We are very happy to announce that the Second European Conference of Young Gastroenterologists – ‘Challenges in clinical gastroenterology and hepatology’ will be held in Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel, from 8 th to 10 th of May 2020, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
The First European Conference of Young Gastroenterologists (ECYG) that took place in Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia, in December 2018 was a great success gathering more than 600 participants form 39 countries. It was organized by Croatian Society of Gastroenterology together with its Youth Section and was widely endorsed and/or supported by: European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESMN), European Association for Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Nutrition (EAGEN), European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB), University of Zagreb and University of Rijeka, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine University of Rijeka and Split, University of Rijeka Faculty of Health Studies, Croatian Medical Association, City of Zagreb, Croatian Parliament, President of the Republic of Croatia, as well as Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia.
The 2nd ECYG will follow the same learning format that was highly praised by the participants and faculty of the first conference. Case-based pair-talks between young gastroenterologist and senior expert delivering evidence-based guidance will provide relevant and practical knowledge and boost discussions after the talks. More extensive endoscopy and ultrasound hands-on workshops will be organized as previously the interest for the workshops exceeded the capabilities. The conference will also provide networking opportunities, facilitate exchange of experience and encourage discussions on specific problems and needs of young gastroenterologists. The expected, needless to say, is fruitful future international collaboration, long-lasting relationships and friendship among colleagues from all over Europe and worldwide.
In addition to wide support from institutions and organizations that supported the first conference, we proudly announce that Croatian Society of Gastroenterology together with its partners won, in a highly competitive bid, a prestigious UEG Activity Grant for Live Educational Events. The proposal was set together with European Society of Neurogastroenterology & Motility (ESNM), Spanish Gastroenterological Association, Bulgarian Society of Gastroenterology, Slovak Gastroenterology Society and Slovak Society of Hepatology, and the joint application resulted the awarded grant. This acknowledgement stimulates our endeavors to continue establishing ECYG as high-quality pan- European conference of young gastroenterologists. As the conference will take place in May all delegates will have the great opportunity to enjoy the unique beauties of the city of Dubrovnik.
Looking forward to seeing you in Dubrovnik!