Knowledge in the diagnostic and therapeutic management of infections of the liver has increased in the past decades. It is vital for the physicians to stay up-to-date with the latest research and treatment paradigms.
The Hepatology Committee of ESPGHAN has decided to organize a three-day Monothematic Conference in order to share state-of-the-art knowledge and expertise specifically on infections of the liver at paediatric age.
The complete spectrum of infections of the liver (acute and chronic, bacterial, viral and fungal) in both immune-competent and immune-suppressed children will be highlighted during this meeting.
At the beginning of a new era with the recent approval of novel direct-acting antiviral drugs for children with chronic hepatitis C, one session of the conference will be dedicated to evaluate the characteristics of the new drugs and discuss indications for treatment. Another session, will concentrate on the urgent need to face the challenges of treatment of hepatitis B virus infection in children.
Finally, comprehensive lectures will be provided to discuss the most recent developments concerning viral,bacterial and fungal infections of the liver disease patients and on patients after liver transplantation.We expect to attract gastroenterologists and hepatologists for pediatric and for adult patients, pediatric and hepatobiliary surgeons, infectiologists and virologists from Europe and around the world and to encourage collaboration between scientists and clinicians.
Giuseppe Indolfi (Local Organiser)
Henkjan Verkade (Chair ESPGHAN Hepatology Committee)
Wendy van der Woerd
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