Alcohol consumption is the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States and 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 considers the International Symposium on ALPD & Cirrhosis as the most effective means to stimulate new and integrated approaches in scientific research and global outreach.

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, leading to the Center’s successful acquisition of the NIAAA R13 conference grant (R13AA02O619) in 2014. Key governmental and academic organizations of hosting nations have also sponsored meetings, 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 societies such as obesities and diabetes in producing serious pathologic consequences.

ISALPD/C Year Location Hosting Nation’s Organization Attendees
1st 2006 Marina Del Ray, CA, USA USC-UCLA Research Center for Alcoholic Liver and Pancreatic Diseases, USC Cirrhosis Research Center 231
2nd 2007 Kobe, Japan Japan Digestive Disease Week (JDDW) Japanese Society of Gastroenterology (JSGE)
Japan Society of Hepatology (JSH)
275
3rd 2008 Bilbao, Spain Basque Government and Diputacion Foral de Bizkaia, CIBERehd and CICbioGUNE 175
4th 2009 Cairo, Egypt Egyptian Association for the Study of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases 150
5th 2010 Freiburg, Germany Falk Foundation 175
6th 2011 Fukuoka, Japan Japan Digestive Disease Week (JDDW) Japan Society of Hepatology (JSH) Japanese Society of Gastroenterology (JSGE) 343
7th 2012 Beijing, China Beijing 302 Hospital, Beijing, Chinese Society of Infection and Immunity, CSI Scientific Board of Infectious Diseases, PLA 312
8th 2013 New Delhi, India Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), New Delhi 475
9th 2014 Szeged, Hungary University of Szeged Pancreatic Research Foundation Hungarian Pancreatic Research Group 257
10th 2015 Sao Paulo, SP Brazil Brazilian Society of Hepatology Congresso Brasilerio de Hepatologia 350
11th 2016 Berlin, Germany ISBRA/EASL2016 Joint Congress 85
12th 2018 Japan Japanese Society of Gastroenterology (JSGE) 250
13th 2018 Japan 2018 ISBRA 100
14th 2020 Korea/Virtual Korean Association for Study of the Liver (KASL) 398

Past Symposia

The 15th International Symposium on ALPD & Cirrhosis

October 7-8, 2021, Timisora, Romania

15th International Symposium on ALPD & Cirrhosis, held as part of the 2021 ESBRA meeting. Theses meetings were sponsored by key academic organizations of the hosting nations to achieve maximal outcome of the outreach objective in those nations.

 

The 14th International Symposium on ALPD & Cirrhosis

August 13-14, 2020, Virtual

The ISALPD-C was held in conjunction with The Liver Week 2020, an international conference hosted by the Korean Association for the Study of the Liver (KASL) and co-hosted by the Korean Association of HBP Surgery (KAHBPS), the Korean Liver Cancer Association (KLCA) and The Korean Liver Transplantation Society (KLTS). Organizers: Drs. Bin Gao, Dong Joon Kim, and Won IL Jeong.

The 13th International Symposium on ALPD & Cirrhosis

September 9-10, 2018, Kyoto, Japan

Held as part of the 2018 ISBRA meeting

Organizers: Yoshiyuki Takei (Mie University Graduate School of Medicine), Michio Imawari (Shin-Yurigaoka General Hospital), Bin Gao (NIAAA/NIH), and Hidekazu Tsukamoto (University of Southern California)

12th International Symposium on ALPD & Cirrhosis

April 19, 2018, Tokyo, Japan

Held jointly with the 7th International Forum of The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology

Organizers: Hidekazu Tsukamoto (University of Southern California), Kazuhiko Koike (University of Tokyo) and Yoshiyuki Takei (Mie University)

11th International Symposium on ALPD & Cirrhosis

September 2-3, 2016, Berlin, Germany

Held in conjunction with the 2016 ISBRA/ESBRA World Congress
Organizers: Helmut Karl Seitz (University of Heidelberg), Samir Zakhari (DISCUS), Bin Gao (NIAAA/NIH), and Hidekazu Tsukamoto (USC).

Official website: http://isbra-esbra-2016.org

10th International Symposium on ALPD & Cirrhosis

September 30-October 1, 2015, São Paulo, SP Brazil

Organizers: Edna Strauss, São Paulo, SP Brazil; Edison Parise, São Paulo, SP Brazil; Hidekazu Tsukamoto, Los Angeles, USA

9th International Symposium on ALPD & Cirrhosis

November 22-23, 2014, Szeged, Hungary

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

8th International Symposium on ALPD & Cirrhosis

November 16-17, 2013, New Delhi, India

Organizers: Shiv Kumar Sarin, New Delhi, India; Raj Lakshman, Washington, D.C., USA; and Hide Tsukamoto, Los Angeles, USA

Proceedings from Hepatology International

7th International Symposium on ALPD & Cirrhosis

September 6-7, 2012, Beijing, China

Organizers: Fu-Sheng Wang, Beijing, China; Bin Gao, Rockville, USA; Sam Zakhari, Washington, D.C., USA; and Hide Tsukamoto, Los Angeles, USA

6th International Symposium on ALPD & Cirrhosis

October 20-21, 2011, Fukuoka, Japan

Organizers: Yutaka Kohgo, Asahikawa, Japan; Michio Imawari, Tokyo, Japan; and Hide Tsukamoto, Los Angeles, USA

5th International Symposium on ALPD & Cirrhosis

October 5-6, 2010, Frieburg, Germany

Organizers: Manfred V. Singer, Mannheim, Germany; Steven Dooley, Mannheim, Germany; Craig McClain, Louisville, USA; and Sam Zakhari, Rockville, USA

4th International Symposium on ALPD & Cirrhosis

October 8-9, 2009, Hurghada, Egypt

Organizers: Gamal Esmat, Cairo, Egypt; Scott L. Friedman, New York, USA; Hide Tsukamoto, Los Angeles, USA; and Sam Zakhari, Rockville, USA

3rd International Symposium for ALPD & Cirrhosis

July 17-18, 2008, Bilbao, Spain

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

2nd International Symposium for ALPD & Cirrhosis

October 18-19, 2007, Kobe, Japan

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

1st International Symposium for ALPD & Cirrhosis

May 18-19, 2006, Marina del Rey, USA

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