S4-13.1 – Feedback from the Inaugural INCBCN and Setting the Stage for the 2023 Workshop

S4-13.1 - Feedback from the Inaugural INCBCN and Setting the Stage for the 2023 Workshop
Surfing NASH previews the 2023 Innovations in NAFLD Care Workshop with conference founders and directors, Jeff Lazarus and Jörn Schattenberg. This conversation highlights feedback from last year’s inaugural event and introduces sessions from this year’s opening in Barcelona on May 26.

Surfing NASH returns to preview the second Innovations in NAFLD Care Workshop (INCBCN) to be held in Barcelona from 26-27 May, 2023. Conference founders and directors Jeff Lazarus and Jörn Schattenberg discuss what makes the event unique with Louise Campbell and Roger Green.

Roger leads this conversation with the note that for this year, Surfing NASH will be working closely with the conference to provide timely coverage from Barcelona. He then asks Jeff to elaborate on some of the feedback received from last year’s inaugural meeting. Immediately Jeff underscores that this meeting fills an important gap between the heavy-hitting conferences in NAFLD and NASH. Specifically, the INCBCN Workshop exists to explore dynamic and nuanced insights into both liver disease and holistic liver health in a smaller, more multidisciplinary forum. He recaps receiving positive feedback and what considerations are informing the follow-up program. It’s important to Jeff that leading KOLs in a range of disciplines from around the world have an opportunity to explore their ideas in an engaged setting. One of last year’s success indicators was that people stayed in the room, interacting from the moment of arrival in the morning through later in the evening. Jörn joins to note his enthusiasm around the practical component of this workshop in that it invests in ideas of implementation and engaging stakeholders beyond hepatology.

From here, Roger leads discussion into a breakdown of the Day 1 sessions. Jeff first expresses excitement for an opening talk by Ramon Bataller which considers alcohol intake alongside Fatty Liver diseases. This presentation focuses on the reality that many of those living with NAFLD and NASH do in fact consume alcohol. Jeff then points to the whole of Session 2 where Ken Cusi has organized a panel focusing on the challenges of Fatty Liver from a diabetes perspective. Lastly, Jeff notes an impactful lecture by Harriet Rumgay titled the Epidemic Burden of NAFLD and Cancer. This talk reminds that much of the daily work in liver health serves cancer prevention and primes Episode 13.2 for a deeper look into this topic.

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