AASLD/EASL 2019 HCV Special Conference

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The goal of the conference is to promote global elimination of hepatitis C infection. World leaders in the related disciplines will assemble to establish the current state of the science and public health challenges. The experts will then formulate the most effective future steps toward elimination.

Core Competencies:  

  • Medical Knowledge
  • Work in Interdisciplinary Teams
  • Apply Quality Improvement
  • Values/Ethics for Interpersonal Practice
  • Roles/Responsibilities
  • Teams and Teamwork


Program Chairs:  

  • Raymond T. Chung, MD, FAASLD
  • David L. Thomas, MD
  • Markus Cornberg, MD
  • Alessio M. Aghemo, MD, PhD

John W. Ward

Andrew M. Hill

Andrea Cox

Eleanor J. Barnes

Natasha Martin

Michael P. Manns

Alessio Aghemo

Norah A. Terrault

Norah A. Terrault, MD, MPH, FAASLD is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases at the Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California. She received her MD from the University of Alberta and completed fellowships in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the University of Toronto and a master’s in public health at the University of California at Berkeley. 

Dr. Terrault has focused her clinical and research activities on viral hepatitis and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, especially in special populations including those with cirrhosis and those with transplants. In addition to multiple clinical trials related to preventing and treating chronic hepatitis viral hepatitis and fatty liver, Dr. Terrault has been PI on multiple NIH-funded studies, including the current NIH-supported HBV clinical research network (HBRN) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis clinical research network (NASH CRN). She has authored 330 peer-reviewed manuscripts, editorials, invited reviews as well as US national guidelines for treatment of chronic hepatitis B and C. She is past associate editor for Hepatology and deputy editor for Liver Transplantation and co-edited Zakim and Boyer’s textbook in hepatology. 

Dr. Terrault is the founder of ECHO-Plus, a multifaceted program to train and support primary care physicians in California to care for patients with hepatitis. She has a long history of mentoring fellows and junior faculty in clinical research and is passionate about creating research support and opportunities for the next generation of GI/Hepatology investigators. Dr. Terrault was recently elected as Councilor to the AASLD governing board and will serve as president in 2023.

Hashem B. El-Serag

Raymond T. Chung

Markus Cornberg

Lisa I. Backus

Imam Waked

Francesco Negro

Francesco Negro is Professor at the Departments of Medicine and of Pathology and Immunology of the University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland. He obtained his Medical Degree in 1982 at the University of Torino, Italy, where he also completed his postgraduate education in Gastroenterology. He was Visiting Scientist and then Assistant Professor at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, Rockville, MD, USA from 1986 to 1989, and Guest Researcher at the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA in 1989.

After having spent some time back in Torino, he joined the University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland, in 1994. He was appointed Full Professor of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva in 2014. His research interests focus on viral hepatitis, especially on the pathogenesis of metabolic alterations induced by the hepatitis C virus, i.e. steatosis and insulin resistance. More recently, he has participated into numerous collaborative works on epidemiology and public health issues related to viral hepatitis.

He has participated in several clinical trials in acute and chronic HCV, authoring or co-authoring more than 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts in the field of hepatology. After serving as Educational Councilor within the Governing Board of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), he is currently Treasurer of EASL for the period 2019-2024. He is also chairing the Swiss Hepatitis C Cohort Study, and is member of the updating panels of the clinical practice guidelines for HCV of the EASL and of the World Health Organisation.

Jag Chhatwal

Marina Berenguer

David Wyles

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