Regenerative Hepatology Consortium Symposium Program June 2022

EASL Regenerative Hepatology Consortium Symposium 

“Regenerative Hepatology: Past Achievements and Current  Challenges and Developments” 

June 21st 2022, 9:00-17:00 (GMT) 

Lecture Theatre room B17, UCL Torrington Place Training Centre 1-19 Torrington Place, Fitzrovia, London WC1E 7HB 

Introduction to Regenerative Hepatology

(Chairs: Pedro Baptista and Massimo Pinzani)

9:00-9:10 Welcome and opening of the symposium, Massimo Pinzani and Pedro Baptista 

9:10-9:30 Regenerative Hepatology, Massimo Pinzani, UCL, London, UK. 

9:30-10:00 Hepatocyte transplantation in liver disease, Anil Dawan, King’s College, London, UK. 

10:00-10:30 Clinical development of Medicinal Signaling Cells for liver regenerative therapy, Etienne Sokal, UCLouvain, Brussels, and Cellaïon, Mont St Guibert , Belgium. 

10:30-11:00 Debate: Opportunities and challenges ahead to effectively translate Regenerative Hepatology into the clinic. 

11:00-11:30 Coffee break 

Current Developments in Regenerative Hepatology 

(Chairs: Tobias Cantz and Natalia Sanchez Romero) 

11:30-12:00 Bioengineered bile duct transplantation, Fotios Sampaziotis, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK. 

12:00-12:30 Modeling fibrosis and NAFLD in 3D liver cultures, Leo van Grunsven, Vrije University Brussels, Belgium. 

12:30-13:00 Developmental biology of extrahepatic bile ducts, Elke Ober, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. 

13:00-13:30 Bioengineered Livers for Transplantation, Pedro Baptista, Health Research Institute of Aragon (IIS Aragon), Zaragoza, Spain.

13:30-14:30 Lunch Break Poster Session 

14:30-15:30 Rapid fire poster presentations 

Industry, regulatory, and patients´ views of therapy development in Regenerative Hepatology and beyond 

(Chairs: Etienne Sokal and Krista Rombouts) 

15:30-16:00 Regulatory environment for ATMP development and commercialization, Patrick Cellis, European Medicine Agency (EMA), Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 

16:00-16:30 Regenerative Hepatology from the patient´s perspective, Marko Korenjak, European Liver Patient Association (ELPA), Brussels, Belgium. 

16:30-17:00 The ATMP sector in Europe: achievements, challenges and perspectives, Paolo Morgese, Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, Geneve, Switzerland. 

17:00 Adjournment of the Symposium 

Abstract Submission 

Abstract submission will be open from April 15th until June 12th. Please submit your abstracts at:mail@regenerativehepatology.com We will award a prize of €150 to the best poster. 

Abstracts should have a maximum of 500 words in Font 11 in  Times New Roman. Selected abstracts, will be presented as posters  in a rapid-fire poster presentation of 5 minutes.  


Please register at mail@regenerativehepatology.com before June  15th 2022. Registration is free. 


Food will be provided. The symposium will be at Lecture Theatre  room B17, UCL Torrington Place Training Centre, 1-19 Torrington  Place, Fitzrovia, London WC1E 7HB, UK.

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