In this webinar that was held on 11 October 2022, Aurélie Plessier and Filipe Nery drove the discussions around the management of portal hypertension in pregnancy, especially what to expect of splanchnic hemodynamic changes in pregnancy presented by Arnulf Ferlitsch, and how to prepare a woman in childbearing age with portal hypertension to pregnancy by Filipe Andrade. Marco Senzolo talked about the management of upper esophageal bleeding during pregnancy and finally Audrey Payancé presented the outcome of pregnancy in women with vascular liver disorders.

Targeted Audience

  • General Practitioners
  • Hepatologists
  • Health care professionals



Filipe Nery Filipe Nery (MD, PhD) is an internal medicine specialist and hepatologist with a PhD in Medical Sciences (2019), working in Oporto University Hospital Centre. He is Professor of Medicine at Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas de Abel Salazar – Oporto University. He has a particular interest in vascular liver disorders and is a member of the Steering Committee of VALDIG. He is a junior investigator at Oporto University Public Health Institute.
Aurélie Plessier Aurélie Plessier is French hepatologist, consultant in the hepatology unit, Beaujon hospital, and in charge of the referral centre for vascular liver diseases. Her research centres of interest are Vascular diseases of the liver, and portal hypertension. She has participated to European and coordinated national guidelines for vascular liver diseases. She is a member of Valdig steering committee, as a correspondent for ERN-rare liver, in charge of vascular liver diseases.


Filipe Andrade Filipe Andrade, MD: Internal medicine specialist, with focus in liver pathology since 2012. Actually is the Head of the liver catheterism and elastography unit of Hospital Pedro Hispano (Matosinhos, Portugal). Liaison element with the Obstetrics Service in supporting pregnant women with liver disease and member of the Liver and Biliary Cancer Multidisciplinary team. EASL and VALDIG member.
Arnulf Ferlitsch Arnulf Ferlitsch, MD, received his medical education at the Medical University of Vienna. Starting in 1998, his research focuses on portal hypertension and interventional endoscopy. He build up the Vienna Hepatic Hemodynamic Lab , became Associate Professor of Medicine and published 120 original articles in this field so far. He developed a specially designed HVPG catheter, 2015 he organised a live course in interventional Hepatology and Endoscopy for the 2015 ILC in Vienna. Since 2018 he is the Head of the Dept. of Internal Medicine I, Gastroenterology at the St. John of God Hospital in Vienna Austria.
Audrey Payancé Audrey Payancé is a member of the national French referral centre for vascular disorders of the liver (CRMVF). Full time Hepatology and portal hypertension unit consultant, member of the cardiac and liver catheterism unit, Hopital Beaujon, Clichy, France.
Marco Senzolo  Marco Senzolo (MD, PhD) is a clinical specialist in Gastroenterology, Hepatology with a PhD in hepatological sciences (2006). He is consultant Gastroenterologist at the University Hospital of Padua (Italy) since 2004. He is the head of the Unit of Vascular Liver Diseases and Advanced Treatment of Portal Hypertension. His research is focused on the risk factors and treatment of portal vein thrombosis in presence and absence of cirrhosis. Specifically, he is interested in primary vascular liver diseases (Budd-Chiari syndrome, portal vein thrombosis and intrahepatic non cirrhotic portal hypertension), as well as in endovascular treatment of portal hypertensive complications.
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