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Friday 5 May 2017 - Day 1

  Session 1: Priorities in Biomarker Development for NASH
  
Chairs: Veronica Miller & Arun Sanyal
 

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A pathologist, a radiologist and a hepatologist walked into a bar
Brent Tetri, MD
Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center, St. Louis, MO, USA

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Innovation in histological assessment of NASH
Pierre Bedossa, MD, PhD
University of Paris-Diderot, Paris, France

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  Session 2: Pathways to Biomarker Qualification and Acceptance
  
Chair: Chris Leptak & Veronica Miller
 

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View from the Top - Potential impact of 21st Century Cures Act?
Peter Stein, MD
FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Silver Spring, MD 

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EU Perspective
Elmer Schabel, MD
European Medicines Agency, London, UK & BfArM, Bonn, Germany

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Collaboration in action: BEST
Chris Leptak, MD, PhD
FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Silver Spring, MD

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Collaboration in action: FNIH
Roberto Calle, MD, FACE, FACP
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), Bethesda, MD, USA

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Collaboration in action: IMI
Quentin Anstee, BSc, MBBS, PhD, MRCP(UK), FRCP
Newcastle University, Newcastle, United Kingdom

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  Session 3: Circulating biomarkers
 
 Chairs: Sudha Shankar & Brent Tetri
 

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Lipidomics and Proteomics
Puneet Puri, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA

>Presentation (not available)
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Role of Genetic assessments
Quentin Anstee, BSc, MBBS, PhD, MRCP(UK), FRCP
Newcastle University, Newcastle, United Kingdom

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Francque, Sven 2017 120

Circulating nucleic acids and combination panels
Sven Francque MD, PhD
Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium

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  Session 4: Imaging Biomarkers
  Chairs: Quentin Anstee & Lara Dimick-Santos
 

MRI; what can it deliver
Claude Sirlin, MD
UC San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA

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Transient elastography & other techniques
Raj Vuppalanchi, MBBS
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA

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 #01 - Hepatic proton density fat fraction correlates with histologic measures of steatosis and is responsive to change in those measures in a multi-center nonalcoholic steatohepatitis clinical trial
Michael Middleton, USA
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 #02 - A meta-analysis on repeatability of magnetic resonance elastography of liver
Suraj Serai, USA
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Saturday 6 May 2017 - Day 2

  Session 5: Quantative assessment of hepatic health
 
 Chairs: Roberto Calle & Puneet Puri
 

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Breath tests
Shadab Siddiqui, MD, FACP
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA

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Principles of kinetic measures
Greg Everson, MD, FACP
University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, USA

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 #03 - A real-world, observational cohort of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: The TARGET-NASH study
Miriam Vos, USA
 #04 - Novel multiparametric magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) protocol accurately predicts NAS score for NASH diagnosis
Alina Allen, USA
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 #06 - Serum GP73 as a surrogate biomarker of significant liver fibrosis and cirrhosis in NAFLD
Fengmin Lu, China
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 #07 - Plasma collagen type III (Pro-C3) levels associate with severity of histological features of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and fibrosis within the screening population from the CENTAUR study
Diana Leeming, Denmark
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  Session 6: Challenges Opportunities in integrating 'OMICS
  Chairs: Pierre Bedossa & Shadab Siddiqui
 

Schuck, Robert 2017 120

Big Data vs. the individual liver from a regulatory perspective
Robert Schuck, PharmD, PhD
FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Silver Spring, MD, USA

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Mato, Jose 2017 120

Big Data vs. the individual liver from a developer's perspective
José María Mato de la Paz, PhD
CIC BioGUNE, Derio, Spain

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Travison, Tom 120

Future scenarios of algorithm building
Tom Travison, PhD
Harvard Medical School & Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research, Boston, MA, USA

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 #08 - Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) of two independent cohorts identifies eleven circulating miRNAs for diagnosis of NASH and fibrosis
Sven Francque, Belgium
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 #09 - A new non-invasive diagnostic score to monitor change in disease activity and predict fibrosis evolution in patients with NASH
Dean Hum, France
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 #10 - A precision medicine approach to comprehensive NAFLD diagnosis via metabolomics-based liquid biopsy
Pablo Ortiz, Spain
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  Session 7: The Liver in Context
 
Chairs: Veronica Miller & Arun Sanyal
 

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Integrated Assessment of diabetes, cardiovascular and liver risks and its potential application in the clinical management of NAFLD
Arun Sanyal, MD, MBBS
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA

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Sninsky, John 2017 120

Navigating NASH biomarkers: From discovery to clinical practice
John Sninsky, PhD
CareDx, Brisbane, CA, USA

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Committees

Organizing Committee

The members of the Organizing Committee (OC) discuss on a frequent basis the scientific program of the workshop, identify interesting topics and candidate speakers and review all submitted abstracts.

Registration

Registration will open mid-June

Fees and Conditions

Young Investigators with accepted abstracts*
Complimentary Registration 
Young investigators without accepted abstract
Academia from Middle-income countries**
50% discount on the current academia fee 
Members from partnering organizations***
25% discount on the current academia fee 
Non-Governmental Organizations,
Government Institutions
Early registration fee (payment before/on 17 Nov 2017)$ 150
Full registration fee (payment before/on 17 Mar 2018)$ 200
Late registration fee (payment after 17 Mar 2018)$ 225
  For onsite registration, an additional fee of 50 EUR will apply (€ 275) 
Academia
Early registration fee (payment before/on 17 Nov 2017)$ 295
Full registration fee (payment before/on 17 Mar 2018)$ 395
Late registration fee (payment after 17 Mar 2018)$ 445
  For onsite registration, an additional fee of 50 EUR will apply (€ 495) 
Sponsoring Industry
Early registration fee (payment before/on 17 Nov 2017)$ 545
Full registration fee (payment before/on 17 Mar 2018)$ 745
Late registration fee (payment after 17 Mar 2018)$ 845
  For onsite registration, an additional fee of 50 EUR will apply (€ 895) 
Industry
Early registration fee (payment before/on 17 Nov 2017)$ 945
Full registration fee (payment before/on 17 Mar 2018)$ 1.145
Late registration fee (payment after 17 Mar 2018)$ 1.245
  For onsite registration, an additional fee of 50 EUR will apply (€ 1.295) 

This registration fee includes:

  • Access to all scientific sessions, including poster area
  • Conference pack, including abstract book and final program
  • Refreshments during the coffee breaks
  • Lunch on both meeting days.

Please note:

  • No day rate is available.
  • Payment can only be made by credit card.
  • Accommodation is NOT included in the registration fee. Booking accommodation online will be available soon.
  • €25.00 will be charged for replacing a lost badge and for re-printing due to incorrect submission of names and/or company names or addresses.

Workshop dinner

A workshop dinner will be organized on Friday 17 May in a local restaurant nearby the meeting venue. The three-course dinner provides an excellent opportunity to network with other delegates and is considered as one of the highlights of the workshop. The costs for the workshop dinner are 75 USD per delegate and can be booked through the online registration page. We hope you will join us for this unique opportunity.

*Young Investigators, Academia with accepted abstracts

We are pleased to offer free registration to young investigators and academia with an accepted abstract.

IMPORTANT: the free registration is offered to the presenting author of the abstract only.

An application form needs to be completed and received by the Expert Medical Events secretariat at least 1 month prior to the start of the meeting.
Expert Medical Events will you with instructions regarding registration once the application has been received.

To be eligible for the Young Investigator's fee waiver, one should:

  • be 30 years of age or younger;
  • be a Master/PhD/PharmD student; or,
  • have obtained a MD/PhD/PharmD degree in the last five years

** For the Middle-income country list, please see World bank classification

*** Members of Partner Organizations are entitled to a 25% discount on the Academia registration fee. Please contact the meeting secretariat for the discount code. For overview please refer to Meeting Partners

Hotel Accommodation

Guest rooms against a room block rate will be available once the venue has been confirmed. Registered attendees that book before accommodation against the room block is available, will receive a notification and will be able to book their rooms at a later stage.

Cancellation policy

In case of cancellation the following refunds are applicable:

  • Cancellation before 17 March 2018: 50% refund (minus an administration fee of $ 40)
  • Cancellation on/after 18 March 2018: sorry, no refund

Should you be unable to attend the conference, a substitute delegate is always welcome at no extra charge provided that a letter of authorization from the original participant has been received and the Conference Secretariat has been notified of the name of the substitute delegate before 1 April 2018. A statement (email/letter/fax) of your cancellation must be sent to Expert Medical Events.

Group registration

The Group registration portal will soon open for registration of groups of more than 5 persons. Please contact the Conference Secretariat for more information

Media registration

In order to register as a media participant for the Workshop, the conference secretariat needs to receive proof of accreditation. A reduced registration fee may apply for accredited media participants. Please contact the conference secretariat for registration conditions. A final program/abstract book will be provided on-site. Deadline for application is 1 April 2016. NB: Media is restricted to the written press. Recording on film or photo is not allowed. We would like to receive a copy of your workshop report once it is finalized. Accreditation may take the form of a photocopy of official press credentials or a letter verifying assignment to the Workshop on the stationary of the media organization concerned. Freelance journalists should submit copies of three (3) by-lined articles on HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis in addition to an official letter of assignment. Newsletter writers and editors must submit three (3) issues of their newsletter containing at least one by-lined article on HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis by the applicant. All credentials will be verified by the Organizing Committee of the Workshop. Media participants may not register online, but are requested to send the above-mentioned information to info@expertmedicalevents.com.

Related meetings & events

For the organization of meetings and events with topics related to this workshop you are requested to contact the secretariat:
Expert Medical Events
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3572 BJ Utrecht
The Netherlands
P: +31 (0)30 230 7140
F: +31 (0)30 230 7148
E: info@expertmedicalevents.com 

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Liability and Insurance

By registering for the conference participants agree that the organizers do not accept responsibility for medical-, travel- or personal insurance. Participants are advised to take out their own insurance policies.

Abstracts

GENERAL GUIDELINES

Abstract submission will open mid-November. 

Abstracts should contain the following four components:

  • Background: a concise statement of the issue under investigation or a hypothesis;
  • Materials & Methods: the experimental methods used (including the statistical analyses employed);
  • Results: specific findings (promises such as “to be completed” or “to be presented” are not acceptable);
  • Conclusions: a summary of findings that are supported by your results (statistical analyses used to support the conclusions, where appropriate, should be included; concluding statements such as “the results will be discussed” are not acceptable).

Please note that abstracts cannot be accepted if tables, graphs, grant acknowledgements or literature references are included. The maximum word count for the abstract body is 500 words.

Abstracts are considered official communications to the conference and will be treated confidentially. For those abstracts that are accepted, submitters agree to attend the meeting and present their abstract as scheduled.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Authors can submit their abstracts electronically using the button on the right “Abstract Submission”. You will be redirected to the submission website. Please follow the step-by-step directions, which will enable you to upload the abstract. To ensure your abstract retains any special characters or formatting, the abstract must be in Microsoft Word format.

CATEGORIES FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

For purposes of review and programming, abstracts are divided into topical categories. Selection of the most appropriate category is important as it determines who reviews your abstract. The Program Committee reserves the right to reassign your abstract to a more appropriate category.

TOPICS FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Selection of the most appropriate topic is important as it determines who reviews your abstract. The Steering Committee reserves the right to reassign your abstract to a more appropriate category. Abstracts will be accepted either for oral or poster presentation.

Abstracts can be submitted under the following categories:

  • Innovations in Design and Analysis
  • Markers of Disease Activity
  • Markers of Disease Stage
  • Novel Technologies in NASH Biomarker Development
YOUNG INVESTIGATORS/POSTDOC/MD

We are pleased to offer free registration to young investigators with an accepted abstract and a 50% discount on the registration fee for young investigators without an accepted abstract. IMPORTANT: free registration is offered to the presenting author of the abstract only.

The applicant should: 

  • be 30 years of age or younger; or, 
  • be a Master / PhD / PharmD student; or, 
  • have obtained a MD / PhD / PharmD degree in the last five years

An application form needs to be completed by a supervisor and received by the Expert Medical Events secretariat at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the workshop.

Expert Medical Events will contact the young investigator with instructions regarding registration for the workshop once the application has been received.

NOTIFICATION OF ABSTRACT ACCEPTANCE AND PRESENTATION FORMAT

It is the responsibility of the corresponding/presenting author to inform all co-authors of the abstract’s status. Please notify the Conference Secretariat if you have not received notification. If your abstract is accepted, one author is required to register for the conference and present the paper as scheduled. Guidelines for preparing your oral and/or poster presentations will be sent after your abstract has been accepted.

ABSTRACT PUBLICATION

Accepted abstracts will be published in the Abstract Book, which will be distributed during the conference. Please note that the conference secretariat cannot be held responsible for any typing or language errors in the submitted abstracts as only the format of the abstracts will be changed and not the content.

Endorsements

The International Workshop on NASH Biomarkers is endorsed by the following organizations.

Their support plays a key role to this meeting’s success. Members of the below organizations receive a 25% discount on registration fees. Get in touch with us if you want your organization to be part of the workshop.