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.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of EASL, the Young Investigator Concerted Action Group (YI-CAG) is proud to introduce a new yearly award specifically dedicated for young fellows.
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EASL Clinical School of Hepatology Course 13:
Autoimmune Hepatitis, PBC and PSC
Venue and dates
December 3-5, 2009
Hannover Medical School, Carl-Neuberg-Str.1, Hannover, Germany
Course organisers
Michael P. Manns, Hannover, Germany
Christian P. Strassburg, Hannover, Germany
Jochen Wedemeyer, Hannover, Germany

Accepted participants will have their accommodation covered for 2 nights in a single room on bed and breakfast basis. In addition, their travel (train or basic APEX economy return flight, up to an amount of 600) will be paid by EASL. Reimbursement will be made after the meeting.

Hannover Clinical School 2009


CME accreditation



EASL 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 Clinical School of Hepatology Course 13' is designated for a maximum of 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.

EACCME credits are recognized by the American Medical Association towards the Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). To convert EACCME credit to AMA PRA category 1 credit, contact the AMA.

Note: When selecting applicants to the EASL Clinical School, priority is given to registered EASL members. You will require your EASL membership number to complete the online application form.

For EASL Membership information, please visit:

If you are not yet a registered member, the application process is simple and anyone who has logged on will be considered for the School of Hepatology while their membership is being processed.

For any questions regarding the EASL Clinical School, please contact:

EASL School Secretariat
Kenes International
1-3, rue de Chantepoulet
P.O. Box 1726
CH-1211, Geneva 1
Tel: +41 22 908 0488
Fax: +41 22 906 91 40


The 2009 EASL School of Hepatology is sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from
EASL Premium Sponsor

Thursday, December 3rd 2009
19:00 - 20:00 Welcome Lecture: Autoimmune Liver Diseases: What’s hot?
Michael P. Manns, Hannover, Germany
20:00 - 22:00 Welcome Reception and Welcome Address by Course Directors and the EASL Secretary General
Friday, December 4th 2009
08:30 - 09:00 Case Presentations I
K. Deterding, C. Agne, J. Hadem, Hannover, Germany
09:00 - 12:30 Session 1: Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH)
09:00 - 09:30 Autoantibodies in Autoimmune Liver Disease
C. Strassburg, Hannover, Germany
09:30 - 10:00 Diagnosis and Classification of AIH
A. Vogel, Hannover, Germany
10:00 - 10:30 Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Hepatitis
E. Jäckel, Hannover, Germany
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30 Treatment of Autoimmune Hepatitis
M.P. Manns, Hannover, Germany
11:30 - 12:00 Paediatric Autoimmune Hepatitis
U. Baumann, Hannover, Germany
12:00 - 12:30 Guest Lecture: Non-invasive Detection of Liver Fibrosis in Autoimmune Liver Disease
M. Bahr, Lübeck, Germany
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 16:00 Workshops (Workshops will be “hands-on” and will take place in the various specialty units of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, MHH)
13:30 - 16:00 Workshop 1: Transplantation unit
Moderators: Christian Strassburg, Elmar Jäckel
13:30 - 16:00 Workshop 2: Endoscopy Unit
Moderators: Jochen Wedemeyer, Tobias Weismüller
13:30 - 16:00 Workshop 3: Autoantibody laboratory for autoimmune liver diseases
Moderators: Stefanie Loges, Michael Manns
13:30 - 16:00 Workshop 4: Liver Clinical trial center MHH
Moderators: Heiner Wedemeyer, Kinan Rifai
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:00 Session II: Primary Biliary Cirrhosis I
16:30 - 17:00 Guest Lecture: Pathogenesis of PBC and PSC
U. Beuers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
17:00 - 17:30 Medical Therapy of PBC
C. Strassburg, Hannover, Germany
17:30 - 18:15 Guest Lecture: Histopathology of Autoimmune Liver Diseases (including Histo-Quiz)
Peter Schirmacher, Heidelberg, Germany
19:30 Dinner

Saturday, December 5th 2009
08:30 - 09:00 Case Presentations II
C. Meyer-Heithuis, K. Wursthorn, I. Mederacke, Hannover, Germany
09:00 - 12:30 Session III: Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
09:00 - 09:30 Guest Lecture: Genetics in PSC
T. Karlsen, Oslo, Norway
09:30 - 10:00 Diagnosis of PSC
T. Weismüller, Hannover, Germany
10:00 - 10:30 PSC and Malignancy
S. Kubicka, Hannover, Germany
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30 Guest Lecture: IgG4-associated cholangitis
U. Beuers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
11:30 - 12:00 Treatment of PSC: Medical and endoscopic
J. Wedemeyer, Hannover, Germany
12:00 - 12:30 Guest Lecture: Pregnancy and Autoimmune Liver Disease
C. Schramm, Hamburg, Germany
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 Liver transplantation in autoimmune liver diseases
A. Vogel, Hannover, Germany
14:00 - 14:30 Overlap syndromes
Heiner Wedemeyer, Hannover, Germany
15:00 Closing Remarks and Farewell