Article written by Newcastle MEP Jude Kirton-Darling after she met with EASL Scientific Committee member Dr Helen Louise Reeves, other NE hepatologists and EASL EU Director of Public Affairs, Fiona Godfrey in Newcastle, UK, recently.
Now 3333 members from 103 countries
EASL Governing Board

Prof. Markus Peck-Radosavljevic is currently Secretary General of EASL and will step down from his position in 2015.

During the International Liver Congress 2014 in London, Prof. Tom Hemming Karlsen from Norway and Prof. Dr. Frank Tacke from Germany were nominated as the new EASL Scientific Committee members.

EASL sincerely thanks Profs. Frank Lammert, Germany, and Matias A. Avila for their valuable contributions and support on many educational projects organised by EASL. Both persons stepped down from the EASL Scientific Committee at the International Liver Congress 2014 having completed their term.

The contact details and positions of all current EASL Governing Board members can be found below.

Secretary General
Scientific Committee Members
Educational Councillors
EU Policy Councillor
Secretary General
The Secretary General is the Chief Executive of the association for a period of 2 years having already served as Vice-Secretary.
Prof. Markus Peck-Radosavljevic Prof. Markus Peck-RadosavljevicMedizinische Universtät Wien
Abteilung Gastroenterologie & Hepatologie
Vienna, Austria

Tel: (+43) 1-40400 4744
The Vice-Secretary serves for 2 years in close collaboration with the Secretary General and will become the next Secretary General in term.
Dr. Laurent Castera Dr. Laurent CasteraDepartment of Hepatology
Hôpital Beaujon, AP-HP
University of Paris-VII
92110 Clichy, France

Tel: (+33) 1 40 87 57 64
The Treasurer has been elected by the EASL assembly as a non-voting member of the Governing Board for a second term of five years. All Governing Board members share responsibility for the society's finances.
Prof. Mauro Bernardi Prof. Mauro BernardiDipartimento di Medicina Clinica
Alma Mater Studiorum - Università  di Bologna
Semeiotica Medica - Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi
Via Albertoni, 15
Bologna, Italy

Tel: (+39) 051 391 549
Tel: (+39) 051 636 2931
Fax: (+39) 051 636 2930
Scientific Committee Members
There are 7 Scientific Committee members (including the Secretary General and Vice-Secretary). All of them are elected by the EASL assembly for a period of 3 years.
Dr. Alessio Aghemo Dr. Alessio Aghemo1st Division of Gastroenterology
Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Via Francesco Sforza 35
20122 Milano, Italy

Tel: (+39) 02 55035432
Fax: (+39) 02 50320410

Prof. Tom Hemming Karlsen Prof. Tom Hemming Karlsen Department of Transplantation Medicine
Division of Cancer medicine, Surgery and Transplantation
Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet
Postboks 4950 Nydalen, N-0424, Oslo, Norway

Tel: +47 23072469
Dr. Helen Louise Reeves Dr. Helen Louise Reeves Northern Institute for Cancer Research
Paul 'O Gorman Building
The Medical School
Framlington Place
Newcastle University
NE2 4HH, United Kingdom

Tel. Work: (+44) 191 246 4423
Tel. Clinical Secretary: (+44) 191 2137210
Prof. Cecilia Rodrigues Prof. Cecilia RodriguesCecília M P. Rodrigues
Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon
Av. Prof. Gama Pinto
1649-003 Lisbon, Portugal

Tel: (+351) 217946490
Prof. Frank Tacke Prof. Frank TackeUniversity Hospital Aachen
Dept. of Medicine III
Gastroenterology, Metabolic Diseases and Intensive Care Medicine
Pauwelsstr. 30
D-52074 Aachen, Germany

Tel: +49-241-80-80861
Fax: +49-241-80-82455

Educational Councillors
The 2 Educational Councillors were elected for a 4 year term by the EASL assembly.
Prof. Jean-Francois Dufour Prof. Jean-Francois DufourUniversity Clinic Visceral Surgery and Medicine
Inselspital, Freiburgstrasse
Bern, Switzerland

Tel: (+41) 31 632 3191
Prof. Cihan Yurdaydin Prof. Cihan YurdaydinDepartment of Gastroenterology
University of Ankara Medical School
Cebeci Tip Fakultesi Hastanesi, Dikimevi
06100 Ankara, Turkey

EU Policy Councillor
The EU Policy Councillor position was approved as a 5-year position during the Business Meeting in Vienna, Austria April 17, 2010.
Prof. Patrizia Burra Prof. Patrizia BurraHead Multivisceral Transplant Unit
Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology
Padova University Hospital
Via Giustiniani 2
Padua, Italy

Tel: (+39) 049 8212892
Secretary: (+39) 049 8212890
Fax: (+39) 049 8218727