Welcome Message 2015

Dear Colleagues,

It is a privilege to welcome you in Bucharest to the Second UpDate on Hepatology Course Bucharest 2015 organized by the Romanian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (SRGH), Fundeni Clinical Institute and the „Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy on 27th-28th May. When we planned the course just before the EASL Monothematic Conference „Liver Disease in Resource Limited Settings” (29th-30th May), we were mostly thinking to faciltate the participation of Romanian attendees to both events, so a „Regal of Hepatology” will take place in our capital at this end of May!

This year the course is devoted to recent advances and new statements in Portal Hypertension after Baveno VI Consensus Conference and to current approaches and revolutionary perspectives of Curing Viral Hepatitis B and C in 2015.

As in 2014, we remain confident to the scientific format organized in sessions on very actual topics, integrating translational data with clinical aspects. Assuming the popularity achieved last year, we included in the program three parallel interactive and practical case-based workshops on portal hypertension (Day 1) and viral hepatitis (Day 2). Over the 2-day course, you will have the unique opportunity to attend a series of outstanding presentations given by renowned national and international experts, to interact and discuss informaly with them during the sessions and the breaks between sessions.

Our educational aims remain to deliver updated knowledge, to share opinions and clinical experience, to build collaborative research projects and to stimulate the implementation of an evidence-based approach in liver diseases, in order to ultimately improve the care and outcome of many people who suffer from liver diseases.

I hope you will enjoy the UpDate on Hepatology Bucharest Course 2015, learn a lot, interact with experts and colleagues, and build further collaboration. Come and join us in Bucharest on 27th-28th of May, bring your experience and enthusiasm and help make the Second UpDate on Hepatology Bucharest Course an exciting and professionally rewarding experience.

Finally, Bucharest, a vibrant and cosmopolitan capital has much to offer you, bathed in the spring light of May.

Looking forward to welcoming you in Bucharest at the end of the May,

Prof. Dr. Liana Gheorghe                                 

Prof. Dr. Ioan Sporea

 Course directors

Dragi colegi,

Succesul inregistrat de cursul inaugural ”Up-to-Date in Hepatology” desfasurat in 2014, ne-a determinat sa organizam a doua editie in acest an. Avem placerea sa va invitam la aceasta editie, in Bucuresti, la finele lunii mai 2015.

In prima zi a cursului vor fi prelegeri avand ca teme Ciroza Hepatica, Afectiuni Vasculare Hepatice si Hipertensiunea Portala dupa Conferinta de Consens  BavenoVI, cu referire la istoria naturala, diagnosticul si terapia acestor afectiuni si provocarile reprezentate de acestea si de complicatiile lor pentru practica zilnica a gastroenterologului; de asemenea, se vor discuta directiile de viitor in managementul acestor afectiuni.

Cea de-a doua zi va fi dedicata Hepatitelor cronice B si C .Meetingul din acest an va trece in revista spetaculoasele progrese inregistrate recent cu noile terapii antivirale in managementul Hepatitei C. Tripla terapie cu  molecule antivirale directe de generatia a II-a ( simeprevir, sofosbuvir , daclatasvir ) asociate Peg Interferonului si Ribavirinei , deja  aprobata in Europa si disponibila in unele tari ,dar mai ales introducerea schemelor tereapeutice interferon-free prezinta avantaje considerabile in ceea ce priveste eficienta (peste90%), tolerabilitatea  si durata scurta a teratamentului. Din pacate, in Romanaia, desi Hepatita C reprezinta o problema majora de sanatate publica, aceste scheme terapeutice noi nu sunt inca nici disponibile , nici rambursate.

In a doua parte a fiecarei zile  sunt programate sesiuni interactive de prezentari de cazuri din tematica zilei respective, ce vor face obiectul dezbaterii cu expertii prezenti dar si cu participantii din sala.

Suntem onorati de prezenta la manifestare a unor personalitati importante ale gastroenterologiei si hepatologiei mondiale si le suntem recunoscatori pentru interesul manifestat fata de aceasta activitate.

In zilele ce vor urma acestui curs, se va desfasura in Bucuresti Conferinta Monotematica EASL “Liver Disease in Resource Limited Settings”, manifestare de un inalt nivel stiintific la care veti putea participa (inregistrare separata). Succesiunea celor doua manifestari va oferi participantilor un adevarat regal de hepatologie, o ocazie de a-si actualiza cunostintele in variate afectiuni hepatice si de a interactiona cu  lideri de opinie in domeniu

In final, va asteptam cu placere intr-un Bucuresti atractiv, prietenos si dinamic la final de primavara.

 Directori de curs:  Prof. Dr. Liana Gheorghe

                                    Prof. Dr. Ioan Sporea