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AASLD-APASL Research Workshop on Epidemiology and Natural History of Liver Diseases in Asia

December 14, 2004

New Delhi, India

Call for Abstracts-Deadline: August 31, 2004

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) in association with the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of Liver (APASL) will hold a one day workshop on December 14, 2004 during the biennial meeting of the APASL to be held in New Delhi, India, December 11–15, 2004.

The theme of the workshop will be “Epidemiology and Natural History of Liver Disease in Asia” with a focus on hepatitis B and hepatocellular carcinoma. The primary purpose of the workshop is to provide a basic instruction of research methodologies for fellows and junior faculty from countries in the Asia Pacific region.

The workshop will include didactic lectures covering the basic concepts of research in epidemiology and natural history and poster sessions that will allow direct interactions between participants and experienced AASLD-APASL faculty.

Participants will be selected based on the quality of abstracts, which will be presented as posters. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • 1
    Fellow in training in gastroenterology and hepatology with an interest in liver disease or junior faculty less than 40 years of age (lecturer/assistant professor);
  • 2
    Resident of a country in the Asia Pacific region;
  • 3
    Letter of recommendation from head of department granting leave to travel and participate in the workshop and certifying ability to present in English.

Abstracts may be submitted on original research or clinical case series. Abstracts should be submitted electronically to www.apaslindia2004.com by August 31, 2004.

A hard copy of the abstract and letter of recommendation should be faxed to APASL Conference Secretariat, Dr. Samir Shah, at 91-11-23219710/23218766. Abstract submission details are available on the APASL Web site www.apaslindia2004.com.

25 applicants will be selected by a committee comprising AASLD-APASL faculty for a travel grant that will cover apex class round trip air ticket, registration for the workshop as well as the APASL biennial meeting, and 2-night hotel accommodation in New Delhi. Successful applicants will be notified by September 15, 2004.

Funding for the workshop is provided by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.

Conference Highlights (December 11–15)

  • One day post-graduate course on “clinico-patho-radiological decision making in hepatology”

  • A three day core-meeting with emphasis on molecular, genetic, and immunological basis of liver disease and novel approaches to therapy

  • Parallel sessions on liver pathology, pediatric hepatology, surgical hepatology, radiology in liver diseases, molecular hepatology, and nutrition in liver diseases.

  • A joint AASLD-APASL session on “Epidemiology of Liver Diseases in Asia”

  • Research Workshops

  • Workshop on “Endoscopic and Radiological procedures in liver diseases”

  • Free Paper—‘Oral’ and ‘Poster’ Presentation with awards

  • Fifty travel bursaries for young investigators.

Items for the “Notices” section of HEPATOLOGY should be submitted according to the following format and deadlines:

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Questions?

Please contact APASL President, Dr. S.K. Sarin by phone 91-11-23232013 or by e-mail: sksarin@nda.vsnl.net.inwelcome@apaslindia2004.com.

THE SEVENTH ANNUAL UPDATE IN PEDIATRIC LIVER DISEASES AND LIVER TRANSPLANTATION

October 19, 2004

Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

Sponsored By: The Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute and The Department of Pediatrics of the Mount Sinai Medical Center

Course Directors: Sukru Emre, M.D. and Benjamin Shneider, M.D.

Topics/Speakers include: Neonatal Liver Failure: Diagnoses and Treatment/Peter Whitington,

Potential Etiologies of Biliary Atresia/Jorge Benzetta, Renal Disease in Liver Transplant Recipients/Richard Fitte, Approaches to Referral and Post Liver Transplant Care: The Puerto Rico Experience/Tony Delvalle, Molecular Advances in Pediatric Hepatology/Frederick Suchy, Surgical Management of Portal Hypertension/Sukru Emre, Liver Disease in ARPKD/Benjamin Shneider, Hepatitis B: Complexities in Management/Nanda Kerkar, Hepatitis C: Current Approaches in Pediatrics/Carolina Rumbo, Short Gut Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation/Gabriel Gondolesi. CMV Disease in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients/Betsy Harold, Anesthesia Issues in Pediatric Liver Transplantation/Fran Yudkowitz

CME Category 1 credit offered

For information contact Vena Persaud at the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute, One Gustave L. Levy Place (Box 1104), New York, NY 10029 phone 212 659 8071, fax 212 241 2064, venamarie.persaud@msnyuhealth.org

1st European Consensus Conference on the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B and C in HIV Co-infected Patients

Palais des Congrès, Paris, France

March 1–2, 2005

Contact:

Tel: +44 (0) 1 892 509521

Fax: +44 (0) 1 892 511400

MAYO CLINIC GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY BOARD REVIEW

September 19–23, 2004

Rochester, Minnesota

Designed for candidates preparing for certifying and recertifying examinations in gastroenterology, this program will include relevant topics such as pathology, endoscopy, radiology and nutrition. Course highlights include lectures and interactive cases presentations utilizing an audience response system, multiple short board examination-type best-answer questions, and poster sessions featuring simulated board examination questions and answers.

To view online course brochure, visit our website, www.mayo.edu/cme

For more information, contact Mayo School of CME, telephone 1-800-323-2688 or 507-284-2509, fax 507-284-0532, or send e-mail to cme@mayo.edu

HEPATOLOGY 2005 COURSE

23rd January–25th January 2005

THE ROYAL FREE HOSPITAL

ROYAL FREE & UNIVERSITY COLLEGE MEDICAL SCHOOL

HAMPSTEAD, LONDON, UK

This two-and-a-half day symposium in London provides a state of the art, essential overview for clinicians and medical scientists in clinical hepatology, and explores innovations in the understanding and treatment of liver disease. Included in the course will be interactive sessions, case discussions and problem solving. The course concentrates on clinical realities and developments in patient management.

Topics include: Metabolic liver disease, Advances in viral hepatitis, Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, Alcoholic liver disease, Advances in imaging, Current practices and future trends in transplantation, Innovative approaches in liver failure, Gene and cell based therapies, Pathogenesis and management of fibrosis, Management of portal hypertension and Hepatorenal failure, Hepatocellular and pancreatic cancer. CPD/CME accredited.

With a panel of international and national speakers including: Blei A, USA. Chapman R, Oxford. Elias E, Birmingham. Ginès P, Spain. Naoumov N, London. Nelson M, London. Neuberger J, Birmingham. O'Grady J, London. Ryder S. Nottingham. Valla D, France. Plus staff of the Royal Free London.

For further information please contact: Terri Dolan, Course Administrator, PA to Professor H Hodgson, Royal Free and University College Medical School, Royal Free Campus, Centre for Hepatology, Upper 3rd Floor, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF, U.K. Telephone 020 7433 2851 e-mail: t.dolan@rfc.ucl.ac.uk or visit our website at www.hepatology2005.org.uk

SECOND NATIONAL FORUM ON WOMEN'S ISSUES IN GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY

October 1–3, 2004

Sheraton-Rittenhouse Square Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: BARBARA B. FRANK, M.D., CLINICAL PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE

Drexel University College of Medicine is sponsoring a CME/CE program on gender-specific issues in gastroenterology and hepatology. Topics to be presented by national and internationally-recognized experts include inflammatory bowel disease issues in women, gender issues in liver disease, feminine effects on motility, therapeutics during pregnancy, peptic ulcer disease, anorexia, bulimia and EUS.

For additional information or to register, call: Drexel University College of Medicine, Office of CME: 215-842-7180.