ICFL 2019, Berlin - Program

Program

Thursday, 27 June 2019

16:00 – 18:20

 

Welcome address

 

Keynote Lecture:

"What is NAFLD - NASH and how it is defined"

Speaker: TBD

 

Keynote Lecture:

"Global Epidemiology & Outcomes of the NAFLD"

Speaker: Zobair Younossi (USA)

 

Debate:

"Should I be looking for NASH in my clinic?"

 Jerome Boursier (France)

vs.

TBC

 

Debate, open discussion and Vote

18:20
Networking Reception

 

 

Friday, 28 June 2019

08:00 – 08:45
Morning Networking
08:45 – 09:15

Keynote lecture: "Biomarkers in NAFLD - If not a biopsy, what - and why

Speaker: Quentin Anstee (UK)

09:15 – 11:00

 

 

 

 

 

Session 1: What tools do we have to assess disease severity in NAFLD

 

Blood Tests

 

"Routine blood tests and Simple Scores in NAFLD"

Speaker: Salvatore Petta (Italy)

 

"New Technologies: Metabolomics, Genomics & Collagen Biomarkers"

Speaker: Detlef Schuppan (Germany)


MRI and Ultrasound

 

"How to use imaging to evaluate NASH in the clinic – practical approaches for use in the real world?"

Speaker: Manuel Romero Gomez (Spain)

 

"Ultrasound-based elastography techniques: TE, ARFI & SSI"

Speaker: Laurent Castera (France)

 

"MR-based assessment of inflammation and fibrosis"

Speaker: TBC

 

Panel Discussion

11:15 – 11:45Coffee break, Exhibition & Poster Viewing

11:45 – 13:15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 2: Screening - How should I evaluate NASH in my Clinic?  

 

Gastro/Hepatologist perspective  

Speaker: TBC

 

Diabetes perspective

Speaker: Gianluca Perseghin (Italy)

 

Case presentation

 

Panel discussion/ Q&A

13:15 – 14:15

Lunch, Exhibition & Poster Viewing

14:15 – 16:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 3: Treating the Metabolic Syndrome in patients with NAFLD

 

Medical Therapy for T2DM

Speaker: Michael Roden (Germany)

 

Medical Therapy for Dyslipidaemia

Speaker: TBC

 

Case presentation

 

Panel discussion/Q&A

16:00 – 16:30Coffee Break, Exhibition & Poster Viewing

16:30 – 18:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 4: Treating NAFLD in patients with the Metabolic Syndrome: Current Options

 

"Dietary Management"

Speaker: Shiri Zelber Sagi (Israel)

 

"Alcohol in NAFLD: an oxymoron or an important cofactor?"

Speaker: Philip Newsome (UK)

 

"Current available pharmacological therapeutic options for NAFLD using drugs available today"

Speaker: Kris Kowdley (USA)

 

"Bariatric surgery for NAFLD"

Speaker: Sebastian Mueller (Germany)

 

Case presentation

 

Panel discussion/Q&A

18:30
"Meet with the Professor" Reception

 

Saturday, 29 June 2019

08:00 – 08:45
Morning Networking

08:45 – 10:30

 

 

 

Session 5: Therapeutics Horizon Scanning: Treating NAFLD Tomorrow

 

Keynote Lecture:

"NAFLD Pathophysiology: Targets for Novel Treatments"

Speaker: Frank Tacke (Germany)

 

Drug Targets in Phase 2/3 Trials – evidence base and status update

 

"Bile acid signaling pathways (FXR/FGF19)" 

Speaker: Michael Trauner (Austria)

 

"Metabolic Pathways: Insulin Signaling, PPARs, THRb 2"

Speaker: TBC

 

"Trials targeting fibrosis"

Speaker: Jörn Schattenberg (Germany)

 

Panel Discussion/Q&A

10:30 – 11:00Coffee Break, Exhibition & e-Poster Viewing

11:00 – 13:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 6: Drug development overview & Clinical Pharmacology in Practice

 

Keynote Lecture:

"Why too many strategies are failing and do not continue?"

Arun Sanyal (USA)

 

Keynote Lecture:

"The advantages of NASH patients of participating in clinical trials"

Rifaat Safadi (Israel)

 

"DILI in NAFLD: How to assess if a NASH drug is causing liver injury"

Speaker: Guru Aithal (UK)

 

Panel discussion/Q&A

13:00 – 14:30Lunch Break, Exhibition & e-Poster Viewing

14:30 – 16:15

 

Session 7: NAFLD & Malignancy

 

"Mechanisms of obesity and NASH related carcinogenesis" 

Speaker: Mathias Heikenwalder (Germany)

 

"HCC Surveillance in NAFLD – who, how and should you?"

Speaker: Helen Reeves (UK)

 

"Extra-hepatic malignancies in NAFLD" 

Speaker: Elisabetta Bugianessi (Italy)

 

Case presentation


Panel discussion/Q&A 

16:15 – 16:45Summing up & Closing Remarks
16:45 - 17:30Informal Discussions and Q&A with Faculty over tea/coffee



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