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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. 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 the Nurses and AHPs Task Force meet?

The group meets twice a year: once at the International Liver Congress™ and at the EASL Office in order to plan and organise activities.

For more information on the Task Force or to ask a question, please contact us at nurses@easloffice.eu

Call for application

Would you like to join the Nurses and AHPs Task Force and share your ideas on how to strengthen liver nursing across Europe and develop programmes intended to benefit AHPs?

Send us your CV and motivation letter on how you could contribute to the task force by email at nurses@easloffice.eu by 30 April 2019.

Note: Allied Health Professionals are particularly encouraged to apply.

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: (Dietitians, Physiotherapists, Pharmacists, Clinical Psychologists, Imaging Specialists, Orthoptists, Occupational Therapists, Paramedics, Study Coordinators, Laboratory Assistants, Physician’s Assistants on case management (clinic), Pathology Assistants, Assistants of geriatric care, Medical Social Workers, …)

Read the Nurses and Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) Task Force Terms of Reference

Members

Michelle Clayton

Leeds, UK

Nathalie Goutte

Paris, France

Lynda Greenslade

London, UK

Kristine Hjort

Aarhus, Denmark

Kathrin Husi

Bern, Switzerland

Neus Llarch

Barcelona, Spain

Markus Reiss

Aachen, Germany
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