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Gastroenterology and Hepatology Course

Tijdstip

03 februari 2020 om 8.30 uur tot 04 februari 2020 om 16.30 uur

Doelgroep

Employees of the pharmaceutical industry, nurses, interested medical doctors

Locatie

Het Pand, Onderbergen 1, B-9000 Ghent (Belgium) - https://www.ugent.be/het-pand/en

Contactpersoon

Maud De Buck: maud.debuck@uzgent.be, tel. +32 9 332 23 71

Programma

A comprehensive basic course in gastroenterology and hepatology, with parallel sessions according to your own field of interest.

Day 1

Morning

  • Session 1: inflammatory bowel disease
  • Session 2: digestive oncology
  • Session 3: hepatology

Afternoon

  • Session 1: inflammatory bowel disease
  • Session 2: digestive oncology
  • Session 3: hepatology

Day 2

Morning

  • Session 2: endoscopy
  • Session 3: hepatology

Afternoon

  • Session 1: pancreas
  • Session 2: endoscopy
  • Session 3: hepatology

Detailed programme

Hepatology

Day 1

  • 8:30: Coffee and welcome - Prof. Dr. Hans Van Vlierberghe
  • 9:00: Introduction - Prof. Dr. Hans Van Vlierberghe
  • 9:15: Back to basics: Anatomy and physiology of the liver - Prof. Dr. Hans Van Vlierberghe
  • 10:00: Worldwide epidemiology and burden of liver disease - Prof. Dr. Anja Geerts

10:30: Coffee break

  • 11:00: Acute and chronic liver disease - Prof. Dr. Hans Van Vlierberghe
  • 11:30: Cirrhosis: Evolution and complications - Prof. Dr. Hans Van Vlierberghe

12:30: Lunch

  • 13:20: Viral hepatitis - Prof. Dr. Anja Geerts
  • 13:50: Autoimmune hepatitis - Dr. Xavier Verhelst
  • 14:20: PBC, PSC and Igg4-related cholangiopathy - Dr. Xavier Verhelst

15:00: Coffee break

  • 15:30: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease - Prof. Dr. Anja Geerts
  • 16:00: Metals and minerals in the liver - Prof. Dr. Hans Van Vlierberghe
  • 16:30: Wrap-up and end of the day’s session - Prof. Dr. Hans Van Vlierberghe

Day 2

  • 9:00: Hepatocellular carcinoma: Epidemiology and risk factors - Prof. Dr. Anja Geerts
  • 9:15: Diagnosis of Hepatocellular carcinoma - Dr. Peter Smeets
  • 9:30: Treatment algorithm and importance of a multidisciplinary approach for Hepatocellular carcinoma - Prof. Dr. Hans Van Vlierberghe

10:30: Coffee break

  • 11:00: Drug development in HCC: What is on the horizon? - Prof. Dr. Anja Geerts
  • 11:30: Liver transplantation for HCC - Dr. Helena De Groote

12:15: Lunch

  • 13:15: Liver Transplantation: Indications and limitations - Dr. Xavier Verhelst
  • 14:00: Liver allocation - Mr. Luc Colenbie
  • 14:30: Surgical aspects of liver surgery - Dr. Aude Vanlander
  • 15:00: Follow up after liver transplantation - Prof. Dr. Hans Van Vlierberghe
  • 15:30: How my new liver changed my life: A patient’s testimonial
  • 16:00: Wrap-up and end of the day’s session - Prof. Dr. Hans Van Vlierberghe

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • 9:00: Introduction – epidemiology - Prof. Dr. Triana Lobaton
  • 9:30: Clinical, endoscopic and histological picture of IBD - Dr. Tom Holvoet
  • 10:00: Current drugs in the treatment of IBD - Prof. Dr. Triana Lobaton

10:30: Coffee break

  • 11:00: Monitoring of disease activity and therapy in clinical practice - Dr. Tom Holvoet
  • 11:30: Emerging drugs in the management of IBD - Prof. Dr. Triana Lobaton
  • 12:00: Past, present and future of clinical trials in IBD - Prof. Dr. Pieter Hindryckx

12:30: Lunch

  • 13:15: Special situations (Elderly, pregnancy, pediatric patient) - Prof. Dr. Triana Lobaton
  • 14:00: complications of IBD (acute severe colitis, stenosis, fistulae, abscedation) - Prof. Dr. Pieter Hindryckx

14:45: Coffee break

  • 15:15: Surgery in IBD (to be determined)
  • 16:00: The multidisciplinary team and IBD unit - Goedele Dewitte
  • 16:30: Question/answer session
  • 16:45: End of the day

Endoscopy

  • 9:00: Welcome and introduction - Dr. David Tate
  • 9:15: Endoscopic assessment and management of upper GI pathology (incl Barrett oesophagus) - Dr. David Tate
  • 10:00: Emergency endoscopy (bleeding, closure of iatrogenic perforations, foreign body removal) - Prof. Dr. Pieter Hindryckx

10:30: Coffee break

  • 10:45: ERCP: Indications, technique and potential complications - Dr. Helena Degroote
  • 11:15: Stents throughout the digestive tract: Indications and techniques - Prof. Dr. Pieter Hindryckx
  • 12:00: Endoscopic management of functional GI disorders (inc Zenker’s diverticulum and achalasia) - Dr. David Tate
  • 12:30: Miscellaneous (PEG tubes, bariatric endoscopic procedures,…) - Prof. Dr. Pieter Hindryckx

13:00: Lunch

  • 14:00: Colorectal polyps: Identification, classification and management - Dr. David Tate
  • 14:45: Small bowel endoscopy - Prof. Dr. Pieter Hindryckx

15:15: Coffee break

  • 15:30: Latest developments in endoscopy - Dr. David Tate
  • 16:00: Q and A session - Dr. David Tate – Prof. Dr. Pieter Hindryckx
  • 16:30: End of the day

Digestive Oncology

Day 1

  • 8:30: Coffee and welcome - Prof. Dr. Karen Geboes 
  • 9:00: Digestive oncology basics part I: Epidemiology, treatment algorithms, survival: colon - Dr. Marc De Man
  • 10:00: Digestive oncology basics part II: Epidemiology, treatment algorithms, survival: Esophageal and gastric cancer - Dr. Eduard Callebout

10:30: Coffee break

  • 11:00: Digestive oncology basics part III: Epidemiology, treatment algorithms, survival:
    Pancreatic cancer and cholangiocarcinoma - Dr. Suzane Moura Ribeiro
  • 11:30: Treatment decisions part I:  Radiology: Which modality for which tumour, which scanning sequences, which system to use (RECIST, Choi, iRECIST,…) - Dr. Smeets

12:30: Lunch

  • 13:20: Treatment practical issues part I: Organisation of nurse care in hospital - Eva Pape
  • 13:50: Treatment practical issues part II: Organisation of nurse care at home - Elsie Decoene – to be confirmed
  • 14:20: Treatment decisions part II: 5FU and dpd deficiency - implementation - Prof. Dr. Karen Geboes

15:00: Coffee break

  • 15:30: Treatment decisions part III: Genetic and molecular analysis of tumours for dummies -Joni Van der Meulen
  • 16:00: Treatment decisions part IV: Molecular tumour boards, how does it work? - Prof. Dr Karen Geboes
  • 16:30: Wrap-up and end of day’s session - Prof. Dr. Karen Geboes

Pancreas

  • 13:20 - 13:50: Pancreas: Normal function and insufficiency - Dr. Helena Degroote 
  • 13:50 - 14:20: Pancreatitis: Etiology and treatment - Prof. Dr. Pieter Hindryckx 
  • 14:20 - 14:50: Screening for pancreatic cancer in families - Dr. Suzane Moura Ribeiro 

14:50 - Coffee break

  • 15:10 - 15:35: Imaging of the pancreas - Dr. Isabel De Kock
  • 15:35 - 16:00: Cystic lesions of the pancreas - Prof. Dr. P. Hindryckx
  • 16:00 - 16:25: Basics of pancreatic surgery - Dr. Aude Vanlander

Prices

  • 1 day – 1 participant: 300 euro
  • 1 day – 4 participants: 900 euro
  • 1 day – 8 participants: 1600 euro
  • 2 days – 1 participant: 500 euro
  • 2 days – 4 participants: 1500 euro
  • 2 days – 8 participants: 2200 euro

Language

English

Information and registration

In order to ensure maximal interaction between faculty and participants, seating is limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Register now

Closing date for registration: 18 January 2020

Contact: Maud De Buck: maud.debuck@uzgent.be, T. +32 9 332 23 71