Basic School - Barcelona 25-27 October, 2018

Liver vascular biology

Key deadlines

Application submission28 June 2018 Add to my agenda


Welcome message

Cells composing the liver microvasculature play essential roles in the pathophysiology of liver diseases, and therefore their study at the bench-side results essential to understand disease biology and to develop new therapeutics. The 2018 Basic School of Hepatology will provide updated information about how to properly characterize liver vascular cells phenotype, function, and interactions, combining state of the art lectures, short seminars, and extensive hands-on practices. In addition, soft practical exercises will focus on the improvement of scientific communication skills. A major aim of the School is to potentiate close interaction between faculty and participants, therefore a reduced number of applicants (maximum 36) will be selected to be part of this experience.

The School will be developed at the IDIBAPS Biomedical Research Center in Barcelona.

Learning objectives

  • Recognize the cellular components of the liver microvasculature, their characteristics, and interactions, in health and disease.
  • Understand the variety of techniques available to comprehensibly characterize the phenotype of the liver microvasculature.
  • Be able to design an experimental research project to solve a relevant question in the field of liver vascular diseases.
  • Be able to summarize your research project in a 5min elevator pitch.

 Key selling points

  • Learn the latest techniques to characterize liver vascular cells, both in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo.
  • Interact with peers and Faculty to improve your skills in Experimental Hepatology and Scientific Communication.
  • Have the opportunity to meet and discuss your projects with renowned Faculty.



Supported by AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb and MSD.

AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb and MSD have had no input into the content of the materials and presentations used at this event.