EASL NAFLD Summit 2022 Organising Committee
Dr Amelia Gastaldelli is Research Director at the Institute of Clinical Physiology of National Research Council in Pisa, Italy, where she leads the Cardiometabolic Risk Group and the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory. She is also an adjunct Professor of Medicine at the Diabetes Division of University of Texas Health, in San Antonio, Texas, USA, and an Affiliate Professor at the Institute of Life Sciences of Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, Italy.
Prof. Frank Tacke (MD, PhD, MBHA) is Chairman of Hepatology and Gastroenterology at the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany. His work has included, inter alia, new gene therapy strategies (1998–1999), and as a post-doctoral research training (2004–2006), monocyte/macrophage and dendritic cell biology. He is board-certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology, endocrinology and diabetology, critical care medicine, and infectious diseases. Prof. Tacke is also Co-Editor at the Journal of Hepatology.
Prof. Emmanuel Tsochatzis (MD, MSc, FEBTM, FRCP, PhD), member of EASL's Governing Board, is Professor of Hepatology and Consultant Hepatologist at the UCL Institute for Liver and Digestive Health in the Royal Free Hospital, London, UK, and Head of the Centre for Metabolic Liver Diseases.
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He leads the specialist multidisciplinary service in NAFLD at the Royal Free Hospital and has an active research programme in NAFLD. His clinical and research interests include NAFLD, non-invasive fibrosis assessment, cirrhosis, and portal hypertension. Prof. Tsochatzis finished his specialty training and his PhD at Hippokration General Hospital in Greece, before moving to the Royal Free Hospital to carry out post-doctoral research under the late Prof. Andy Burroughs.
He is the recipient of both the Rising Star in Gastroenterology prize by the UEG and the EASL Physician Scientist Fellowship. He was a member of the editorial board of Hepatology from 2017 to 2019. He is a member of the steering committee of the Baveno collaboration for portal hypertension. He has led several international research collaborations resulting in more than 220 publications in peer-reviewed journals. His work on the cost-effectiveness of non-invasive fibrosis tests has informed the WHO guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of both HBV and HCV. He has also designed and implemented a primary care pathway for NAFLD referrals to secondary care. He has received funding for his research from NIHR, EASL, and EU Horizon 2020.