Santander will host the first international symposium on rare liver diseases

IDIVAL researcher Javier Crespo is coordinating the congress, which will take place on 11th and 12th April

The 1st International Symposium on Rare Liver Diseases 2024 will bring together leading national and international experts in the field of rare liver diseases, with the aim of sharing knowledge, scientific advances and clinical experiences relevant to the diagnosis and treatment of these pathologies.

Scheduled for 11 and 12 April 2024 at the Botín Centre in Santander, this symposium is led by renowned experts Javier Crespo, researcher of the Clinical and Translational Research Group in Digestive Diseases at Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Valdecilla (IDIVAL) and Head of the Digestive System Service at the Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla (HUMV), as well as José Luis Calleja, Head of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Service at the Puerta de Hierro University Hospital.

During the event, keynote lectures, panel discussions and interactive sessions will address various aspects related to rare liver diseases, from diagnosis to clinical management and the latest research in the field.

The symposium starts on Thursday 11 April with an opening ceremony at 12:00h by Ángel Carracedo and will continue to address different rare liver diseases such as Wilson’s disease, primary biliary cholangitis, Delta virus hepatitis or vascular liver diseases. The role of artificial intelligence in clinical activity will also be discussed.

On Friday 12 April, the programme will focus on other rare inherited liver diseases, highlighting the role of laboratory research for new treatments and the benefit of population cohorts.

Anyone interested can register via this link. IDIVAL staff can register free of charge by sending an email to Javier Crespo indicating name, IDIVAL position and DNI.

This event has the collaboration of the Spanish Association for the Study of the Liver (AEEH), the Portuguese Association for the Study of the Liver (APEF), the Spanish Society of Digestive Pathology (SEPD), the European network ERN Rare Liver, the Botín Centre, the Government of Cantabria and the City Council of Santander.

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