- 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 a relevant proportion of the hepatological workload, especially in tertiary care centers. Care for Rare Liver Disease, like other liver disease, can only be provided with sufficient background knowledge and experience, which is very difficult to acquire in daily practice due to the relatively rarity of the respective disease.
The School for Rare Liver Disease aims at improving clinical knowledge for both paediatric and adult hepatologists, addressing particularly issues of transitional care such as paediatric liver transplant recipients becoming adults. In addition, organisation issues such as referral centers and the opportunities and chances through the new European Reference Network RARE LIVER will be discussed.
During this EASL School there there will be two state-of-the-art lectures, one in each day:
- on 3 July from Ekkehard Sturm:
Paediatric and adolescent liver transplantation long-term prognosis and care
- on 4 July from Ansgar W. Lohse:
A Clinical Approach to Autoimmune Liver Diseases: What are the open questions, what possible answers?
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 3 March 1985) and/or still in training.
Approximately 30 places are available for each school and priority is given to registered EASL members during the selection process.