Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is our sincere pleasure to cordially invite you to The Liver Week 2018, which will be held from June 14th to 16th, 2018, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Incheon, South Korea.

Since the first meeting was held in 2014, The Liver Week has become a multidisciplinary international conference hosted by the Korean Association for the Study of the Liver (KASL), in partnership with three co-hosting societies. Those societies are the Korean Association of HBP Surgery (KAHBPS), the Korean Liver Cancer Association (KLCA), and the Korean Liver Transplantation Society (KLTS).

The theme of The Liver Week 2018, "Navigating Future Advances in Hepatology", is purposed to encourage all participants to study the recent research trends and views related to liver disorders from the perspectives of eminent experts, and to facilitate the exchange of up-to-date information on liver diseases with your fellow attendees, all with the ultimate goal of revitalizing our research. The organizing committee has prepared an attractive and invaluable scientific program focused on the latest trends, issues, and advances made in various areas including hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and more.

In particular, this year's program seeks to achieve a breakthrough change from the past. Debate sessions and various joint symposia have been organized for the discussion of major clinical issues. We have also invited the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) to participate in the policy forum by actively participating in the shaping of future policy. On the last day, a lecture and a hands-on course for abdominal ultrasound specialist certification and relevant major education will be conducted.

We firmly believe that The Liver Week 2018 will be a worthwhile experience for all attendees, and we hope that you will be able to join us there so you may be scientifically inspired.

Thank you.