Master Class in Liver Disease Virtual Symposium


Join the 11th Master Class in Liver Disease Virtual Symposium organized by the Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre. It will be a fully virtual inter-disciplinary event taking place on the 27th and 28th of March 2021.

This edition of MCLD is being conducted in collaboration with the International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS). This Master Class is aimed at providing in-depth knowledge with a series of state-of-the-art lectures and point of view on a wide range of subjects in the current practice of liver disease and transplantation.


Program Overview


March 27 (3 PM – 6 PM CET)

  • Liver Transplantation for Acute Liver Failure – What have we learnt over 30 years (William Bernal)
  • Acute on Chronic Liver Failure (View Points): EASL Perspective: Rajiv Jalan / APASL Perspective: Shiv Sarin
  • Algorithmic Approach to Liver Transplantation for ACLF in Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis (Patrick Kamath)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease – the Future (Patrizia Burra)
  • Autoimmune Liver Diseases – Indications & Outcomes of Liver Transplant (James Neuberger)
  • The Road I have travelled with HCC (Vincenzo Mazzaferro)


March 28 (3 PM – 6 PM CET)

  • Surgical Evolution of Paediatric LT (Mureo Kasahara)
  • Understanding Hemodynamics during LT & Improving Patient Outcomes (Claus Niemann)
  • Minimally Invasive Donor Hepatectomy – the Future (View Points): Laparoscopic Approach: Daniel Cherqui / Robotic  Approach: Dieter Broering
  • Long Term Outcomes of Immunosuppression & QOL of LT Recipients (Marina Berenguer)
  • The Future of Cell Transplant & Gene Therapy for Liver Diseases (Anil Dhawan)
  • Liver Transplant Programs during COVID (Mohamed Rela)


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