20th BASL Wintermeeting & 11th Interuniversitary Liver Course

--- UPDATE 01/12/2015: the schedule and pdf have been updated to the latest versions ---

Friday, December 4th 2015

8:00-08:30: REGISTRATION

08:30-10:30 TOPIC 1 : MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO HCC MANAGEMENT

moderators: Prof. Anja Geerts (UZG) & Prof.Jean Delwaide (ULg)

Case 1 : solitary HCC, 2-3cm, within Milan

- RFA (Prof. Luc De Freyne, UZG) vs resection (Dr. Bart Bracke, UZA)

- RFA/surgery + transplantation (Prof. Jacques Pirenne, UZL) vs RFA/surgery + wait & see (Prof. Vincent Donckier, ULB)

Case 2 : Advanced HCC, outside Milan

- Multifocal HCC : TACE (Prof. Yvan Borbath, UCL) vs SIRS (Dr. Alain Hendlisz, Institut Bordet)

- Transplantation with extended Milan criteria (Prof. Olivier Detry, Ulg) vs Downstaging within Milan (Prof. Chris Verslype, KUL)

10:45-11:15: COFFEE BREAK

11:15-12:30: NON-INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION OF 4 CLINICAL CASES

moderators: Dr. Stéphane De Maeght (Jolimont), Dr. Eric Trépo (ULB)

  1. A forgotten cause of jaundice In a patient with alcoholic liver disease. 
    Danneels W, Debussche A, Luyckx A, Burvenich P, Baert D, Monsaert E, Vanderstraeten E, Rasquin K, Dewint P, Van Steenkiste C. Maria-Middelares, Gent.

     
  2. Endoscopic band ligation : new treatment for therapy resistant gastric antral vascular ectasia or “watermelon stomach”.
    Christiaens E, Vandenabeele L, VerhelstX, Pieters A, Van Vlierberghe H, Geerts A. UZ Gent, AZ Sint-Blasius Dendermonde.

     
  3. Late fetal loss associated with NTCP deficiency and persistently raised bile salts in the mother : first adult case.
    Van Herpe F, Vaz F, Waterham HR, Cassiman D, UZ Leuven.

     
  4. DAA’s in HCV : a promising anticancer treatment ?
    de Clerck F, Van Vlierberghe H, Geerts A, Brochez L, Boterberg T, Verhelst X. UZ Gent.

12:30-12:45 BASL YOUNG INVESTIGATORS AWARD LAUREATES

12:45-14:00: LUNCH

14:00-15:00: TOPIC 2: HEPATOLOGY UPDATE

moderators: Prof. Peter Stärkel (UCL), Prof. Hendrik Reynaert (VUB)

What have we learned from BAVENO VI consensus meeting on portal hypertension ?

Prof. Juan-Carlos Garcia-Pagan (Barcelona, Spain)

Renal dysfunction in cirrhosis: diagnosis and management in 2015 – new guidelines.

Prof. Paolo Angeli (Padua, Italy)

15:00-16:30: TOPIC 3: HEPATITIS C : REMAINING ISSUES DESPITE IMPROVED EFFICACY & TOLERANCE !

moderators: Dr. Stefan Bourgeois (ZNA), Prof. Christophe Moreno (ULB)

Optimal treatment duration: shorter, longer ?

Prof. Hans Van Vlierberghe (UZG)

Special populations (renal insufficiency, solid organ Tx candidates or recipients)

Prof. Frederik Nevens (KUL)

Special populations : decompensated cirrhotics

Prof. Yves Horsmans (UCL)

Special populations : People who inject drugs (PWIDs)

Dr. Jean-Pierre Mulkay (St-Pierre)

Panel discussion

16:15-16:30 CONCLUSIONS & FAREWELL


Saturday, December 5th 2015

8:30-8:55: REGISTRATION, BREAKFAST & COFFEE

8:55-9:00: WELCOME

NON ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER

SESSION 1:

Moderator: Prof. Wim Laleman (KUL) + Dr. Benedicte Delire (UCL)

9:00-9:30: Etiopathogenesis 

Prof. Isabelle Leclercq (UCL)

9:30-10:00: Differential diagnosis : NASH = trash ?!

Prof. David Cassiman (KUL)

10:00-10:20: Biopsy for NAFLD : YES !

Prof. Mina Komuta (UCL)

10:20-10:40: Biopsy for NAFLD : NO !

Dr. Wim Verlinden (UZA)

10:40-10:50: Q&A

10:50-11:10: COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 2:

Moderator: Dr. Christophe Van Steenkiste (MM) + Dr. Wilco Kwanten (UZA)

11:10-11:40: Clinical implications : the liver & beyond

Prof. Anja Geerts (UZG)

11:40-12:00: Surgical modalities in NAFL

Dr. Matthias Lannoo (KUL)

12:00-12:30: Medical interventions for NAFLD

Prof. Sven Francque (UZA)

12:30-12:45: Q&A

12:45: DEBRIEFING & FAREWELL


ACCREDITATION

20th BASL Wintermeeting : 15016650 - 6 C.P.

11th Liver Course : 15016651 – 3 C.P.

Fri, 2015-12-04 (All day) to Sat, 2015-12-05 (All day)

Address

Dolce La Hulpe Hotels
Chaussee de Bruxelles 135
1310 La Hulpe
Belgium
BE
Registration info: 

Preferably by email to office@basl.be

Members: free access*

- Non-members: €50,00 by banking and on-site

- Non-member in training: €15,00 by banking and on-site

Bank account:

IBAN: BE69 0013 4462 1878

BIC: GEBABEBB

* Free access to the symposium, after payment of the BASL membership fee.

Accreditation: 

20th BASL Wintermeeting : 15016650 – 6 C.P.

11th Liver Course : 15016651 – 3 C.P.