Abstract and case submission
Shape discourse and drive hepatology innovation by submitting your abstract or case among 2,500+ entries. Selected abstracts and cases will feature in oral sessions or poster presentations, joining guided poster tours for engaging discussions and amplified insights.
Do you want to present your research at the EASL Congress 2024? Take a look at the categories for your field:
- Clinical Science
- Basic Science
- Public Health
- Nurses and Allied Health Professionals
1 November 2023
Abstract Submission opens
16 January 2024
Abstract Submission closes
26 March 2024
27 March 2024
Late breaker opens
10 April 2024
Late breaker closes
29 April 2024
Late breaker notifications
5-8 June 2024
EASL Congress 2024
Be part of the leading event
The EASL Congress is renowned as the largest and most influential hepatology congress globally. By submitting your abstract or case, you become an essential contributor to this exceptional event.
Share your insights
Your research, findings, and expertise can make a significant impact on the field. Abstract or case submission is your avenue to share your insights with a diverse audience of hepatology professionals, researchers, and experts.
Shape the conversation
By presenting your work, you have the opportunity to shape the conversations and discussions that will drive the future of hepatology. Your can ignite new ideas and avenues of exploration.
Engage with experts
EASL provides you with the platform to engage with leading experts, peers, and thought leaders in the field. The congress facilitates meaningful interactions that will enrich your understanding and network.
Recognition and awards
Outstanding contributions deserve recognition. Submitting your research could lead to awards and accolades, acknowledging the value and impact of your work.
Participation in the EASL Congress will enhance your professional growth, offering opportunities for learning, collaboration, and career development.
Requirements and guidelines
Steototic liver disease (SLD) is the new overarching term with metabolic dysfunction-associated liver disease (MASLD) replacing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
- Steatotic liver disease (SLD) is the overarching term to encompass the various aetiologies of steatosis.
- Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) will now be metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD). MASLD encompasses patients who have hepatic steatosis and have at least one of five cardiometabolic risk factors.
- A new category, outside pure MASLD, termed MetALD (pronunciation: Met A-L-D) was introduced to describe those with MASLD who consume greater amounts of alcohol per week (140 g/week and 210 g/week for females and males respectively).
- Metabolic dysfunction-associated steatohepatitis (MASH) is the replacement term for NASH.
- Those with no metabolic parameters and no known cause have cryptogenic SLD.
Detailed information about the nomenclature consensus process is available in the Journal of Hepatology
|Prior term||Recommended term||Abbreviation|
|Alcoholism||Alcohol use disorder||AUD|
|Alcoholic||Person with alcohol use disorder|
|Alcoholic hepatitis||Alcohol-associated hepatitis or alcohol-related hepatitis||AH|
|Alcoholic liver disease||Alcohol-associated liver disease or Alcohol-related liver disease||ALD|
|Alcoholic cirrhosis||Alcohol-associated cirrhosis or Alcohol-related cirrhosis||AC|
Abstract submitters from Ukraine and low-income economies* will be exempted from the EUR 50 required to submit their abstract(s). If you are from one of these countries, you can submit your abstract cost-free.
*As per the World Bank classification
Low-income economies refers to this listing of these 29 countries: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Dem. Rep, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia The, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Korea Dem., People’s Rep., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Togo, Uganda, Yemen Rep.
The Scientific Committee is looking forward to receiving your abstracts on these major topics:
Basic Science, Cirrhosis & Complications, General Hepatology, Immune- mediated & Cholestatic Diseases, Liver Tumours, Metabolism, Alcohol & Toxicity, Viral Hepatitis, Public Health.
- Acute liver failure and drug induced liver injury
- Alcohol-related liver disease and MetALD
MASLD: Clinical aspects except therapy
MASLD: Diagnostics and non-invasive assessment
MASLD: Experimental and pathophysiology
- Cirrhosis and its complications: ACLF and Critical illness
- Cirrhosis and its complications: Experimental and pathophysiology
- Cirrhosis and its complications: Other clinical complications except ACLF and critical illness
- Cirrhosis and its complications: Portal Hypertension
Viral Hepatitis: Experimental and pathophysiology
Viral hepatitis A/E: Clinical aspects
Viral hepatitis B and D: Clinical aspects
Viral Hepatitis B and D: Current therapies
Viral Hepatitis B and D: New therapies, unapproved therapies or strategies
Viral Hepatitis C: Clinical aspects including follow up after SVR
Viral hepatitis C: Therapy and resistance
- Fibrosis / Stellate cell biology
- Gut microbiota and liver disease / Liver-organ crosstalk
- Hepatocyte biology
Liver development and regeneration
Liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery
- Non-invasive assesment of liver disease except MASLD
- Rare liver diseases (including paediatric and genetic)
Abstract submission rules for EASL Congress 2024
Abstracts that have been presented in previous non-EASL International Gastroenterology/Hepatology meetings are NOT accepted.
WARNING: If this rule is not respected, the abstract will be rejected and will not be considered for EASL Congress 2024.
“If my abstract is accepted for presentation (oral or poster) at the EASL Congress 2024, I agree to present my abstract at the congress. I declare that my abstract contains original research that has not been published or accepted for publication for another conference and/or in a print or online journal.”
All accepted abstracts submitted in this format (abstract/late-breaker abstract) will be either presented as:
- An oral presentation or
- A poster presentation
The abstract submission fee for the EASL Congress 2024 is:
- EUR 50 for regular abstracts
- EUR 100 for late breaker abstracts
- VAT may apply for residents in Switzerland only (8.1%)
- All changes can be made by the abstract submitter until the abstract submission deadline.
- After the abstract submission deadline only the presenting author can be changed until 3 weeks prior the event start date
- After you submitted your abstract, requests for withdrawal of an abstract must be received in writing to email@example.com
latest until the abstract submission deadline
- No refund will be granted after the submission deadline
- Any withdrawal requested after the abstract submission deadline of the given EASL meeting will not be considered and the abstract will be published
- Past the submission deadline EASL cannot guarantee the withdrawal of an accepted abstract to all paper and/or electronic publication(s).
The submitting author of the abstract must indicate:
- Conflict of interest: For each author, any relevant financial relationship with the provider of commercial products or services discussed in their educational presentation or that have directly supported the CME activity through an educational grant to the sponsoring organisation(s).
- Off label products: If the product, that is discussed in the abstract, is not labelled for the use under discussion or that the product is still investigational.
Note: The intent of disclosure is not to prevent a participant with financial or other relationships from making a presentation, but rather to provide participants with adequate information about the relationship(s).
By submitting an abstract to the EASL Congress, you agree to abide by this embargo policy. The policy states that authors, presenters and/or their sponsors may not share data or key results from the abstract in any form (print, broadcast or online publication, media release or conference presentation) until this embargo is lifted. Authors, presenters and/or their sponsors may, however, publicise the fact that their abstract has been selected for inclusion in the congress programme before the abstract is officially released. In this context, they may publish the title of their abstract together with the names of the authors and institutions.
Embargos according to the category of submission
A detailed breakdown of the embargo policies for different types of abstracts is available below. All conference delegates, presenters, industry employees, sponsors, and media agree to respect this policy when submitting their abstracts or registering for the event.
A. Accepted abstracts selected for the following sessions should not be disclosed before the start time of the session in which the abstract is presented, or prior to the start time of the press conference in which the abstract is featured. Authors will be informed during the abstract notification process if their abstract has been selected for one of these sessions.
- General Session I
- General Session II
- Late-breaker Session
B. EASL Congress Late-breaker abstracts (poster presentations only): Data from abstracts submitted during the late-breaker submission period and which have been selected for poster presentation may not be disclosed before the start of EASL Congress 2024 at 08:00 CET on Wednesday, 05 June 2024 (the opening day of the congress).
C. Abstracts in an EASL Congress press conference: data from a select number of abstracts, which are pre-selected for an official EASL Congress press conference, may not be shared prior to the start time of the press conference in which the abstract is featured. Authors will be informed during the abstract notification process if their abstract has been pre-selected for potential inclusion during an official EASL Congress press conference. Press conferences are likely to take place over the first three days of the event. Pre-selection of an abstract does not, however, guarantee definite inclusion in an official EASL Congress press conference.
D. Accepted abstracts selected for the following sessions should not be disclosed before 08:00 CET on Wednesday, 22 May 2024 (i.e. two weeks before the start of the congress).
- Oral sessions (excluding General Session I, General Session II, Late-breaker Session, or pre-selected abstracts for potential inclusion in an EASL Congress press conference)
- Poster sessions (excluding pre-selected abstracts for potential inclusion in an EASL Congress press conference and late-breaker)
Note: All pre-recorded presentations may not be disclosed before the start time of their presentation in the official programme. Posters, ePosters and ePoster videos may not be disclosed before 08:00 CET on the first day of the event.
Examples of breaking the embargo include publishing data from the abstract in a journal or via a public outlet before the abstract is presented at the congress. Violation of the embargo policy above will be taken seriously. Individuals and/or sponsors who violate it may face sanctions relating to current and future abstract submissions, presentations, and visibility at EASL events. The EASL Governing Board is at liberty to ban attendance and/or retract data.
If you find out that data from an abstract you submitted to EASL Congress 2024 is scheduled for publication prior to the lifting of the embargo, please inform the EASL Congress 2024 team immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please direct any questions or concerns about the EASL Congress embargo policy for authors and presenters to the EASL Congress 2024 team at email@example.com .
Commitment from submitter:
In submitting my abstract, I agree to abide by the conditions of EASL’s embargo policies. Should my abstract be accepted, I agree that I will refrain from sharing any of the findings or data of my abstract until the time when the embargo on my abstract lifts. If my abstract is selected for publication online or in print, before my embargo date, I commit to informing EASL immediately via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Commitment from EASL:
In accepting your abstract submission, EASL commits to the following statement
The content belongs to the author(s). However, if the abstract is accepted, the submitter agrees, on behalf of all co-authors, to transfer and assign to EASL free of charge, on a non-exclusive basis, for twenty years from the present submission, the rights to edit, publish, reproduce, reformat, distribute in whole or in part the abstract and prepare all type of derivative works such as press releases and/or educational products, using all communication tools and means, now known or hereinafter developed, including any and all digital means and any and all supports or forms of media, now known or hereinafter developed, in particular all paper, analog, digital, numerical and electronic media, including Internet, Intranet and Extranet sites and social media. This includes use in indexes or search databases in print, electronic, or other media.
Author(s) retain the right, after presentation, to subsequently include the work in articles, books, or derivative works that he/she authors or edits, provided said use does not imply the endorsement of EASL.
The submitter signs for all co-authors. He/she accepts responsibility for the present rules for submission and presentation on behalf of all co-authors.
Solve the Case
Do you have a case of a patient that worries you and/or you are not sure how to solve it? Would you like to discuss it and get advice from major experts in the field? Now you can! Bring it to the EASL Congress, at the “Solve the Case” session?
“Solve the Case” is an interactive session in which you can discuss your case with experts. The case does not necessarily have to be rare or complex; what is important are the questions and advice you need from the experts. If you have doubts on the diagnosis, on therapy or on general management you will discuss them with EASL experts.
How to submit a case
Follow the steps and enter the case description in the format of a brief abstract (max 3,000 characters); enter 3 questions that you want to ask the experts and discuss with the audience in the dedicated boxes.
Your case will be evaluated by experts in the field, who will make a selection of the most interesting cases for the discussion. If your case is selected you will be notified by 26/03/2024; and you will need to provide a short .ppt presentation.
Case submission is free.