Webinar: Biliary Atresia, 20 December 2022, 17:00-18:00 (CET)

20221220 Biliary Atresia PHOTOS

Björn Fischler (Karolinska University Hospital Stockholm),
Ekkehard Sturm (University Hospital Tübingen)

Omid Madadi-Sanjani (Hannover Medical School),
Ekkehard Sturm (University Hospital Tübingen),
Orith Waisbourd-Zinman (Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel)


  • Back to the future? How to screen for biliary atresia. – Omid Madadi-Sanjani (15 minutes)
  • From bench to bedside? Future paradigms for treating biliary atresia. – Orith Waisbourd-Zinman (20 minutes)
  • The EBAR registry. How to get in and what to get out. – Ekkehard Sturm (10 minutes)
  • Discussion (15 minutes)

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Speaker details:
Björn Fischler is a senior pediatric hepatologist at Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden and one of two HCP representatives for this hospital in ERN Rare Liver. He is a member of ESPGHAN since 1998 and was a member of its hepatology committee 2011-17. He is adjunct professor in Pediatrics at Karolinska Institutet and his main research focus is pediatric cholestatic liver disease and viral infections.

Ekkehard Sturm is currently leading the Pediatric Gastroenterology/ Hepatology group, University of Tuebingen, Children´s Hospital. This tertiary care facility is one of the largest national programs for pediatric liver transplantation. Research interests include Rare Liver Diseases and Liver Transplantation and Immunomodulation. His research interests are focussed on pathophysiology of cholestastic liver diseases, novel therapies including modifiers of the enterohepatic circulation and mesenchymal stroma cells for immmune-modulatory purposes. He was co-coordinator of the European Reference Network Rare Liver 2017-2021 and is leading the center for rare liver diseases at UK Tübingen.

Omid Madadi-Sanjani is a board certified general surgeon and pediatric surgeon, with special interest in pediatric hepatobiliary surgery. He is the current lead of the pediatirc surgical BA working group at the Hannover Medical School and is the PI of a regional screening program for BA in Lower Saxony. Furthermore, he is part of the expert consultant group of the Federal Joint Committee for the screening of BA in Germany.

Orit Waisbourd-Zinman is an assistant professor of Pediatrics at Tel-Aviv University and is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel. Dr. Waisbourd has completed her GI training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a post-doctoral fellow-ship at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Waisbourd’s research group studies mechanisms of cholangiocyte injury and recovery in biliary atresia and other cholangiopathies using human or-ganoids model as well as mice models.