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07-08 Sep 2018

Topic: General hepatology

Organised by: EASL

Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Meeting Type: EASL Schools & Masterclasses

Scientific Organising Commitee

  • Dr Robert De Knegt, Netherlands
  • Prof. Michael Gebel, Germany


The sonography clinical school is intended for physicians with no or minimal experience in abdominal sonography. The major aim is to learn the basics: how to perform abdominal sonography in a patient with liver disease. The first part is on anatomy, i.e. the recognition of the large abdominal organs and structures with emphasis on the liver. The second part will be in pathology, i.e. the most frequent hepatic abnormalities will be studied on a sonography-simulator which acts as a real sonography machine.In the end, complete abdominal ultrasound will be performed on patients. After the course, you will not only be able to recognize the abdominal organs (e.g. liver, kidneys, spleen), but will also be able to find the major liver vessels (portal vein, hepatic artery, liver veins), gallbladder, and the biliary tree. Important signs of liver cirrhosis will be learned and you will be able to recognize the major liver abnormalities.

Learning Objectives

  • How to handle a probe and a sonography machine
  • Learning anatomy: how to find the liver, the large liver vessels, and other important structures, by ultrasound on healthy volunteers
  • Identification of pathology most frequently seen: cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, ascites, portal hypertension, biliary abnormalities, by using ultrasound simulators
  • Testing what you have learned: complete abdominal ultrasound in patients

About EASL Schools

The schools contribute to the training of new generations of hepatologists and are a major element of our association. Aimed at young fellows enrolled in hepatology-oriented departments or more experienced clinicians who want to be exposed to the newest trends in hepatology.

For selected applicants, EASL will cover transportation costs to attend the school and accommodation during the event (details will be provided individually once the selection process has been done).

Application is open to young fellows under the age of 35 (born after 17 September 1987) and/or still in training.

Approximately 30 places are available for each school and only EASL members are allowed to apply. Become an EASL member


Supported by AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb and MSD who provided funding.

AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb and MSD have had no input into the content of the materials and presentations used at this event.

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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