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EASL, the European Association for the Study of the Liver, founded in 1966, 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. As of 2022, EASL serves 4,800 members.

Leadership & Governance

Governing Board

The EASL Governing Board is composed of 15 scientific experts. The EASL Governing Board is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in hepatology, liver research, and the clinical practice of liver disorders.

Secretary General

The Secretary General is the Chief Executive of the association for a period of two years having already served as Vice-Secretary.

Prof. Thomas Berg

Professor of Medicine at the University of Leipzig, Head of the Division of Hepatology, Department of Medicine II, Leipzig University Medical Center, Germany

Vice-Secretary

The Vice-Secretary serves for two years in close collaboration with the Secretary General and will become the next Secretary General in term.

Prof. Dr Aleksander Krag

MD, PhD, MBA, Professor and Head of Hepatology, Odense University Hospital, Denmark

Treasurer

The Treasurer has been elected by the EASL assembly as a non-voting member of the Governing Board for a second term of five years. All Governing Board members share responsibility for the society’s finances.

Prof. Francesco Negro

Divisions of Gastroenterology and Hepatology of Clinical Pathology, University Hospital of Geneva

Educational Councillor

The Educational Councillor was elected for a 4-year term by the EASL General Assembly.

Prof. Ulrich Beuers

EASL Educational Councillor
Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology Tytgat Institute for Liver and Intestinal Research

Prof. Sven Francque

EASL Educational Councillor Elect
Chairman of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology of the University Hospital Antwerp and Full Professor of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Antwerp

Public Health Councillor

The Public Health Councillor was elected for a 4-year term by the EASL General Assembly.

Prof. Maria Buti

Professor of Medicine. Liver Unit, Hospital General Universitari Valle Hebron, Barcelona.

External Affairs Councillor

The External Affairs Councillor serves as liaison between the EASL Governing Board, EASL Management Committee, and the EASL Office in relation to said EASL policies. The External Affairs Councillor reports to the Secretary General.

Prof. Francesco Paolo Russo

Associate Professor of Gastroenterology at the University of Padua

Internal Affairs Councillor

The Internal Affairs Councillor serves as liaison between the EASL Governing Board, EASL Management Committee, and the EASL Office in relation to said EASL policies. The Internal Affairs Councillor reports to the Secretary General.

Dr Ahmed Elsharkawy

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom

There are eight Scientific Committee members. All of them are elected by the EASL General Assembly for a period of three years.

Dr Tobias Böttler

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endocrinology and Infectious Diseases University Hospital Freiburg, Germany

Dr Virginia Hernández-Gea

Hepatic hemodynamic Unit, Liver Unit. Hospital Clinic Barcelona-IDIBAPS. CIBERehd

Prof. Ana Lleo

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in Humanitas University, Milan, Italy.

Dr Jean-Charles Nault

MD, PhD, Avicenne Hospital, Bobigny, France 

Bogdan Procopet

University of Medicine and Pharmacy „Iuliu Hatieganu” and Regional Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Debbie Shawcross

Institute of Liver Studies (ILS), King’s College Hospital and the James Black Centre, King’s College London, United Kingdom

Prof. Eric Trépo

Associate Professor at CUB Hôpital Erasme, ULB, Bruxelles, Belgium

Prof. Saskia van Mil

Professor of Molecular and Translational Metabolism and head of Center for Molecular Medicine, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
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