We are delighted to invite you to The International Liver Congress™ 2016 (ILC) for the 51st annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) to take place from 13-17 April 2016 at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain
Following the 50th anniversary celebration in Vienna, the EASL Governing Board received a large amount of feedback, and on behalf of EASL, we would like to thank all those who contributed to the successful 2015 meeting, such valuable information enables us to better meet your needs and expectations.
For ILC 2016, we have decided to implement 2 major improvements; enhanced readability of the ILC scientific programme, and a new poster format enabling better interactivity, efficient discussions and easier access, giving you the best exposure to science. EASL is recommitting to the traditional paper format, but will retain access to electronic to ensure all attendees have the experience they desire. In addition, we will be offering several activities to promote interactivity and increased exposure for authors.
As you are aware, all accepted abstracts will be published as a supplement to the Journal of Hepatology. The Journal now has an Impact Factor of 11.3, making it the fastest growing and most consistently impactful hepatology publication globally, and we are very proud that it is first in the field. This is the highest Impact factor the Journal has attained and marks EASL’s commitment to providing the liver community with the most up-to-date work and data of the highest quality.
The 2016 scientific programme will comprise:
Selected sessions and posters will be webcasted and made available on the LiverTree™ for EASL members to view.
Whether you are a Young Investigator, clinician, basic scientist, nurse, or a researcher, you will get the latest data in your specialty, and can broaden your horizons in Hepatology at the ILC 2016. Take part in an exciting week of liver discoveries and exchange!
Take your Hepatology practice to another level by joining EASL in Barcelona with the international liver community.
If you wish to share your data at ILC 2016, submit your research now.
|Laurent Castera||Tom Hemming Karlsen|
|EASL Secretary General||EASL Vice-Secretary|
Dear Colleagues and Friends of EASL,
On behalf of the European Association for the Study of the Liver it is my great pleasure to welcome you to Barcelona on the occasion of the 51st annual meeting of EASL; The International Liver Congress™ 2016.
Over the past 50 years, our society has grown into a world leader in Hepatology, attracting a growing number of scientists and clinicians from five continents to the annual gatherings with over 10,000 participants at last year’s meeting in Vienna. During the past years, the efforts made in leadership by the EASL Governing Board, together with the academic excellence promoted by the Editors and Associate Editors of the Journal of Hepatology, have led to new and high standards affecting hepatology worldwide and our membership in particular.
Barcelona is known for its rich cultural heritage, pre-dating Roman times, and extends into the 21st century. This marvellous metropolis is renowned for treasures such as the architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner as well as for its outstanding soccer team…
Last, but not least, we all cherish the significant scientific contributions to hepatology made during the past decades by our hosts in Spain in general, and in Barcelona in particular, by a growing number of brilliant scientists and clinicians.
These are indeed exciting times for hepatologists witnessing the recent progress made in understanding and controlling viral, metabolic and neoplastic liver diseases. It is, therefore, a great pleasure to welcome you all to Barcelona for our 51st annual meeting which is expected to reach new heights in terms of scientific quality, as well as professional and social interaction.
Daniel Shouval, M.D.
Honorary President of The International Liver Congress™ 2016