The Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver [APASL]

Dear APASL Members,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of APASL STC Islamabad 2019, it is my great pleasure to welcome all the participants across the country and from abroad to attend the esteemed Conference on Viral Hepatitis from December 5-8, 2019 at Serena Hotel Islamabad, Pakistan. The theme of the meeting is Elimination of Viral Hepatitis by 2030 “From Dream to Reality”.

It is indeed an honor that PSSLD will be holding Third APASL Single Topic Conference this year. PSSLD is working with clear objective to create awareness among health care workers and to sensitize them to the burden of Liver diseases and its implications in the community.

The meeting’s content and activities are tailored to a wide audience of Hepatologists, Gastroenterologists, General practitioners and Postgraduate students. In this meeting we have included several interactive sessions with live audience response. Scientific program has CME credits and offers fantastic updates for consultants, trainees and primary care physicians. Faculty will include international key opinion leaders, mainly from the Asia Pacific region as well as from home. We urge our colleagues to participate enthusiastically and honor us with their presence. This will be an exciting and educational meet for all.

All the committees are working very hard to make it a memorable event. It would be a great opportunity to meet and network with like-minded colleagues.

It will be winter in Islamabad which is surrounded by Margalla Hills and you will need warm clothing if you intend to move around. Remains of ancient civilization of Ghandara (Taxila) are just nearby (45 minutes’ drive) and if you wish to have a trip to snow covered mountains it is just 40 Km away. Looking forward to welcome you all in the beautiful city of Islamabad.

Prof. Masood Siddiq

President PSSLD

Chair Organizing Committee