Thanks to medical research we have tools against hepatitis B and hepatitis C. We can vaccinate to prevent infection with hepatitis B. We can control with medication chronic hepatitis B. We can cure patients affected with chronic hepatitis C. Now the most frequent liver disease affecting millions is non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Medical research still has to find treatment and biomarkers for this disease therefore this is with great pleasure and honor that we are giving prizes to investigators active in this field. The Max Meyer Young Talent in NASH Prize is going to a talented medical student Ms Pauline Fauroux working on biomarkers to better identify patients at risk to progress to cirrhosis. Ms Pauline Fauroux is working in Lyon and due to the pandemic situation is unable to come today to receive in person her prize.
The second prize, the Max Meyer Research Prize is going to Dr Yuly Mendoza for her publication on a simple combination of tests to select patients with advanced liver disease at risk of complications. Dr Mendoza got her MD degree in Colombia and is working for several years in Switzerland for her PhD. We congratulate both of you for your prize and wish you, in name of the Swiss NASH Foundation a lot of success for your future.
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