History and activities

Background for establishing The Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group (The CHBG)

In the summer of 1993, Sir Iain Chalmers invited Christian Gluud to form a Cochrane collaborative review group on interventions for people with liver diseases. After five exploratory meetings, The CHBG was registerd with The Collaboration on 1996-03-29.

Exploratory meetings 
1st Exploratory meeting -- 1993-10-13 Copenhagen, Denmark, Institute of Preventive Medicine 
2nd Exploratory meeting --1994-10-08 Athens, Greece, EASL (European Asssociation for the Study of the Liver) 
3rd Exploratory meeting -- 1995-08-19 Baveno, Italy, Baveno II, 2nd International Consensus Workshop 
4th Exploratory meeting -- 1995-08-19 Copenhagen, Denmark, EASL 
5th Exploratory meeting -- 1995-11-06 Chicago, USA, AASLD (American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases) 

Since the establishment of The CHBG, we have run a number of meetings, symposia, workshops, and other activities of similar character (please see it here).