European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

UEG Week Vienna 2018

Taking place for the 26th 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 2018

October 20 - 24, 2018
Austria Centre Vienna
Vienna, Austria

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.

Pre-registration for ESGE Individual Members is now closed. To register onsite, please come to the registration desk in the ESGE eLearning Area well in advance of your proposed session start time. .

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.

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 Endoscopy for GERD: what is there now and what is coming? Kohoutova
12:30 - 13:00 Early colorectal neoplasia: when do I really need ESD? Kaminski
15:00 - 15:30 EUS guided therapy of pancreatic lesions: a toy or a future? Hritz
10:30 - 11:00 How do I find early cancer in the stomach? Areia
11:30 - 12.00 POEM and reflux: what to do? Ramchandani
14:00 - 14:30 Full thickness resection: how, when and to whom? Falt
15:30 - 16:00 Endoscopy in coeliac disease Murino
16:30 - 17:00 Pancreatic cysts: which guideline do I choose? Hucl
10:30 - 11:00 Prevention of ERCP pancreatitis: what to do to whom? Bokun
12:00 - 12:30 Early colorectal neoplasia: when do I need/not need histology and why? Pellise
14:00 - 14:30 Diabetis mellitus: how do we treat it with endoscopy? Ibrahim
9.00 - 9.30 ERCP: when is time to go to EUS? Papanikolaou
10.30 - 12.00 - Latest ESGE guidelines
- Endoscopic management of acute necrotizing pancreatitis
- Small bowel endoscopy
- EUS guided sampling
- Endoscopy in PSC
- Endoscopic polypectomy and EMR