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Join the global GI community at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017 in Orlando, Florida

Monday, 05 June 2017 12:24

First time in the U.S. in more than 20 years

The American College of Gastroenterology and the World Gastroenterology Organisation invite you to attend the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017 (WCOG at ACG2017), October 13-18, in Orlando, Florida. This will be the first time in more than 20 years that the World Congress will be held in the U.S.

The meeting will provide state-of-the-art education and science by a global faculty focusing on a world-view of GI and hepatology diseases and treatments and will afford attendees an opportunity to present their research in an international forum. Attendees have the option to choose from one-day courses on Friday, the weekend Postgraduate Course, or the three-day Scientific Meeting, which will be held Monday-Wednesday.

The conference begins with Friday courses and attendees can choose half-day courses, the GI Pathophysiology Course and the What's New in GI Pharmacology Course, or a full-day program, which includes the WGO and ASGE Endoscopy Course and the Practice Management Course.

The Postgraduate Course, the premier GI clinical event offered in the U.S., will be offered Saturday and Sunday, and provides the latest clinical updates and what is on the horizon that may impact your practice. The Scientific Meeting, which is free for all ACG members, showcases oral and poster presentations by colleagues from around the world, as well as feature lectures and simultaneous symposia.

Additionally, the Hands-on Endoscopy Workshop Center, which will be located in the Exhibit Hall, will offer more than 40 hands-on endoscopy sessions led by leading experts. Gain practical experience performing the latest techniques and using cutting edge devices when you participate in one of the many workshops offered. Participants will be able to fine-tune their endoscopy skills by interacting with the experts. Limited spaces available.

In selecting the site for the WCOG at ACG2017, there was no better choice than Orlando, Florida. This warm-weather destination, considered the "Theme Park Capital of the World," is home to Walt Disney World®, Universal Studios®, SeaWorld®, and many other attractions. Thrill-seekers will enjoy the numerous rides while movie fans explore attractions based on their favorite characters. Orlando is a great vacation destination for adults as well as families with children of all ages.

Special meeting rates at area hotels may be found on the meeting website, worldcongressACG2017.org. You can learn more about popular attractions in Orlando, as well as access special discount pricing to Walt Disney World, when you visit the Explore Orlando page on the WCGO at ACG2017. Special registration packages are also available. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

Find out what updates to expect at the 25th UEG Week

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 12:51

Take a glance at the state-of-the-art updates you can get from the top experts in digestive health

A faculty composed of renowned international experts is what makes the 25th UEG Week the place to be for any doctor or researcher engaged in digestive health. Browse their interactive online programme and find out who you have a chance to meet at the anniversary congress in Barcelona!

Found a session of interest? Simply use the Export function to mark your calendar right away!

A variety of interactive formats to best cover our multidisciplinary field

The 25th UEG Week offers so much more than just frontal lectures: Interactive formats ensure there's something for every healthcare professional! From speaker-challenging Abstract on FiRE presentations, over Posters in the Spotlight sessions to expose controversial young research, up to expert-led Hands-On Training for the practical minded.

Find out which part of the programme best fits your needs!

Follow a new pathway: From guidelines to clinical practice

This pathway of 6 interactive sessions, guides you through the most recent guidelines by discussing interesting cases. It's a great opportunity to hear from experts about difficult decisions while also presenting the evidence behind. "Make sure to attend as many of them as possible" recommends SciComm Chair Magnus Simrén.

9th Annual Sheffield Gastroenterology Symposium

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 12:31

Holiday Inn Royal Victoria
22nd September 2017

This is the largest regional meeting in the UK (n>300), with a wide range of clinically relevant talks and practice-changing tips. Previous delegate evaluations give the meeting a 95% good-to-excellent rating and, best of all, the meeting is entirely free! The meeting has been endorsed by the BSG Education Committee and has been granted 4 CPD credits by the RCP. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register.

Royal Free International Postgraduate Endoscopy Masterclass 31.08.17 – 02.09.17

Monday, 27 March 2017 14:23

This unique London Masterclass is planned to be a comprehensive, major educational event with the participation of a stellar faculty of highly acclaimed international and national speakers to showcase the state of the art of advanced endoscopy. The Royal Free International Postgraduate Masterclass shall consist of 2 full days of didactic and interactive lectures (including dedicated hepatology and neuro-endocrine symposia) followed by a day of hands-on training on tissue models. The hands-on course will run in parallel with an IBD post-graduate symposium.

The Masterclass, which has been endorsed by the BSG Education Committee, will be held at the Royal Society of Medicine (Number 1, Wimpole Street, London) under the auspices of the Royal Free Hospital (London). The hands-on session will be held at a neighbouring non-clinical facility (adjacent to the Royal Free Hospital). CPD points are being sought from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP). BSG members will be offered a discounted registration fee.

The course is directed by Dr Edward J. Despott and Dr Alberto Murino with support from Prof Massimo Pinzani (Sheila Sherlock Professor & Director of Institute of Liver & Digestive Health), Dr Charles D. Murray (CD Gastroenterology & Endoscopy) and Prof Ibrahim Mostafa (World Endoscopy Organisation (WEO) Education Committee Chairman). The Faculty includes Professors H. Yamamoto (Japan), J. Deviere (Belgium), G. Costamagna (Italy), H. Neuhaus (Germany), A. May (Germany), R. Bisschops (Belgium), T. Ponchon (France), M. Arvanitakis (Belgium), B.P. Saunders, P. Bhandari (UK), K. Ragunath (UK) and S. Periera (UK), M. Pinzani (UK) among many others.

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