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Name
Jesper B Andersen
Position
Associate Professor
Affiliation
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
E-mail
jesper.andersen@bric.ku.dk

Biography

Dr. Jesper B Andersen has had a long-standing interest in the field of translational liver genomics. His postdoctoral training in Dr. Snorri S Thorgeirsson’s lab at NCI, USA included various aspects of liver biology (e.g., genomics, cell biology, in vivo models etc.) and has provided me with the necessary strong scientific foundation and collaborative network. He has pioneered research on the molecular characterization of hepatobiliary cancers, and thus, gained insight into the evolution of hepatocarcinogenesis and the consequence of gene deregulation on drug response. In 2014, he was appointed associate professor and group leader at Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC), Department of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen Denmark. His laboratory employs 12 interdisciplinary members, covering areas of molecular biology, bioinformatics and the clinic. His contributions in the field of basic and translational liver genomics have resulted in over 60 publications in high-impact journals. To date, his scientific achievements in Hepatology, include multiple investigator awards, including most recently the Merit award for Cancer Research from the Danish Cancer Society, 2015. He is an elected member of several international consortia (The Cancer Genome Atlas), editorial board member of Hepatology and co-founder of the European Network for the Study of Cholangiocarcinoma. His research programs are currently funded by multiple competitive grants and fellowships from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, Marie-Curie EU program, Danish Cancer Society, European Association for the Study of the Liver, Lundbeck Foundation and the Danish Medical Research Council.

Research Interest

Dr. Andersen’s research program in basic and translational cancer research is emphasized on elucidating the genomic and epigenomic aberrations in hepatobiliary, and their role in drug resistance. To delineate the mechanisms related to hepatobiliary cancers and uncover how liver cancer cells initiate and metastasize, to define patient subtypes and identify biomarkers for early detection, diagnosis, prognosis and prediction of effective therapy.

Name
Daniel Azoulay
Position
Head
Affiliation
Henri-Mondor Hospital, France
E-mail
daniel.azoulay@aphp.fr

Biography

Dr. Daniel Azoulay is Head of the department of HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Henri-Mondor Hospital in Paris, France.

Research Interest

Liver transplantation
Liver surgery for liver tumors
Portal Hypertension

Name
Oidov Baatarkhuu
Position
Professor and Chairman
Affiliation
Mongolian National University, Mongolia
E-mail
baatarkhuu65@yahoo.com

Biography

Professor Oidov .Baatarkhuu graduated from the Mongolian National Medical University and obtained his degree in Doctor of Medicine with commendation in 1994. He has received his PhD degree at the Postgraduate School, Health Sciences University of Mongolia in 2006. He is currently Professor of Medicine, Head of Department of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences and General Expert on Infectious Diseases of Ministry of Health, Mongolia. He has completed his postdoctoral Fellowship in Hepatology at the Department of Internal Medicine, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea between 2007-2008. He did second overseas Clinical Research Fellowship in Hepatology at the Department of Internal Medicine III, AKH Hospital, University of Vienna, Austria in 2012. Also currently he has completed as a Clinical Research Fellow in Hepatology at the Storr Liver unit, Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research, University of Sydney, Australia. He has also been a Visiting Professor at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Melbourne, Australia in 2014. Professor O.Baatarkhuu is an Executive Council Member of APASL, Member of CEVHAP, and President of the Mongolian Association for the Study of the Liver Diseases, Executive Director of the Mongolian Infectious Diseases Physicians, Mongolia and Chairman of the Scientific Committee for the APASL-STC 2012 in Mongolia. Currently he is President of APASL-STC on HCV and Confections 2017 in Mongolia. Professor O.Baatarkhuu has published more than 100 international and local papers. He also has spoken nationally and internationally on viral hepatitis and chronic liver diseases including hepatocellular carcinoma.

Research Interest

Professor O.Baatarkhuu is a key investigator in more than 20 international and national trials on antiviral treatment of chronic hepatitis B and C. He has been extensively involved in research in the fields of viral hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma and he is currently working on the natural history of hepatitis B and D in Mongolia.

Name
Anne-Marie Cassard
Position
Senior Scientist
Affiliation
INSERM, France
E-mail
cassard.doulcier@u-psud.fr

Biography

Dr. Anne-Marie Cassard, Ph.D., is a research group leader in the INSERM U996, Paris-South University located 6 km in the south west of Paris, University Paris-Saclay. Our university is the second French University in Shanghai ranking Dr. Anne-Marie Cassard has earned her doctorate at this university. She completed post-doctoral work at Paris-Descartes University in Paris. She was recruited at INSERM as research scientist in 1995 to decipher molecular mechanisms involved in the activation of the thermogenesis in brown adipose tissue.

Research Interest

Before working on liver and the microbiome, Dr. A-M Cassard deciphered the mechanisms leading to the activation of uncoupling protein 1, UCP1, in brown adipose tissue. After joining the team that she co-heads since 2015, she demonstrated that lipid homeostasis in Kupffer cells together with GILZ expression, an anti-inflammatory molecule, participate to the inflammatory process in alcoholic liver disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (1-4). A-M Cassard and G. Perlemuter have developed new projects focusing on the role of the microbiome in liver disease. She has already demonstrated the causal role of the gut microbiota in steatosis in NAFLD (1, 5) and that the individual susceptibility of alcoholics to develop severe liver lesions is dependent on the gut microbiota (6, 7). Her most recent publications show that the control of the gut microbiota by fecal transplant or prebiotics in alcoholic liver disease can prevent liver injury (6, 7). A-M Cassard has recently developed a mouse model of alcoholic liver disease by using transplantation of feces from patients in conventional and not axenic mice (Wrzosek et al. in preparation). Using this new model, she demonstrated that human gut microbiota can be durably transplanted in mice. Moreover, she also showed that the use of selected prebiotics can improve alcohol liver disease (Wrzosek, Ciocan et al. In preparation). Current researches are focused on the mechanisms which are associated with the protective effect of IM against the alcohol-induced liver injury and gut homeostais disturbing and the identification of the specific bacteria mediating these effects.

Name
Kazuaki Chayama
Position
Professor
Affiliation
Hiroshima University, Japan
E-mail
chayama@mba.ocn.ne.jp

Biography

Dr. Kazuaki Chanyama is a hepatologist working in Hiroshima University. He is treating patients with liver diseases such as viral hepatitis, primary biliary cholangitis, auto-immune hepatitis, NASH and hepatocellular carcinoma. He is also doing research of hepatitis viruses, molecular biology and genetics of hepatocellular carcinoma. After development of potent DAAs his study interest shifted from hepatitis C to hepatitis B, NASH and HCC. Please visit his home page at http://shounai.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/English/ to know our research and clinical activities.

Research Interest

Virology of hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus. NAFLD. Molecular and cellular biology and genetics of hepatocellular carcinoma. Auto-immune hepatitis and primary biliary cholangitis.

Name
Laura Dawson
Position
Professor
Affiliation
University of Toronto, Canada
E-mail
laura.dawson@rmp.uhn.on.ca

Biography

Dr. Laura Dawson is a radiation oncologist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and a Professor the Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto. She treats gastrointestinal cancers and she is a member of the palliative radiation therapy group. Her primary clinical and research interest is in hepatobiliary carcinoma. She has published over 150 scientific papers, and was a recipient of an ASCO career development award. Her research has been funded by the NIH, CIHR, NCIC CTG, and the Canadian Cancer Society. In her spare time, she enjoys watching my three boys play ice hockey, and she also enjoys playing.

Research Interest

Hepatobiliary cancer and liver metastases radiation therapy Use of advanced radiation technologies, including stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) and image guided radiation therapy (IGRT). Clinical trials. I am PI of RTOG1112, an international randomized trial of SBRT for locally advanced hepatocellular carcinoma and HE.1, a Canadian randomized trial of low dose whole liver radiation therapy to treat painful liver cancer, unsuitable for other treatment.

Name
Tomoki Ebata
Position
Associate Professor
Affiliation
Nagoya University, Japan
E-mail
tomoki@med.nagoya-u.ac.jp

Biography

Dr. Tomoki Ebata is an associate professor of Nagoya University in Japan. He graduated from Nagoya University School of Medicine where obtained his Ph.D. in 2002. He received his residency training in General Surgery of Yachiyo Hospital and Nagoya First Red Cross Hospital. He was a research fellow of the Department of Surgery at Nagoya University Hospital from 1998 to 2002.

Research Interest

Surgery and anatomic pathology for biliary tract cancers.

Name
Norihiro Furusyo
Position
Associate Professor
Affiliation
Kyushu University, Japan
E-mail
furusyo@gim.med.kyushu-u.ac.jp

Biography

Dr. Norihiro Furusyo is a vice-chief of the Department of General Internal Medicine at Kyushu University Hospital in Fukuoka, Japan. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medical Sciences at Kyushu University. Professor Furusyo gained his medical degree from the Medical College of Oita, Japan, before undertaking residencies in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Kyushu University Hospital. Subsequently, he completed a PhD and a 5-year research fellowship at Kyushu General Hospital. He has been working as duly-authorized medical doctor in the Department of General Internal Medicine since 2005.

Research Interest

Professor Furusyo’s research interests include novel therapeutic targets for hepatitis and HIV, as well as for atherosclerosis, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia and osteoprosis. He is a member of many national and international societies including EASL, IDSA, EAS and the Japanese Society of Internal medicine, Hepatology, Gastroenterology and Infectious diseases, and he is on the editorial boards of the Japanese Society of Hospital General Medicine and the Japanese Association of Infectious Diseases. Professor Furusyo has authored or co-authored more than 140 articles in international peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Hepatology, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Antiviral Research and Hepatology Research.

Name
Edward Gane
Position
Professor
Affiliation
New Zealand Liver Transplant Unit, New Zealand
E-mail
edgane@adhb.govt.nz

Biography

Dr. Edward Gane is a hepatologist and transplant physician and professor of medicine at University of Auckland. He also directs a large early phase clinical research unit.

Research Interest

New therapies for chronic viral hepatitis (CHB and CHC).
New therapies for HCC.

Name
Theodore S. Hong
Position
Associate Professor
Affiliation
Harvard Medical School, USA
E-mail
tshong1@mgh.harvard.edu

Biography

Dr. Theodore S. Hong is an associate professor of the Department of Radiation Oncology in Harvard Medical School, USA since 2013. He also is an assistant physician in Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He obtained his M.D. in Medicine in University of Connecticut, and received training as an intern in Internal Medicine and as a resident in Radiation Oncology at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He was an instructor and an assistant professor of the Department of Radiation Oncology of Harvard Medical School before he got his current position.

Name
Etsuko Hashimoto
Position
Professor
Affiliation
Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Japan
E-mail
etsuko@ige.twmu.ac.jp

Biography

Dr. Etsuko Hashimoto is a professor of Hepatology and Gastroenterology at Tokyo Women’s Medical University. She had the privilege of studying liver pathology under Professor Ludwig, who is a renowned pathologist at MAYO Clinic, from 1987 to 1991. Professor Ludwig is also well known as he established the concepts and the definition of NASH. After she returned to Japan, Professor Ludwig and she continue working together. At present, her primary area of interest is in the field of NASH, specifically in elucidation of the characteristics of HCC in NASH, the risk of development of HCC, and strategies for diagnosis and management of NASH.

Research Interest

NAFLD / NASH
Autoimmune Liver Diseases: PBC, PSC, AIH
Liver Transplantation; Indication, Recurrence
Liver Pathology.

Name
Paul Y Kwo
Position
Professor
Affiliation
Stanford University, USA
E-mail
pkwo@stanford.edu

Biography

Dr. Kwo is currently Professor of Medicine and Director of Hepatology at the Stanford University where he joined the faculty in November 2016. Prior to joining the faculty at Stanford, he was at Indiana University for 21 years where he served as the Medical Director of Liver Transplantation. He has distinguished himself in the field of chronic Hepatitis C and has a large practice devoted to current and novel therapies for the treatment of Hepatitis C. He has won multiple awards, both at the university, local, and national level.

Research Interest

Hepatitis C
Hepatitis B
Orthotopic liver transplantation
Hepatocellular cancer
Complications of cirrhosis

Name
Pål-Dag Line
Position
Professor
Affiliation
University of Oslo, Norway
E-mail
lp.d.line@medisin.uio.no

Biography

Dr. Pål-Dag Line graduated from the University of Oslo in 1987 and received his PhD degree in 1996. He is board certified in General, Vascular and Transplant surgery and works as senior consultant surgeon in abdominal transplantation (liver, kidney, pancreas) HPB surgery and vascular surgery. He holds the position as head at the Department of Transplantation, Oslo University Hospital and Professor of Surgery at the University of Oslo. He has a particular clinical and scientific focus on living donation, abdominal vascular diseases, liver transplantation and utilization of transplant surgical techniques in oncological surgery. He serves at the board of Scandiatransplant and is member of TTS, ILTS, ESOT, European Surgical Association and the International Surgical Group.

Research Interest

Living donation, liver transplantation, liver regeneration, liver surgery, liver metastases, HCC, oncoimmunology, immunotherapy, immunosuppression, microcirculation.

Name
Manuela Neuman
Position
Chief Scientific Officer
Affiliation
University of Toronto, Canada
E-mail
manuela.neuman@utoronto.ca

Biography

Dr. Manuela Neuman teaches clinical and experiment al toxicology and pharmacology at the University of Toronto, Medical School, Canada. Dr. Neuman supervised several M.Sc., and Ph.D. theses as well as post-doc fellows and research projects for Medical Physicians. She is also in charge with Ph.D. international students (Cuba, Israel, Romania) as well with Pharmacy and Medicine exchange M.Sc., international students from France and Medical fellows from Israel, Brazil, Cuba, Romania and Argentina. Dr. Neuman is the founder of the In Vitro Drug Safety and Biotechnology. She is the head of In Vitro and of the biomarkers platforms at the University of Toronto. Research Interests are: monitoring the therapeutic responses in clinical trials on chronic liver disease; clinical and genetic dominants of progression of severity of alcoholic and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis to cirrhosis and liver cancer. A special accent is drug-induced liver disease and post-marketing surveillance of hepatic, gastrointestinal and dermal adverse drug reactions. The role of micro quantitative liver function based upon mitochondrial activities; non-invasive biomarkers of fibrosis, inflammation and repair, immuno-pharmaco-genetics are subject of her research. Dr. Neuman also explores biomarkers such as immuno-genomics and metabolomics as individual variation in personalized medicine approaches. Dr. Neuman studies the role of microbiota in the development of non-alcoholic liver disease as well as in severity of inflammation and its possible repair. This includes translational research that characterize, obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. The recognition of the key role played by lipotoxicity in cellular injury and stimulation of the inflammatory responses leading to fibrogenesis is key for therapies. Dr. Neuman is author and co-author of more than 210 peer-reviewed manuscripts and seven invited textbook chapters. Dr. Neuman has been invited to present more than 250 conferences in several countries.

Name
Vincent Wong
Position
Professor
Affiliation
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
E-mail
wongv@cuhk.edu.hk

Biography

Dr. Vincent Wong is a professor at the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He graduated from the same university and received training under Professors Joseph Sung, Francis Chan and Henry Chan. He has authored over 250 articles in international medical journals. His papers have been cited by various guidelines, and his latest h-index is 51. He is currently the President of the Hong Kong Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and an associate editor of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and is in the editorial boards of HEPATOLOGY, Journal of Hepatology and several other journals. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the Hong Kong College of Physicians and the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine.

Research Interest

Vincent Wong works mainly on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and viral hepatitis. He has published a number of papers to guide the use of transient elastography in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. His team pioneered the use of non-invasive tests of liver fat and fibrosis to study the epidemiology of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. He has recently established the multicenter CAP-Prognosis working group to study the natural history of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in different Asian countries.

Name
Masakazu Yamamoto
Position
Professor and Chairman
Affiliation
Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Japan
E-mail
yamamoto.ige@twmu.ac.jp

Biography

Dr. Masakazu Yamamoto is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Institute of Gastroenterology in Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Japan. He is currently the president of Japanese Society Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery since 2016 and the congress president of Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association held in 2017 in Yokohama, Japan.

Research Interest

Hepatobiliary pancreatic malignancy
Hepatobiliary pancreatic surgery

Domestic

Name
Chansik An
Position
Clinical Assistant Professor
Affiliation
Yonsei University, Korea
E-mail
chansikan@yuhs.ac

Biography

Dr. Chansik An is a clinical assistant professor of the Department of Radiology in Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea. He graduated from Yonsei University in 2004, and received his residency training at the Department of Radiology in Severance Hospital. He was an instructor of Radiology until 2015.

Research Interest

Imaging diagnosis in liver cancer.

Name
Sang Hoon Ahn
Position
Professor
Affiliation
Yonsei University, Korea
E-mail
ahnsh@yuhs.ac

Biography

Sang Hoon Ahn, M.D., PhD, is a Professor of Yonsei University College of Medicine and a director of Planning and Management Headquarter, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Republic of Korea. He has completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Liver Research Centre in Brown Medical School, USA (2001-2003). His career has been advanced during his sabbatical years at Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL), WHO Collaborating Centre in Australia (2008-2009). He was a Chairman of the Academic Committee of Korean Liver Cancer Study Group (2010-2011), the Asia Pacific Primary Liver Cancer Expert Meeting (APPLE 2013) and a Chairman of the Publicity Committee of Korean Association of the Study of the Liver (KASL) (2014-2015). He is an advisor for the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety in Korea and a global advisory board member/speaker of international pharmaceutical companies. Prof. Sang Hoon Ahn is an Editor of Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Academic Editor of PLoS ONE and Special Section Editor of Gut and Liver. He is also an editorial board of Journal of Hepatology, Liver International, World Journal of Gastroenterology, Hepatology International, World Journal of Hepatology, World Journal of Virology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research, American Journal of Cancer Science, American Journal of Cancer Review. He sits on reviewer for NEJM, Lancet, Gastroenterology, Gut, Hepatology, etc.

Research Interest

His major research interests include chronic hepatitis B, C, cirrhosis and liver cancer. He has completed and is complementing over 50 outstanding clinical trials as a principal investigator. He has over 260 SCI publications including book chapters and review articles in peer-reviewed journals. His invited oversea lectures are over 120 times around the world.

Name
Young Koog Cheon
Position
Director
Affiliation
Konkuk University, Korea
E-mail
yksky001@hanmail.net

Biography

Dr. Young Koog Cheon is a professor and a director of Digestive Disease Center, Department of Internal Medicine of Konkuk University Medical Center, Korea. He graduated from Kyung Hee University School of Medicine. He was a research fellow in Indiana University Hospital in the US from 2005 to 2006.

Research Interest

Therapeutic ERCP and EUS for pancreatobiliary diseases.
PDT for bile duct cancer.

Name
Jaeyoun Cheong
Position
Professor
Affiliation
Ajou University, Korea
E-mail
Jaeyoun620@gmail.com

Biography

Dr. Jaeyoun Cheong is currently a Professor at the Department of Gastroenterology, Ajou University School of Medicine in South Korea. He graduated from Yonsei University Medical College in Seoul, South Korea and did residency training at Yonsei University Severance Hospital from 1996 to 1999. This was followed by a clinical fellowship in Hepatology at Yonsei University Severance Hospital and Ajou University Hospital. He was a Visiting Scholar at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina between 2014 and 2015.

Research Interest

His research topics have been focused on biomarker discovery for hepatocellular carcinoma and other liver diseases, and research interest include 1) exosomal, cell free DNA biomarker for prediction of treatment response and prognosis in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, 2) gut microbiome in liver disease, 3) genomic study on factors predicting liver disease outcome, 4) non-invasive diagnosis of liver fibrosis. He has published several papers on these subjects and has developed prediction models for cirrhosis / significant fibrosis using serum panel tests.

Name
Daehee Choi
Position
Associate Professor
Affiliation
Kangwon National University, Korea
E-mail
dhchoi-md@kangwon.ac.kr

Biography

Dr. Daehee Choi is an associate professor of the Department of Internal Medicine, Kangwon National University School of Medicine since 2008. She received training as a resident in Internal Medicine at Kangwon National University Hospital from 2002 to 2006. She finished her Internal Medicine fellowship in 2008 at Seoul National University Hospital.

Research Interest

Research of Alcoholic Liver Disease
Research of Cirrhosis & Portal Hypertension
Research of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Name
Hueng-Sik Choi
Position
Professor
Affiliation
Chonnam National University, Korea
E-mail
hsc@chonnam.ac.kr

Biography

Dr. Hueng-Sik Choi is a professor the School of Biological Sciences and Technology at Chonnam National University in Gwangju. He is also a director of the National Creative Research Initiative Center for Nuclear Receptor Signals. He earned my Ph.D. in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at Rutgers University & UMNJ Medical School, USA. He received post-doctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. David D. Moore at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. During that time, he discovered two orphan nuclear receptors, small heterodimer partner (SHP) and constitutive androstane receptor (CAR), and initiated work on the molecular mechanism underlying action of SHP.

Research Interest

His research has been focused on the function of nuclear hormone receptors in an attempt to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation of carbohydrate, fat, bile acid, iron, and alcohol metabolism. For the past 25 years, he has been intensively involved in studying the basic mechanism of nuclear hormone receptor action on metabolic homeostasis to explain molecular etiology of diabetes, obesity, and infectious diseases.

Name
Eunmi Gil
Position
Instructor
Affiliation
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
E-mail
eunmi.gil@samsung.com

Biography

Dr. Eunmi Gil is an instructor of the Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, Samsung Medical Center. She graduated from Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine in 2009, and obtained her M.S. from Sungkyunkwan University College of Medicine in 2015. She finished her internship and residency in Surgery at Samsung Medical Center, where she worked as a clinical fellow of the Department of Critical Care Medicine.

Name
Sang Yun Ha
Position
Assistant Professor
Affiliation
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
E-mail
sangyun.ha@samsung.com

Biography

Dr. Sang Yun Ha graduated from Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine in 2005 and had Ph.D. degree by thesis titled as ‘The validation of ORAOV1 as a new treatment target In hepatocellular carcinoma’ in 2014. After internship, residency, and fellowship at Samsung Medical Center, he has been worked as an assistant professor of Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, since 2016.

Research Interest

Dr. Ha is interested in all about of hepatocellular carcinoma, and now focusing new biomarker as a therapeutic target in hepatocellular carcinoma.

Name
Nae-Yun Heo
Position
Associate Professor
Affiliation
Inje University, Korea
E-mail
nyheo@hanmail.net

Biography

Dr. Nae-Yun Heo is an associate professor of the Department of Internal Medicine in Inje University College of Medicine. He graduated from Pusan National University College of Medicine and obtained his doctor’s degree of Internal Medicine in University of Ulsan College of Medicine. He finished his internship and residency training and served as a clinical fellow at Asan Medical Center. After the training, he was an instructor and an assistant professor in Inje University College of Medicine before he got his current position.

Name
Eun Sun Jang
Position
Associate Professor
Affiliation
Seoul National University, Korea
E-mail
anges@snubh.org

Biography

Dr. Eun Sun Jang is an assistant professor of the Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University, Korea. She graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine, where she earned her both Master’s Degree and Doctor’s Degree. She finished her residency in Internal Medicine in 2010 and clinical fellowship in 2011 at Seoul National University Hospital.

Research Interest

Liver disease

Name
Soung Won Jeong
Position
Associate Professor
Affiliation
Soonchunhyang University, Korea
E-mail
jeongsw@schmc.ac.kr

Biography

Dr. Soung Won Jeong is currently a associate professor at the Department of Gastroenterology, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea. He graduated from Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine and did residency training at Soonchunhyang University Hospital. He completed a clinical fellowship at Soonchunhyang University Hospital and Seoul St. Mary's Hospital. He received postdoctoral research fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard Medical School between 2013 and 2014.

Research Interest

  • *Portal hypertension and hemodynamics
  • *Immunology of Liver disease
  • *Ultrasonography (Functional and Contrast enhanced US)

Name
Won-il Jeong
Position
Associate Professor
Affiliation
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea
E-mail
wijeong@kaist.ac.kr

Biography

Dr. Won-il Jeong graduated from College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University and got a Ph.D. degree from the Department of Veterinary Pathology at the same school. During my Ph.D. course, he studied about kinetics of macrophage, mast cells and myofibroblast-like cells during hepatic fibrogenesis. After getting Ph.D., he, as a Post-doc fellow, further investigated about alcohol-related hepatic steatosis, liver fibrosis and liver immunology at NIAAA/NIH at USA. During this period, he published three prestigious papers including Hepatology, Gastroenterology and Cell Metabolism as a 1st author. After completing post-doc fellow, he was appointed as an assistant professor and now promoted to tenured associate professor at KAIST.

Research Interest

He has been investigating about the broad spectrum of liver disease including alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, liver fibrosis and hepatic tumors. Especially, he is intensively studying about biology of hepatic stellate cells and their novel functions for metabolic disorders including insulin resistance. In addition, he is studying about the roles of enriched hepatic immune cells such as Kupffer cells, macrophages, neutrophils, eosinophils, innate and adaptive immune cells (NK, NKT, γδ T cell, MAIT cells, Th17 cells and Tregs) and their therapeutic use.

Name
Young-Joo Jin
Position
Assistant Professor
Affiliation
Inha University, Korea
E-mail
jyj412412@naver.com

Biography

Dr. Young-Joo Jin graduated from Jeju National University School of Medicine in 1996, and got M.D. and Ph.D. from Ulsan University School of Medicine in 2010 and 2013, respectively. During 2006.5-2010.2, he received residence course (Internal Medicine) and fellowship (Gastroenterology, Hepatology) at Asan Medical Center, Seoul. During 2012.3-2014.2, he worked as a clinical professor of Gastroenterology and hepatology, Inha University Hospital, Incheon. From 2014.3 to current, he has worked as assistant professor of Hepatology at Inha University Hospital, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon.

Research Interest

His research interests are hepatocellular carcinoma, viral (B or C) hepatitis, alcohol liver disease, or NAFLD.

Name
Ijin Joo
Position
Assistant Professor
Affiliation
Seoul National University, Korea
E-mail
hijijin@gmail.com

Biography

Dr. Ijin Joo is an assistant professor of Seoul National University since 2013. She graduated from Yonsei University College of Medicine, and obtained her both M.S. and Ph.D. in Seoul National University Graduate School. She received training as an intern and a resident in Radiology from 2006 to 2011, and she finished her Radiology fellowship in 2013 at Seoul National University Hospital.

Research Interest

Hepatobiliary and pancreas imaging

Name
Dong-Hwan Jung
Position
Clinical Associate Professor
Affiliation
University of Ulsan, Korea
E-mail
jdhsurgeon@hotmail.com

Biography

Dr. Dong-Hwan Jung is a liver surgeon and transplantation surgeon. He works in Asan Medical Center as a clinical associate professor. He mainly performs liver donor hepatectomy, hepatectomy for various liver tumors, and has been specializing in the management of donors and recipients peri-operatively.

Research Interest

Liver transplantation
Living donor hepatectomy
Post-transplantation patient care
Hepatocellular carcinoma
Laparoscopic hepatectomy

Name
Chang Wook Kim
Position
Professor
Affiliation
The Catholic University of Korea, Korea
E-mail
cwkim@catholic.ac.kr

Biography

Dr. Chang Wook Kim is a professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine in The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea. He received his medical training at The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine. He has also previously held the positions of clinical and research fellow, instructor, assistant professor and associate professor at the same university. He completed an overseas assignment as a postdoctoral researcher from 2009–2010, at the Division of Gastroenterology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. Currently, He is a regular or international member of AASLD, APASL and KASL.

Research Interest

Dr. Kim’s research interests include clinical aspects of chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma with immunologic background. He has authored or coauthored articles concerning these and related topics, with publications in Hepatology, Journal of Hepatology, Cancer, Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Gut and liver, Korean J of Hepatology, Korean J of Gastroenterology and Korean J of Internal Medicine.

Name
Dong-Sik Kim
Position
Professor
Affiliation
Korea University, Korea
E-mail
kimds1@korea.ac.kr

Biography

Dr. Dong-Sik Kim is a professor of the Division of HBP Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine. He graduated from Korea University College of Medicine. He finished his fellowship of HBP Surgery and Liver Transplantation in Asan Medical Center in 2006, and ASTS-accredited fellowship of Multi-Organ Transplant Surgery in University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA in 2008. He was an assistant professor of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, University of Cincinnati from 2008 to 2009. He is also a director of Organ Transplantation Center, Anam Hospital, Korea University Medical Center since 2010.

Research Interest

Liver regeneration
Ischemia-reperfusion injury
Posthepatectomy hepatic failure
Small-for-Size Syndrome

Name
Hee Yeon Kim
Position
Assistant professor
Affiliation
The Catholic University of Korea, Korea
E-mail
hee82@catholic.ac.kr

Biography

Dr. Hee Yeon Kim went to medical school at the Catholic University of Korea, became a medical doctor in 2006 and was board certified in internal medicine in 2011 after 4 years of residency at the Catholic Medical Center. I received my PhD in 2013 during my clinical fellowship at Seoul St Mary's Hospital. I am now an assistant professor at Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital specializing in hepatology.

Research Interest

Alcoholic hepatitis
Liver cirrhosis complications
Chronic hepatitis B
Liver Transplantation
Hepatocellular carcinoma

Name
Hwi Young Kim
Position
Assistant Professor
Affiliation
Ewha Womans University, Korea
E-mail
hwiyoung@ewha.ac.kr

Biography

Dr. Hwi Young Kim graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine in 2000, and achieved the doctoral degree in medicine in 2010. After completing the residency and the fellowship, he had worked as a hepatologist at National Cancer Center (2010-2012) and Seoul National University Boramae Hospital (2012-2016). Since 2016, he’s been working at Ewha Womans University College of Medicine and Mokdong Hospital as an assistant professor.

Research Interest

Dr. Kim’s main research interests cover clinical researches on liver cancer, portal hypertension and its complications, nonalcoholic fatty liver diseases and alcoholic liver disease.

Name
Ji Hoon Kim
Position
Professor
Affiliation
Korea University, Korea
E-mail
kjhhepar@naver.com

Biography

Dr. Ji Hoon Kim is a professor of Internal Medicine in Korea University College of Medicine. At present, he is the treasure of Korean Association of the Study of Liver. From 2011 to 2013, he was a researcher in Systems biology division of MD Anderson Medical center.

Research Interest

Main interest is clinical, molecular, translational research of Hepatocellular carcinoma and clinical research of viral hepatitis.

Name
Jin-Wook Kim
Position
Associate Professor
Affiliation
Seoul National University, Korea
E-mail
jwook2112@gmail.com

Biography

Dr. Jin-Wook Kim is an associate professor of Seoul National University, Korea. He graduated from Seoul National University (SNU) College of Medicine in 1989. He obtained his both M.S. and Ph.D. in Medical Science from SNU Graduate School of Medicine in 1993 and in 1999, respectively.

Research Interest

Mechanisms of intracellular methylation of HBV DNA genome
Prognostication of chronic hepatitis B and HBV-associated hepatocellular carcinoma

Name
Moon Young Kim
Position
Professor
Affiliation
Yonsei University Wonju, Korea
E-mail
drkimmy@yonsei.ac.kr

Biography

Dr. Moon Young Kim is currently a professor of the Department of internal medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine. He has provided medical treatments and researched mainly focused on gastroenterology and hepatology area over 15 years. His specialized areas are liver sinusoidal endothelial cell pathophysiology and related hepatic fibrosis and he has worked on preclinical study on mechanism of endothelial dysfunction/portal hypertension. Recently he is focusing on cell therapy by using stem cell for hepatic fibrosis and angiogenesis. He is also interested in non-invasive diagnosis of hepatic fibrosis or portal hypertension using contrast-enhanced ultrasonography. In the clinical research point, the impact of gut microbiota on cirrhosis/portal hypertension and the application of treatment is one of his main research project.

Research Interest

  • ∙ The cross talk between sinusoidal remodeling, angiogenesis and hepatic fibrosis.
  • ∙ The regenerative and anti-fibrotic therapy using stem cell.
  • ∙ Gut microbiota and portal hypertension / hyperdynamic circulatory syndrome and ACLF.
  • ∙ Noninvasive evaluation of hepatic fibrosis and portal hypertension using contrast enhanced ultrasonography.
  • ∙ The impact of diabetes and metabolic disorder in hepatic fibrosis and portal hypertension

Name
Myoung Soo Kim
Position
Professor
Affiliation
Yonsei University, Korea
E-mail
ysms91@yuhs.ac

Biography

Dr. Myoung Soo Kim is currently Professor of Surgery at Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. He is also head of Transplantation Surgery department of the Severance Hospital in Seoul. He is a General Secretary of The Korean Society for Transplantation and key member of Administrative Committee for Organ Transplantation in Korean Network for Organ Sharing (KONOS). He recently conducted National-based survey for deceased donor liver allocation. Today topic is related with his recent study.

Research Interest

He is an active member of Transplantation Center, Severance Hospital in Seoul, Korea. Initially his specialty was kidney transplantation (clinical). But since 2005, he also involved in liver transplantation as a surgeon of recipient operation team in living donor liver transplantation. Currently deceased donor kidney transplantation and liver transplantation are his specialty in his transplant center. His clinical research is based on huge database of kidney/Liver transplantation in Severance Hospital which was accumulated since 1990s (accumulative cases of 3,900 kidney transplantation and 800 liver transplantation). He also a professor of Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine after year 2008. And He is the dean of The Research Institute for Transplantation in Yonsei University. He has interest in research related with transplantation. The action mode/effect of immunosuppression on chronic rejection and peri-transplant immunologic monitoring, such as sCD30, PRA and Donor-specific antibody, is main focus of his research laboratory.

Name
Yoon Jun Kim
Position
Professor
Affiliation
Seoul National University, Korea
E-mail
yoonjun@snu.ac.kr

Biography

Dr. Yoon Jun Kim is a professor of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine. He graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine in 1992 and received Ph.D. from the same college in 2001. He was a chair of academic committee and a Secretary General of the Korean Liver Cancer Study Group. He is also a chair of academic committee of The Korean Radio-Embolization Association and an editor-in-chief, Clinical and Molecular Hepatology.

Research Interest

Clinical studies of HBV infection and HCC
Host genomics in HBV related liver disease
Cancer genomics of HCC
Basic studies of HCC pathogenesis

Name
Hyun Woong Lee
Position
Professor
Affiliation
Chung-Ang University, Korea
E-mail
lhwdoc@hanmail.net

Biography

Dr. Hyun Woong Lee is a professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Chung-Ang University Hospital since 2016. He completed his medical degree at Yonsei University College of Medicine in 1997, followed by a residency in internal medicine and a clinical fellowship in hepatology at Severance hospital. He completed a Ph.D. in medicine at Yonsei University College of Medicine in 2008. He was an assistant and associate professor of Chung-Ang University College of Medicine from 2008 to 2016, and was a visiting scientist at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA, from 2014 to 2015. Dr. Lee is a member of the Korean Association for the Study of the Liver (KASL), and the Korean Liver Cancer Association (KLCA).

Research Interest

His main clinical interest and research is chronic hepatitis B, C, and acute hepatitis A, ranging from immunology, virology to bioinformatics. Recently, he runs a research about “The dynamics of antiviral drug resistance based on coevolution and convergence of the hepatitis B virus whole genome”.

Name
Jae Geun Lee
Position
Assistant Professor
Affiliation
Yonsei University, Korea
E-mail
drjg1@yuhs.ac

Biography

Dr. Jae Geun Lee is a transplant surgeon in Yonsei University College of Medicine, Severance hospital. He underwent resident program for Surgery and fellowship program for Transplant Surgery in Severance hospital. He graduated Yonsei University College of Medicine in 2009 and acquired Master of Science in Nano Science and Technology in 2015. He has worked as assistant professor in Yonsei University College of Medicine since 2015.3.

Research Interest

  • Liver transplantation
  • Transplant Immunology
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Hepatitis B virus

Name
Jeong-Hoon Lee
Position
Associate Professor
Affiliation
Seoul National University, Korea
E-mail
pindra@empal.com

Biography

Professor Jeong-Hoon Lee graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine (Seoul, Korea) in 2002. He got a masters and a doctor’s degree of medicine from a same college in 2007 and 2009, respectively. After he accomplished residency (from 2003 to 2007) and fellowship (from 2007 to 2010) at Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH; Seoul, Korea), he has been a faculty member of Seoul National University Hospital since 2010. Now he is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine. Since 2014, he serves as a chief investigator of a project of the development of HCC-specific aptamer, which is granted by Korean National R&D Program for Cancer Control.

Research Interest

Professor Lee’s research interests embraced both clinical and basic issues of hepatology. His major clinical research interests include hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and hepatitis B virus and he is now actively conducting several clinical trials. His major basic research interests involve (i) the development of HCC-specific aptamer (a chemical monoclonal antibody) which might be utilized in developing HCC-specific treatment or contrast agent and (ii) the improvement of the efficacy on adjuvant immune therapy to prevent recurrence of HCC after curative treatment.

Name
Jung Il Lee
Position
Associate Professor
Affiliation
Yonsei University, Korea
E-mail
mdflorence@yuhs.ac

Biography

Dr. Jung Il Lee is an associate professor of Internal Medicine in Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea.

Research Interest

Main fields of study interest would be mechanism of liver fibrosis and cirrhosis in association with hepatocellular carcinoma. Also clinically put focus on treatment of chronic hepatitis C.

Name
Kyoung Jun Lee
Position
Professor
Affiliation
Kyung Hee University, Korea
E-mail
klee@khu.ac.kr

Biography

Professor Kyoung Jun Lee is a tenured professor of Management Information Systems at the Business School at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea. He was a member of the Government 3.0 Committee and held the position of Information Sharing and Collaboration Committee Chair. He has been also working as a head of IoT/IoE Division of the public-private partnership for e-Government. He is also a member of the Korean government's Strategic Committee for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He is currently the president of the Korea Intelligent Information Systems Society (2017) and the Director of the International Centre for Electronic Commerce (http://icec.net) and Humanitas Big Data Research Centre. He founded Benple Inc., the Button Internet company, and Allwinware Inc., a patented group auction company, and serves as the CEO of Benple and as an executive officer of Allwinware.
He graduated with a B.S. (1990), M.S. (1992), and Ph.D. (1995) in Management Science from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He also completed a M.S. and Ph.D. course in Public Administration at Seoul National University in 2003. He won the Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Awards in 1995 and 1997 from the Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), and served as a visiting scientist and professor at Carnegie Mellon University (1995-1996), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2009), and the University of California at Berkeley (2010) in the United States of America.

Research Interest

mplementation of IoT or AI based Business Models or Government Services
Invention and Commercialization of Business Method Patents especially in e-Commerce, Internet of Things, and Artificial Intelligence.
Development of New Business Models and New Societal Institutions

Name
Young-Suk Lim
Position
Professor
Affiliation
University of Ulsan, Korea
E-mail
imys@amc.seoul.kr

Biography

Dr. Young Suk Lim is a Professor in the Department of Gastroenterology, Liver Center at Asan Medical Center, affiliated by the University of Ulsan College of Medicine in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Prof. Lim graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine in 1992 and obtained his PhD at Seoul National University. He completed the Clinical Research Training Program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA in 2008.
Prof. Lim is currently the Director of the Clinical Trial Center of Asan Medical Center, and the Director of the Liver Cancer Registry Committee of the Korean Liver Cancer Study Group
Prof. Lim was awarded the Emerging Leader Lecturer by the Asian Pacific Digestive Week 2015, Taipei, Taiwan. Prof. Lim has also successively received the Distinguished Achievement Award of Asan Medical Center for 7 years since 2011.

Research Interest

Prof. Lim’s research interests include hepatitis B and C, and hepatocellular carcinoma. He has been a principal investigator in many investigator-sponsored clinical studies. Particularly, his two randomized controlled trials in the patients with multiple-drug resistant chronic hepatitis B have provided high-level evidences to recommend tenofovir monotherapy by clinical practice guidelines of WHO, USA (AASLD), European (EASL), Asia-Pacific (APASL), and Korean (KASL) associations for the study of liver. He also published the results of prospective cohort study for the surveillance of hepatocellular carcinoma in JAMA Oncology in 2017. He has also participated in various industry-sponsored trials related to hepatitis B, C, and HCC. Professor Lim has published over 150 articles in international peer-reviewed journals such as Gastroenterology, Gut, Hepatology, and Journal of Hepatology.

Name
Jinkyeong Park
Position
Clinical Assistant Professor
Affiliation
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
E-mail
drjinnie@me.com

Biography

Dr. Jinkyeong Park is a clinical assistant professor at Samsung Medical Center since 2015. She received her internship and residency training at Ewha Womans University Medical Center from 2004 to 2009. She worked as a fellow at Asan Medical Center for 2 years from 2009, and at National Cancer Center in 2011. She was an assistant professor of Wonkwang University after finishing her fellowship. She was also a clinical assistant professor of Catholic university Uijeongbu St. Mary Hospital from 2014 to 2015.

Research Interest

Epidemiology of critical care and pulmonary disease
Network medicine and Genetics in airway disease

Name
Jun Yong Park
Position
Associate Professor
Affiliation
Yonsei University, Korea
E-mail
DRPJY@yuhs.ac

Biography

Jun Yong Park, MD, Ph.D. is an associate professor of the Division of Gastroenterology as well as a physician of Internal Medicine at the Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea, since 2009. In his role, he mainly researches on acute/chronic liver disease, liver failure, and liver transplantation, and treats relevant patients at Severance Hospital. He received his medical degree from the Yonsei University College of Medicine, and completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Hepatology/Gastroenterology Fellowship at Severance Hospital, Seoul, Korea. He is an active member in the field of hepatology.

Name
Young Nyun Park
Position
Chairman
Affiliation
Yonsei University, Korea
E-mail
young0608@yuhs.ac

Biography

Professor Young Nyun Park studied medicine at Yonsei University and graduated in 1987, and she earned Ph.D. from Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea, in 1994. Following this, she studied liver pathology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in the U.S. She started her academic career in 1996 as assistant professor and became a professor in the Department of Pathology at Yonsei University College of Medicine, in 2006. Professor Park has published over 200 peer reviewed papers in international journals, including Hepatology, Journal of Hepatology, American Journal of Pathology, etc. She has contributed to the sections of hepatocellular carcinoma and combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma in the 4th edition of WHO Classification of Tumours of the Digestive System in 2010 and the textbook entitled Practical Hepatic Pathology published by Elsevier in 2011 and 2017. Her research has focused on understanding the early stage of hepatocarcinogenesis, cancer stem cell and tumor microenvironment of hepatocellular carcinoma.

Research Interest

Hepatocarcinogenesis
Cancer stem cell
Tumor microenvironment

Name
Hyunchul Rhim
Position
Professor
Affiliation
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
E-mail
rhimhc@skku.edu

Biography

Dr. Hyunchul Rhim studied Medicine at Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea from 1979 and graduated in 1985. He completed a residency in the Department of Radiology in Hanyang University Hospital. After clinical fellowship in Asan Medical Center, he served as an instructor up to an associate professor in Hanyang University hospital.
For two years from 1997, he studied abroad as a research fellow and clinical assistant professor in Department of Radiology, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA. During that period, he had an opportunity to involve a clinical study on RF ablation of hepatic tumors. He introduced RF ablation in Korea when he came back in 1999. In 2005, he moved to Samsung Medical Center and is currently a Professor of abdominal imaging section of radiology.
He has published 185 International scientific papers in SCI journals. Among them, more than 130 papers are articles regarding RF ablation of hepatic tumors. He contributed to publish a textbook entitled “Malignant Liver Tumors: Current and Emerging Therapy” from Blackwell Science in 1999. He has given 20 invited lectures in the area of his expertise in international conferences including CIRSE, ECIO, WCIO, and ACTA. He is currently serving as a journal reviewer of major peer-review journals including Radiology. Until 2013, he served as the president of the Korean Society of image-guided Tumor Ablation (KSITA) for 4 years. His research interest is "Image-guided Tumor Ablation". For 18 years from 1997, he performed more than 3,000 hepatic RFA procedures by himself. Since 2012, he has been in charge of Samsung Medical Center Image-guided Tumor Ablation Training (SITAT) program to share their experience with foreign young doctors. He was one of founding member of Asian Conference on Tumor Ablation (ACTA) and Hosting Chair of 3rd ACTA which was held in 2016 Oct. 28-29, Seoul, Korea.

Research Interest

  1. 1. Radiofrequency ablation for hepatic tumors
  2. 2. Imaged guided tumor ablation for malignant tumor
  3. 3. Fusion imaging guided ablation
  4. 4. CE-US guided ablation
  5. 5. Artificial fluid assisted ablation
  6. 6. Microwave and Cryoablation
  7. 7. High intensity focused ultrasound
  8. 8. Imaging diagnosis of hepatic tumors

Name
Je Ho Ryu
Position
Associate Professor
Affiliation
Pusan National University, Korea
E-mail
ryujhhim@hanmail.net

Biography

Dr. Je Ho Ryu is a clinical associate professor and a director of Organ Transplantation Center in Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital since 2012. He graduated from Chungnam National University School of Medicine and finished his internship and residency in Surgery at Asan Medical Center. He worked as a clinical fellow at the Division of Liver Transplantation and Hepato-Biliary Surgery of the Department of Surgery at Asan Medical Center. In 2009, he became a clinical assistant professor of Pusan National University.

Name
Dong Hyun Sinn
Position
Associate professor
Affiliation
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
E-mail
dh.sinn@samsung.com

Biography

Dr. Dong Hyun Sinn is an associate professor of Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine. He graduated from Dankook University, College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea at Feb. 2011. He received Doctor's degree in medicine at Sungkyunkwan University Graduate School, Suwon Korea at Feb. 2013. He trained at the department of medicine, Samsung Medical Center between March 2001 to 2012, including 3 years of Military service. He worked as an assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Inje University School of Medicine from March 2012 to Feb 2014. He moved to Samsung Medical Center at March 2014.

Research Interest

Special interest in the primary and secondary prevention of hepatocellular carcinoma in chronic liver disease patients.
Treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma and long-term care of liver transplant recipient and donor.

Name
Jinsil Seong
Position
Professor
Affiliation
Yonsei University, Korea
E-mail
jsseong@yuhs.ac

Biography

Professor Jinsil Seong currently works at Department of Radiation Oncology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul. She graduated from Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul and subsequently completed her PhD degree from Yonsei University. Then she studied as a visiting scientist in M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA. Professor Seong is a former President of Yonsei Liver Cancer Study Group and served as a member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics for the past 10 years. Currently she is a president of Korean Liver Cancer Association and a president of Korean Society of Radiation Bioscience. Internationally, she is secretary general of Asia Pacific Primary Liver Cancer Expert Association, a country-representing board member of Asian Clinical Oncology Society, as well as a consultant in International Atomic Energy Agency.

Research Interest

Research interest is “Radiotherapy of HCC” in clinical approach as well as in translational research.

Name
Ki Tae Suk
Position
Associate Professor
Affiliation
Hallym University, Korea
E-mail
ktsuk@hallym.ac.kr

Biography

Dr. Ki Tae Suk is an associate professor of the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine in Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University. He graduated from Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, and obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. of Medicine from Graduate School, Yonsei University, Seoul. He was a post-doctor research scholar in Medicine, Columbia University in New York, USA from Sep. 2014 to 2016.
Dr. Suk is interested in stem cell transplantation and HCC. He is experts in diagnostic skills and study laboratory works about Signaling pathways and immune mechanisms after alcohol drink, Gut liver axis, and especially, role of enterobacteria in the development of NAFLD and alcoholic liver disease. Clinically, procedures which I do at hospital are HVPG measurement, radiofrequency ablation, and abdominal ultrasound with/without contrast.

Research Interest

Procedures
HVPG measurement
Radiofrequency ablation
Abdominal ultrasound with/without contrast
Research interest
Gut microbiota
Stem cell transplantation

Name
Hyung Joon Yim
Position
Professor
Affiliation
Korea University, Korea
E-mail
gudwns21@korea.ac.kr

Biography

Dr. Hyung Joon Yim graduated from Korea University Medical College in 1994. He received internship, residency, and fellowship training at Korea University Medical Center. He also had research fellowship training periods in 2005-2006 at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA under the supervisor, Dr. Anna Lok. He obtained the faculty appointment at Korea University Ansan Hospital in 2006. Recently, he served as a visiting professor at NIKKD, NIH, USA. in 2014-2015. He published more than 150 papers regarding lamivudine, clevudine, adefovir, entecavir, and multidrug resistance, prophylaxis of variceal bleeding, treatment of advance hepatocellular carcinoma, and etc. He also participated in updating the clinical practice guidelines in management of alcoholic liver disease and chronic hepatitis B. He served as a director of academic committee of the Korean Liver Cancer Study Group, a secretary general of the Korean Liver Cancer Association, a member of academic committee of the Korean Association for the Liver, and currently a vice secretary general of Korean Society of Gastroenterology.

Research Interest

Dr. Yim’s research interests are viral hepatitis, complication of portal hypertension, alcoholic liver diseases, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Initially he focused on management of antiviral resistant chronic hepatitis B and then broadened to wide spectrum of chronic liver diseases such as chronic hepatitis C, hepatic fibrosis, and liver cancer.

Name
Eileen L. Yoon
Position
Assistant Professor
Affiliation
Inje University, Korea
E-mail
mseileen80@naver.com

Biography

Dr. Eileen L. Yoon received her MD degree from Korea University Medical College in 2006. She did her residency in internal medicine at Korea University Hospital, followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology at Korea University Ansan and Guro hospital during 2007-2011. She currently serves as an assistant professor in the division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Internal Medicine at Inje University, Sanggye Hospital since 2014.

Research Interest

Complications of portal hypertension
Acute-on-chronic liver failure