The British Liver Trust’s Love Your Liver roadshow took central stage at the world’s premier international liver event.
EASL’s International Liver Congress is this year took place in Excel, 22–26 June. Over 7,000 delegates from 114 countries came together in London to present and discuss the latest scientific achievements in liver disease diagnosis and treatment.
At the conference, we showcased our work to raise awareness of liver disease and its risk factors across the UK and will met global liver experts to highlight the importance of early diagnosis to tackle the liver disease epidemic.
Late diagnosis is a worldwide problem for liver disease as damage to the liver can develop silently and there are usually no symptoms in the early stages.
Delegates were invited to our Love Your Liver unit to see the innovative ways the UK is promoting awareness and early detection to prevent unnecessary deaths from liver disease.
The roadshow attracted global coverage including:
Pamela Healy OBE, Chief Executive of the British Liver Trust, said: “The International Liver Congress offers a unique opportunity to connect with the international liver community to support global work to improve diagnosis, treatment and care for people with liver disease.
“We are committed to working with healthcare professionals to create greater awareness of the risk factors and provide patients with better access to non-invasive tools to catch liver disease earlier, so they can make lifestyle changes that will help them to prevent further damage and improve the health of their liver.”
“In the UK, people are being diagnosed with liver disease at an alarming rate and deaths from the disease increased by 15% between 2019 and 2020.”