Why does EASL exist?


The European Association for the Study of the Liver started as a small group of 70 hepatologists from 15 European countries who came together to share best medical practice in April 1966.

Over half a century later EASL has evolved into a major European Association with international influence dedicated to the liver and liver disease.
EASL has over 4,000 members from all over the world and provides an annual platform, The International Liver Congress™, for 11,000 liver experts to meet and discuss latest scientific research.
EASL has given rise to many international clinical trials and research collaborations to the benefit of patients all over the world.


Many Ways, One Aim: Beating Liver Disease

Our mission

To be the Home of Hepatology so that all who are involved with liver disease can realize their full potential to cure and prevent it.

  • Promotes research in the science of liver disease (Hepatology)
  • Provides state-of-the-art education for physicians and scientists
  • Fosters public awareness of liver diseases and their management
  • Acts as an advisor to European Health authorities
  • Facilitates scientific exchanges and catalyzes European multi-center controlled trials
  • Supports young investigators to ensure that the liver remains at the forefront of research

EASL Constitution

EASL is a non-profit organization with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. It performs its duty under a written constitution.

The association is managed by the EASL Governing Board made up of 12 elected members, all active in the medical field.


EASL is composed of individual members who renew their membership on a yearly basis. EASL members meet once a year during the Business Meeting held during The International Liver Congress™.

EASL Constitution




  • The association's insignia (logo) and name is a registered trademark and the property of EASL. They cannot be used in any way, for any purpose or at any time (including, but not limited to announcements, invitations, emails, web publications, etc.) without the expressed written permission of EASL.
  • The insignia can only be used as designated and must be approved by EASL. Any use of the EASL brand name should be approved by the EASL Office. A copy or sample of any such material produced by affiliate groups for public relations or public information must be sent to the EASL Office for informational purposes.

Please contact the EASL Office easloffice@easloffice.eu with any questions you may have regarding the EASL brand and logo.


EASL’s Graphic Chart should always be respected when creating communication tools related to or in conjunction with EASL. For full details and a copy of the Corporate Identity Design Manual please contact EASL’s Communications Department via easloffice@easloffice.eu.