You are invited to join us at The International Liver Congress™ 2015 for the 50th annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL). This EASL anniversary meeting will take place from April 22 – 26, 2015 in the Messe Conference Centre, Vienna, Austria.
These are very exciting times for Hepatology and for our society in particular. EASL was founded almost 50 years ago as a society to promote and exchange science in the field of liver diseases. Still today, this remains the most important task for our Association. We are happy to witness the exciting data presented at The International Liver Congress™ (ILC) and to be published in the Journal of Hepatology, which recently surpassed an impact factor of 10 and consequently ranks as one of the two premier Journals in the field of liver disease.
EASL strives to promote research through high level presentations at the ILC and through educational activities EASL offers. This is highlighted by the enormous interest that the educational activities generate at the annual congress – last year saw a record number of over 10,800 delegates in London! Is it possible to exceed this number in 2015 to trump the ILC record and mark our 50th celebration? Only time will tell.
We hope that Young Investigators, EASL members, and everyone involved in Hepatology will join us in Vienna to celebrate this special moment.
The EASL Governing Board has been eagerly working on several new and ground-breaking initiatives to lead Hepatology education and research into the future and we invite you to join us from April 22 – 26, 2015 in the Messe Conference Centre to find out more. Become part of the exciting developments in our very fast moving field. Save the dates in your diary today.
We look forward to greeting you at ILC 2015 in Austria.
|Prof. Markus Peck-Radosavljevic|
|Secretary General, EASL Governing Board|
I wish to extend a warm welcome to all participants of The International Liver Congress™ 2015 to be hosted in Vienna. I have had the opportunity to attend almost all of the EASL meetings since the foundation of the Association 50 years ago. It is thus a special honour to serve as Honorary President on this occasion. The quality of the scientific research has been constantly improving over the years, and the volume has somewhat increased; initially the congress was limited to 36 presentations! This increase allows us to measure the progress of European Hepatology, which now compares favourably with that of our American friends and colleagues.
Vienna is an ideal venue for the The International Liver Congress™ 2015. The city has seen the birth of Hans Popper, certainly one of the founders of hepatology and probably its most famous member. In addition, Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven, and, more recently, Zweig or Klimt make Vienna one the most important cultural capitals of the world.
I am certain that this 50th EASL celebration will be a memorable event and a huge success, both scientifically and socially.
|Serge Erlinger, M.D.|
|Honorary President of The International Liver Congress™ 2015|