Regenerative Hepatology Consortium Symposium Program June 2023


June 20 2023, 9:00-17:00 (CET) 

Vienna Medical University, Vienna, Austria

Regenerative Hepatology with small molecules, hormones, nucleic acids and growth factors

9:00-9:10 – Welcome and opening of the symposium by Pedro Baptista, Etienne Sokal, Tobias Cantz and Michael Trauner

9:10-9:40 –     From Bench to Bedside: Pharmacological MKK4 Inhibition to unlock regeneration in diseased Livers – Lars Zender, Tubingen, Germany

9:40-10:10 –   The role of bile acids and FXR in liver regeneration – Saskia van Mil, Utrecht, The Netherlands

10:10-10:40 – RNA-based therapeutic strategies of the liver – Amar Deep Sharma, Hannover, Germany

10:40-11:00 – Discussion

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

Hepatic developmental biology, stem cells and beyond

11:30-12:00 – New insights into bile duct formation, Frederic Lemaigre, Brussels, Belgium

12:00-12:30 – The generation of liver progenitors for translational medicine, Floris Roos, Cambridge, UK

12:30-13:00 – Liver organoids: from basic biology to clinical applications, Patricia Ignacio, Dresden, Germany

13:00-13:30 – A niche map for ductular reaction-driven regeneration, Rita Manco, Brussels, Belgium

13:30-14:30 Lunch Break

Poster Session

14:30-15:30 – Rapid fire poster presentations (5 minutes each presenter)

Novel organoid in vitro systems for cell therapies and model diseases

15:30-16:00 – Liver disease modelling in human hepatocyte organoids, Delilah Hendriks, Utrecht, The Netherlands

16:00-16:30 – Hepatocyte organoids, Weng Chuan Peng, Utrecht, The Netherlands

16:30-17:00 – Gene editing in organoids with metabolic liver disease, Indi Joore, Utrecht, The Netherlands

17:00               Closure

Abstract Submission 

Abstract submission will be open from April 1 until June 12. 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  15, 2023. Registration fee is 50 EUR.

Should be paid at:

Foundation for Regenerative Hepatology

Chamber of Commerce number: 80698247

Registered at: Luwte 6, de Meern, the Netherlands

Bank account number foundation: NL45 INGB 000 772 448 4

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Symposium Chair

Pedro Baptista


Ludovic Vallier

Massimo Pinzani

Etienne Sokal

Bart Spee

Tobias Cantz

Frederic Lemaigre


Food will be provided. The symposium will be in the Lecture Hall Nr4 at the General Hospital (AKH) of the Medical University Vienna. You can reach it best from the Unterground U6 (Station AKH-Michelbeuern). You can either pass through the hospital to Level 8 “Hörsaalzentrum” or you go aside from the main building to a white tower with stairs and elevator and go there fore level 8 (See drawing).

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