Dear Colleagues,

Turkish and British Associations for the Study of Liver (TASL-BASL) are pleased to announce a digital monothematic conference, “Drug-induced Liver Injury: Unresolved questions and unmet needs” on March 12-13, 2021. We hope that the programme will be a timely and welcome opportunity to reflect upon an area of critical importance for clinicians, researchers, scientists, pharma and other health care professionals.

Drugs and herbs are a common aetiology underlying acute liver injury. The number, variety and mechanism of action of drugs in use continues to expand. Along with this, interest and importance of drug-induced liver injury (DILI) has grown. Dissemination of knowledge related to DILI and a shared understanding is crucial to improve its diagnosis and safety of medications.

On behalf of TASL and BASL, we welcome you to join experts from Turkey and the United Kingdom in this event where we aim to appraise recent advances and emerging context in the field to identify priorities for future collaboration. We are excited to have this opportunity to create a partnership between TASL and BASL as well as to share the cutting-edge information with regards to DILI.

We look forward to seeing you all,

Prof. Guruprasad Aithal
President, BASL

Prof. Ramazan Idilman
President, TASL

    BASL Organizer
    Guruprasad Aithal

    TASL Organizer
    Fulya Gunsar

Scientific Secretariat

    Cemal Nuri Erçin
    Mujdat Zeybel
    Gupse Adalı


Session 1: Hepatotoxicity: Epidemiology and pathogenesis

  • Epidemiology – Pro- Euro- DILI network registry
  • TASL-Hepatotoxicity Database
  • Host and drug dependant risk factors for hepatotoxicity
  • Mechanisms of injury and immune-mediated reactions
  • Pharmacogenomics and DILI

Session 2: Clinical manifestations

  • Clinical presentation and patterns of DILI
  • Oral presentation
  • Drug-induced autoimmune hepatitis
  • Herbal and supplement-induced liver injury (HILI/SILI)

Session 3: The other presentations of hepatotoxicity

  • Acute fatty liver and drug-associated fatty liver disease(with case)
  • Liver toxicity due to treatments for COVİD(with case)
  • Check point inhibitor induced liver injury (CHILI)

Session 4: Toxic hepatitis and drug-drug interaction during chronic viral hepatitis

  • Toxic hepatitis and drug-drug interaction during HBV treatment
  • Toxic hepatitis and drug-drug interaction during HCV treatment in the era of DAA

Session 5: Causality assessment and diagnosis of DILI

  • Laboratory workup and imaging, Liver biopsy: when and whom?
  • Causality assessment methods and diagnosis
  • Liver histopathology

Session 6: Oral presentations of Selected Posters

Session 7: Severity and Prognosis of DILI

  • What is coming as new biomarkers for DILI?
  • Severity assessment and natural history chronic DILI
  • Re-challenge, recurrent DILI (with case)
  • Oral presentation

Session 8: Management in severe cases

  • General measures and specific therapies
  • Difficult decisions in management of severe DILI
  • Controversies in severe DILI: From EASL guideline to clinical practice

Session 9: Drug-induced acute liver failure

  • Mushroom poisoning and acute liver failure (with case)
  • Management of drug-induced ALF
  • Living donor liver transplant in drug-induced ALF
  • Future for DILI: Unresolved questions and unmet needs


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