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Symposia belonging to the educational element of the congress programme will provide the audience with a comprehensive, updated and balanced summary of the diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic procedures related to the mentioned topics.

All symposia will be webcasted and posted on the EASL LiverTree™.


Friday 21 April, 14:00 to 15:30

Sarcopenia and osteopenia in chronic liver disease Manuela Merli
MicroRNAs in liver fibrosis and cancer Tom Luedde
Pathophysiology of alcoholic liver disease Pau Sancho-Bru
Current concepts for NAFLD/NASH management Elisabetta Bugianesi
New aspects of HCV-related liver transplantation in the DAA era Thomas Berg

Saturday 22 April 2017, 14:00 to 15:30

Coagulation, thrombosis and vascular liver diseases Juan Carlos Garcia Pagan
Non-conventional lymphocytes in liver disease (NKT, MAIT, ILC) Eric Vivier
Management of Hepatitis C patients after SVR Antonio Craxi
Update on viral hepatitis B Pietro Lampertico
WHO: Hepatologists as key partners in meeting the elimination goals of the WHO hepatitis strategy Gottfried Hirnschall
Massimo Colombo

Sunday 23 April 2017, 10:30 to 11:30

Challenges in autoimmune and cholestatic liver diseases Christoph Schramm
Nuclear receptors and the gut sterolbiome: therapeutic opportunities Bart Staels
Liver pathologist: an endangered species? Pierre Bedossa