The Liver Intensive Care Group of Europe (LICAGE) was founded in 1987 by Dr JV Farman, an anaesthetist who worked in Cambridge with Professor Sir Roy Calne on the first liver transplants. The aim was to bring together workers of all disciplines involved in the peri-operative care of liver transplant recipients from throughout Europe, to foster communication and collaboration between medical and allied health care disciplines, to stimulate and share advances in the scientific understanding and clinical management of patients requiring liver transplantation.
The group holds meetings each year in different European cities. Every third year, LICAGE collaborates with the International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS) and the European Liver and Intestinal Transplantation Association (ELITA) to hold a joint Congress. This is either as the planned LICAGE meeting or as an additional meeting. LICAGE also collaborates with other societies including EASL and the IARS to hold additional educational events.