S4-21.1 – Meeting Aleksander Krag and Setting the Stage for EASL Congress 2023

S4-21.1 - Meeting Aleksander Krag and Setting the Stage for EASL Congress 2023
The Surfers meet Aleksander Krag as he describes his career trajectory to hepatology and serving as the EASL Congress Vice-Secretary. The conversation also features an initial introduction to the EASL Congress 2023 program as Aleksander and Sven Francque describe a meeting that has “never been wider.”

Surfing NASH offers an exciting preview of EASL Congress 2023 with new guest and EASL Vice-Secretary, Aleksander Krag, alongside EASL Educational Councillor, Sven Francque, and Surfers Jörn Schattenberg, Louise Campbell and Roger Green.

The world’s largest liver meeting takes place 21-24 June in Vienna with an international faculty of experts from over 200 institutions. The diverse program will feature 2500 abstracts and be a uniquely momentous occasion for developing multidisciplinary approaches aimed at putting a major dent in Fatty Liver disease.

In this conversation, the audience is introduced to Aleksander and his work in Fatty Liver disease. He describes a career trajectory which began in gastroenterology before becoming enthralled with the variations and challenges associated with the liver. Fitting for this episode, Aleksander goes on to recall a defining moment when he had an abstract accepted for EASL. “Suddenly I was there among equally minded people from all over the world. Wasn’t that just amazing?” Now fully integrated into the global liver family, Aleksander enjoys being a leader who drives inspiration into the next generation of hepatologists and collaborating with all stakeholders to create a future with better liver care. After serving two years as Vice-Secretary of the EASL Congress, Aleksander will become the Secretary General for the term of 2023-2025.

From here, the conversation observes a few particular elements of this year’s meeting that will make it a special one. Aleksander highlights that the meeting has “never been wider” with a diverse lineup of contributors and collaborators which expands engagement beyond abstracts and Phase 3 trial launches. Specifically, he describes outreach activities that deliver liver screenings to the streets and provide education to local schools on nutrition and the importance of liver health. Sven adds that there is something for everyone here, be it related to nurses, patients, industry or science. All in all, when compared to previous meetings both Sven and Aleksander instill a bubbling excitement that instills high expectations.

Listen to the full feature for the most detailed preview of the event and follow along as the Surfers convene for live coverage. If you enjoy the episode, have questions or interest around EASL Congress 2023 and Fatty Liver disease, we kindly ask that you submit reviews wherever you download the discourse. Alternatively, you can write to us directly at questions@SurfingNASH.com.

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