The role of the Ethics Committee will be to review the membership of the panels which author EASL’s Clinical Practice Guidelines to eliminate the potential for real or perceived bias which might undermine the integrity of the guidelines. The Ethics Committee will agree on guidelines for reviewing appointments to the Clinical Practice Guideline panels. Candidate membership of the panels will be proposed by the Governing Board for approval by the Ethics Committee according to these guidelines.
The Ethics Committee consists of five members who will be independent of the Governing Board membership. One member, elected by the Ethics Committee, will perform the role of the chair. Members will serve for three years. The first members of the Ethics Committee will be proposed by the Governing Board for approval by the General Assembly. New members will be proposed by the Ethics Committee for approval by the General Assembly. The Ethics Committee will meet once each year at the International Liver Congress™ and as needed.