Society of Comparative Hepatology

Dear members and colleagues,
This is an update from our society aimed at veterinary professionals with a special interest in hepatology:


Our website, launched in 2014 and
hosted by Roman House Publishing (Vetvisuals), continues to do well, offering the following key features:

  • Access to an electronic, updated version of the WSAVA Standards for Clinical and Histological
    Diagnosis of Canine and Feline Liver Diseases
  • Hepatology cases discussion forum for dialogue on interesting and challenging cases
  • Hepatology abstracts section for a snapshot of current literature
  • General discussion area for posts about research projects or other topical areas for debate


The membership fee for 1 year is €30 and for 3 years is €60, with members of the society offered a discount rate
for ECVIM attendance and free access to the SCH website including the Liver Standards e-book. Payment can
be made via Paypal on the SCH website and the society is always happy to welcome new members!


SCH is generously sponsored by Hill’s. We extend our thanks for their continued support!

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Hepatology stream at ECVIM Congress

Firstly, many thanks to our speakers at ECVIM 2016, the stream was very well attended and proved a great
success! Dr Arun Shankar discussed the complications and management of human chronic liver disease and the
role cellular senescence. Dr Penny Watson then provided the veterinary comparison, examining the ageing
canine liver and interactions between genes and the environment. Dr Hans Zischka discussed Wilson disease
and approaches to avoid acute liver failure. The abstract stream was also varied and well attended. This year the
“Jan Rothuizen award” for best oral abstract was awarded for the first time and comprised a free ticket for ECVIM
2017. Congratulations to Karen Dirksen who won this award with her presentation “A panel of serum
microRNAs differentiates between various types of canine hepatobiliairy diseases”!

Secondly, we are now planning a combined hepatology and gastroenterology stream together with the ESCG for
2017 in Malta. We plan to have a full day of lectures with a variety of topics currently under consideration.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any suggestions – member input is always appreciated!

Many thanks to all our members for their continued support, we look forward to seeing you at the AGM in
September 2017!

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