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
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.
The Secretary General is the Chief Executive of the association for a period of two years having already served as Vice-Secretary.
Thomas BergProfessor of Medicine at the University of Leipzig, Head of the Division of Hepatology, Department of Medicine II, Leipzig University Medical Center, Germany
The Vice-Secretary serves for two years in close collaboration with the Secretary General and will become the next Secretary General in term.
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.
Francesco NegroDivisions of Gastroenterology and Hepatology of Clinical Pathology, University Hospital of Geneva
The Educational Councillor was elected for a 4-year term by the EASL General Assembly.
Ulrich BeuersEASL Educational Councillor
Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology Tytgat Institute for Liver and Intestinal Research
Sven FrancqueEASL 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.
Maria ButiProfessor 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.
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.
There are eight Scientific Committee members. All of them are elected by the EASL General Assembly for a period of three years.