Welcome to BARD-online, the multi-purpose platform for pediatric cholestatic disorders, such as biliary atresia and related diseases (BARD).  Regardless of whether you are clinician or researcher, a patient or a patients´relative, we offer information, communication and cooperation to anybody who is concerned with one or another of these rare diseases.

The main purpose of BARD-online is twofold: first, we provide information and communication to anyone, who is interested and second, a shielded professional area can be joined by clinicians and clinical/basic researchers, in order to follow up and improve the treatment of patients and to unravel still unsolved miracles.


2nd International Congress on Biliary Atresia and Related Diseases 10th – 11th July

It is a great pleasure to announce the 2nd International Congress on Biliary Atresia and Related Diseases (BARD).
This will include state-of-the-art lectures by an international faculty and a full multidisciplinary scientific program

Unique features and reasons to attend


  • Beyond biliary atresia -  inclusion of topics within the overall topic of neonatal cholestasis
  • Multidisciplinary format to attract basic and clinical researchers, pediatric and adult hepatologists/gastroenterologists and hepatobiliary and transplant surgeons
  • Remaining healthy with biliary atresia and transition to adult care
  • ERN- rare-liver – European competence networks for the care of patients with rare liver diseases
  • Electronic posters
  • 2nd Erwin-Röver-Award for  “Best Presentation”

The interdisciplinary organizing board  looks forward to meeting you in Bruges
Mark Davenport        Jan Hulscher         Claus Petersen        Richard Schreiber        Henkjan Verkade

Further information

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