HISTORY

Perhimpunan Peneliti Hati Indonesia

(Indonesian Association for the Study of the Liver)

About PPHI/Ina ASL

Perhimpunan Peneliti Hati Indonesia (PPHI) or Indonesian Association for the Study of the Liver (Ina ASL) was established in March 27, 1978 and chaired by Prof. Dr. RTL. Pang, Sp.PD, KGEH (1st President), Prof. Dr. H. M. Sjaifoellah Noer, MD, SpPD, KGEH (2nd President), Prof. Dr. Nurul Akbar, Sp.PD, KGEH (3rd President) and Prof. Dr. Laurentius A. Lesmana, Ph.D, Sp.PD, KGEH, FACG, FACP (4th President) who also the president of the APASL Bali 2005, the 1st China-Indonesia Joint International Symposium on Hepatobiliary Medicine and Surgery (1st CISHMS) Bali 2007 and 2nd CISHMS Jakarta 2010 conference. The past President is Dr. Unggul Budihusodo, Sp.PD, KGEH (5th President). And our current President is Dr. dr. Rino Alvani Gani, Sp.PD, KGEH.

Membership for Ina ASL is open for all physicians who are interested in hepatology and hepatobiliary diseases. To date Ina ASL has 566 members coming from all major medical centres from 19 provinces in Indonesia, consisting of clinicians, pediatricians, pathologist, surgeons and other specialist who are interested in liver diseases.

Our main activities included the Ina ASL Annual Scientific Meeting participation in major national scientific conferences where liver diseases are extensively discussed. In the research field, Ina ASL also encouraged the members to conduct more research works that can be presented at the local national meeting or international event.

It’s our aim Ina ASL can boost the establishment more quality research works in the future that can be presented and shared in the international hepatology conferences, considering the huge problems of liver disease in the country being as the fifth largest high population in the world.