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UEG Week 2012 in Amsterdam will celebrate 20 years of advances in fighting digestive diseases

New research findings in gastroenterology and hepatology to be presented –
Over 14,000 delegates expected to attend 20th anniversary meeting

(Amsterdam, 1 June 2012) The latest advances in clinical management of digestive diseases, state-of-the-art basic and translational research and many other scientific highlights will be discussed at the 20th United European Gastroenterology Week (UEG Week), to be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from 20 to 24 October 2012. UEG Week, expected to draw more than 14,000 participants from all over the world, is the largest congress of its kind in Europe.

UEG Week deals with diseases of the stomach, bowel, oesophagus, liver, pancreas and gallbladder, which affect millions of people. This year, topics will include the modern role of multidisciplinary care as well as the effect of obesity and alcohol on gastrointestinal (GI) and liver diseases. Innovative endoscopic techniques, treatment advances in inflammatory bowel disease, and the expanding role of gastroenterologists in digestive oncology are among the other issues to be presented and discussed by scientific experts from all over the world. The congress's two-day symposium "Today's science; tomorrow's medicine" will provide links between basic science and clinical practice by presenting the most recent research on how obesity affects inflammation and disease in the GI tract and liver.

Special anniversary symposia

UEG Week will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year in Amsterdam and, to mark the occasion, there will be a wide range of special events taking place throughout the congress. Anniversary symposia will feature top journal editors summarising the advances in the prevention, diagnosis and management of digestive diseases over the last 20 years, and leaders in research and clinical practice will predict what will happen next in their respective fields.

The latest information at first hand

UEG Week 2012 offers journalists a one-off opportunity to obtain first-hand expert information on numerous health issues affecting Europe and the world today. Local and international speakers will be available to answer questions at three press conferences and at the press centre. While the first press conference (Monday, 22 October, 11.00 h) will be aimed at lay media and the other two (Monday, 22 October, 13.00 h and Tuesday, 23 October, 12.00 h) at specialist media, journalists of all media are invited to attend. For further information on the congress, please refer to the following website: Journalists wishing to register for the event can already do so online at: