Invited Speakers

Please note that the list of Invited Speakers is subject to change, and will be updated continuously..

Tarik Asselah
Professor in Hepatology at Hopital Beaujon, University of Paris Diderot. His major fields of research are natural history of chronic hepatitis B and C (Virology, fibrogenesis, insulin resistance) and clinical trials on new molecules. He has a particular interest in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B and chronic hepatitis C (with new direct acting antivirals).

Glenn Bonney
Consultant, Liver Transplantation, National University Centre for Organ Transplantation (NUCOT), National University Hospital, Consultant, Division of Hepatobiliary & Pancreas Surgery. His primary interest is in donor recipient matching for liver transplantation, extending donor criteria, primary and secondary malignancies of the liver and pancreatic cancer.

Chan Wah Kheong 

Associate Professor and Consultant Gastroenterologist, Department of Medicine, University of Malaya, University of Malaya Medical Centre and University of Malaya Specialist Centre. His area of expertise and research interests include Diagnostic and therapeutic gastrointestinal endoscopy, viral hepatitis B and C, hepatocellular carcinoma, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.


Y. K. Chawla

Prof Chawla is an Executive Director of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), a Head of Department of Hepatology in PGIMER. His main research work has been in the areas of cirrhotic and noncirrhotic portal hypertension, Budd-Chiari syndrome, viral hepatitis and biliary diseases.


Chee Cheng Ean

Consultant, Department of Haematology-Oncology, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS) and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS). Her clinical research portfolio includes a novel biomarker study in colorectal cancer which was awarded institutional and national grant funding.


Pei-Jer Chen

Prof. Chen is a Professor at the Hepatitis Research Center, National Taiwan University Hospital. His areas of expertise and research interests include Molecular Biology of Hepatitis Viruses, Liver carcinogenesis, prevention and treatment of chronic viral hepatitis.


Pierce Chow

Prof Chow is a Senior Consultant at Division of Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Centre Singapore, Senior Consultant Surgeon, HPB/transplant, Singapore General Hospital. His area of expertise are hepatic, biliary and pancreatic surgery; minimally invasive surgery including single-incision prt surgery; surgical oncology; gastro-intestinal stromal tumours, neuroendocrine tumours.


Darrell Crawford
Professor, Director of Research, Gallipoli Medical Research Institute and Head of the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Queensland. His research clinical & research interests include disorders of iron metabolism, management of viral hepatitis, interactions between alcohol, iron & fat as well as cellular basis & therapy of hepatic fibrosis

Dan Yock Young

Chair of the University Medicine Cluster National University Health System; Head, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Senior Consultant of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, National University Hospital; Adjunct at the Cancer Science Institute National University Singapore.


James Fung

Consultant and Honorary Associate Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine; and at the Division of Liver Transplantation, Department of Surgery at Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong. His current research interests include disease recurrence in liver transplantation, viral hepatitis, and liver fibrosis.

Hong Kong

Edward Gane

Professor of Medicine at the University of Auckland, New Zealand; Chief Hepatologist, Transplant Physician and Deputy Director of the New Zealand Liver Transplant Unit at Auckland City Hospital

New Zealand

Rino Gani

Hepatobiliary Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia; Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia; His research grants include Risbin - Iptekdok - BPPT, Jakarta, 1998; Miyakawa Research Foundation, Tokyo, 2000; National Strategic Research Grant - Ministry of Education, Director of Higher Education Grant, Jakarta, 2009; Operational Research Grant – Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta, 2015.


Jacob George
Professor of Hepatic Medicine at the Storr Liver Centre, Westmead Institute for Medical Research, University of Sydney, Head of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Westmead Hospital, Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Services for the Western Sydney Local Health District, Associate Editor for the Journal of Hepatology, Editorial Board of Hepatology, Liver International, Hepatology International and the World Journal of Gastroenterology.

George Goh

Consultant of Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Singapore General Hospital, Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and Chairperson, Executive committee, National Foundation of Digestive Diseases, Singapore  2016.


Kwang-hyub Han

Professor at Internal Medicine at Yonsei University College of Medicine. His area of expertise and research interests are liver cancer, hepatitis virus and chronic liver diseases related with viral hepatitis especially B and C virus, and hepatocellular carcinoma.


Khin Maung Win

Prof. Khin Maung Win is an Honorary Professor at the University of Medicine (1), Ministry of Health in Yangon. His research interests include Viral Hepatitis (B) & (C) and HCC; Founder and Patron of Myanmar Gastroenterology and Liver Society.


Ray Kim
Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Kim practices general and transplant hepatology with an emphasis on chronic liver disease, liver cancer and pre-and post-operative care of liver transplant recipients

Laurentius Lesmana

Professor Lesmana is currently the Chairman of Digestive Disease and GI Onkology Centre , Medistra Hospital, a Professor in Internal Medicine, Consultant Gastroentero-Hepatologist , Department of Medicine, University of Indonesia


Massimo Levrero

Professor Levrero is Professor of Medicine at the Sapienza University in Rome, Italy. He has recently joined the Centre de Recherche en Cancérologie de Lyon (CRCL) in Lyon, France, where he leads a Research Unit on ”Epigenetics and Epigenomics of Hepatocellular Carcinoma”, and the Service d’Hepatologie et Gastroenterologie - Hopital de la Croix Rousse - Hospices Civils de Lyon, France, where he continues his academic practice in hepatology. He serves as Associate Member and Director of the Functional Genomics platform at the IIT-Sapienza Center for Life NanoScience (CLNS) in Rome


Lim Seng Gee

Prof Lim is Director of Hepatology, Dept of Gastroenterology & Hepatology National University Hospital, Chairman of the Singapore Hepatitis Conference, Governing Council Member, International Association for Study of Liver; and Adjunct Principal Investigator, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, ASTAR


Stephen Locarnini 

Prof Locarnini is a Head of Department at Research & Molecular Development, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, University of Melbourne, WHO Regional Reference Laboratory for Hepatitis B. His research interests include Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E, public health, co-infection with HIV, pathogenesis, cure strategies.


Rosmawati Mohamed
Professor and Consultant Hepatologist at the University Malaya Medical Centre, Co-chairperson of the WHO Global and Western-Pacific Region Strategic and Technical Advisory Committee for Viral Hepatitis, Deputy Master, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia.

Diana Alcantara-Payawal
Clinical Associate Professor , Department of Medicine, University of Santo Tomas; Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Fatima Medical University

Jörg Petersen
Professor of Medicine and Head of the Liver Unit at the IFI Institute for Interdisciplinary Medicine at the Asklepios Klinik St. George, University of Hamburg, Germany. Professor Petersen is actively involved in laboratory and clinical research in viral hepatitis and coleads a work group for the development of novel antiviral techniques in hepatitis B and C.

Teerha Piratvisuth

Associate Professor of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai; Director of NKC Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Songklanagarind Hospital, Hat Yai; Steering Committee of the Asia-Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL); Council member of the International Coalition of Hepatology Education Providers (IC-HEP) in Asia Pacific.


Rajender Reddy

Ruimy Family President’s Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Professor of Medicine in Surgery in the Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the Director of Hepatology, Medical Director of Liver Transplantation, and the Director of the Viral Hepatitis Center.


Tan Chee Kiat

Senior Consultant at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology of Singapore General Hospital; Deputy Director (Solid Organ Transplant) of the SingHealth Transplant; Adjunct Associate Professor at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School; Clinical Associate Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.


Tan Soek Siam

Dr. Tan Seok Siam is a Consultant Hepatologist and Head of the Selayang Hospital in Malaysia. Her research interests include viral hepatitis, liver failure and autoimmune liver disease.


Peter Revill 

Professor Revill is a Senior Medical Scientist at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL), Section Head of the Molecular Virology Group, Division of Research and Molecular Development and the President of Australasian Centre for Hepatitis Virology. 


Shah Samir Ramnik 

Dr Samir Ranik is a Head of the Department of Hepatologist at the Institute of Liver Diseases, HPB Surgery and Transplant at the Global hospital, Mumbai; Council Member of International Liaison Committee, Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL). 


Yang Wei Lyn

Dr. Yang is the Head of Department and Senior Consultant of the Endoscopy Centre, Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Her clinical interests include General Gastroenterology and Clinical Hepatology.


Fabien Zoulim
Medical Director of the Hepatology Department at the Hospices Civils de Lyon Scientific Director of the Department of Immunology and Virology of INSERM Unit 1052 Team leader of the ‘Viral hepatitis’ research laboratory