I.S.H.E.N is the new International Society for Hepatic Encephalopathy and Nitrogen Metabolism. The Society’s origins date back to 1971, when a Working Group led by I. Szám, D. Müting and V. Bräutigam organized an International Symposium on Ammonia Metabolism. Held in Budapest in May 1972, this first symposium featured Sir Hans Adolf Krebs’ presentation of the newly discovered urea cycle.
ISHEN is a non-profit organization aimed at promoting scientific and clinical research on nitrogen metabolism and brain disorders associated with liver disease.
Supports research in neuroscience, hepatology, metabolism, nutrition and any other scientific and or clinical discipline contributing to the understanding of nitrogen metabolism and the pathophysiology, diagnosis or management of liver-related brain disorders;
Organises, holds and facilitates national and international meetings on subjects of interest;
Fosters the circulation of scientific ideas amongst members of the society and encourages collaborative, interdisciplinary research and the exchange of information, material and personnel amongst their respective institutions;
Provides a forum for the dissemination of specialist opinions and consensus information via symposia, congresses, workshops and the Society website;
Promotes medical knowledge and good clinical practice in the field of interest through direct teaching and other educational activities.
Supports the publication of scientific articles in journals relevant to the subjects of interest;