SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

 

Room A: EPHESUS ANCIENT CITY

Room B: ÇANAKKALE TROY ANCIENT CITY

Room C: ASPENDOS ANCIENT CITY

Postgraduate course 1
"Hot Topics in Gastroenterology"
Postgraduate course 2
"The Bugs Among Us: Microbiota in Health and Disease"
Endoscopy video sessions
Chairs : Mark Topazian , Seth Gross
08:30 - 10:10  All Things Esophagus and Stomach
Chairs : Andre Smout , TBD 
The Microbiome in Health and Disease
Chairs : Francisco Guarner , Kadri Güven 
Morning Session 1
Ibrahim Mostafa 
08:30 - 08:50 Eosinophilic Esophagitis From A to Z:  Diagnosis and Management
Andre Smout
The Microbiome and its Role in Health  
Eamonn Quigley
08:50 - 09:10  Refractory  GERD:  How Best to Manage?
Edoardo Savarino
The Role of Microbiota in Immunity and Inflammation
Giovanni Barbara
09:10 - 09:30  Lumps and Bumps in the Upper GI Tract:  Management of Incidental Subepithelial Masses
Bronte Holt
Gut Microbiota and Liver Diseases
Francisco Guarner
09:30 - 09:50  Atrophic Gastritis & Intestinal Metaplasia – Surveillance Strategies
Arnoldo Riquelme
Gut Microbiota and Obesity: Role in Etiology and Potential Therapeutic Target
Tarkan Karakan
09:50 - 10:10  Q&A Q&A
10:15 - 10:45 COFFEE BREAK 
10:45 - 12:10  Issues Involving the Small and Large Bowel
Chairs : Reza Malekzadeh , Ömer Özbakır
The Microbiome: Treatment and Therapeutics
Chairs : Eamonn Quigley , Dinç Dinçer 
Morning Session 2
Vivek Kaul 
10:45 - 11:05 Celiac Disease: From Aretaeus of Cappadocia to Present Time
Arzu Ensari 
The Multifaceted Role of the Intestinal Microbiota in CRC  
Marcellus Simadibrata
11:05 - 11:25 Chronic Constipation: Getting Things Moving with Novel Pharmacological Treatment
Henriette Heinrich
The Microbiota-Gut- Brain-Axis  
Jan Tack
11:25 - 11:45 Diverticular Disease of the Colon – Evolving Concepts in Classification, Presentation, and Management
Giovanni Barbara
Diet, Prebiotics and Probiotics Influence on Host Microbiota 
Eamonn Quigley
11:45 - 12:05 What is New in CRC Screening?
Thierry Ponchon
Current Status and Future Perspectives of FMT 
Christina M. Surawicz
12:05 - 12:15  Q&A WGO Guidelines on Prebiotics and Probiotics
Francisco Guarner
12:15 - 13:45 LUNCH
  Issues in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Disorders
Chairs : Mario Reis Alvares-da-Silva , Birol Özer 
Postgraduate Course 3: "Advances in GI Pharmacology"  Afternoon Session 1
Klaus Mönkemüller
13:45 - 15:30  GI Pharmacology in Clinical Practice
Chairs : Ala Sharara , Taylan Kav 
13:45 - 14:05 Understanding Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Yusuf Yılmaz
Drug Therapy in the Pregnant Patient
Marko Brinar
14:05 - 14:25  Looking to the Future:  New Concepts in Alcoholic Liver Disease
Mario Reis Alvares-da-Silva
The Approach to Drug Use in the Elderly 
Canan Uluoğlu
14:25 - 14:45  Cystic Lesions of the Pancreas:  Management Approaches
Bronte Holt
Biologics and Biosimilars in IBD: What, When and in Whom?
Ala Sharara 
14:45 - 15:05  Cholestatic Liver Disease: Differential Diagnosis, Pathogenesis and Treatment
Raul Andrade
Resistant HP: What Drugs Should I Use?
Henry Cohen
15:05 -15:30  Q&A Q&A
15:30 - 16:00  COFFEE BREAK 
16:00 - 17:30  Hot Topics in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Chairs : Ala Sharara , Yusur Erzin 
Pharmacologic Therapy: What´s New?
Chairs : Miguel Valdovinos , Aamir Ghafoor Khan
Afternoon Session 2
Bronte Holt
16:00 - 16:20  IBD: Global Epidemiology and Risk Factors
Ala Sharara
A Proactive Management Approach to IBS-C and CIC
Henriette Heinrich
16:20 - 16:40  When It Is Not IBD: Differential Diagnosis 
Minhu Chen
Shutting Down the Hydrogen Pumps:  What is New in Acid Inhibition?
Mark Fox
16:40 - 17:00  Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in IBD
Zeljko Krznaric
Keeping Things Moving:  New Prokinetics for Upper GI Diseases
Miguel Valdovinos
17:00 - 17:20  Dysplasia and CRC Surveillance:  Current Approaches
Desmond Leddin
Reducing the Fat:  New Drugs for NASH
Siavosh Nasseri-Moghaddam
17:20 - 17:30  Q&A Q&A

Room A: EPHESUS ANCIENT CITY

Room B: ÇANAKKALE TROY ANCIENT CITY

Room C: ASPENDOS ANCIENT CITY

Room D: CAPPADOCIA

Room  E

08:00 - 08:45  Sunrise Session 1:
Doctor, Why Do I Leak? An Update on Fecal Incontinence
Chair : Bület Baran
Spekaer : Mark Scott 
Sunrise Session 2: 
Update on Hereditary CRC
Chair : Mehmet Aslan
Speaker : Finlay Macrae
Sunrise Session 3:
Management of Post Bariatric Surgery Complications
Chair : Yücel Üstündağ
Speaker : James Toouli
Sunrise Session 11:
Hepatitis D
Chair : Mesut Akarsu
Speaker : Cihan Yurdaydın
 
08:45 - 09:30 Pro Con Session 1:
To Eradicate or Not H.Pylori in All Patients  
Chair : Arnoldo Riquelme
Speakers : Peter Malfertheiner , Henry Cohen
Pro Con Session 2:
In Barrett's Disease: Should All Low Grade Dysplasia Patients Get Ablation Therapy?
Chair : Filiz Akyüz
Speakers : Lawrence Ho , Prateek Sharma
Pro Con Session 3: 
The Use of  Biomarkers in IBS is Useful
Chair : Uday Ghosdal
Sperakers : Dan Dumitrascu , Brian Lacy
Women in GI session
Chairs : Naima Amrani , Maryam Al Khatry , Hale Akpınar 
Hands-on-Ultrasonography Course
09:30 - 09:45 Presidential address   Career Opportunities for Women in GI
Guadalupe García Tsao
Role of Women Mentors and How to Establish an Academic Career in GI
Carolina Ciacci
09:45 - 10:15 TSG Presidential Lecture on Liver Transplantation
Chair : Cihan Yurdaydın
Speaker : Mehmet Haberal
Do Women in GI Have the Same Opportunities in the East and West?
Nurdan Tözün
Tips and Tricks for a Successful Career in GI : Pearls From an Expert 
Christina M. Surawicz
10:15 - 10:45 COFFEE BREAK 
10:45 - 12:15  Symposium 1:
Advances in Hepatitis C
Chairs : Maryam Al Khatry , Sebahattin Kaymakoğlu 
Symposium 2: 
Gluten-related Disorders: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?
Chairs : Elena Verdu, Daniel Pohl 
Symposium 3: 
Management of GERD and Its Complications: A Decade of Progress
Chairs : Daniel Sifrim , Serhat Bor 
Symposium 16:
Management of Crohn´s Disease
Chairs : Rami Eliakim , Murat Törüner 
Hands-on-Ultrasonography Course
10:45 - 11:05  Current Treatment of HCV 
Mario Reis Alvares-da-Silva
Clinical Manifestations and Diagnostic Criteria of Celiac Disease
Chris Mulder
Diagnosis of GERD: Symptoms, Endoscopy or Ambulatory Impedance-pH Monitoring 
Daniel Sifrim 
Optimizing the Efficacy of Current IBD Therapies
Gerhard Rogler
11:05 - 11:25  How to Promote Hep C Elimination? Real Life Experiences from a Western Country
Guilherme Macedo
Microbial Determinants of Gluten-related Disorders
Elena Verdu
Complications of GERD: Barrett's Esophagus, Strictures  and Cancer
Prateek Sharma
Endoscopic Management of Complications in Crohn´s Disease
Rami Eliakim
11:25 - 11:45  The Day-after “Game Over”: How to Follow Treated Patients?
Vasily A. Isakov 
Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity: What is the Culprit?
Carolina Ciacci 
Difficult to Treat GERD:  When to Consider Medical Therapy vs Surgery 
Filiz Akyüz
PO Crohn´s Disease: Do All Patients Need Medications?
Simon Travis
11:45 - 12:05  WGO Guidelines on Hepatitis C
Gamal Esmat
WGO Guidelines on Celiac Disease
Carolina Olano
WGO Guidelines on GERD
Greger Lindberg
Q&A
12:05 - 12:15  Q&A Q&A Q&A
12:15 - 13:45  LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
13:45 - 14:00  WGO Presidential address   Hands-on-Ultrasonography Course
14:00 - 14:30  H. Bockus lecture
Evidence based medicine: How good is the evidence?
Michael Fried
14:30 - 16:00 Symposium 4:
Prevention of Gastric Cancer
Chairs : Arnoldo Riquelme , Orhan Sezgin 
Symposium 5:
Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Global Perspective
Chairs : Carol Burke , Murat Saruç 
Symposium 6:
Chronic Pancreatitis: Exploring the Hidden
Chairs : Igor Khatkov , Dilek Oğuz
Symposium 28: 
Hepatitis B
Chairs : Kelly Burak , Ulus Salih Akarca
14:30 - 14:50  H. Pylori Eradication in 2019: How, When and With What
Jaw-Town Lin 
Global Epidemiology and Approach
Rodrigo Jover 
Chronic Pancreatitis: Etiology and Practice Essentials 
Nevin Oruç
Global Epidemiology
Saeed Hamid
14:50 - 15:10  The Significance of OLGA and OLGIM Staging Systems in the Risk Assessment
Arnoldo Riquelme
CRC Screening in Regions with Limited Resources
Joseph Sung
Diagnosis of Early Chronic Pancreatitis
Mark Topazian
Chronic Hepatitis B: Who Should Be Treated and With What?
Kelly Burak
15:10 - 15:30  Proactive Strategies for Early Detection
Reza Malekzadeh
CRC Screening Beyond Colonoscopy
Carol Burke
Treatment of Pain in Chronic Pancreatitis
Vivek Kaul
HBV – Difficult Cases
Anca Trifan
15:30 - 15:50  WGO Guidelines on H. Pylori in Developing Countries 
David Armstrong
Q&A Q&A WGO Guidelines on Hepatitis B
Vasily A. Isakov 
15:50 - 16:00 Q&A Q&A
16:00 - 16:30  COFFEE BREAK 
16:30 - 18:00 Symposium 7: 
How to Manage IBS
Chairs : Douglas Drossman , Dan Dumitrascu
Symposium 8:
WGO Session with Guidelines Launch
Chairs : Greger Lindberg, Sedat Boyacıoğlu
Symposium 18:
The Real World of IBD : Dilemmas and Discussions
Chairs : Simon Travis , Atilla Ertan
Symposium 30: 
NASH and NAFLD
Chairs : Ali Canbay , Ramazan İdilman
Hands-on-Ultrasonography Course
16:30 - 16:50  Global Epidemiology and Etiology
Alexander Ford
WGO Programs (TTT, Training Centers) 
Naima Amrani 
Clinical Utility of Biomarkers in IBD
Zeljko Krznaric 
The Clinical Picture of NAFLD/NASH
Ali Canbay 
16:50 - 17:10  Biomarkers: How Accurate Are They?
Uday Ghosdal
WGO Guidelines
Greger Lindberg 
Challenging Cases in UC
Simon Travis
Mechanisms of Injury
Müjdat Zeybel 
17:10 - 17:30  New Pharmacotherapy for IBS 
Jan Tack
Guidelines Launch: Diet and the Gut / Tuberculosis
Govind Makharia /Mohamed Tahiri
Challenging Cases in Crohn´s Disease
Kai Chun Wu
Which Patients Should be Considered for Transplantation?
Patrizia Burra
17:30 - 17:50  Non Pharmacological Multidimensional Management
Douglas Drossman
Q&A Q&A WGO Guidelines on NASH and NAFLD
Saeed Hamid
17:50 - 18:00 Q&A Q&A
18:00 - 19:00  Opening Ceremony

Room A: EPHESUS ANCIENT CITY

Room B: ÇANAKKALE TROY ANCIENT CITY

Room C: ASPENDOS ANCIENT CITY

Room D: CAPPADOCIA

Room E

08:00 - 08:45  Sunrise Session 4: 
Tools for Diagnosing Esophageal Motility Disorders
Chair : Edoardo Savarino
Speaker : Ronnie Fass
Sunrise Session 5:
Cannabis Use in Gastrointestinal Disorders
Chair : Kamil Özdil
Speaker : Raquel Abalo
Sunrise Session 6:
BEWARE: Drug-, Herb- and Dietary Supplement- induced Liver Injury
Chair : Zeki Karasu
Speaker : Raul Andrade
Sunrise Session 10:
Hydatic Cyst Disease
Chair : Zared Sharaiha
Speaker : Necati Örmeci 
 
08:45 - 10:15 Symposium 10: 
HCC
Chairs : Hashem el Serag , Yılmaz Çakaloğlu
Symposium 11:
The Black Box: The Evolution of SB Imaging
Chairs : Jean Christophe Saurin , Kadir Bal
Symposium 12:
Achalasia
Chairs : Paul Fockens , Ömer Özütemiz 
JCG session
Chairs : Ronnie Fass /Alejandro Piscoya
Hands-on-Ultrasonography Course
08:45 - 09:05 Diagnosis and Surveillance: Whom, How and How often?
Hashem El Serag
Capsule Endoscopy, Does One Size Fit All?
Jean Christophe Saurin
The Role of Chicago Classification on the Management of Achalasia
Mark Fox
09:05 - 09:25 Curative Therapeutic Options for HCC_ Which One to Use and When
Mustapha Benazzouz
Deep Enteroscopy, Single, Double or Spiral?
Klaus Mönkemüller
Botulinum Toxin vs Balloon Dilation vs Heller Myotomi: When and Which?
Paul Fockens 
Sessile Serrated Polyps: Cancer Risk and Appropriate Surveillance
Carol Burke
09:25 - 09:45 Locorregional management of HCC
Sameh Abdelwahab
Cross-sectional Imaging: What the Gastroenterologist Should Know
Jonathan Leighton
Apart from Dilatation and Heller, What is the Evolving Role of POEM?
Fatih Aslan
What We Know About the Role of Microbiota in IBD
Ailsa Hart
09:45 - 10:05 WGO Guidelines on HCC
Salma Barakat Modawi
Q&A Q&A Q&A
10:05 - 10:15 Q&A
10:15 - 10:45 COFFEE BREAK 
10:45 - 12:15 Symposium 13:
Serrated Polyps: What´s New in 2019?
Chairs : Rodrigo Jover, Mehmet Cindoruk 
Symposium 15:
How to Get Rid of the Abdominal Gas: Belching, Bloating and Flatulence
Chairs : Nicholas Talley, İbrahim Hatemi 
Symposium 29:
Pancreatic Cancer
Chairs : Mark Topazian , Hasan Özkan 
Symposium 32:
Acute on Chronic Liver Faillure: A Distinct Clinical Condition
Chairs : Vicente Arroyo , Selim Gürel 
Hands-on-Ultrasonography Course
10:45 - 11:10 The Entities: From Hyperplastic Polyps to Serrated Lesions 
Rodrigo Jover
Supragastric Belching: Why it Happens and How to Make it Stop
Nicholas Talley
Has the Time Come for Pancreatic Cancer Screening?
Pedro Moutinho Ribeiro
Infection in ACLF: Cause or Consequence?
Vicente Arroyo
11:10 - 11:35  Clinical Characteristics of Serrated Polyps and Endoscopic Approach
Michael Bourke
Bloating and Abdominal Distention: Old Misconceptions and Current Knowledge
Magnus Simren
The Changing Practice of Genetic Testing
Davor Stimac
Definition, Diagnosis, and Clinical Characteristics
Patrick Kamath
11:35 - 11:55 Endoscopic Techniques for Identifying and Managing Serrated Polyps
Yutako Saito
How to Manage Patients with Increase GI Gas
Miguel Valdovinos
Role of EUS Detecting Pancreatic Cancer Missed on Cross-sectional Imaging
Vivek Kaul
Pronostic Factors: How to Predict Mortality
Rajiv Jalan
11:55 - 12:15 Q&A Q&A Q&A Management Challenges and Patient Selection for Liver Transplantation
Shiv Sarin
12:15 - 13:45 LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
13:45 - 16:00 Free papers   Free papers Free papers Hands-on-Ultrasonography Course
Interactive Rome Foundation Session
16:00 - 16:30 COFFEE BREAK 
16:30 - 18:00 Symposium 14:
EMR/ESD
Chairs : Vitor Arantes , Saadettin Hülagü 
Symposium 17:
Education
Chairs : Carolina Olano , Nurdan Tözün
Symposium 9:
UC in the Era of Biologics
Chairs : Gerhard Rogler, Hülya Över Hamzaoğlu 
Symposium 26: 
Liver Diseases
Chairs : Joost Drenth, Kadir Demir 
Hands-on-Ultrasonography Course
16:30 - 16:55 Detection and Treatment of Early Stage Esophageal Cancer
Vitor Arantes
Modern Methods of Teaching Gastroenterology
Geoffrey Metz
Biologics in UC: Which to Use
Kai Chun Wu
Wilson´s disease: Risk Factors, Causes and Symptoms
Peter Ferenci
16:55 - 17:20  Detection and Management of Early Gastric Cancer: When and How
Adolfo Parra Blanco
How to Improve the Assesment of Trainees
David Bjorkman
How to Avoid Complications: Vaccines, Vectors and Viruses
Gerhard Rogler
Learning about Alpha 1 Antitripsin Deficiency
Joost Drenth
17:20 - 17:40  Endoscopic Resection in Colon: When is EMR/ESD Sufficient?
Yutako Saito
How to Improve Trainer’s Competence in Gastroenterology
Jean Christophe Saurin
Mucosa Healing and Beyond: Definition and Evaluation
Ailsa Hart
Autoimmune Hepatitis
Siavosh Nasseri-Moghaddam
17:40 - 18:00 Q&A Q&A WGO Guidelines on IBD
Rami Eliakim
Q&A
18:00 - 19:00 Industry sponsored symposioum Industry sponsored symposioum Industry sponsored symposioum Industry sponsored symposium  

Room A: EPHESUS ANCIENT CITY

Room B: ÇANAKKALE TROY ANCIENT CITY

Room C: ASPENDOS ANCIENT CITY

Room D: CAPPADOCIA

08:00 - 08:45 Sunrise Session 7:
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in IBD:  Practice, Reactive or Both 
Chair : Özlen Atuğ
Speaker : Minhu Chen 
Sunrise Session 8:
Hepatitis E Update 2019
Chair : Murat Akyıldız
Speaker : Mojca Maticic
Sunrise Session 9:
Quality in the Endoscopy Unit: Improving Safety and Outcomes
Chair : Kendal Yalçın
Speaker : Vivek Kaul 
 
08:45 - 09:30  Pro Con Session 6:
All Patients on PPI Therapy for GERD Will Need Surgery
Chair : Prateek Sharma
Speakers : Ronnie Fass / Daniel Sifrim
Pro Con Session 7:
ESD or EMR for Large Colorectal Polyps
Chair : TBD
Speakers : Vitor Arantes , Michael Bourke
Pro Con Session 8: 
HCC Screening is Worthwhile
Chair : Mustapha Benazzouz
Speakers : Hashem El Serag  , Guilherme Macedo
Hands-on-Ultrasonography Course
09:30 - 10:15 TSG distinguished lectur: Behcet disease
Chair : Zeynel Mungan
Speaker : Ferhat Aykut Çelik 
 
10:15 - 10:45 COFFEE BREAK 
10:45 - 12:15  Symposium 19:
Interventional EUS
Chairs : Shyam Varadarajulu , Deniz Duman 
Symposium 20:
Acute and Chronic Infections of Lower GI Tract
Chairs : Govind Makharia , Murat Tuncer 
Symposium 21:
Non Variceal Upper GI Bleeding
Chairs : Neena Abraham, Müjde Soytürk 
Hands-on-Ultrasonography Course
10:45 - 11:10  New development in EUS guided ablation
Shyam Varadarajulu
Intestinal Tuberculosis: A Worldwide Problem
Uday Ghosdal
Help! I Can´t Stop this Bleeding! What New Endoscopic Options Do I Have?
Klaus Mönkemüller
11:10 - 11:35  Advances in EUS guided access
Isaac Raijman
Emerging Bacterial Infections: Causes and Consequences
Serhat Ünal
I Can’t Find an Ulcer:  Uncommon Causes of Upper GI Bleeding
Mark Topazian
11:35 - 12:00 Tips and trick EUS guided drainage
Paul Fockens
Intestinal Parasitosis: A Diagnosis that Should be Considered Regardless of the Setting
Govind Makharia
Management of Anti-thrombotic Agents and DOACs Peri Endoscopy
Neena Abraham
12:00 - 12:15 Q&A Q&A Q&A
12:15 - 13:45 LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
13:45 - 14:30  Brohée lecture Hands-on-Ultrasonography Course
14:30 - 16:00 Symposium 22:
When Acid is Not the Problem:  Issues with Functional Dyspepsia
Chairs : Brian Lacy , Dimitry Bordin 
Symposium 25:
Difficult Situations in ERCP
Chairs : Guida Costamagna , Erkan Parlak
Symposium 23:
Cirrhosis and HTP
Chairs : Shiv Sarin, Fulya Günşar
14:30 - 14:55 Epidemiology of Functional Dyspepsia: A Global Perspective
Alexander Ford
Approach to Large Common Bile Duct Stones
Nageshwar Reddy
Portal Hypertensive Bleeding: Varices and Beyond
Shiv Sarin
14:55 - 15:20  Non Acid Dyspepsia:  Risk Factors and Diagnostic Criteria
Eamonn Quigley
Tackling the Resistant Benign Biliary Stricture 
Guida Costamagna
Hepatic Encephalopathy 
Cihan Yurdaydın
15:20 - 15:45 Functional Dyspepsia:  What is the Best Treatment?
Magnus Simren
ERCP in Surgically-altered Anatomy:  Options and Considerations
Ibrahim Mostafa
Ascites Management
Guadalupe García Tsao
15:45 - 16:00 Q&A Q&A Q&A
16:00 - 16:30 COFFEE BREAK 
16:30 - 18:00 Symposium 24:
The Difficult Colonoscopy
Chairs : Thierry Ponchon , Cengiz Pata
Symposium 27: 
Risk Stratification of Pancreatitis: Why Bother? What´s Best?
Chairs : Nageshwar Reddy , Hakan Şentürk 
Symposium 31:
Important Topics in IBD
Chairs : Susana Lopes , Ahmet Tezel 
Hands-on-Ultrasonography Course
16:30 - 16:55 How Often Should Colonoscopy be Incomplete and What are the Predictors?
Adolfo Parra Blanco
Medical and ICU Management of Severe Acute Pancreatitis
Davor Stimac
Liver Disease and IBD
Susana Lopes
16:55 - 17:20  Techniques to Overcome the Difficult Colonoscopy 
Thierry Ponchon
ERCP in Severe Acute Pancreatitis
Nageshwar Reddy
Malignancy Risk in Immunosuppressed Patients
Ailsa Hart
17:20 - 17:45 Incomplete Colonoscopy:  What Should We Do When Endoscopy Fails?
Jonathan Leighton
Management of Walled-off Pancreatic Necrosis
Isaac Raijman
Management of Refractory IBD
Atilla Ertan
17:45 - 18:00 Q&A Q&A Q&A