Discover the new educational ERN Rare-Liver webinar series launched in November 2020.

In this second webinar on neuromonitoring in pediatric acute liver failure (PALF), which took place on 15 December 2020, PD Dr Ekkehard Sturm is moderating a case study presented by Dr Johannes Hilberath and discussion on the contribution of non-invasive and invasive neuromonitoring in PALF presented by Dr Andrea Bevot and Professor Martin Schuhmann, respectively.

Targeted Audience

  • General Practitioners
  • Hepatologists
  • Health care professionals


Ekkerhard Sturm PD Dr Ekkehard Sturm is currently leading the Pediatric Gastroenterology/ Hepatology group, University of Tuebingen Children´s Hospital, Germany. After completion of his training in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver transplantation he completed a postdoc research fellowship at Yale University before continuing both clinical work and research activities until 2006 at the Beatrix Childrens Hospital, University Hospital of Groningen, The Netherlands. Research interests include Rare Liver Diseases and Liver Transplantation and Immunomodulation. He was member of the ESPGHAN Hepatology Committee from 2005 to 2009 and is co-coordinator of the European Reference Network ERN RARE-LIVER.


Bevot Dr Andrea Bevot is co-director of the department of pediatric neurology at the University of Tuebingen Children´s Hospital. She focusses on neurological disease, developmental and movement disorders. She coordinates neuropaediatric activities in the local center for rare neurologic diseases and represents the children´s hospital in ERN Rare Neurological Diseases.
Hilberath Dr Johannes Hilberath is consultant in the Paediatric Gastroenterology/ Hepatology group, University of Tuebingen Children´s Hospital. He has a special interest in diagnostic imaging in paed. GI/ hepatology, the liver/gut axis and has authored the center´s protocol for paediatric acute liver failure.
Schuhmann Professor Martin Schuhmann is head of Paediatric Neurosurgery at Tübingen University Hospital with > 20 years experience in his field. One of his scientific interests lies in neuromonitoring of acutly injured (paediatric) brain and he has a long career in studying cerebral autoregulation and brain perfusion. He is author/co-author of > 150 JCR listed publications and member of the Editorial Board of Child's Nervous System and Pediatric Neurosurgery.


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