ESGE Days 2022 - Accepted abstracts
Advancing endoscopy. Forging connections. Prague, Czech Republic, 28.–30.04.2022
Chairman: Helmut Messmann (Germany)
ESGE President and ESGE Days 2022 Scientific Committee Chairman
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the ESGE Days 2022 Endoscopy Abstract Supplement.
It is with heartfelt thanks that I acknowledge the researchers who submitted their work to our meeting and it’s our privilege at ESGE Days 2022 to highlight their science. We are again overwhelmed by the interest of endoscopists in being part of ESGE Days. Our fledging congress started in just 2018 and it has been a rocky road over the past two years due to COVID-19. However, there remains a strong sense of positivity that coming together to learn from each other, and share the best and most pioneering science, is crucial to improving patient care in endoscopy and advancing our field.
We feel honoured to have research work submitted from many different parts of the world. 780 abstracts and 173 video abstracts were submitted, coming from 58 different countries. Although we are a European society we welcome the rich international knowledge our colleagues from further afield can provide. Despite the challenging situation that we are faced with because of the pandemic, the abstracts received were of high scientific quality, including some key randomized controlled trials which will help shape future clinical practice.
I am also proud that we are again giving 60 young researchers with top abstracts travel grants to assist them to present their work in person and share in the knowledge exchange on site.
Finally, I would like to say a big thank you to the Scientific Committee for creating an excellent and original program with high quality free paper sessions at its core. It is through the Committee’s hard work, and the dedication of the reviewers who took time to score the abstracts, that we are very pleased to accept 857 abstracts to our congress this year, of which 294 are oral presentations. We are convinced that these abstracts will play an important role in the future development of many different fields of endoscopy!
I hope to see you all in Prague!
Professor Marianna Arvanitakis
Scientific Committee Coordinator