The First European Conference of Young Gastroenterologist is organized by Croatian Society of Gastroenterology together with its Youth Section. The establishment of the conference is to improve the knowledge and training of professional GI community, with a desire to stimulate and strengthen international cooperation. High quality education of young doctors has always been a challenge, from basic medical education to specialty training. Whether doctors have their education at one or at multiple institutions, it is usually only within their own country; we believe that scientific part of the conference, together with networking opportunities will facilitate exchange of experience and ideas which, hopefully, will result in fruitful collaboration and long-lasting relationships of colleagues from all over Europe.
The Conference will assemble gastroenterology residents and specialist of up to 40 years of age from all over Europe and wider, but will also welcome those residents and young doctors of other specialities who are dealing with digestive health. The conference is supported by European Association for Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Nutrition
(EAGEN), European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESMN) and European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN), European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB), University of Zagreb and University of Rijeka, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, University of Rijeka School of Medicine,
Faculty of Health Sciences of University of Rijeka, Croatian Medical Association, as well as by Croatian Ministry of Health.
The main topics of the Conference will be: update in hepatology and liver transplantation, microbiota, functional GI disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, clinical nutrition, GI oncology and education of young gastroenterologist.
The theoretical part of programme will be covered with presentations of challenging clinical cases from each field followed byup-to-date guidelines and evidence-base on the
management of those particular cases (case-based learning). It will be presented by a GI resident or a young specialist with each session chaired by acknowledged experts in the field
that will make comments.
Alongside the theoretical part, on December 7 th and 8 th (Friday and Saturday), hands- on-training in abdominal ultrasound (basic and advance), with Doppler, elastography and contrast-enhanced ultrasound for liver diseases will be organized. Delegates will work in groups of 10 people and pre-registration for hands-on-training will be necessary (during registration for the conference). Finally, ESPEN Life Long Learning Programme (LLL) ‘Nutritional support in GI disorders’ will be organized where delegates will be able to acquire knowledge about clinical nutrition in the context of gastroenterology and hepatology.
On December 7 th and 8 th (Friday and Saturday), two poster session will be held, with a poster champ being selected from each session, which will receive award for the best poster. The last day of the conference is reserved for oral presentations of the best abstracts.