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22-23 Oct 2021

Topic: General hepatology

Organised by: EASL-ERN

Location: Hamburg, Germany

Meeting Type: EASL Schools & Masterclasses

Course directors

  • Prof. Joost Drenth, Netherlands
  • Prof. Ansgar W. Lohse, Germany
  • Prof. Christoph Schramm, Germany
  • Dr Ekkehard Sturm, Germany


Rare liver diseases are of increasing importance and contribute to a considerable proportion of the workload of hepatology, especially in tertiary care centres. Care for rare liver diseases, like other liver diseases, can only be provided with sufficient background knowledge and experience. This is difficult to acquire in daily practice, due to the relative infrequence of rare diseases.

The School for Rare Liver Diseases aims at improving clinical knowledge for both paediatric and adult hepatologists, addressing issues of transitional care, in particular, such as when paediatric liver transplant recipients become adults. In addition, organisational issues such as referral centres and the opportunities and chances through the new European Reference Network, ERN RARE-LIVER, will be discussed.

During this EASL School, two state-of-the-art lectures will be held:

  • Paediatric and adolescent liver transplantation: Long-term prognosis and care 
    by Dr Ekkehard Sturm 
  • A clinical approach to autoimmune liver diseases: What are the open questions, what possible answers? 
    by Prof. Ansgar W. Lohse 

Learning objectives

  • Describe the diagnostic trajectory of patients with autoimmune liver disease
  • Highlight the issues that are relevant for the care of liver transplanted patients with rare liver diseases
  • Summarize the differential diagnosis of neonatal cholestasis: disease spectrum, impact of established and novel therapies and relevance for the adult hepatologist
  • Describe the therapeutic possibilities for polycystic liver disease
  • Explain the pathology and consequences of alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency

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

CME accreditation

EASL School of Hepatology – Rare Liver Diseases: Improving diagnosis and care, Hamburg, Germany, 22/10/2021-23/10/2021, has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) for a maximum of 9 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-ACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Questions about EASL Schools?

Education is a priority for EASL and the association provides educational opportunities at every level. Traditionally, EASL Schools have been held in person, face to face. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, EASL may adapt to holding Schools online.

Due to strong interest in the EASL Schools, we have decided to give everyone additional time to complete and submit their applications. The new deadline is 23 February 2021. Please make sure your EASL membership is active before you submit your application.

Please make sure your EASL membership is active before submitting your application. Become an EASL member.

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An application has been made for CME accreditation of this event.

Key Deadlines

  • 23 Nov, 2020 - 23 Feb, 2021

    Application period

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