February 07th 2018
THE EF CLIF WELCOMES PAOLO ANGELI AS THE NEW CHAIRMAN OF THE EASL-CLIF CONSORTIUM.
The EF Clif organized an international meeting at the Foundation headquarters, to welcome Paolo Angeli as the new Chairman of the EASL-Clif Consortium.
Among the participants, there were most of the Steering Committee Members of the EASL-CLIF Consortium, a selected group of investigators from the PREDICT Study, the Principal Investigators of the 2018 research program of the EF Clif, members of the Grifols Chair, Dr Tom Henning Karlsen, EASL General Secretary, Professors Roger Williams and Flair Carrilho.
The meeting included two sessions: In the first one, PI´s from the EASL-CLIF Consortium and the Latin- American CLIF Consortium presented the final ongoing investigations from the CANONIC Study, the current state of the PREDICT Study and the launch of the ACLARA Study, an observational investigation starting in May 2018 assessing ACLF in 58 university hospitals from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Mexico; and the OBSERVAH Study, a global (Europe, America and Asia) observational investigation of patients with Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis, which is planned to start in September 2018.
The second session covered the translational projects from the Grifols Chair, aimed at assessing the mechanism of systemic inflammation in acute decompensation and ACLF in cirrhosis, the immune modulatory effect of albumin, and the importance of integrated cohorts and big data in modern clinical and translational research.
After the end of the workshop, all the participants and the members of the EF Clif Staff enjoyed a dinner served by the Restaurant Gaig.