Dear Colleagues and Friends,
On behalf of Asian Pan-Pacific Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (APPSPGHAN) and Taiwan Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (TSPGHAN), I am very pleased to welcome you all to the APPSPGHAN Hepatology Masterclass which will be held both as a virtual and in-person meeting at Taipei on 11th September 2021.
This is the first time that APPSPGHAN is organizing the Masterclass in Hepatology with the aim to expand knowledge in current diagnosis and management of common pediatric liver diseases to pediatric gastroenterologists and hepatologists in the region and across the globe. It is also a great opportunity to collaborate with North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN). The event will surely be of great benefit to the attendees and will lead to the better care for our children with liver diseases, which aligns with APPSPGHAN's mission.
This event can only happen thanks to the great contributions and dedication of the Hepatology Subcommittee of APPSPGHAN, the organizing committee, TSPGHAN and all distinguished speakers to whom I want to express my sincere appreciation. I am also grateful to NASPGHAN for collaborating with us on this event.
I look forward to seeing you in the APPSPGHAN Hepatology Masterclass 2021.
With kind regards,
Professor Suporn Treepongkaruna, MD.
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
On behalf of the Taiwan Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (TSPGHAN), I am very delighted to welcome all the colleagues from all over the world to attend this APPSPGAHN Hepatology Masterclass through on-line or on-site participation. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the speakers from Asia-pacific, North American and European countries who are all distinguished experts of pediatric Hepatology fields in many different aspects.
This meeting is made possible through the collaboration of APPSPGHAN and NASPGHAN. I would like to express special thanks to APPSPGHAN President Suporn Treepongkaruna, the international advisory board, the organization committee, the APPSPGHAN Liver subcommittee, and TSPGHAN secretary office. I fully appreciate their great contribution for this exciting meeting.
The theme of this meeting is “The changing faces of pediatric liver diseases”. In this meeting, we will learn most updated advances of various liver disease especially in the diagnosis, treatment, and long-term care. Newly emerging issues such as NAFLD and impact of COVID-19 on liver transplantation care will be addressed. Although most of us will exchange knowledge and opinions on-line, I firmly believe that this wonderful meeting will offer an invaluable opportunity for our community to facilitate high quality professional progress, and keep warm and tight friendship.
Wish everyone safe and healthy, and looking forward to seeing you soon!
With warm regards,
Professor Huey-Ling Chen, MD. PhD.