This World Liver Day, the EASL Policy Dialogues are celebrating by inviting speakers from around the world to discuss the importance of marking this monumental date and raising awareness for the value of uniting under one voice for liver health. This episode highlights how individuals, governments, and the international community can join together in the fight against this oft overlooked disease to improve the livers and lives of all.

The EASL Policy Dialogues are supported by CymaBay, Echosens, Grifols and Novo Nordisk. CymaBay, Echosens, Grifols and Novo Nordisk have had no input into the content of the EASL Policy Dialogues.



maria buti

Maria Buti is currently Professor of Medicine and consultant of Hepatology at the Hospital General Universitari Valle Hebron, Barcelona and the EASL Public Health Councillor. Dr Buti has worked in viral hepatitis for the last 35 years, particularly in diagnosis and therapy of hepatitis B , C and D. She has published more than 500 papers the field of liver disease, with numerous papers and contributions to books.

Norah Terrault

Dr Norah Terrault is the Chief of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Keck Medical Center of USC and the President of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). She is recognized nationally and internationally for her work related to viral hepatitis, especially in the setting of liver transplantation. She has authored more than 290 original articles, reviews and book chapters on viral hepatitis, including the recent AASLD Hepatitis B Treatment Guidelines.

Mario Pessoa

Dr Mario Pessoa is an Assistant-Professor at Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at University of São Paulo School of Medicine - HCFMUSP. He coordinates the Medical Residency of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Dr Pessoa equally works as an Associate Editor of Liver International and Current Hepatitis Reports. He is the Vice President at the Latin American Association for the Study of the Liver (ALEH) and a member of the Brazilian Society of Hepatology as well as the Paulista Association of the Study of the Liver.

Manal H El-Sayed

Professor Manal El Sayed is Professor of Pediatrics at Ain Shams University and the Co-Chair of the Society on Liver Disease Africa (SOLDA). She is the clinical director of the national HCV Pediatric treatment program and the director of the clinical research unit and co-supervisor of the viral hepatitis treatment center at Ain Shams University. Manal is a founding member of the Egyptian National Committee for Control of Viral Hepatitis (NCCVH) charged with planning and implementing the nationwide program for prevention and management of viral hepatitis since 2006. Manal is also an active board member and secretary general of the Egyptian Liver Care Society.

Marko Korenjak

Marko Korenjak is the President of European Liver Patients Association (ELPA) and president of Slovenian Association for patients with viral hepatitis - Slovenija HEP. He is a member of EASL, International Communication Association (ICA), and International NLP Trainer Association (INLPTA). In 2014 he wrote a book about his fight against hepatitis C with the title, 336 Days of Hope. In 2017 he was selected by Economist Intelligence Unit as one of 18 most influential individuals and/or organisations in the fight against hepatitis C.

Patrizia Burra

Patrizia Burra is Associate Professor of Gastroenterology and Head of Multivisceral Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology at the Padua University Hospital, Italy. Patrizia Burra is internationally recognized as an expert in hepatology and liver transplantation. She is the current Public Affairs Group Chair at United European Gastroenterology (UEG) and the Past President of the International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS). She has authored more than 280 articles in international peer-reviewed journals, with an H-index of 46.

 Donna Cryer

Donna R. Cryer, JD, she is the founder and CEO of Global Liver Institute (GLI). She received a life-saving liver transplant in law school after years of living with an autoimmune disease. On the 20th anniversary of her transplant, she realized her experience as a patient, lawyer, and professional health systems consultant could help fellow patients. In 2014, she founded Global Liver Institute. She is widely recognized as an expert on the topics of patient engagement in research, digital health, and high-value equitable care.

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