SHC 2023 Scientific Programme

June, 2023


Welcome Remarks by the Conference Chairpersons
CHB Therapy 1
Chairs: Prof. Ed Gane, Prof. Rino Gani,
Challenges for CHB functional cure
–  Prof. Geoffrey Dusheiko View Bio
Endpoints for CHB Therapy
Prof. Markus Cornberg View Bio
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
New China guidelines for CHB (Pre-recording)
Prof. Jidong Jia View Bio
Expanding treatment groups for CHB
Prof. Henry Chan View Bio
CHB Therapy 1 and CHB Therapy 2 Combined Round table discussion
Roche Morning Tea Symposium
Expanding Horizons in HCC: Early Detection and Systemic Treatment Opportunities
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Opening Remarks
Dr. Wei Peng Yong
Improving Patient Survival and Care: Early HCC Screening and Diagnosis with PIVKA-II
Prof. Man Fung Yuen
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
Closing remarks
Dr. Wei Peng Yong
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
Challenges in CHB management: stop or continue NA therapy?
Prof. Markus Cornberg View Bio
HDV in cirrhosis: Best management practices
Prof. Pietro Lampertico View Bio
Round table discussion
Case Discussion:A case of Delta and HBV co-infection
Presenter:  Dr. Zain Majid, Sindh Institute, Pakistan
Astra Zeneca Lunch Symposium
Recent Advancements in HCC & BTC: What Hepatologists and Gastroenterologists Should Know? (View Details)
Dr. George Goh (Chair)
Recent advances in Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)
Dr. Chee Cheng Ean
Recent advances in Biliary Tract Cancer (BTC)
Dr. David Tai
Case Presentation on HCC from Indonesia, Discuss practice variations in treatment of BTC
Dr. Rinaldi Lesmana
Case Presentation on BTC from China, Discuss practice variations in treatment of BTC
Dr. Hui-Chuan Sun
Discussions and Q&A
HCC Symposium Part 1
Chairs: Prof. Yock Young Dan (Singapore), Dr. George Goh (Singapore)
Risk stratification for HCC risk
Prof. Henry Chan View Bio
Emerging biomarkers for HCC screening
Prof. Simone Strasser View Bio
Spectrum of therapies for locoregional therapy (Pre-Recorded)
Prof. Masatoshi Kudo View Bio
Debate: Personalised therapy for small HCC: are we there yet?
– YES Prof. Pierce Chow View Bio
– NO Prof. Alfred Kow View Bio
Case discussion:Resection of Large HCC
Presenter: Dr. Gillie Anne D. Domingo, Makati Medical Center, Manila, Philippines  
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 
Round Table Discussion
Tea Break
HCC Symposium Part 2
Chairs: Prof. Shadab Siddique & Dr. Mark Muthiah
Immunotherapy as adjuvant therapy after resection or ablation
Prof. Pierce Chow View Bio  
Intermediate HCC: challenges in management (Pre-recorded)
Dr Raghav  Sundar View Bio
Rescue Therapy for advanced HCC
Prof. Han Chong Toh View Bio
Advances in systemic therapy?
Dr Chee Cheng Ean View Bio
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
Round table discussion
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

June, 2023


Chairs: Prof. Yock Young Dan, Prof. Arun Sanyal, Dr. George Goh
Management of the NASH patient today
Prof. Vincent Wong View Bio
Pitfalls in histology interpretation in NASH?
Prof. Arun Sanyal View Bio
Optimising diet interventions for NASH
Prof. Chan Wah Kheong View Bio
Debate: NASH treatment– is  all about weight loss
– YES Prof. Shadab Siddiqui View Bio
– NO Prof. Vincent Wong View Bio
End organ complications of NASH
Prof. Shadab Siddiqui View Bio
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
Round table discussion
Morning Tea Symposium
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
HCV update: improving access to care
Dr. Soek Siam Tan View Bio
Immune checkpoint inhibitor hepatitis
Dr. Mark Muthiah View Bio
Case Discussion: Diagnostic Uncertainty in Autoimmune Liver Disease
Presenter: Dr. Darlene Raudhatul Bahri, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
Lunch Symposium
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
Peri-operative management of the cirrhotic patient
Prof. Simone Strasser View Bio
Transplantation for ALF/ACLF
Prof. Ajay Duseja View Bio
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
Case discussion: Ascites in an adolescent
Presenter: Dr Arjun Maria Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
Round Table Discussion
Tea Break
Liver Transplantation
Chairs: Prof. Rajender Reddy , Dr. Mark Muthiah, Prof. Ajay Duseja
Can immunosuppression be stopped post liver transplant
Prof. Simone Strasser View Bio
Downstaging HCC for liver transplant
Prof. Shridhar Iyer View Bio
Onco transplant: the new frontier
Prof. Glenn Bonney View Bio
Viewpoint: Liver transplant in the East versus the West
– West Prof. Shadab Siddiqui View Bio
– East Dr. Alfred Kow View Bio
Case discussion – Downstaging BCLC HCC – can transplant be considered?
– Presenter: Dr Dinu Abirami P, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai, India.
Round table discussion
Closing Comments