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Dear Colleagues

It is my great pleasure to invite you to attend the Joint Meeting of the International Liver Transplantation Society, the European Liver Transplant Association, and the Liver Intensive Care Group of Europe to be held on July 11-13, 2001 in Berlin, Germany.

Berlin, the new capital of a reunited Germany, has worked hard over recent years to overcome the effects of years of partition. No other German city can match its multicultural atmosphere and warmhearted hospitality. Berlin's vibrant cultural life offers three opera houses, hundreds of theaters and museums, and a lively night life.

In this electric atmosphere of challenge and renewal, we are organizing the first ILTS congress of the 21st century. Symposia, plenary sessions, state-of-the-art lectures and chaired poster sessions will emphasize the necessity of multidisciplinary research and cooperation in the field of liver transplantation. This congress has been organized with the collaboration of the Liver Intensive Care Group of Europe (LICAGE) and the European Liver Transplant Association (ELTA).

Please, consider attending this exciting congress to make it a memorable event for participants from all over the world.

We look forward
to seeing you in Berlin in 2001!

Peter Neuhaus

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The Presidents, Councils and members of the ILTS, ELTA and LICAGE wish to invite you to Berlin in July 2001 for the Seventh Congress of the ILTS, jointly sponsored with the ELTA and LICAGE societies. This truly international undertaking brings together the perspectives and expertise of three prominent organizations dealing with liver transplantation.

The local Berlin organizing Committee, under the direction of program chair Peter Neuhaus (ILTS) and the Presidents of ELTA and LICAGE, have put together an outstanding multidisciplinary program. The broad range of topics probes the vexing issues in liver transplantation today. there will be an enriching social program as well.

Berlin is a remarkable city that has been transformed since the fall of the Wall. Cultural life is blossoming in former east Berlin. The restoration of museums, the return of a Jewish community, colorful refurbishment of neighborhoods, the growth of a vibrant social/night life and an excellent selection of restaurants and lodging are all evidence for this metamorphosis. Business construction there is unparalleled elsewhere in Europe. And the west remains with its world class Philharmonic Orchestra, ballet, opera, shopping district (Kurfuerstendamm) and museums. While evidence of the Wall itself has largely disappeared, the environs of the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag have been restored to resemble the Berlin Mitte of the turn of the last century.

We hope that you will plan now to attend and we look forward to seeing you there.


Peter Neuhaus, MD
President Elect ILTS

William Merrit, MD
President ILTS

Krister Höckerstedt, MD
President ELTA

Michael Lindop, MD
President LICAGE

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Copyright © by Olaf Guckelberger, 1999 - 2001
Charité, Campus Virchow-Klinikum
Department of Surgery
Berlin, Germany

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