Welcome Letter

 
Dear colleagues,

 

It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2nd International Symposium on “Gastrointestinal Cancer: Prevention, Recognition and Management” that will take place at the Athens Hilton Hotel, on Saturday July 5th, 2014.

In 2013, approximately 1.7 million men and women were diagnosed with cancer in the United States, of which, 102,480 were colon cancer, the fourth leading type. In 2008, the total medical costs of cancer in the US reached $77.4 billion. Similarly disturbing statistics for these and other digestive cancers have come out on the European Union.

This Symposium is intended for internists and general practitioners, as well as gastroenterologists and gastrointestinal surgeons and will feature comprehensive discussions of premalignant gastrointestinal conditions, their recognition and symptom alerts, as well as current diagnostic approaches and therapies. It will also highlight all the latest innovative diagnostic and therapeutic techniques used in gastroenterology throughout the world.

One of our key aims is to provide the attendees with the proper knowledge and awareness in order to recognize the various premalignant conditions of the digestive system and decide on the management approach, either with surgical or endoscopic treatments, or both.

Eighteen (18) world-renowned clinicians and scientists from US, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and Japan, will share their knowledge and personal experiences and provide the attendees with valuable insights and state of the art recommendations on the field of prevention, recognition and management of gastrointestinal cancer.

There will be two meeting rooms, one for internists and general practitioners and one for gastroenterologists and gastrointestinal surgeons. The presentations will be full of high-quality slides and videos with adequate time for questions and answers.

The Symposium is going to be carried out in English, while live translation in Greek will be available throughout.

As a testimony to its significance, the Symposium is endorsed by the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE),the Greek Ministry of Health and is accredited by the Hellenic Medical Association.

The symposium is under the auspices of the National Organization for Health Care (EOPYY).

We invite you all to actively participate in this unique scientific event and we are looking forward to your positive response,

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          Under Auspices of:                                                        

               ΕΟΠΥΥ                                                        

 National Organization for Health Care