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.
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EASL Monothematic Conference: Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC)
Venue and dates
May 23-24, 2014
Milan, Italy
Course organisers
Prof. U. Beuers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dr. P. Invernizzi, Milan, Italy
Prof. A. Pares, Barcelona, Spain


The learning objectives:

The objectives of this conference will be to review current finding and address key open questions regarding PBC, such as:

  • The real role of genetics and epigenetics in the development of the disease
  • Why there are large geographical variations in disease frequency across Europe
  • Why PBC occurs predominantly in women
  • What causes disabling symptoms such as fatigue
  • Why the autoimmune attack is focused on the biliary epithelium
  • New theories on potential environmental triggers, such as chemical xenobiotics, will be explored together with the processes within the unique immunological milieu of the liver which lead to the breaking of self-tolerance
  • Currently described animal models of PBC
CME Accreditation

The 'EASL Monothematic Conference: Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC)' is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS),

The 'EASL Monothematic Conference: Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC)' is designated for a maximum of (or 'for up to') 11 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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