2015 ELPA Symposium – ELPA – European Liver Patients Association


The symposium took place during the International Liver CongressTM in Vienna on 25th of April 2015. This International Liver congress 2015 also marks the 10-­‐years anniversary of the European Liver Patients Association (ELPA). ELPA has cooperated closely in the past 10 years with EASL and other professional bodies in our effort to harmonize the situation across Europe.

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Tatjana Reic, President of ELPA – Opening session

Stefan Wiktor MD, WHO – Addressing the global burden of viral hepatitis infection

Karsten Wursthorn and Jorg Petersen – Hepatitis B in the Past and the Future – Out of the Shadow of HCV?


The International Liver Congress 2015 Reed Messe Congress Centre, Room Lehar 1 & 2Vienna, AUT


Saturday 25th April 2015, 11:15 – 13:15


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Chair: Prof. Heiner Wedemeyer MD


10 Years ELPA

  • Tatjana Reic, President of ELPA

Addressing the Global Burden of Viral Hepatitis Infection

From Public Health to Policy

  • Ricardo Baptiste Leite MD, MP Portugal

HCV 10 Years of Drug Development – 10 Years to Access? The Role of the Patients

A doctor and a patient: my experience of living and working with HCV

  • Peter Ferenci MD, Austria

Hepatitis B in the Past and the Future – Out of the Shadow of HCV?

  • Jörg Petersen MD, Germany

Therapy of PBC, PSC and AIH – Past and Future

  • Ulrich Beuers MD, The Netherlands

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Panel discussion