Invited Speakers

Speakers listed in alphabetical order by last name and will be constantly updated. 

Kosh Agrawal

Consultant Hepatologist and Transplant Physician at the Institute of Liver Studies, King’s College Hospital. Dr Agarwal is an investigator for several ongoing studies evaluating the safety and efficacy of various antiviral treatment regimens for chronic Hepatitis B and C.


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.


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.


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.


Graham Foster

Professor of Hepatology at Queen Mary University of London and a consultant at Barts Health Trust. Professor Foster has a long standing interest in the management of chronic viral hepatitis and runs a clinical research program studying the natural history of viral hepatitis, its impact upon patients and their communities and novel therapies for this disease.


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.


Robert Gish

Professor Consultant of the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Stanford University; Senior Medical Director at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona; Clinical Professor of Medicine (Adjunct), University of Nevada (Las Vegas); Medical Director Hepatitis B Foundation Doylestown, PA.


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.


Patrick Marcellin

Professor of hepatology, University of Paris, Head of the Viral Hepatitis Research Unit, Hôpital Beaujon, Clichy. His major focus has been on viral hepatitis therapy, and as such he has been the principal investigator on initial trials of first interferons and antivirals and on several pivotal studies investigating therapies for chronic hepatitis B and C.


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.


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.


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. 


Joe Sasadeusz

Infectious Diseases Physician, Victorian Infectious Diseases Service.He has particular interests in viral hepatitis in both HIV uninfected as well as coinfected individuals. He also works in infections in immunocompromised hosts, especially patients who have undergone a haematopoietic stem cell transplant


Shah Samir 

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). 


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.


Norah Terrault

Professor of Clinical Medicine & Surgery, Departments of Medicine & Surgery, Director of Viral Hepatitis Research in Liver Transplantation, University of California San Francisco. Her research includes the study of viral hepatitis and its progression and treatment, especially in liver transplant patients. Her research includes several clinical trials related to preventing and treating chronic hepatitis C and B