Issues of climate change, global warming and sustainability are taking centre stage in political agendas across the globe, causing major restructuring in many sectors. But, what about the healthcare sector?

  • How is climate change affecting healthcare?
  • How big of a problem is climate change for liver care?
  • What public health strategies can be implemented to mitigate the effects of climate change?

You can find more information about the impact of climate change on liver disease care in this publication.

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EASL Studio – S2E12 – Nurse and AHP Focus: Sustainable Hepatology – Insights in nursing initiatives

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Aleksander Krag

Aleksander Krag is Professor and Head of Hepatology at University of Southern Denmark and Odense University Hospital. Main research areas are within complications to cirrhosis, portal hypertension and alcoholic liver disease. He is involved in a number of collaborations, including being Coordinator in the H2020 project GALAXY: Gut and liver axis in alcoholic liver fibrosis.


Mhairi Donnelly Mhairi Donnelly is a Consultant Hepatologist in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Scotland. She is a member of the British Society of Gastroenterology Liver Section, and the Climate Change and Sustainability working group.
Adrian Reuben Adrian Reuben BSc, MBBS, FRCP, FACG, FAASLD, AGAF is an Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and was appointed Honorary Visiting Professor at The Institute of Hepatology KCL. He had a laboratory-based career which focused initially on biliary lipid secretion, later hepatic fibrogenesis and ultimately hepatic regeneration. He is one of two representatives for the AASLD on a Multisociety Task Force, which is charged with devising a Strategic Plan that addresses a response to the interaction between Climate Change and Digestive Diseases.
William Stableforth William Stableforth is a hepatology consultant in Cornwall, UK with an interest in climate and health. He is a former clinical lead for environmental sustainability at the Royal Cornwall Hospital. He is a founder member of the Green Endoscopy Network and the Health Declares Climate Emergency network. He has been a climate activist for many years, the climate crisis is a healthcare crisis.