“Improving the quality of life and increasing the survival of patients with liver cirrhosis.”
“The Grifols Chair is focused on performing translational studies that improve our knowledge of the mechanisms of Chronic Liver Failure.”
“The clinical investigations of the EASL-CLIF Chair are performed by the EASL-CLIF Consortium, a network of 106 European University Hospitals.”
The EFClif is a private non-profit organization aimed to promote research and education in Chronic Liver Failure. The final objective of the Foundation is to improve the quality of life and to increase the survival of patients with liver cirrhosis.
The scientific activities of the EFClif are grouped in two Chairs of Research. The EASL-CLIF Chair is aimed at performing large observational, pathophysiological and therapeutic studies to increase our understanding of Chronic Liver Failure and to improve the management of patients with cirrhosis. The Grifols Chair is focused on performing translational studies that improve our knowledge of the mechanisms of Chronic Liver Failure.
Each chair has a specific tool to achieve their objectives. The clinical investigations of the EASL-CLIF Chair are performed by the EASL-CLIF Consortium, a network of more than a hundred European University Hospitals. The translational research projects of the Grifols Chair are performed by The European Network for Translational Research in Chronic Liver Failure (ENTR-CLIF), a network of research laboratories and facilities with interest in Liver Failure and facilities to perform translational research. The EASL-CLIF Consortium is already fully developed and operative. The Grifols Chair is still in a phase of early development.
According to the rules of the EASL-CLIF Consortium, the scientific activities of the network of hospitals organized in the setting of the EF CLIF Chair are performed under the direction of a Chairman and Vice-Chairman and of an EASL-CLIF Consortium Steering Committee of 15 additional members. There is also an EASL-CLIF Consortium Assembly composed by the Steering Committee members and the hospital Coordinators.
The scientific activities of the ENTR-CLIF chair are also under the supervision and direction of a Steering Committee which is currently under constitution.
Both research activities are represented in the EF Clif Executive Scientific Committee, who yearly presents to the Board of Patrons, for financial approval, the topics that will be approached through the Annual Research Plan of the EF Clif.The Annual Research Plan provides the means for developing the mission of the EF Clif through a pluriannual Strategic Research Program.
The EF Clif has recently established a Scientific Advisory Board, a new body whose main mission is to transmit to the Executive Scientific Committee its opinion on the operation of the EF Clif, its Annual Research Plan, the Publication Policy (including authorship of the works) and other strategic issues on the development of the EF Clif. The organization of this Board foresees an annual face to face meeting at the headquarters of the EF Clif and extraordinary meetings, at the proposal of the Board. A further assignment to the Scientific Advisory Board is to prepare a yearly not binding report with the its opinions.