Welkom op BARD-online, de website voor cholestatische afwijkingen bij kinderen. BARD staat voor Biliary Atresia and Related Diseases. Dit betekent dat op deze site informatie staat over biliaire atresie (vanaf hier galwegatresie genoemd) en andere ziekten die kunnen leiden tot geelzucht bij kinderen. De site biedt informatie en laagdrempelige overlegmogelijkheden voor iedereen die betrokken is bij deze zeldzame ziekten. Dat geldt voor artsen en onderzoekers, maar ook voor ouders en andere familieleden.

BARD heeft twee doelen: 1. het verstrekken van informatie en het bieden van communicatiemogelijkheden aan mensen die geïnteresseerd zijn in deze zeldzame ziektebeelden; en 2. het bieden van een afgeschermd deel voor professionals waar artsen en onderzoekers kunnen discussiëren over de optimale diagnostiek en behandeling van deze aandoeningen.

BARD-Bruges-2022, June 17 and 18

Originally, we had organized a BARD-meeting in July 2020 to be held in the Belgian city of Bruges. Unfortunately, the pandemic upset all these plans and the Congress had to be postponed. To help bridge the gap we presented a BARD-Webinar in June 2021, which was very successful, stimulating a great deal of interest and drawing a large virtual audience. Now, with light appearing at the end of the COVID tunnel, we expect that from spring 2022, most international travel restrictions will have been abolished.

So, we are very happy to announce that the 17th and 18th June 2022 as the new date of the BARD-Bruges-2022 congress. A provisional list of topics and faculty members is listed below.

Submission of abstracts for all topics is highly appreciated. We had already received for the original conference in 2020 around 100 submissions, and we still regard these as valid. Authors are kindly asked to confirm the submission in its initial or updated version or to withdraw the paper. We will be writing later this year directly to the abstract’s authors to confirm this.

Selected papers from the abstracts will be presented during the sessions together with invited lectures from the faculty. Others will be able to be presented as electronic on-site and online posters and will be discussed during the meeting and afterwards on the interactive BARD-website.

Please click at the button “BARD-Bruges-2022” button and feel free to make suggestions and comments.

The interdisciplinary organizing board looks forward to meeting you in Bruges in 2022

Mark Davenport, Jan Hulscher, Claus Petersen, Richard Schreiber, Henkjan Verkade

Claus Petersen | Department of Pediatric Surgery | Hannover Medical School | Carl-Neuberg-Strasse 1 | 30625 Hannover, Germany
Tel.: +49-(0)511-532-9040 | Fax: +49-(0)511-532-8052 | www.bard-online.com | biliary-atresia@mh-hannover.de