Final Program

2nd Up-to-Date Hepatology Course, Bucharest 27th-28th May 2015


27 May 2015

Portal Hypertension and Its Complications after Baveno VI


11.00-11.55 Registration & Lunch

11.55-12.00 Welcome


12.00-13.30 Compensated advanced chronic liver disease (cACLD): definition, natural history and assessment

Chair: Dominique Valla, Dana Dobru

12.00-12.20 Natural history and prognosis stages
Oliviu  Pascu, Romania

12.20-12.40 Non-invasive assessment of portal hypertension: elastography, imaging and surrogate markers
Mona Munteanu, France

12.40-13.00 HVPG for all … or not?
Bogdan Procopet, Romania/Spain


13.00-14.30 Variceal bleeding

Chair: Marco Senzolo, Mircea Diculescu

13.00-13.25 Vasoactive drugs for active variceal bleeding
Cristina Cijevschi, Romania

13.25-13.45 Primary and secondary prophylaxis of variceal bleed
Eugen Dumitru, Romania

13.45-14.10 Endoscpic treatment of esophageal variceal bleeding
Cristian Gheorghe, Romania

14.10-14.20 Management of gastric variceal bleeding
Marcel Tantau, Romania


14.30-15.00 Coffee break

15.00-16.10 Vascular diseases of the liver

Chair: Jasmohan Bajaj, Zeno Sparchez

15.00-15.25 Budd Chiari syndrome (Hepatic Venous Outflow Tract Obstruction)
Dominique Valla, France

15.25-15.50 Portal vein thrombosis and anticoagulation therapy
Marco Senzolo, Italy

15.50-16.10 Non-cirrhotic (idiopathic) portal  hypertension
Rakhi Maiwall, India


16.10-17.30 A look in the future

Chair: Rakhi Maiwall, Monica Acalovschi

16.10-16.35 Statins and antifibrotic medication in portal hypertension
Vlad Ratziu, France

16.35-17.00 Impact of antiviral therapy for HBV and HCV on portal hypertension
Vito Cicinnati, Germany

17.00-17.30 The role of microbioma in liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension
Jasmohan Bajaj, US


17.30-18.30  Case-based Workshops

I. Vascular liver diseases (Portal vein thrombosis & Budd Chiari syndrome)

Chair: Dominique Valla, Marco Senzolo, Speranta Iacob

Presenters: Cristina Radu, Speranta Iacob

II. Variceal bleeding

Chair: Rakhi Maiwall, Carol Stanciu, Cristian Gheorghe

Presenters: Anca Dimitriu, Razvan Cerban

III. Refractory ascites, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and hepatorenal syndrome

Chair: Vito Cicinnati, Dana Dobru, Zeno Sparchez

Presenters: Madalina Greere, Carmen Ester


28 May 2015

Viral hepatitis Anno 2015: curing the disease


8.00-8.30 Registration & Welcome


8.30-10.00 Hepatitis B

Chair: Susanne Beckebaum, Liana Gheorghe

8.30-9.00 New tools for the management of the HBV carrier
Maurizia Brunetto, Italy

9.00-9.30 HBV and HDV pathogenetic interplay
Ferrucio Bonino, Italy

9.30-10.00 Recent advances in the management of chronic hepatitis B
Jerszy Jaroszewicz, Poland


10.00-10.30 Coffe Break


10.30-12.30 Hepatitis C

Chair: Vlad Ratziu, Oliviu Pascu

10.30-11.00 The impact of antiviral therapy on HCV burden and related mortality
Adrian Goldis, Romania

11.00-11.30 Therapy of hepatitis C: current standards and real-life experience
Anca Trifan, Romania

11.30-12.00 Therapy of hepatitis C: future prospects
Speranta Iacob, Romania

12.00-12.30 Access to new HCV drugs in various settings
Ioan Sporea, Romania


12.30-13.30 Case-based Workshops

  1. Autoimmune & cholestatic liver diseases

Chair: Susanne Beckebaum, Andrada Seicean, Iulia Simionov

Presenters: Iulia Simionov, Roxana Vadan

  1. Curing HBV infection

Chair: Maurizia Brunetto, Ferrucio Bonino, Mircea Diculescu

Presenters: Razvan Cerban, Maria Ispas

  • Curing HCV infection

Chair: Vlad Ratziu, Ioan Sporea

Presenters: Speranta Iacob


 13.30-14.30 Lunch


14.30-16.00 Viral hepatitis in special populations

Chair: Vito Cicinnati, Ferrucio Bonino

14.30-15.00 Treatment of hepatitis B in special populations
Susanne Beckebaum, Germany

15.00-15.30 Treatment of hepatitis C in special populations
Liana Gheorghe, Romania

15.30-16.00 Emergence and management of resistance in  HBV & HCV infected population.
Simona Ruta

16.00 Closing