1st CROATIAN CONFERENCE
with international participation
Liver with more than 500 different functions represents major centre in the human body. Healthy liver is a prerequisite for healthy life and longevity. Infections of the liver represent one of the most significant causes of liver damage and impairment. Different pathogens lead to inflammatory response in the liver which can result with severe clinical course in the acute infection or oncogenesis in the chronic infection. Concurrent metabolic diseases can also contribute to poorer clinical outcome. Prevention, diagnostics and treatment of inflammatory liver diseases represent one of the most important and challenging areas of human medicine. Chronic hepatitis C is the first curable chronic viral infection, where administration of highly active antiviral drugs results in virological cure in 99% of patients, which in turn can lead to prevention of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellularcarcinoma. Hepatitis B infection can successfully be prevented by vaccination. Therefore, World Health Organization has launched Strategy for elimination of viral hepatitis until year 2020.
We cordially invite you to the first Croatian congress that will gather experts from different scientific areas of diagnostics and treatment of liver inflammatory diseases. We have planned interactive workshops and plenary lectures which constitute unique platform for exchanging experiences and improvement of clinical practice.
Looking forward to welcoming you in Zagreb,
Prof.dr.sc. Adriana Vince