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During a 90 minute moderated discussion delegates will hear from Member States and WHO staff, alongside thought leaders and affected community representatives about the challenges and opportunities to address fatty liver disease. Opening remarks will be followed by a Q&A.  

Participants are invited to join a reception following the event. Immediate reactions from the event will be shared during a special broadcast edition of EASL Studio.  


15:45-16:15  Arrivals

Welcome and Introduction   

    • Aleksander KRAG, EASL Vice-Secretary (moderator)  
    • Maria BUTI, EASL Public Health Councillor  
    • Sven FRANCQUE, EASL Education Councillor-elect  
    • Marko KORENJAK, President, European Liver Patients Association (ELPA)  


Member States Perspectives  

    • Kerstin Vesna PETRIč, Head of the Office for Cooperation with WHO, Ministry of Health of Slovenia   
    • Khaled Abdel GHAFFAR, Minister of Health and Population, Egypt   
    • Nisia TRINDADE, Minister of Health, Brazil  
    • Shivaram Prasad SINGH, Secretary-General,  Indian National Association for the Study of the Liver (INASL)


Global NCD Perspective   

    • Slim SLAMA, NCDs Management-Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (MND)
    • Guy FONES, Advisor to WHO GCM for NCDs  
    • Zobair YOUNOSSI, Global NASH Council  
    • Jeffrey LAZARUS, EASL Policy, Public Health, and Advocacy Committee  


Medical Societies Perspectives   

    • Amalia GASTALDELLI, Research Director, Cardiometabolic Risk Unit, IFC-CNR. European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)
    • Pablo PEREL, Scientific Advisor, World Heart Federation
    • Mary RINELLA, Chair of SLD Task Force, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases  (AASLD)


Affected Communities Perspectives   

    • Jose WILLEMSE, Board Director, Liver Patients International (LPI)  
    • Giacomo DONNINI, Programme Director, Global Liver International (GLI)  
    • Marko KORENJAK, President, European Liver Patients Association (ELPA)  



Call to Action  

Wrap up & Conclusion 

18:00-20:00  Reception 
19:30-20:00  EASL Studio Episode 
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