Ultrasound Solutions in Bariatric Liver Assessment and Elastography
With guest speakers Dr Giovanna Ferraioli and Dr Gibran Yusuf at The Crystal, Thursday 16 April 2020, 5:00-8:00pm.

The Crystal

We are holding this evening liver assessment and elastography event on Thursday April 16th, which coincides with the second evening of the EASL International Liver Conference. The Crystal is just a few minutes’ walk from where the conference is being held at the ExCel, London.

Agenda:

17:00: Doors open – Refreshments will be provided throughout the event
17:00-18:30: Liver Elastography live scans
18:30: Elastography speaker session – Dr Giovanna Ferraioli MD, WFUMB and EFSUMB Guidelines Author
18:45: Bariatric case study presentation – Dr Gibran Yusuf BSc, MBBS, FRCR, Consultant Radiologist, Kings College Hospital, London
19:00: Live scans on ACUSON Family systems
20:00: Event close

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Dr Giovanna Ferraioli

Giovanna Ferraioli, MD is a Researcher at Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Medical School University of Pavia, (Italy). Her research interests include elastography in diffuse liver diseases, noninvasive assessment of liver steatosis, ultrasound contrast agents, and Doppler in portal hypertension. Dr. Ferraioli received her medical degree from Naples University, Italy. In 1988-89 she completed a research fellowship at the Yale University, USA, with Prof. Kenneth JW Taylor and Prof. Roberto J Groszmann. She is the coordinator of the Ultrasound School at Fondazione IRCCS San Matteo Hospital Foundation, Medical School of the University of Pavia (Italy), and co-director of the EFSUMB Ultrasound Learning Center (ULC) at the same Institution. Dr. Ferraioli has delivered several invited lectures in her area of expertise to international audiences.

She is member of the editorial board of European Radiology, World Journal of Gastroenterology, Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, International Journal of Radiology, Journal of Ultrasound, and she’s a referee for more than 60 international journals. She has been appointed General Secretary of MASU (Mediterranean and African Society of Ultrasound) for the triennium 2011-2013 and 2013-2015. Dr. Ferraioli has been a member of the Education Committee of the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB) for the triennium 2013-2015, a member of the WFUMB expert panel for the guidelines on elastography released by WFUMB and a member of the expert panel for the use of elastography in the assessment of diffuse liver disease convened by the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU). She’s a member of EFSUMB expert team for the guidelines on liver elastography, a member of WFUMB expert panel for the update of the guidelines on liver elastography, and a member of the QIBA initiative in shear wave speed in diffuse liver diseases.

She's qualified as Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases and Gastroenterology at ASN 2017. She's a visiting Professor at "Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara (Romania), honorary member of the Romanian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (SRUMB), Secretary for the Elastography Community of Practice for the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and member of the AIUM Liver Fat Quantification Force. Dr. Ferraioli has published several scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals, including Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Journal of Hepatology, Gut, Radiology, European Radiology, Digestive and Liver Disease, American Journal of Roentgenology, Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.