European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

25th UEG Week Barcelona 2017

Taking place for the 25th time, UEG Week is the largest and most prestigious GI meeting in Europe and is now a global congress. UEG Week attracts around 14,000 participants each year, from around the world.

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ESGE at UEG Week 2017

October 28 - November 1, 2017
Fira Gran Via
Barcelona Spain

Visit the ESGE Learning Area

For all delegates of the UEG Week whose focus is on endoscopy the ESGE Learning Area is without a doubt the first and best place to meet and mingle. Again this year, accomplished doctors and nurses will volunteer their time and expertise to support the ESGE mission: to promote good endoscopy, to show the basics as well as the latest developments, to support training and to offer small-group teaching activities to everyone with a real interest in the how and why of current endoscopy. The ESGE Learning Area provides a unique and ideal platform for live encounter and interaction among aspiring endoscopists and renowned experts in the field. Please come and be a part of it!

Hands-on Training Centre

Test your skills and experience the latest technology. The 90-minute training sessions in the Hands-on Theatre offer unique access to state of the art endoscopic equipment and accessories. Participants will have the opportunity to look, learn, ask questions and perform techniques themselves under personal doctor and nurse tutoring. In cooperation with ESGENA, the aim of this activity is to increase the awareness of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and to offer delegates the possibility of checking their skills. Basic and advanced training are offered.

Anyone who missed a favourite topic at last year’s week in Vienna will be glad to know that the hands-on training sessions on basic and common procedures have been extended to Monday. This gives everyone more time and opportunity to test their skills and ask the experts.

There is limited availability of tickets for the training sessions from Saturday to Monday. Please go the ESGE desk in the Learning Area and secure your ticket (starts Saturday 9.00 am). Participation will be on a first-come-first-served basis. To maintain a high standard of teaching each workstation is limited to a maximum of eight participants (EMR tables: six). Please note that only ESGE members can pre-register online via the ESGE website.

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Endoscopic training on Simbionix GI Simulators is available on a walk-in basis from Monday on and throughout the conference week, likewise the hands-on sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday can be attended without prior registration.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017 - No registration required
9:30 - 11:00  
Colonoscopy – the basics
Modern clip (OTSC) treatment for bleeding, fistulae and perforations
Hemostasis Technology
Barrx RFA procedure for the treatment of dysplastic Barrett’s Esophagus
11:30 - 13:00  
ESD, Advanced Therapeutic Technique
Stone Management: See the difference using cholangioscopy in the treatment of stone disease
Therapy in the colon
Therapy in the esophagus
14:00 – 15:30  
EUS anatomy and diagnostics
Modern clip (OTSC) treatment for bleeding, fistulae and perforations
Hemostasis Technology
16:00 – 17:30  
ESD, Advanced Therapeutic Technique
The emerging role of EUS FNB vs FNA – disease states and procedural advances
Therapy in the colon
Therapy in the esophagus
Barrx RFA procedure for the treatment of dysplastic Barrett’s Esophagus
WEDNESDAY,NOVEMBER 1, 2017 - No registration required
9:30 - 11:00  
Hot Axios: Practice placing a LAMS in a simulated pseudocyst
Therapy in the colon
Therapy in the esophagus
Barrx RFA procedure for the treatment of dysplastic Barrett’s Esophagus
11:30 - 13:00  
Modern clip (OTSC) treatment for bleeding, fistulae and perforations
FNA – fine need aspiration

ESGE eLearning Stations

The ESGE eLearning Stations offer UEG Week delegates the opportunity to view the latest training material on video screens with headphone sound transmission.

The ESGE teaching units presented at the Learning Area are otherwise only available to ESGE members via the ESGE website. If you are not already a member of ESGE, this is your chance to catch a glimpse of one of the many benefits ESGE provides when you join.

The ESGE teaching units are complemented by select video submissions from ASGE and JGES. Any time you are in the Learning Area take a seat, grab a headphone and tune in to the topic of your interest.

ESGE Lecture Theatre

In the ESGE Lecture Theatre highly qualified and well-known endoscopists have been invited to present their views and experience with current endoscopic procedures and techniques. Their counterparts in discussion are equally well known, in several cases more senior specialists whose role it is to moderate the talk and perhaps critically question the case at hand. The number of participants is limited to 70 in order to ensure a small-forum atmosphere where active participation is possible.

Special highlights in the Lecture Theatre include a mini symposium entitled “How do I ensure the quality of my endoscopy?” and an introduction of different research projects that are currently being conducted by the ESGE.

10:30 - 11:00 When do I do ERCP in acute pancreatitis? G. Paspatis, Greece
T. Marek, Poland
12:30 - 13:00 How do I treat a recurrent polyp in the colon? L. Fuccio, Italy
H. Messmann, Germany
15:00 - 15:30 What POEM do I do and why: anterior or posterior? J. Martinek, Czech Rep.
T. Rösch, Germany
16:30 - 17:00 When and how do I treat early esophageal or gastric neoplasia with endoscopy? M. Pioche, France
M. Dinis-Ribeiro, Portugal
10:30 - 11:00 How do I treat pancreatic cysts and tumors with EUS? O. Mosteanu, Romania
E. Santo, Israel
15:00 - 17:00 Mini Symposium: How do I ensure quality in my endoscopy?
- Performance measure for upper GI endoscopy
- Performance measures for lower GI endoscopy
- Performance measures for ERCP and EUS
- Performance measures for small bowel and endoscopy
M. Rutter, UK
R. Bisshops, Belgium
M. Kaminski, Poland
D. Domagk, Germany
C. Spada, Italy
R. Valori, UK
10:00 - 10:30 What endoscopy can I offer to my overweight patients? M. Ibrahim, Belgium
P. Eisendrath, Belgium
11:30 - 13:30
11:30 - 11:40
11:40 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 12:30
12:30 - 12:45
12:45 - 13:00
13:00 - 13.20
13:20 - 13:30
Opportunities for research in GI Endoscopy
- Introduction and aims
- Funding opportunities for GI endoscopy in H2020
- Upper GI Working Group research proposals
- Lower GI Working Group research proposals
- Small Bowel Working Group research proposals
- ERCP-EUS Working Group research proposals
- Grey areas for research in GI endoscopy
- Wrap up
Rodrigo Jover
14:00 - 14:30 How do I manage biliary cancer by endoscopy? I. Hritz, Hungary
S. Lakhtakia, India
15:00 - 15:30 How do I do survailence endoscopy in IBD patients? Z. Zelinkova, Slovakia
E. Despott, UK
10.30 - 11.00 How do I find and treat serrated polyps? M. Pellise, Spain
J. Regula, Poland
11.30 - 12.00 Endoscopic surveillance of Barrett’s esophagus: How to detect dysplasia A.J. de Groof, The Netherlands
A. Meining, Germany