Patrick F van Rheenen (University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands);
Mette Vesterhus (University of Bergen, Norway).
The webinar will soon be available online on the EASL Campus Platform
Henriette Ytting and Marianne Hørby Jørgensen: Presentation of speakers and scope of the webinar.
Patrick F van Rheenen: Paediatric-onset Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: Different from adult-onset?
Mette Vesterhus: Juvenile PSC/ASC from the adult side.
Marianne Hørby Jørgensen is a Senior Consultant and Paediatric hepatologist at Department of paediatric and adolescent medicine, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen Denmark. She got a PhD within infant nutrition. Her clinical and research expirence during the last 17 years is mainly focusing on transplantation, paediatric acute liver failure, and autoimmune liver disease in children and adolescent. She is the wice precident of the Danish Paediatric association of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and she has resently become the paediatric pillar lead within ERN Rare Liver.
Henriette Ytting is Senior Consultant and hepatologist at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hvidovre University Hospital of Copenhagen, Denmark. Her Ph.D. thesis focused on the innate immune system and during 10 years at the national transplant center, Rigshospitalet, her focus has been on autoimmune liver disease, acute liver failure and liver transplantation. At her present centre her primary responsibility area is autoimmune liver disease and she is chief of education. She is head of guideline working group of the National Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
In the early years of his career Patrick van Rheenen worked as a tropical doctor in Zambia. During his training as a specialist in paediatrics in the Netherlands, he completed his PhD in the field of International Child Health, and was rewarded with a scholarship for a postgraduate training in Clinical Epidemiology. Since 2008 he has been working as a Pediatric Gastroenterologist with a particular interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. On a nationwide level he founded the IBD Working Group Kids with Crohn’s and Colitis (KiCC), which has members in all Dutch university medical centers and teaching hospitals. He is the past chair of the paediatricians of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) and the lead author of the 2021 European guideline on the medical management of paediatric Crohn’s disease.
Ass. Prof. Mette Vesterhus works as Senior Consulting Gastroenterologist at Haraldsplass Deaconess Hospital and University of Bergen in Bergen, Norway. Clinically and scientifically she focuses her work on autoimmune liver diseases, PSC in particular. She leads the biomarker and prospective cohort initiatives for the Norwegian PSC Research Center (NoPSC) as National PI for the Norwegian National network for autoimmune liver diseases and the ScandPSC prospective biobank.