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 9th – 10th 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 (not updated yet)

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