About the EASL Love Your Liver Impact Projects...
Value creation at EASL does not stop at its members, partners, and delegates. EASL is committed to providing a long lasting, positive impact on the lives of those who are connected to its events, as well as all the people living and working in the communities who host them.
Impact is not simply a word or an abstract concept at EASL. Impact is a tangible goal, an unceasing pursuit towards a better future for all Europeans. With the release of the EASL-Lancet Commission report in 2020, EASL decided to broaden its public health mandate to bring its passion for liver health directly to the communities it serves. In 2022, EASL launched a series of impact projects called Love Your Liver in London, UK alongside the International Liver Congress (ILC).
Love Your Liver is designed to raise awareness for liver health, promote early detection and care, and build local professional capacities in the hepatology field. Each year, the EASL team organises projects tailored to the local community hosting the EASL Congress. These initiatives directly work towards EASL’s goal of reducing liver disease burdens across Europe, promoting liver health, and catalysing change in the meetings industry to encourage more socially responsible event practices.
The projects were covered by various press outlets worldwide. EASL used the media momentum to address liver health, prevention, early detection, and stigma more broadly with public readers across Europe.
Dissemination & Recognition
ICCA Community Forum
Shared insights and inspired delegates at the ICCA Community Forum in Lausanne, Switzerland 2022 on the importance of creative impact and adding social value to medical congresses.
ICCA Annual Congress
At ICCA Annual Congress 2022 in Krakow, Poland, the EASL impact projects were presented as a case study on the success of measuring social impact and driving change in host destinations and won a Shark Tank Pitch.
Geneva International Association Forum Presentation
Voices from our Love Your Liver recipients and organisers!
I am honoured to be part of EASL – this forward-looking organisation trying to engage and inspire the next generation of hepatologists. It was a pleasure being able to transfer my knowledge and passion for liver health to the incredible emerging doctors in the field
– Prof. Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Hepatologist and former EASL Scientific Committee Chair
We are quite lucky today. We’ve never had workshops such as this, especially to touch on something as important as the liver, something that, I think, we’ve all underestimated
– Mr. Abiola, Calverton Teacher
Going to the doctor and having tests done can be daunting. The mobile unit is a much less formal environment, so you feel more relaxed going for a test and talking about the health of your liver. The whole experience made me reflect on the importance of pro-actively monitoring your general health and well-being
– Claire Sellick, Senior Marketing Manager at ExCel London
I have a daughter who is a student and I know how important it is for young professionals to have open conversations and respectful exchanges of ideas between generations. This can be a major contributing factor for their future career, and I can only continue to encourage this initiative in the future
– Prof. Rajeshwar Mookerjee, Hepatologist
Younger people are at the core stage of habit forming, and positive messaging makes a massive difference on the habits of exercise and healthy diets
– Dr. Kosh Agarwal, Hepatologist
Look after your liver.
Ingest healthy food.
Violent attacks of sugar,
Leave her in a bad mood.
She’s like an engine.
Boring into chemicals
In the blood system
– Calverton Primary student