ISHEN 20th Symposium held in Bad Zwischenahn, Germany, September 27-29th, 2023

2023 Andy Blei Lecture Awards : Peter Ott and Hendrick Vilstrup

What is ISHEN?

ISHEN is the 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.

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ISHEN is a lively international community of basic and clinician scientists dedicated to the study of the pathophysiology, diagnosis and therapy of hepatic encephalopathy (HE). As a member of ISHEN, you become part of this community and receive regular updates upon new developments in the field whether through the electronic ISHEN translational science presentations held four times a year, the international symposia held every two years, or the references to current guidelines for research, diagnosis, or therapy of HE.