Now with over 4,500 members from all over the world, EASL is an influential international organisation. It attracts the foremost hepatology experts as members and has an impressive track record in promoting research in liver disease, supporting wider education, and promoting changes in European liver policy.
Leadership & Governance
Nurse and AHPs Task Force
EASL recognises the role of nurse and Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) in leading initiatives to improve education, standards and ultimately the care for patients with liver disease. In early 2016, a special Nurse membership was initiated. The Nurses Task Force met for the first time during ILC 2016 in Amsterdam and has continued actively working on several initiatives.
Objectives of the group
- Work collaboratively on the research and quality agenda. Develop links with affiliated liver nursing forums, committees, societies across Europe
- Develop programmes, including the Nurses and AHP Forum at ILC intended to benefit nurses
- Work jointly with the EASL Office to have a sustainable membership programme for nurses and AHPs
- Collaborate in strengthening liver nursing across Europe with joint funding and links to ongoing medical projects
- Work together to raise and improve the experience of care, and to deliver quality service that is measurable and transparent to people with liver disease and their families
When and where do the Nurses and AHPs Task Force meet?
The group meets twice a year, once at the International Liver Congress™ and again at the EASL Office to plan and organise activities.
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Definition of AHPs:
Allied health encompasses a broad group of health professionals who use scientific principles and evidence-based practice for the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic diseases; promote disease prevention and wellness for optimum health and apply administration and management skills to support health care systems in a variety of settings. (source)
The following professions (non-exhaustive list) can be included under the AHP category:
- Clinical psychologists,
- Occupational therapists,
- Study coordinators/ Study nurses,
- Laboratory assistants,
- Physician’s assistants on case management (clinic),
- Pathology assistants,
- Assistants of geriatric care,
- Medical Social Workers.