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Speaker - Jeffrey Lazarus
CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy, New York, USA

Professor Jeffrey Lazarus is a professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy, New York, NY, USA, and the head of the Health Systems Research Group at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Barcelona, Spain. He is chair of the non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) meetings at Wilton Park, Steyning, UK, and co-chairs the annual Innovations in NAFLD Care (INCBCN) workshop, as well as the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) NAFLD Summit and the Liver Connect NAFLD Summit in 2023. Professor Lazarus is the author of more than 300 publications, including the global NAFLD public health consensus statement, the expert recommendation on NAFLD models of care and the EASL NAFLD patient guideline.


Emmanouil Tsochatzis

Royal Free Hospital, London, UK


Professor Emmanuel Tsochatzis is a Professor of Hepatology and Consultant Hepatologist at the University College London Institute for Liver and Digestive Health (ILDH), Royal Free Hospital, London, UK. He is Head of the Centre for Metabolic Liver Disease in the ILDH and a member of the Baveno steering committee for portal hypertension. His main research interests include non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), cirrhosis and portal hypertension, and non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis.


Professor Tsochatzis finished his speciality training and PhD at Hippokration General Hospital, Athens, Greece, before moving to the Royal Free Hospital for his postdoctoral research under Professor Andy Burroughs. He is the recipient of the Rising Star in Gastroenterology prize by the United European Gastroenterology and the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) Physician Scientist Fellowship.


His work on the cost-effectiveness of non-invasive fibrosis tests has informed the World Health Organization guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of both hepatitis B and C virus. Professor Tsochatzis has designed and implemented a primary care pathway for NAFLD referrals to secondary care. He leads the specialist multidisciplinary service in NAFLD at the Royal Free Hospital and has an active research programme in NAFLD. Professor Tsochatzis has published more than 270 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He served as a member of the EASL Governing Board from 2019 to 2022 and was the chair of the EASL Scientific Committee in 2021–22. Professor Tsochatzis has received funding for his research from the National Institute for Health and Care Research, the EASL and EU Horizon 2020.

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