2nd European Conference of Young Gastroenterologists

2nd European Conference of Young Gastroenterologists

May 18 - May 21, 2023

Dr Ivana Mikolasevic and Dr Tomislav Bokun

Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel

Šetalište dr. F. Tuđmana 17
20207 Dubrovnik

Contact information
Contact person: Dr Tomislav Bokun
Email: hgd@hgd.hr
Address: The Croatian Society of Gastroenterolog


Event Category


European Conference of Young Gastroenterologist (ECYG) will cover different topics across the field of gastroenterology. The conference will gather GI colleagues up to 40 years of age: GI trainees and young gastroenterologists, which are eager to learn and grow in their knowledge and skills. Endoscopic topics will be highly presented through the whole event. The conference will start with postgraduate course ‘Everyday Endoscopy’ that will cover two very prevalent GI conditions that every gastroenterologist deals with almost every day:

1) GI bleeding: upper, lower, and occult, and

2) Colorectal neoplastic lesions, with emphasise on theoretical and practical education on detection, classification and management of these conditions.

The course will promote guidelines adherence in endoscopy, especially ESGE guidelines. The second day of the conference will cover IBD field with topics on how to follow up the patients with IBD which includes endoscopy, furthermore on unmet needs in IBD, pregnancy and POC IUS and IBD, FMT in IBD but also the topic on IBD in the age of AI with emphasis on endoscopy.

The next session will cover GI oncology related topics such as the search for neoplastic lesions in long-term IBD patients and multidisciplinary approach for pancreatic cancer which both involve endoscopy, and also multidisciplinary approach for HCC, colorectal cancer and liver. The next two sessions will be purely endoscopic, and the speakers will cover topics such as regenerative endoscopy, management of achalasia, management of epithelial precancerous lesions in stomach, management SMTs, and PEG. Pancreatobiliary topics planned to be covered are cystic lesions of the pancreas, acute biliary pancreatitis, PEP, preoperative biliary drainage, and indeterminate biliary strictures. The third day of the conference will cover various hepatology and OLT related topics as well as the session on Functional GI disorders. On the third day of the conference there will be a launch session on AI in GI endoscopy with round table discussing issues around this subject. Throughout the second and third day of the conference there will be in total five sessions two hours each of hands-on endoscopy on models: upper GI bleeding, polypectomy, EUS-FNA, ERCP and ESD procedures, five stations per session, in total 50 hours of hands on. Hands-on ultrasound on models is also panned.