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. Since the establishment of The CHBG, we have run a numer of other meetings that you will also find listed below.

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) 

CHBG bi-annual meetings
1st CHBG meeting -- 1996-08-25 Geneva, Switzerland, EASL
2nd CHBG meeting -- 1996-11-10 Chicago, USA, AASLD
3rd CHBG meeting -- 1997-04-12 London, UK, EASL
4th CHBG meeting -- 1997-11-08 Chicago, USA, AASLD 
5th CHBG meeting -- 1998-04-18 Lisbon, Portugal, EASL 
6th CHBG meeting -- 1998-11-09 Chicago, USA, AASLD 
7th CHBG meeting -- 1999-04-11 Naples, Italy, EASL 
8th CHBG meeting -- 1999-11-08 Dallas, USA, AASLD 
9th CHBG meeting -- 2000-04-29 Rotterdam, Holland, EASL 
10th CHBG meeting - 2000-10-30 Dallas, USA, AASLD 
11th CHBG meeting -- 'One-day CHBG symposium on evidence-based medicine' - 2001-04-17 Prague, The Czech Republic, EASL 
12th CHBG meeting -- 2001-11-12 Dallas, USA, AASLD 
13th CHBG meeting -- 2002-04-21 Madrid, Spain, EASL - Cancelled because of overlapping activities
14th CHBG meeting -- 2002-11-04 Boston, USA, AASLD 
15th CHBG meeting -- 2003-07-02 Geneva, Switzerland, EASL
16th CHBG meeting -- 2003-10-27 Boston, USA, AASLD 
17th CHBG meeting -- 2004-04-14 Berlin, Germany, EASL 
18th CHBG meeting -- 2004-11-01 Boston, USA, AASLD 
19th CHBG meeting -- 2005-04-13 Paris, France, EASL 
Collaborative meeting of the four gastrointestinal groups during the 13th United European Gastroenterology Week -- 2005-10-06 Copenhagen, Denmark 
20th CHBG meeting -- 2005-11-13 San Francisco, USA, AASLD 
Collaborative meeting of the four gastrointestinal groups during the DDW (Digestive Disease Week) Meeting -- 2006-05-23 Los Angeles, USA 
21st CHBG meeting -- 2006-10-30 Boston, USA, AASLD 
22nd CHBG meeting -- 2008-04-23 Milan, Italy, EASL 
23rd CHBG meeting -- 2008-11-02 San Fransisco, USA, AASLD
Monothematic Conference on Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses: from Clinical Research to Clinical Practice -- 2009-04-20 and 2009-04-21 Copenhagen, Denmark
24th CHBG meeting -- 2009-04-23 Copenhagen, Denmark, EASL
Collaborative meeting of the four gastrointestinal groups during the DDW Meeting -- 2009-06-01 Chicago, USA
25th CHBG meeting -- 2009-11-01 Boston, USA, AASLD 
26th CHBG meeting -- 2010-04-15 Vienna, Austria, EASL
27th CHBG meeting -- 2010-11-01 Boston, USA, AASLD
28th CHBG meeting -- 2011-04-01 Berlin, Germany, EASL 
29th CHBG meeting -- 2011-11-07 San Francisco, USA, AASLD
30th CHBG meeting -- 2012-04-18 Barcelona, Spain, EASL
31st CHBG meeting -- 2012-10-10 to 13 at the CHBG exhibition stand, Boston, USA, AASLD
32nd CHBG meeting -- 2013-04-24 to 28 at the CHBG exhibition stand, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, EASL
33rd CHBG meeting -- 2013-11-03, Washington DC, USA
34th CHBG meeting -- 2014-04-11, London, UK
35th CHBG meeting -- 2014-10-10, Boston, USA
36th CHBG meeting --2015-04-23, Vienna, Austria
37th CHBG meeting -- 2015-11-16, San Francisco, USA, AASLD
38th CHBG meeting -- 2016-04-13, Barcelona, Spain, EASL
39th CHBG meeting -- 2016-11-13, Boston, USA, AASLD
No CHBG meetings during 2017 EASL and AASLD conferences

1st CHBG symposium -- 2018-03-23, Moscow, Russia, during the "Best of EASL - Moscow 23-26 March, 2018. XXIII International Russian congress «Hepatology today»"
CHBG pesentation at the EASL International Liver Congress™ 2018, 11 -15 April 2018, Paris, France: Christian Gluud, Denmark, expounded on 'Direct-acting antivirals for chronic hepatitis C' review during the “Critical reflection on landmark papers 2017” session from 17:30 to 18:00. The challenger was Jean-Michel Pawlotsky, France. Chair: Jean-François Dufour, Switzerland.

In 2018, 2019, and 2019, no CHBG meetings were run during the EASL or AASLD conferences.

The CHBG training workshops in evidence-based medicine:

- Monothematic Conference on Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses: from Clinical Research to Clinical Practice. 20 and 21 of April 2009. Copenhagen, Denmark
- Diagnostic Test Accuracy Reviews. 30 of September to 3 of October, 2009. Gargnano, Italy* 
- Diagnostic Test Accuracy Reviews. 12 of September to 15 of September, 2010. Gargnano, Italy*
- Diagnostic Test Accuracy Reviews. 12 of September to 15 of September, 2012. Gargnano, Italy*
- Diagnosis and Prognosis: Clinical and Research Problems. 8 of October to 12, 2014. Gargnano, Italy*

*The  workshops on Diagnostic Test Accuracy Reviews were run together with Centro Interuniversitario 'Thomas C. Chalmers' Italy, Università degli Studi di Milano, Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, Cattedra di Gastroenterologia Fondazione IRCCS OspedaleMaggiore Policlinico Mangiagalli e Regina Elena, U.O.C. di Gastroenterologia 2; The Cochrane Multiple Sclerosis Group, Fondazione Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Besta, Milan, Italy; and The Copenhagen Trial Unit (CTU), Centre for Clinical Intervention Research, The Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.

- CHBG symposium "Best of EASL - Moscow 23 to 26 March 2018". 23rd International Russian congress “Hepatology Today”