Singapore Hepatology
Conference 2023

2nd June to 3rd June 2023

8:30 am to 5:00 pm (SGT)

SHC 2023

2nd June to 3rd June 2023

8.30 am to 5.00 pm (SGT)

REGISTRATION FOR The Inaugural Combined GIHep & Singapore Hepatology Conference includes SHC 2023!

We remain committed to delivering Short, Focused Clinical Updates on all aspects of Hepatology from the World’s leading experts.


SHC 2023 Scientific Programme

June, 2023


Time (SGT)
Welcome Remarks by the Conference Chairpersons 08:15 – 8:30
CHB Therapy 1
Chairs: Prof. Ed Gane, Prof. Rino Gani,
Challenges for CHB functional cure
–  Prof. Geoffrey Dusheiko View Bio
08:30 – 08:45
Endpoints for CHB Therapy
Prof. Markus Cornberg View Bio
08:45 – 09:00
CHB Therapy 2
Chairs: Dr. Rajneesh Kumar, Prof. Pietro Lampertico, Dr.  Soek Siam Tan
Consolidating guidelines for CHB (Pre-recording)
Prof. Teerha Piratvisuth View Bio
09:00 – 09:15
New China guidelines for CHB (Pre-recording)
Prof. Jidong Jia View Bio
09:15 – 09:30
Expanding treatment groups for CHB
Prof. Henry Chan View Bio
09:30 – 09:45
CHB Therapy 1 and CHB Therapy 2 Combined Round table discussion 09:45 – 10:00
Roche Morning Tea Symposium
Expanding Horizons in HCC: Early Detection and Systemic Treatment Opportunities
(View Details)

Opening Remarks
Dr. Wei Peng Yong
10:00 – 10:05
Improving Patient Survival and Care: Early HCC Screening and Diagnosis with PIVKA-II
Prof. Man Fung Yuen
10:05 – 10:20
MDT Case Discussion and Q&A:
>> From Surveillance to Diagnosis: Insights into the PatientJourney
>> Evolving Perspectives in the HCC Treatment Landscape
All faculty
– Moderator: Dr. Wei Peng Yong
10:20 – 10:40
Closing remarks
Dr. Wei Peng Yong
10:40 – 10:45
10:00 – 10:45
CHB Therapy 3
Chairs: Prof. MF Yuen, Dr. Yang Wei Lyn, Dr. Rinaldi Lesmana
Landscape of CHB cure therapies
Prof. Man Fung Yuen   View Bio
10:45 – 11:00
Challenges in CHB management: stop or continue NA therapy?
Prof. Markus Cornberg View Bio
11:00 – 11:15
HDV in cirrhosis: Best management practices
Prof. Pietro Lampertico View Bio
11:15 – 11:30
Round table discussion 11:30 – 11:45
Case Discussion:A case of Delta and HBV co-infection
Presenter:  Dr. Zain Majid, Sindh Institute, Pakistan
11:45 – 12:00
Astra Zeneca Lunch Symposium
Recent Advancements in HCC & BTC: What Hepatologists and Gastroenterologists Should Know? (View Details)

Dr. George Goh (Chair)
12:10 – 12:15
Recent advances in Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)
Dr. Chee Cheng Ean
12:15 – 12:30
Recent advances in Biliary Tract Cancer (BTC)
Dr. David Tai
12:30 – 12:45
Case Presentation on HCC from Indonesia, Discuss practice variations in treatment of BTC
Dr. Rinaldi Lesmana
12:45 – 13:10
Case Presentation on BTC from China, Discuss practice variations in treatment of BTC
Dr. Hui-Chuan Sun
13:10 – 13:25
Discussions and Q&A 13:25 – 13:30
12:00 – 13:30
HCC Symposium Part 1
Chairs: Prof. Yock Young Dan (Singapore), Dr. George Goh (Singapore)
Risk stratification for HCC risk
Prof. Henry Chan View Bio
13:30 – 13:45
Emerging biomarkers for HCC screening
Prof. Simone Strasser View Bio
13:45 – 14:00
Spectrum of therapies for locoregional therapy (Pre-Recorded)
Prof. Masatoshi Kudo View Bio
14:00 – 14:15
Debate: Personalised therapy for small HCC: are we there yet?
– YES Prof. Pierce Chow View Bio
– NO Prof. Alfred Kow View Bio
14:15 – 14:35
Case discussion:Resection of Large HCC
Presenter: Dr. Gillie Anne D. Domingo, Makati Medical Center, Manila, Philippines  
14:35 – 14:45
Free paper: Assessment of GALAD score for surveillance of hepatocellular carcinoma in Singapore
Dr Liou Wei Lun, Dept of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Singapore General Hospital 
14:45 – 15:00
Q&A 15:00 – 15:15
Round Table Discussion 15:15 – 15:30
Tea Break 15:30 – 15:45
HCC Symposium Part 2
Chairs: Prof. Shadab Siddique & Dr. Mark Muthiah
Immunotherapy as adjuvant therapy after resection or ablation
Prof. Pierce Chow View Bio  
15:45 – 16:00
Intermediate HCC: challenges in management (Pre-recorded)
Dr Raghav  Sundar View Bio
16:00– 16:15
Rescue Therapy for advanced HCC
Prof. Han Chong Toh View Bio
16:15 – 16.30
Advances in systemic therapy?
Dr Chee Cheng Ean View Bio
16:30– 16:45
Case discussion – HCC infiltrated Portal Vein and Inferior Vena Cava
Dr Ahmad Yusran, MD, Hepatology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital-Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
16:45 – 17:00
Round table discussion 17:00 – 17:15
Liver Disease in South East Asia Forum –

Chairs: Prof. Chan Wah Kheong, Dr. Tan Poh Seng, A/Prof, Jason Chang,

Panelists: Prof. Rino Gani, Dr. Soek Siam Tan, Dr. Khin Maung Win, Dr. Lee Guan Huei, Prof. Teerha Piratvisuth (8 mins each) Discussion

17:15 – 18:00

June, 2023


Programme Time (SGT)
Chairs: Prof. Yock Young Dan, Prof. Arun Sanyal, Dr. George Goh
Management of the NASH patient today
Prof. Vincent Wong View Bio
08:30 – 08:45
Pitfalls in histology interpretation in NASH?
Prof. Arun Sanyal View Bio
08:45 – 09:00
Optimising diet interventions for NASH
Prof. Chan Wah Kheong View Bio
09:00 – 09:15
Debate: NASH treatment– is  all about weight loss
– YES Prof. Shadab Siddiqui View Bio
– NO Prof. Vincent Wong View Bio
09:15 – 09:35
End organ complications of NASH
Prof. Shadab Siddiqui View Bio
09:35 – 09:50
Free paper: Comparative efficacy of Fibrosis-4, liver stiffness measurement, and Fibroscan-AST score to predict major liver-related outcomes in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: An international multicenter study
Dr. Yu Jun WONG, Singapore View Bio
09:50 – 10:00
Round table discussion 10:00 – 10:15
Morning Tea Symposium 10:15 – 10:45
Hot Topics in Hepatology
Chairs: Prof. Vincent Wong,  Prof. Khin Maung Win
Microbiome and Fatty Liver: the gut actually matters?
Dr. Jonathan Lee View Bio
10:45 – 11:00
HCV update: improving access to care
Dr. Soek Siam Tan View Bio
11:00 – 11:15
Immune checkpoint inhibitor hepatitis
Dr. Mark Muthiah View Bio
11:15 – 11:30
Case Discussion: Diagnostic Uncertainty in Autoimmune Liver Disease
Presenter: Dr. Darlene Raudhatul Bahri, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
11:30- 11:45
Q&A 11:45- 12:00
Lunch Symposium 12:00 – 13:30
Advanced Liver Disease
Chairs: Prof. Simone Strasser , Dr. Soek Siam Tan, Prof. Jason Chang
Window of opportunity for beta blockers in portal hypertension
Prof. Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao View Bio
13:30 – 13:45
Peri-operative management of the cirrhotic patient
Prof. Simone Strasser View Bio
13:45 – 14:00
Transplantation for ALF/ACLF
Prof. Ajay Duseja View Bio
14:00 – 14:15
Debate: Direct Oral Anti-Coagulation (DOAC) are appropriate in portal vein thrombosis
– YES Prof. Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao View Bio
– NO Prof. Rajender Reddy View Bio
14:15 – 14:35
Case discussion: Ascites in an adolescent
Presenter: Dr Arjun Maria Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
14:35 – 14:50
Round Table Discussion 14:50 – 15:05
Tea Break 15:05 – 15:30
Liver Transplantation
Chairs: Prof. Rajender Reddy , Dr. Mark Muthiah, Prof. Ajay Duseja
Can immunosuppression be stopped post liver transplant
Prof. Simone Strasser View Bio
15:30 – 15:45
Downstaging HCC for liver transplant
Prof. Shridhar Iyer View Bio
15:45– 16:00
Onco transplant: the new frontier
Prof. Glenn Bonney View Bio
16:00 – 16:15
Viewpoint: Liver transplant in the East versus the West
– West Prof. Shadab Siddiqui View Bio
– East Dr. Alfred Kow View Bio
16:15– 16:35
Case discussion – Downstaging BCLC HCC – can transplant be considered?
– Presenter: Dr Dinu Abirami P, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai, India.
16:35 – 16:50
Round table discussion 16:50 – 17:05
Closing Comments 17:05 – 17:15

Who Should Attend?

SHC 2023 is designed for clinicians, scientists nurse practitioners, pharmacists, from Asia, Australia and New Zealand, to exchange information on the latest research, discuss new developments in liver treatment and transplantation, and network with leading experts in the field of hepatology.

Our Attendees Include:

  • Hepatology experts.
  • Clinical, basic, and translational researchers.
  • Specialists who diagnose and treat liver disease, including gastroenterologists, surgeons, clinical pathologists, anesthesiologists, and radiologists.
  • Primary care physicians.
  • Nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other allied health professionals in hepatology and the disciplines listed above.
  • Trainees, and students in the disciplines listed above.

Call for Abstracts

1st June to 3rd June 2023

9.00 am to 5.00 pm (SGT)

We invite all interested parties to present their research papers. Click bellow on Abstracts and Posters for further information.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Abstract Selection Committee and accepted submissions will be posted on Abstract & Poster Gallery in our website and in the Poster Hall.

Some travel grants will be available to selected Presenters.