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Int’l liver experts to speak at hepatology convention

03:40 AM November 18, 2016

Distinguished international experts in gastro-enterology and liver disease treatment are the featured speakers in the Hepatology Society of the Philippines 10th anniversary convention on Nov. 23-25 at the Novotel Manila at the Araneta Center, Quezon City.

The keynote speaker is Prof. Masao Omata of Japan. Other foreign resource speakers are Professors Jacob George, Australia; Jia Hong Kao,Taiwan; Rino Gani, Indonesia; Chung Mao Lo, Hongkong; and Pierce Chow, Singapore.

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Forty of the country’s top gastro-enterologists and liver experts will also tackle various topics in the convention’s scientific program.

Dr. Ian Homer Y. Cua, HSP president, said the 10th anniversary convention opens a new chapter in the history of the organization as it renews and  reinvigorates its commitment to the study of liver health and diseases, the promotion of research, education, advocacy and the formulation of national health policies in active partnership with the global community in control of the dreaded killer disease.

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More than 500  delegates are expected to attend the convention.

Dr. Stephen Wong, chair of the organizing committee, said the theme: “HSP@10: State of the Art Management of Liver Diseases, underscores the scientific program  of the convention which is designed to equip practicing physicians with advanced knowledge to  improve clinical outcomes and prevent progression in managing patients afflicted with liver disease.

Other convention highlights include:

The launching of  the HSP webinar Continuing Medical Education program;

The launching of the HSP-PCHRD-University of Trieste Hematology Fellowship program;

The unveiling of the “B Aware Campaign” billboard;

The launching of the Fat No More; Know about Fatty Liver Campaign; and

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The launching of the 2019 APASL Annual Meeting in  Manila Highlights.

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