International Symposium on ALPD and Cirrhosis

Alcohol consumption is the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States and is also one of the leading risk factors for major health problems in other developed and developing countries. To address this global challenge, the Southern California Research Center for ALPD & Cirrhosis considered the International Symposium on ALPD & Cirrhosis as the most effective means to stimulate new and integrated approaches in scientific research and global collaboration among various countries.

To this end, the Center has organized the first international symposium on ALPD and cirrhosis in the Southern California, May 2006 and co-organized the 2nd symposium in Kobe, Japan, October, 2007. The first symposium assembled 130 scientists from 10 nations and the second meeting attracted more than 150 from 17 nations. These two successful meetings generated sufficient enthusiasm among the participating nations. Of note is that these meetings were and will be sponsored by key governmental or academic organizations of the hosting nations to achieve maximal outcome of the outreach objective in those nations. We are pleased that our Center is part of this global outreach initiative.

The International Symposium on ALPD & Cirrhosis is also important in addressing the significance of synergism between alcohol and other risk factors common in contemporary societites such as obesities and diabetes in producing serious pathologic consequences.

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September 30-October 1, 2015, São Paulo, SP Brazil 
10th International Symposium on ALPD & Cirrhosis 
Organizers: Edna Strauss, São Paulo, SP Brazil; Edison Parise, São Paulo, SP Brazil; Hidekazu Tsukamoto, Los Angeles, USA

November 22-23, 2014, Szeged, Hungary - Official Website *UPDATED*
9th International Symposium on ALPD & Cirrhosis
Organizers: Peter J. Jansen, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Hidekazu Tsukamoto, Los Angeles, USA; Ana Gukovskaya, Los Angeles, USA; Gyongi Szabo, Worcester, USA; Peter Hegyi, Szeged, Hungary; and Zoltan Rakonczay, Szeged, Hungary

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PAST SYMPOSIA
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November 16-17, 2013, New Delhi, India 
8th International Symposium on ALPD & Cirrhosis
Organizers: Shiv Kumar Sarin, New Delhi, India; Raj Lakshman, Washington, D.C., USA; and Hide Tsukamoto, Los Angeles, USA

September 6-7, 2012, Beijing, China
7th International Symposium on ALPD & Cirrhosis
Organizers: Fu-Sheng Wang, Beijing, China; Bin Gao, Rockville, USA; Sam Zakhari, Washington, D.C., USA; and Hide Tsukamoto, Los Angeles, USA

October 20-21, 2011, Fukuoka, Japan 
6th International Symposium on ALPD & Cirrhosis
Organizers: Yutaka Kohgo, Asahikawa, Japan; Michio Imawari, Tokyo, Japan; and Hide Tsukamoto, Los Angeles, USA

October 5-6, 2010, Frieburg, Germany
5th International Symposium on ALPD & Cirrhosis
Organizers: Manfred V. Singer, Mannheim, Germany; Steven Dooley, Mannheim, Germany; Craig McClain, Louisville, USA; and Sam Zakhari, Rockville, USA

October 8-9, 2009, Hurghada, Egypt
4th International Symposium on ALPD & Cirrhosis
Organizers: Gamal Esmat, Cairo, Egypt; Scott L. Friedman, New York, USA; Hide Tsukamoto, Los Angeles, USA; and Sam Zakhari, Rockville, USA

July 17-18, 2008, Bilbao, Spain
3rd International Symposium for ALPD & Cirrhosis
Organizers: José M. Mato, Bilbao, Spain; José C. Fernandez-Checa, Barcelona, Spain; Shelly C. Lu, Los Angeles, USA; Stephen J. Pandol, Los Angeles, USA; and Sam Zakhari, Rockville, USA

October 18-19, 2007, Kobe, Japan
2nd International Symposium for ALPD & Cirrhosis
Organizers: Kenji Fujiwara, Yokohama, Japan; Michio Imawari, Tokyo, Japan; Stephen J. Pandol, Los Angeles, USA; Hide Tsukamoto, Los Angeles, USA; and Sam Zakhari, Rockville, USA

May 18-19, 2006, Marina del Rey, USA
1st International Symposium for ALPD & Cirrhosis
Organizers: Vijay K. Kalra, Los Angeles, USA; Shelly C. Lu, Los Angeles, USA; Stephen J. Pandol, Los Angeles, USA; Hide Tsukamoto, Los Angeles, USA; and Sam Zakhari, Rockville, USA

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