The Burden of Liver Disease in Europe

Stephen Hughes, chair of the Friends of the Liver MEP group, hosted an event with the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) on 20 February at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

A new report by EASL, ‘The Burden of Liver Disease in Europe: A review of Available Epidemiological Data’ was launched, with speakers from EASL, DG Sanco, Eurocare, the European Liver Patients’ Association, Eurocare and more.

The past 30 years have witnessed major progress in the knowledge and management of liver disease, yet approximately 29 million people in the European Union still suffer from a chronic liver condition. Difficulties in accessing data from individual countries hinder global evaluation of liver disease in Europe.

The Burden of Liver Disease in Europe: A Review of Available Epidemiological Date reviews 260 epidemiological studies published in the last five years to survey the current state of evidence on the burden of liver disease in Europe and its causes.

A limited number of hard copies of the report are available. The report can also be found online at…

For further information please contact Margaret Walker, EASL Director of EU Public Affairs at

Video produced for EASL by Kayleigh Rose Lewis.


Video by Kayleigh Lewis for The Parliament Magazine

Posted on February 25, 2013 in Events, Videos

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