. Bengmark (Sweden)
  • 1969

    4th Annual Meeting Vienna, Austria 1969

    Secretary General

    J.J.H. De Groote (Belgium)

    Scientific Committee

    G. Strohmeyer (Germany) J.P. Benhamou (France) R. Williams (UK) U. Haemmerli (Switzerland) N. Tygstrup (Denmark)
  • 1968

    3rd Annual Meeting Modena, Italy 1968

    Secretary General

    J.J.H. De Groote (Belgium)

    Scientific Committee

    A. Martini (Germany) V. Hoenig (Austria) R. Williams (UK) U. Haemmerli (Switzerland) N. Tygstrup (Denmark)
  • 1967

    2nd Annual Meeting Gothenburg, Sweden 1967

    Secretary General

    J.J.H. De Groote (Belgium)

    Scientific Committee

    A. Martini (Germany) V. Hoenig (Austria) R. Williams (UK) U. Haemmerli (Switzerland) N. Tygstrup (Denmark)
  • 1966

    1st Annual Meeting Marburg, Germany 1966

    Secretary General

    J.J.H. De Groote (Belgium)

    Scientific Committee

    A. Martini (Germany) V. Hoenig (Austria) R. Williams (UK) U. Haemmerli (Switzerland) N. Tygstrup (Denmark)
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