Lugano, Switzerland, 20/04/2018 - 20/04/2018
has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) for a maximum of 7 European CME credits (ECMEC®s)

The workshop is a full-day event with invited speakers, and posters. The event brings together faculty, young investigators, basic scientists and clinicians for an opportunity to connect and exchange ideas. There will also be a panel discussion and session to discuss current research trends and latest data in the field of autoimmune liver disease.

We strongly encourage all actors in the field to submit an abstract describing new, previously, or concurrently published research. Posters will be viewed during dedicated timing in the scientific programme
  • Submission page: https://swissautoimmune18.exordo.com/
  • Evaluation criteria: Submissions will be peer reviewed. Abstracts will be evaluated on scientific merit and relevance to the community.
  • Submission guidelines: to become available soon
Palazzo dei Congressi


08:30 – 08:50

08:50 – 09:00

Arrivals and welcome coffee

Welcome and introductions

Mario Bianchetti, Switzerland
Andreas Cerny, Switzerland
Federica Sallusto, Switzerland

Basic science sessions


09:00 – 09:30

09:30 – 10:00

10:00 – 10:30

10:30 – 11:00

11:00 – 11:30

11:30 – 12:00

12:00 – 12:30

12:30 – 13:00


13:00 - 14:00

Andreas Cerny, Switzerland
Federica Sallusto, Switzerland

Lessons from the Hepatitis B pathogenesis

Luca Guidotti, Italy

The prospective of basic immunology in autoimmune liver diseases

Federica Sallusto, Switzerland

Regulatory T cells in chronic liver diseases

Vincenzo Barnaba, Italy

Humural immunity in liver diseases

Antonio Lanzavecchia, Switzerland

Coffee break & Poster viewing

The ethiopathogenesis of Primary Biliary Cholangitis

Eric Gershwin, USA

Role of serological analysis in the diagnosis of autoimmune liver diseases

Diego Vergani, UK

3 short presentations selected from submitted abstract

Antonio Lanzavecchia, Switzerland
Benedetta Terziroli Beretta-Piccoli, Switzerland

Lunch & Poster viewing

Clinical sessions


14:00 – 14:30

14:30 – 15:00

15:00 – 15:30

15:30 – 16:00

16:00 – 16:30

16:30 – 17:00

17:00 – 17:30

17:30 – 18:00


18:00 – 18:15

Andrea De Gottardi,Switzerland
Florian Bihl, Switzerland

The pediatrician view on autoimmune liver diseases

Valerie McLin, Switzerland

Autoimmune Sclerosing Cholangitis

Giorgina Mieli-Vergani, UK

De novo Autoimmune Hepatitis

Nanda Kerkar, USA

Steps to improve the quality of histopathological diagnosis of autoimmune liver diseases

Luca Mazzucchelli, Switzerland

Coffee break & Poster viewing

Extrahepatic autoimmunity in autoimmune liver diseases

Annarosa Floreani, Italy

Clinical approach to autoimmune liver diseases

Michael Manns, Germany

3 short presentations selected from submitted abstract

Pietro Invernizzi, Italy
Michael Manns, Germany

Closing remarks & meeting adjurn

EpatoCentro 2nd LiverDisease Meeting 2018


Andreas Cerny

Andreas CerNY

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Pietro Invernizzi

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Giorgina Mieli-VergaNI


Benedetta Terziroli Beretta-PiccolI

Federica Sallusto

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Diego Vergani

Diego Vergani


All abstracts must be submitted in English


Title: 50 – 250 characters
Content: unlimited, but the organizers recommend a maximum of 2,500 characters


Abstracts that have already been presented at another congress may be submitted
Avoid complex mathematical formulas and key words
Corrections can be made up to January 20, 2018 (submission deadline)

Confirmation of submission

An automatic confirmation e-mail will be sent through our system
For more information, please contact: swissaildmeeting2018@epatocentro.ch


All abstract submitters will be notified by February 10, 2018

All abstracts that have been accepted for a poster presentation(s) require that at least one author attends the conference to present the work, and answer questions Full instructions concerning the preparation and presentation will be provided in the acceptance e-mail.

Submission deadline

January 20, 2018


All authors with an accepted abstract are requested to register to the conference.
Early registration fees are available up to February 19, 2018


By submitting an abstract to this event you agree with the following statement:
"I hereby assign to the Fondazione Epatocetro the copyrights to the abstract submitted to the 2nd Swiss Autoimmune Liver Disease meeting (government authors not electing to transfer agree to assign an exclusive publishing and distribution license) and any supplemental tables, illustrations or other information submitted therewith that are intended for publication as part of the abstract in all forms and media (whether now known or hereafter developed), throughout the world, in all languages, for the full term of copyright, effective when and if the article is accepted for publication. This transfer includes the right to provide the abstract in electronic and online forms and systems."

CME Accreditation

An application has been made to the EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event.

Certificate of attendance

•  All attendees will receive an e-mail with a link to a questionnaire at the end of the conference. Upon completion of the questionnaire, attendees should receive their certificates and CME credits by e-mail.
•  No certificate of attendance will be printed on-site.
•  Certificates of attendance will only be sent to delegates who attended the conference.