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Korea’s busy liver cancer doctors secure congress for Seoul

Korean doctors have submitted most abstracts to ILCA for three years running

Pictured: Seoul will welcome liver cancer experts this month

Korea’s ‘massive contribution’ to the fight against liver cancer is one of the main reasons why the world’s leading experts on the disease are meeting in the capital Seoul later this month.

More than 500 experts from 30 countries are expected to attend the 11th International Liver Cancer Association (ICLA) Annual Conference, at The Grand Hyatt hotel, 15-17 September.

Tanguy Roelens, ILCA executive director, said: “One of the main reasons why Seoul was picked was the active ILCA community in Korea, and the massive contribution from Korean doctors to the ILCA programme. Korea has been the leading abstract submitting nation for three years straight now.”

The  ILCA Annual Conference is the leading scientific meeting in the liver cancer field where experts meet to exchange research and best practice, and get a handle on the latest medical innovations.

The three-day conference offers a ‘cutting-edge scientific programme' with a multidisciplinary approach aimed at stimulating debate and networking between liver cancer professionals from all related disciplines.

Korea has won several major meetings in the life sciences sector recently.

Also this month (17-21 Sept 2017) about 1,000 members of the International Society of Ecological Modelling (ISEM) will meet in Jeju, an island which is recovering from industrial damage. The event will touch on genome sequencing, molecular ecology, and mathematical biology. Meanwhile the 14th International Congress of Parasitology should attract 2,500 people to Daegu, next year.

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