Hepatology Congress 2018
Viral hepatitis is an infection that mainly causes liver inflammation and damage. Immunity Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus and this virus causes only acute infection and typically gets better without treatment after a few weeks. It spreads through contact with an infected person’s stool. You can protect yourself by getting the hepatitis A vaccine. Hepatitis E is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis E virus and it is spread by drinking water contaminated by an infected person’s stool. You can protect yourself from hepatitis B by getting the hepatitis B vaccine. Hepatitis A and E are enterically transmitted diseases which share several common features such as no chronic carrier state for these two infections, faecal–oral route of transmission.
· Acute hepatitis
· Hepatitis A & E : Epidemiology
· Fulminant hepatitis
· Encephalomyelitis by hepatitis A virus
Hepatitis B is a potentially life-threatening liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus which attacks the liver and can cause both acute and chronic disease. This virus is mainly transmitted through contact with the blood or other body fluids of an infected person. Hepatitis D is a liver disease in both acute and chronic forms caused by the hepatitis D virus which is a defective virus since it requires hepatitis B for its replication. The virus is mainly transmitted through contact with the blood or other body fluids of an infected person. A vaccine against hepatitis B is the only method to prevent hepatitis D infection.
· Novel Therapies for HBV
· Prevalence of hepatitis B e antigen
· Nosocomial Viral hepatitis
· Hepatitis D Virus : Coinfection and Superinfection
· Chronic hepatitis D
Liver transplantation surgery technique replaces a failing or diseased liver with one that is normal and healthy. Liver transplantation Surgery is the only cure for liver insufficiency or liver failure because no device or machine reliably performs all of the functions of the liver. The liver is an essential organ which serves critical functions including making proteins and blood clotting factors, metabolism of drugs and toxins, removing degradation products of normal body metabolism and synthesis of many important proteins and enzymes. There are three main types of liver transplant such as Orthotopic transplant, Living donor transplant, Split donation.
· Living-donor Liver Transplant
· Vascular Ligation Technique in liver transplantation
· Liver procurement
· Platelets Activation and Liver Transplantation
Cirrhosis is a complication of liver disease which involves loss of liver cells and irreversible scarring of the liver. It is a condition that is defined histopathologically and has a variety of complications and clinical manifestations some of which can be life-threatening. The major complications of cirrhosis include ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, varices, hepatocellular carcinoma, hepatorenal syndrome and coagulation disorders. Patients who have developed complications of their liver disease and have become decompensated should be considered for liver transplantation.
· Hepatic encephalopathy
· Pathophysiology of cirrhosis of the liver
· Endothelial progenitor cells in Hepatic cirrhosis
Liver cancer, also called as hepatic cancer or which arises in the liver. Liver cancer is usually difficult to detect at its primary stage, thus making it difficult to get cure. The most common types are hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma. The leading cause of liver cancer is cirrhosis due to hepatitis B, hepatitis C, or alcohol. Symptoms of liver cancer may include a lump or pain in the right side below the rib cage, swelling of the abdomen, yellowish skin, easy bruising, weight loss, and weakness.
· Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma
· Prevention and control of liver cancer.
· Hepatic Angiomyolipoma
Liver diseases are generally difficult to diagnose because its symptoms can be unclear and easily confused with other health problems. In some cases, a person may have no symptoms at all but the liver may already have suffered significant damage. Diagnosis of liver disease is mainly based on initial history and physical examination.
· Drug induced liver disease
· Biopsy Diagnosis of Liver Disease.
· Non-invasive diagnosis of cirrhosis
Pancreatitis is an inflammation in the pancreas. Pancreatic damage occurs when the digestive enzymes are been activated before they get released into the small intestine and thus begins to attack the pancreas. Mainly there are two form of pancreatitis such as acute and chronic. Pancreatitis may also be classified as hereditary pancreatitis and necrotizing pancreatitis. Other disorders of the pancreas include endocrine and exocrine syndromes, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Normally, Moderate cases of pancreatitis may go away easily without treatment, but serious cases can cause life-threatening complications.
· Pancreatic Necrosis
· Alcoholic pancreatitis
· Pancreatic pseudocyst
Metabolic liver disease is a disorder in which abnormal chemical reactions in the body disrupt the body’s metabolism. When this happens, the body has too much of some substances or too little of others to stay healthy.
Pancreatic cancer is caused by the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells in the pancreas, a large gland that's part of the digestive system. It typically spreads rapidly to nearby organs. There are many types of pancreatic cancer , the most common type is pancreatic adenocarcinoma. The most common symptoms of pancreatic cancer includes yellow skin, unexplained weight loss, abdominal or back pain, light-colored stools, dark urine and loss of appetite. Pancreatic cancer is difficult to diagnose, and the diagnosis is often made late in the course of the disease.
· Resectable Pancreatic Cancer
· Neuroendocrine pancreatic tumor
· Therapy of pancreatic cancer
· Imaging of the pancreas
Hepatitis C is caused by the hepatitis C virus which can cause both acute and chronic hepatitis, ranging in severity from a mild illness. The hepatitis C virus is a blood borne virus and the modes of infection are through exposure to small quantities of blood. This may happen through injection drug use, unsafe injection practices, unsafe health care, and the transfusion of unscreened blood and blood products. There is currently no vaccine for hepatitis C.
· Advanced therapy in hepatitis C
· Occult hepatitis C virus infection.
· HCV Kinetic Models
· Epidemiology of Hepatitis C Virus Infection
Liver failure also called as hepatic insufficiency is a severe deterioration in liver function. It is mainly caused by a disorder or substance that damages the liver. Hepatic failure can either be acute or chronic. Symptoms of hepatic failure includes , nausea , jaundice , bruising or bleeding easily ,edema or fluid buildup in the legs, a loss of appetite and fatigue. Treatment generally involves limiting sodium in the diet, controlling protein consumption, completely avoiding alcohol, and treating the cause, but sometimes liver transplantation is required.
· Hepatic Encephalopathy
· Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure
· Neonatal liver failure
Fatty liver, or steatosis, is a term that describes the buildup of fat in the liver. It is a reversible condition that can be resolved with changed behaviors. It often has no symptoms. However, some feel discomfort in the abdomen at the level of the liver, fatigue, a general feeling of being unwell and vague discomfort.
Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. Symptoms of high blood sugar include frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger. If left untreated, diabetes can cause many complications. Acute complications include diabetic ketoacidosis and non ketotic hyperosmolar coma. Serious long-term complications include cardiovascular disease, stroke, chronic kidney failure, foot ulcers, and damage to the eyes.
· Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2
· Neonatal Diabetes
· Reverse Diabetes
Gastroenterology is the study of detailed understanding of the physiology of the gastrointestinal organs including the movement of material through the stomach and intestine the digestion and absorption of nutrients into the body, removal of waste from the system, and the function of the liver as a digestive organ.
On behalf of Hepatology Congress 2018 Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite Hepatologists, Gastroenterologists, Physicians, Internists, Microbiologists, Pathologists, Virologists, Oncologists, Surgeons, Toxicologists, Researchers, Students, Business delegates and Young researchers across the world to attend 8th Edition of International Conference on Hepatology which is to be held on July 09-10, 2018 at Vienna, Austria. The conference highlights the theme “To discuss and share the latest updates and cutting-edge technologies in the field of Hepatology”.
The conference proceedings include symposiums and workshops, keynote speeches, plenary talks, poster sessions and panel discussion on latest research developments in the field of Hepatology.
EuroSciCon is the longest running independent life science events company with a predominantly academic client base. Our multiprofessional and multispeciality approach creates a unique experience that cannot be found with a specialist society or commercially.
Euroscicon are corporate members of the following organisations
Royal Society of Biology
British Society for Immunology
Rare Care UK
Opportunities for Conference Attendees
For Researchers &Faculty:
For Universities, Associations & Societies:
For Students & Research Scholars:
Poster Competition (Winner will get Best Poster Award)
Young Researcher Forum (YRF Award to the best presenter)
For Business Delegates:
Book Launch event
Exhibitor and Vendor booths
Marketing and Networking with clients
Hepatology is a branch of medicine concerned with the study, prevention, diagnosis and management of diseases that affect the liver, gallbladder, biliary tree and pancreas. The term hepatology is derived from the Greek words “hepatikos” and “logia,” which mean liver and study, respectively.
The main aim of this conference is to gather Hepatologists, Gastroenterologists, Pathologists, Directors/CEO & Industry experts, Professors, Researchers, Scientists and Students of Hepatology and Liver diseases in all areas of Liver diseases & Therapeutics and to provide an international forum for the dissemination of original research results, new ideas and practical development experiences related to the research.
MARKET ANALYSIS REPORT
Hepatology deals with the study, prevention, diagnosis and management of diseases that affect the liver, gallbladder, biliary tree and pancreas. The therapy of liver diseases has a growing importance as the number of patients in need is still rising .Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver caused by the hepatitis virus. The most observed form of this disease is hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. More than 1 million people die each year from causes related to viral hepatitis, commonly cirrhosis and liver cancer. According to WHO nearly 500 million people have chronic viral hepatitis worldwide. Approximately 1 in 12 persons worldwide are living with chronic viral hepatitis. Presently, an estimated 5.5 million Americans suffer from chronic liver disease . One of the top most leading causes of death of liver diseases is due to the combined diagnoses of chronic liver disease, cirrhosis, viral hepatitis and liver cancer.
Hepatology medicine is on the threshold of massive changes. Vaccination programs can help but still the mortality rate due to Liver diseases is increasing day by day and it is stated as a complicated one. Worldwide therapy of the consequences of viral hepatitis for the liver is available only for a minority. Access to innovative treatment of liver cancer and its therapy is limited here.
Autonomous University of Madrid | Catholic University of Valencia | The Autonomous University of Barcelona | Complutense University of Madrid | International University of Catalonia | Miguel Hernandez University | Pompeu Fabra University | Rovira i Virgili University | The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) | The University of Barcelona (UB) | Universidad Santiago de Compostela | University CEU San Pablo | University of Alcala | University of Alicante | University of Cadiz | University of Cantabria | University of Castilla-La Mancha | University of Cordoba | University of Extremadura | University of Girona | University of Granada | University of Jaen | University of La Laguna | University of Lleida | University of Malaga | University of Murcia | University of Navarra | University of Oviedo | University of Salamanca | University of Seville | University of Valencia | University of Valladolid | University of Zaragoza
Duke University School of Medicine | Harvard Medical School | Johns Hopkins School of Medicine | Emory University School of Medicine | Yale School of Medicine | Baylor College of Medicine | Washington University School of Medicine | Mayo Clinic College of Medicine | Wayne State University School of Medicine | University of Massachusetts Medical School | University of Maryland School of Medicine | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine | University of Kansas School of Medicine | Rush Medical College | Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine | Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University | Florida State University College of Medicine | Howard University College of Medicine | Georgetown University School of Medicine | George Washington University Medical School | University of Connecticut School of Medicine | California Northstate University College of Medicine | University of South Alabama College of Medicine | University of Alabama School of Medicine | Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science | University of California, Irvine School of Medicine | UCSF School of Medicine | University of Colorado School of Medicine | University of Central Florida College of Medicine | University of South Florida College of Medicine | Morehouse School of Medicine | Michigan Medicine | University of Virginia | Northwestern University | University of Rochester | The University of Arizona Health Sciences | University of Chicago | Standford University | Indiana University | Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
International University - Cambodia (IU) | University of Health Sciences - Cambodia (UHS-C) | University of Puthisastra (UP) | Akaki Tsereteli State University | David Agmashenebeli University of Georgia | Tbilisi State Medical University | Hashemite University | Jordan University of Science and Technology | Mutah University | University of Jordan | Nanyang Technological University | National University of Singapore |Mordovian Ogarev State University | Moscow Medical Stomatology Institute | Omsk State Medical Academy | Tra Vinh University | Vietnam National University, Hanoi | Vinh Medical University | Aino University | Baika Womens University | Morinomiya University of Medical Sciences | Kansai University | Osaka University | Kindai University | Tokyo University | Tambov State University | Tver State Medical Academy | All India Institute of Medical Sciences | Army College of Medical Sciences | University College of Medical Sciences | Beijing University of Chinese Medicine | Capital Medical University | Peking Union Medical College | Guangdong Medical University | Hainan Medical College Harbin Medical University
The European Section and Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology | European Association for the Study of the Liver | World Gastroenterology Organization | European Liver Patients Association | Albanian Association of Gastroenterology & Hepatology | Austrian Society of Gastroenterology & Hepatology | Byelorussian Gastroenterology Association | Royal Belgian Society of Gastroenterology | Flemish Association for Gastroenterology (VVGE) | Association of Gastroenterologists & Hepatologists of Bosnia & Herzegovina | Bulgarian Society of Gastroenterology | Croatian Society of Gastroenterology | Czech Society of Gastroenterology | Estonian Society of Gastroenterology | Finnish Society of Gastroenterology | French National Society of Gastroenterology | Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology| Hungarian Society of Gastroenterology | The Icelandic Gastroenterology Society | Irish Society of Gastroenterology | Italian Society of Gastroenterology | Latvian Association of Gastroenterologists| Lithuanian Society of Gastroenterology | Macedonian Society of Gastroenterohepatology | Gastroenterohepatology Association of Montenegro | Netherlands Society of Gastroenterology| Norwegian Gastroenterological Association | Polish Society of Gastroenterology | Portuguese Society Of Gastroenterology | Romanian Society of Gastroenterology & Hepatology | Gastroenterological Scientific Society of Russia | Russian Gastroenterological Association | Association of Serbian Gastroenterologists | Slovak Gastroenterological Society | Slovenian Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology | Spanish Gastroenterology Foundation | Spanish Society of Digestive Pathology | Swedish Society for Gastroenterology | Swiss Society of Gastroenterology | Ukrainian Gastroenterology Association | British Society of Gastroenterology | European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology | European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy | European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology | European Study Group of Pancreatic Cancer
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) | North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition | Gastroenterology & Hepatology Associates | American College of gastroenterology | American Gastroenterological Association | American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy | American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association | Canadian Liver Foundation | International Association for the Study of the Liver | International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association | Hepatitis B Foundation | Hepatitis Foundation International | American Liver Foundation | Canadian Association of Gastroenterology | Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver | American Pancreatic Association | Associates in Gastroenterology | Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) | Canadian Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates | Massachusetts Gastroenterology Association| Michigan Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates | Mississippi Gastroenterology Society | American Society for General Surgeons | Philippine Society of General Surgeons
The Asia-Pacific Primary Liver Cancer Expert Association | The Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology | Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver | International Society for Digestive Surgery | Gastroenterological Society of Australia | International Society for Digestive Surgery | Taiwan Liver Cancer Association | The Korean Association for the Study of the Liver | The Asia-Pacific Primary Liver Cancer Expert Association | Australia and New Zealand Hepatic Pancreatic and Biliary Association Incorporated | Australian Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Association | Philippine Society of General Surgeons | Gastroenterological Society of Australia | Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons | Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society | Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society(JGES) | Gastroenterological Society of Singapore | Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology | Malaysian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology | New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology | The International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy | The Ohio Gastroenterology Society | Veterinary Endoscopy Society | Philippines Society of Gastroenterology | Saudi Gastroenterology Association | Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India | The Coalition for the Eradication of Viral Hepatitis in Asia Pacific
Sequana Medical | Versantis AG | CYP Design | Promethera Biosciences | Wilson Therapeutics | DefiniGEN | Biotie Therapies | iQur (formerly HepCgen) | DLiver AS | Humedics | Cytonet | Ildana Biotech | CAScination AG | MDW | CMC Contrast | Organox | HepaRegeniX | Enterome Bioscience | ACC | Perspectum Diagnostics
Proteostasis Therapeutics | Ocera Therapeutics | Virobay | Conatus Pharmaceuticals | Perspectum Diagnostics Ltd | Intercept Pharmaceuticals | Cholestech Corporation | HepQuant | New York Huaqi Bioengineering, LLC | Qualiber | Assembly Biosciences | Enanta Pharmaceuticals |FibroGen | Albireo Pharma | Arbutus Biopharma Corporation | Arrowhead Research Corporation | Dicerna Pharmaceuticals | Dimension Therapeutics | Madrigal Pharmaceuticals | Ocera Therapeutics | Phaserx | Vital Therapies
Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd | Biostar Pharmaceuticals | Raptor Pharmaceuticals | Genfit | Livac Pvt Ltd | Verva Pharmaceuticals | Hepatera | Dimension Therapeutics | ZS Pharma | Pharma corporation of India | Eskag pharma private limited | Nexus drugs private limited | Medley Pharmaceuticals Limited | Zambon India Private Limited | Pfiscar India limited | Schwitz Biotech | Bravo Healthcare Limited | Spb Pharma | Enal Drugs Private Limited | Merit Organics Limited | Health India Laboratories | Olita Scientific Works | Zota Pharmaceuticals Private Limited | Flamingo Pharmaceuticals Limited | Nosch Labs Private Limited | Pelcoat formulations
Highly Specialized Pediatric Dietitian King's College Hospital | Hepatology Specialist Practitioner Central Manchester University Hospitals | Clinical Trial Manager NHS Foundation Trust | Transplant Specialist Nurse Oxford University Hospitals | Consultant in Acute Medicine NHS Foundation Trust | Viral Hepatitis Specialist Nurse Queens Medicine | Consultant General Surgeon Private health care company Bristol | General Surgeon Medical Search International | Scientific Safety Advisor or Toxicologist Lush England | Hepatology Medical director INTEGRIS Health | Hepatologist World Overseas Services
Transplant Assistant Northwestern Memorial Hospital | Coordinator-Transplant Loma Linda University Health | Solid Organ Transplant Clinical Pharmacist UVA Health System | Nurse Manager Surgical Transplant Clinical Management Consultants | Liver Transplant Coordinator Kaiser Permanente | Transplant Hepatology Physician UT Southwestern Careers | Senior Physician Recruitment and Retention Consultant American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases | Liver Disease Physician University of Texas Southwestern Medical School | Clinical faculty/ DOQ University of Utah – Employment | Chair and Division Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology EHealth Careers | Academic Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing | Hepatologist Saint Lukes Health System | Chief Pediatric Gastroenterology Roderick Matthews Chair State of West Virginia | Gastroenterologist The Brooklyn Hospital Center | Chief Gastroenterologist UVA Health System | General Surgeon Care Mount Medical | Organ Procurement Specialist Northwestern Memorial Hospital | Director of Pediatric Hepatology and Transplant The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School | Digestive and Liver Disease Physician UT Southwestern Careers
Clinical Nurse Hepatology Queensland Government | Gastroenterologist Xigent | Liver Transplant Coordinator NSW health | Clinical Nutrition Royal Childrens Hospital | Specialist Gastroenterologist Skilled Medical Bundaberg | Liver Transplant Coordinator Queensland Government | Research Scientist CSIRO | Senior Medical Officer Endocrinologist Lady Cilento Childrens Hospital | Nurse Educator Diabetes Royal Childrens Hospital | Specialist General Medicine and Endocrinologist | Wavelength International | Staff Specialist in Paediatric Endocrinology St George Hospital
Welcome Message from OCM
Dear Friends and Colleagues, It is a great pleasure and an honor to extend to you a warm invitation to attend the 8th International Conference on Hepatology, to be held July 09-10, 2018 In Vienna, Austria. This conference is considered a good opportunity to keep up with recent updates in liver diseases. Vienna is an exceptional location for the Congress. It is renowned as one of the world’s most beautiful cities. The 2018 Conference will provide a wonderful forum for you to refresh your knowledge base and explore the recent updated in liver diseases. The Conference will strive to offer plenty of networking opportunities, providing you with the opportunity to meet and interact with the leading scientists and researchers, friends and colleagues as well as sponsors and exhibitors. We hope you will join us for a symphony of outstanding medicine, and take a little extra time to enjoy the spectacular and unique beauty of Vienna.
With best wishes,
National Liver Institute