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The VALDIG Conference

« Idiopathic portal hypertension as the common final pathway
of vascular liver diseases
 »

has been a success and the Organizing Committee would like to sincerely thank
all the speakers and participants for being part of this event.

The award for the best abstract was attributed to Dr. Akash Shukla from the Department of gastroenterology, Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India, for his presentation entitled “MR elastography helps in differentiating patients with idiopathic non-cirrhotic portal hypertension and cirrhosis”. We would like to thank the CSF for this very appreciated initiative and congratulate Dr. Akash Shukla for winning the prize.

VALDIG Conference:

Idiopathic portal hypertension as the common final pathway of vascular liver diseases

Idiopathic portal hypertension, a rare disease characterized by an increase in blood pressure in the portal vein, can occur as a consequence of drug treatments, infections, immune disorders and coagulation diseases. What are the mechanisms behind this syndrome and how can we study it? In this interdisciplinary conference experts from European centres will discuss with young investigators about current knowledge and future research projects.

Date and Venue

Sun 19th to Wed 22nd of February 2017 Congressi Stefano Franscini (CSF) Monte Verità, Via Collina 84, 6612 Ascona, Switzerland

Organizing Committee

Andrea De Gottardi, Inselspital, Bern
Dominique Valla, Hôpital Beaujon, Paris
JC Garcia-Pagan, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona
Pierre Bedossa, Hôpital Beaujon, Paris

Conference Speakers

Jeoffrey Schouten, Antwerp, Belgium
Pierre Bedossa, Paris, France
Laura Rubbia-Brandt, Geneva, Switzerland
Andrea De Gottardi, Bern, Switzerland
Frank Leebeek, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Jonel Trebicka, Bonn, Germany
Sarwa Darwish-Murad, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Valérie Vilgrain, Paris, France
Virginia Hernandez Gea, Barcelona, Spain
Dominique Valla, Paris, France
Cristina Alonso, Bizkaia, Spain

Markus Peck-Radosavljevic, Klagenfurt, Austria
Filipe Nery
, Porto, Portugal
Aurélie Plessier, Paris, France
Juan Carlos Garcia-Pagan, Barcelona, Spain
Annalisa Berzigotti, Bern, Switzerland
Pierre-Emmanuel Rautou, Paris, France
Paulette Bioulac-Sage, Bordeaux, France
Massimo Primignani, Milano, Italy
David Semela, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Martina Pestoni (Euresearch), Lugano, Switzerland
Laura Capitaine (EASL), Geneva, Switzerland

Final Program

SUNDAY 19.02.2017

16.00 – 17.00      Arrival of the participants
17.00 – 17.15      Opening and housekeeping information
SESSION 1 - DEFINITION, NOMENCLATURE AND PATHOLOGY
17.15 – 17.45      Definition of idiopathic portal hypertension (Jeoffrey Schouten)
17.45 – 18.15      Liver biopsy lesions associated with IPH and their pathogenesis (Pierre Bedossa)
18.15 – 18.45      Nodular regenerative hyperplasia as a common final pathway (Laura Rubbia-Brandt)
19.30      DINNER

TUESDAY 21.02.2017

07.30      BREAKFAST

SESSION 5 - MANAGEMENT ISSUES

09.00 – 09.30      Portal vein thrombosis and anticoagulation (Aurélie Plessier)
09.30 – 10.00      Complications of portal hypertension (Juan Carlos Garcia-Pagan)
10.00 – 10.30      Pregnancy (Annalisa Berzigotti)
10.30 – 11.00      BREAK

SESSION 6 - UNMET NEEDS IN IPH

11.00 – 11.30      Hepatic nodules and biomarkers (Paulette Bioulac-Sage)
11.30 – 12.00      New anticoagulants and other drug therapies for IPH (Massimo Primignani)
12.00 – 12.30      Models to study IPH (David Semela)
12.30  LUNCH

SESSION 7 - POSTER PRESENTATIONS

13.50                      Conference Group Picture

14.00 – 15.00      (according to abstract submission) 5 x 10 Min.
15.00 – 15.30      BREAK

SESSION 8 - WORKING GROUPS

15.30 – 18.45

Group 1: Nomenclature and diagnostic algorithm (coordinated by Pierre Bedossa)
Group 2: Prognostic factors (coordinated by Pierre-Emmanuel Rautou)
Group 3: Study proposals (coordinated by Juan Carlos Garcia-Pagan)

19.30      DINNER

MONDAY 20.02.2017

07.30  BREAKFAST
SESSION 2 - UNDERSTANDING ETIOLOGY AND PATHOGENESIS
08.30 – 09.00      Immunological abnormalities (Andrea De Gottardi)
09.00 – 09.30      Impairment of the coagulation function (Frank Leebeek)
09.30 – 10.00      Endothelial lesions (Jonel Trebicka)
10.00 – 10.30      Infections (Sarwa Darwish-Murad)
10.30 – 11.00      BREAK
SESSION 3 - CURRENT AND FUTURE DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS
11.00 – 11.30      Imaging (Valérie Vilgrain)
11.30 – 12.00      Metabolomics (Cristina Alonso)
12.00 – 12.30      Genetics and molecular biology (Virginia Hernandez-Gea)
12.30      LUNCH
SESSION 4 - OUTCOME

13.30 – 14.15      Natural history and risk factors (Dominique Valla)

14.15 – 14.45      Geographical differences (Filipe Nery)
15.00 – 19.00      EXCURSION
19.30      DINNER

WEDNESDAY 22.02.2017

07.30  BREAKFAST

SESSION 9 - PRESENTATIONS OF THE WORKING GROUPS

09.00 – 09.30      Nomenclature and diagnostic algorithm (coordinated by Pierre Bedossa)
09.30 – 10.00      Prognostic factors (coordinated by Pierre-Emmanuel Rautou)
10.00 – 10.30      Study proposals (coordinated by Juan Carlos Garcia-Pagan)
10.30 – 11.00      BREAK

SESSION 10 - FUNDING AND SUPPORTING OPPORTUNITIES

11.00 – 11.30      Horizon 2020, Erare and other possibilities (Martina Pestoni)
11.30 – 12.00      Funding and Supporting opportunities from EASL (Laure Capitaine)
12.00 – 12.30      CSF Award presentation and closing general discussion (organizers)
12.30      LUNCH AND FAREWELL

Program Conference Valdig

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Abstracts

Find below the abstract submission checklist. Please send your Submission to brigitte.jakob@insel.ch in PDF A4 sheet. Submitted and accepted abstracts can be presented only in poster form. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 31. January 2017.

Please mention in your email for abstract submission if you apply for the CSF Award (for more information see below)

CSF Award for best presentation

In the occasion of the 20th anniversary of activity of the Congressi Stefano Franscini, ETH Zurich’s conference platform at Monte Verità the Director and the Scientific Board of the Congressi Stefano Franscini decided to establish a CSF Award for young scientists to be attributed to the best presentation which will take place during CSF conferences. The Award corresponds to the sum of CHF 500.- together with a certificate and a small CSF memento.
The scientific committee of the conference will designate the winner  according to the following criteria:

  • best scientific oral presentation (content and form), including also a Poster presentation
  • the winner should be a young scientist: a PhD student or someone who has accomplished a doctoral degree within the last 3 years, maximum age 33 years.

The Award will be formally presented to the winner before the end of the conference at Monte Verità.

Registration and Conference Costs

Registration

Please note: the registraton is closed

Registration  have to be made here. (CSF Online Platform) Payment of the registration fee can be done only via credit card (Master Card, Visa, American Express, Diners).

(The ETH Zurich collects the registration fees as collection agent for us and does not provide own services.)

Conference registration fee: CHF 200.-

Registration fee for only one day: CHF 50.--

Please reserve and pay for meals and bedrooms directly on the reservation page of the conference venue, the Hotel and Conference Center Monte Verità. You can introduce the Conference Code you received at the end of the registration process on the CSF Online Platform.

We recommend you to stay at the Hotel Monte Verità. If you like to stay in a different place we recommend you the Hotel Ascona in Ascona.

For further hotels, see www.ascona-locarno.com/en/Dove-dormire/Alberghi.html

Registration for the excursion on Monday 20.02.2017  15.00-19.00:

Each participant can register for one activity free of charge:

Activity 1: regeneration at the spa center http://www.termali-salini.ch/

Activity 2: guided tour of Ascona http://www.ascona-locarno.com/en/Esplora/Ascona.html

Please Register  by email: brigitte.jakob@insel.ch

Location and Travel information

Location

The Conference Center Monte Verità is situated on the hill behind Ascona, overlooking Lago Maggiore. Since only a limited number of single rooms is available on-site, room sharing is encouraged.

Hotel and Conference Center Monte Verità Strada Collina 84 CH-6612 Ascona

Telephone: +41 91 785 40 40 Fax: +41 91 785 40 50

>>> Open Map

 

Travel Information

From Zürich Airport by train to Locarno www.cff.ch and  taxi from Locarno to Ascona.

From Milan Airport, by bus to Lugano www.jetbus.ch, then by train to Locarno www.cff.ch and  taxi to Ascona.

By Train For information on how to reach the conference center by public transportation see www.csf.ethz.ch/how-to-find-us/by-train.html 

Please note: There will be a Shuttle Bus on Sunday 19.02.2017 from Locarno Train Station to the Hotel Monte Verità (20 min)  at

2.40 pm

3.40pm

4.40pm

 

By Car More details can be found here: www.csf.ethz.ch/how-to-find-us/by-car.html

Contact

For any questions please do not hesitate to contact us:
Prof. Dr. Andrea De Gottardi / Brigitte Jakob (Administrative Assistant)
Hepatology University Clinic of Visceral Medicine and Surgery Inselspital
3010 Bern - Switzerland

andrea.degottardi@insel.ch
brigitte.jakob@insel.ch

Tel +41 31 632 38 13

This conference is supported by

Contact

Prof. Dr. A. De Gottardi
Inselspital, Universitätsspital Bern Universitätsklinik für Viszerale Chirurgie und Medizin,
Bereich Hepatologie
CH - 3010 Bern

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