Alcohol-related liver disease: Areas of consensus, unmet needs and opportunities for further study

Mark Thursz, Patrick Sequeira Kamath, Philippe Mathurin, Gyongyi Szabo, Vijay Shah

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A joint meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) was held in London on September 30 and October 1, 2017. The goals of the meeting were to identify areas of broad agreement and disagreement, develop consensus, and determine future directions to ultimately reduce the burden, morbidity, and mortality of alcohol-related liver disease (previously termed alcoholic liver disease). The specific aims of the meeting were to identify unmet needs and areas for future investigation, in order to reduce alcohol consumption, develop markers for diagnosis and prognosis of disease, and create a framework to test novel pharmacological agents with pre-specified treatment endpoints.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)521-530
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Hepatology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019



  • Alcohol
  • ALD
  • Biomarkers
  • Clinical trials
  • Endpoints
  • Epidemiology
  • Public health
  • Unmet needs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology

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