On behalf of the International and Local Organizing Committees it is a great pleasure to announce the 14th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CELLS OF THE HEPATIC SINUSOID: Integrating Basic and Clinical Hepatology, which will be held in Tromsø, Norway, August 31 to September 4 2008.

As with all preceding symposia in this series, a central goal is to stimulate crossover discussion between basic scientists and clinically based researchers. As progress increases at an accelerating speed at all levels of hepatological science and medicine, it is more mandatory than ever to facilitate the interchange of knowledge between basic and clinical sciences.

Some of the fields that will tentatively be included in the scientific program are: sinusoidal liver cell and molecular biology and physiology, mechanisms of liver repair and fibrosis, hepatotoxicity and microcirculation, interactions of cancer cells with hepatic sinusoidal cells, scavenger function and microcirculation, liver immunology and inflammation, mechanisms and effects of aging.

In addition to original scientific presentations by the attendees, the tradition of inviting lecturers to give tutorial presentations on selected fields will be continued.

Tromsø is located at the northern tip of the European mainland, and our university is the northern most one in the world. The surrounding nature with high mountains and deep fjords is spectacular. The local organizing committee is working to make the 14th ISCHS in Tromsø a memorable meeting both scientifically and socially. So, seize this occasion to combine good science with exotic environments and make plans to participate at the Symposium in Tromsø the Fall of 2008.

Extended deadline for abstract submission: April 24 2008

For all enquiries, send an e-mail to ischs2008@fagmed.uit.no

Bård Smedsrød, PhD, Professor
Department of Cell Biology and Histology
University of Tromsø
Chairman, International Scientific Committee and Local Organizing Committee
14th International Symposium on Cells of the Hepatic Sinusoid


Tromsø in Europe. Click to enlarge.

Recent news

Picures on line!

See the new pictures page for pictures from the conference!

September 25th, 2008

Dietary requirements and poster sizes

Attendees with special dietary requirements: please contact Vivi Ann Garibaldi (Vivi.Garibaldi@fagmed.uit.no).

Poster presenter: please note that the poster board size is: 90 cm (wide) X 115 cm (high)

June 24th, 2008

Travel awards for young scientists (PhD students and Postdoctoral fellows)

The International Scientific Committee of the 14th ISCHS met on April 25-26 in Tromso, Norway, and evaluated all abstracts submitted, along with applications to be considered for travel award. Read more

May 27th, 2008

Main sponsors: Univeristy of Tromsø   Research Council of Norway