We are delighted to welcome you to the Turkish Association for the Study of the Liver (TASL) and the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) Educational Conference on March 3, 2018 in İstanbul, Turkey. TASL is a National Association of the EASL. TASL and EASL have been collaborated to organize educational activities for a long time. This meeting is one of these activities and will focus on extending knowledge in the mechanism and management of acute critical conditions in hepatology. We have brought together a series of excellent lectures delivered by a renowned national and international faculty. The program promises high-class educational opportunities for all who are interested in clinical practice and research in hepatology.

The program of this educational activity consist of 4 sessions spanning a whole day. They include immunopathogenesis, acute severe hepatitis and hepatic flares, compensated and decompensated liver diseases, liver failure and liver transplantation. To bring out the clinical relevance of the material covered, each session will incorporate case-based discussion by a panel of faculty experts with interactive participation of the audience.

Target audience is gastroenterologist, hepatologists, trainees, infectious disease specialists, emergency physicians, intensive care specialists, primary care physicians with interest in hepatology, translational and clinical researchers and other health care professionals.


  • One-day of presentations of the current information on the mechanism and management of acute critical conditions in hepatology.
  • Case-base discussion
  • State of the art lecture
  • Abstract presentations
  • CME credits
  • Interactive program promoting network with renowned scientists and leading experts.

The program is organized and delivered by the TASL and EASL Scientific Committees. The EASL International Liver Foundation joins and supports this program. We wish you an enjoyable time in İstanbul. We are enthusiastic that you will find the program stimulating and informative.


Topic: Mechanism and Management of Acute Critical Conditions in Hepatology

Date: March 03-04, 2018

Place:SWISSOTEL THE BOSPHURUS  İstanbul - Turkey


Conference Program
3 March 2018, Saturday
  Course Directors: Ramazan İdilman, Tom H. Karlsen, Zeki Karasu
08:30 - 09:00 Introduction
09:00 - 11:00 Session I: Acute Severe Hepatitis
  Chairs: Fatih Beşışık, Hasan Özkan
09:00 - 09:10 Case presentation
Mevlüt Başkol
09:10 - 09:30 Acute viral hepatitis: Hepatitis B, E, A
Ulus S. Akarca
09:30 - 09:50 Toxic hepatitis: Drugs, Mushroom poisoning
Müjdat Zeybel
09:50 - 10:10 Acute alcoholic hepatitis: New insights into clinical decision-making
Alexandre Louvet
10:10 - 10:30 Autoimmune hepatitis: Natural history and treatment outcomes
Fulya Günşar
10:30 - 10:50 Fulminant Wilson’s disease and other metabolic diseases
Bülent Değertekin
10:50 - 11:00 Question and Answer
11:00 - 11:20 COFFEE BREAK
11:20 - 12:45 Session II: Compensated and Decompensated Liver Disease
  Chairs: Sabahattin Kaymakoğlu, Orhan Sezgin
11:20 - 11:30 Case presentation
H. Savaş Göktürk
11:30 - 11:50 New concept on the clinical course and stratification of cirrhosis
Jonel Trebicka
11:50 - 12:10 Management of acute variceal bleeding
Osman C. Özdoğan
12:10 - 12:30 Acute venous thrombosis: Efficacy and safety of anticoagulants
Andrea de Gottradi
12:30 - 12:45 Question and Answer
12:45 - 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 - 15:15 Session III: Complications of Decompensated Cirrhosis
  Chairs: Hikmet Akkiz, Dinç Dinçer
13:30 - 13:40 Case presentation
Mesut Akarsu
13:40 - 14:00 Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis
Harry Antoniades
14:00 - 14:20 Hyponatremia and cardiovascular disorder
Jonel Trebicka
14:20 - 14:40 Hepatorenal syndrome
Andrea de Gottradi
14:40 - 15:00 Hepatic encephalopathy: An update on the pathophysiology and treatment approaches
Cihan Yurdaydın
15:00 - 15:15 Question and Answer
15:15 - 15:30 COFFEE BREAK
15:30 - 17:30 Session IV: Liver Failure and Liver Transplantation
  Chairs Halis Şimşek, Murat Aladağ
15:30 - 15:40 Case presentation
Murat Akyıldız
15:40 - 16:00 Management of acute liver failure: Indications for liver Tx
Harry Antoniades
16:00 - 16:20 Acute on chronic liver failure
Alexandre Louvet
16:20 - 16:50 Rejection or primary disease recurrence
Gülen Akyol, Meral Akdoğan
16:50 - 17:10 Antiviral prophylaxis and treatment in 2018
Zeki Karasu
17:10 - 17:25 Question and Answer
17:25 - 17:55 State of the Art Lecture
  Infection and inflammation and Sepsis
  Chair: Nurdan Tözün
  Speaker Jonel Trebicka
17:55 - 18:55  Rational Drug Use
  Speakers: Ramazan İdilman, Zeki Karasu
18:55 - 19:10 Meeting Summary and Close