1st European Conference of Young Gastroenterologists “Challenges in clinical gastroenterology and hepatology” will be held in Zagreb, from 6th to 9th of December 2018.
We are pleased to invite you to the First European Conference of Young Gastroenterologists “Challenges in clinical gastroenterology and hepatology” that will be held in Sheraton Hotel, in Zagreb, from 6-9 December 2018.
With the aim of better and further education and training, and even more in the desire to strengthen international cooperation between young gastroenterologists and other professionals related to gastroenterology and hepatology, the Croatian National Society of Gastroenterology with its Youth Section has set to organize the first European conference of young gastroenterologists (ECYG). The conference is supported by European Association for Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Nutrition (EAGEN), European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESMN) and European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB), University of Zagreb and University of Rijeka, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine University of Rijeka and Split, University of Rijeka Faculty of Health Studies, Croatian Medical Association, City of Zagreb, as well as by Croatian Ministry of Health.
During the conference, sessions in hepatology and liver transplantation, inflammatory bowel disease and gut microbiota, functional GI disorders, clinical nutrition, GI oncology and education of young gastroenterologists will be held. A challenging clinical case followed by up-to-date guidelines and evidence-base on the management of that particular case will be presented by a GI resident or a young gastroenterologist, while each session will be chaired by acknowledged experts in the field that will make comments. Alongside the theoretical part, hands-on workshops will be organized where delegates will be able to learn or improve skills in different ultrasound based diagnostic modalities. Selected abstracts will be presented during two abstract sessions, and the best abstracts will be presented as oral presentations at the last session of the conference. Additionally, ESPEN Life Long Learning Programme (LLL) ‘Nutritional support in GI disorders’ will be organized where delegates will be able to acquire knowledge about clinical nutrition in the context of gastroenterology and hepatology.
As the conference will be organized in December, all delegates will have the opportunity to enjoy the Advent in the City of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, which has received awards for the best Christmas Market in Europe for the past three years.
We hope that scientific part of the conference together with networking opportunities will facilitate exchange of experience and ideas hopefully resulting with fruitful collaboration and long-lasting relationships and friendship among colleagues from all over Europe.
Looking forward to seeing you in Zagreb!
Conference president: Assist. prof. Ivana Mikolašević, MD, PhD
Conference Vice President: Tomislav Bokun, MD, PhD