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Why is ILC 2020 being postponed?

Having reviewed the situation relating to COVID-19, and after taking extensive advice, EASL has decided on a postponement to 25-28 August 2020. ILC 2020 is rescheduled to take place in London at the same venue.
Our priority is the safety and well-being of delegates, and therefore we will be monitoring the situation closely to ensure that it remains a safe and appropriate time to hold the event. 

When has ILC 2020 been rescheduled to?

The confirmed dates are 25-28 August 2020.The confirmed venue is ExCeL, London (UK).

Will my abstract still be accepted to present on rescheduled congress dates?

Yes, it will. All delegate bookings and accepted abstracts will be automatically transferred to the rescheduled congress date of 25-28 August 2020 at the original venue, ExCeL, London (UK).

What if I can’t make the new date?

We are sorry if you are unable to make the new date. Please let us know the name of an additional author who could present the work at ILC 2020? Kindly email us at to discuss how we can assist your team in presenting your work.

If there are no other alternatives and you would like to proceed with cancelling your place and abstract presentation, please email us at to withdraw your abstract.

I have already submitted my abstract. Do I need to resubmit it?

If you wish to present your abstract at the rescheduled congress of 25-28 August 2020, you do not need to submit a new version of your abstract. Your submission will be transferred to the new congress dates.

Will my abstract still be published in the Journal of Hepatology supplement?

Yes, successful abstracts will still be published in the supplement. We plan to publish it in line with the rescheduled congress dates in August. Please contact for further information.  

Will I be able to amend my accepted abstract?

No, but of course you can add data to the poster or oral presentation as you deem appropriate.

What happens if I had planned to encore my ILC abstract to another conference between 19 April and 25 August?

Encore presentation: Abstracts presented in non-EASL international gastroenterology/hepatology meetings/journals will be accepted. Please ensure that your abstract has never been presented before 15 April 2020.

Abstract presented between 15 April and 28 August 2020 will not be considered as Encore presentations considering the postponement of the Congress from the 15-19.04.20 to 25-28.08.20.

If this rule is not respected, the abstract will be rejected, and will not be considered.

Exception: Any abstract submitted for presentation at any 2019-2020 EASL event (monothematic conferences, special conferences or summits) may also be submitted and will be considered for presentation at The International Liver Congress™ 2020.

Since ILC was postponed to August, have the abstract deadlines changed too?

Yes, the dates have changed accordingly. Here are the new abstract deadlines you need to know about.

  • Abstract withdrawal                                            31 March 2020
  • Poster submission (Printing)                               31 July 2020
  • ePoster only submission (No printing)                20 August 2020
  • Abstract published online                                   11 August 2020, at 10.00 GMT

I have been awarded a Young Investigators bursary. Will it be valid for the new dates?

Yes, all Young Investigators are automatically transferred to the rescheduled dates in August. You can contact us on with any other related questions.

Any further questions?

If you have any other questions, please email us at