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Dr Bessone is an Associate Professor of Gastroenterology at the University of Rosario Medical School (Argentina) , Director of the Argentinian Journal of Hepatology and Ex-president of the Argentinian Association for Study of Liver Diseases (AAEEH). He is a teaching staff of both the “pregraduate course” for students and the ¨postgraduate career¨ in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Rosario Medical School. He earned his medical degree from the Rosario Medical School, and a Gastroenterology specialization from the Medical College of Rosario (Argentina). He is also specialist in Hepatology ( title given by the Argentinian Ministery of Health and AAEEH). He has conducted a residency in Gastroenterology at the Hospital Provincial del Centenario, University of Rosario Medical School, as well as several fellowships in liver pathology, pediatric hepatology, liver transplantation and clinical hepatology at the Hospital Posadas in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Hospital de Clinicas (San Pablo-Brazil), and Hospital Clinico y Provincial de Barcelona (Spain). He has participated as a principal investigator and/or co-investigator in more than 40 clinical trials. He has been invited as a guest professor in several foreign universities, and has received 6 academic awards (best research work) from the AAEEH. His main research areas include hepatotoxicity and viral hepatitis. He is a coordinator of the Spanish - Latin American registry of hepatotoxicity (SLATIN DILI) in Argentina and is a member of the International group for the study of herbal hepatotoxicity. He is a reviewer of several journals and a new member of the editorial Board of World Journal of Hepatology and Annals of Hepatology. He is an author of more than 40 published papers, 22 chapters in books, and more than 80 papers presented at meetings. He is also a member of several societies, including EASL and the AASLD.