16.08.2018
1 Europejska Konferencja Młodych Gastroenterologów 6-9 grudzień, Zagrzeb, Chorwacja
Dear colleagues,
 
 
We are contacting you in front of organizing committee regarding 1st European Conference of Young Gastroenterologists (ECYG) entitled "Challenges in clinical gastroenterology and hepatology" that will be held in Zagreb, Croatia, during the Advent, from 6th to 9th of December 2018. 
 
The conference is organized by Croatian Society of Gastroenterology and its Youth Section, and is supported by European Association for Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Nutrition (EAGEN), European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESMN), European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB), University of Zagreb School of Medicine and University of Rijeka School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Studies University of Rijeka, Croatian Medical Association, City of Zagreb and Ministry of Health of Republic of Croatia.
 
The main topics of the conference are: update in hepatology, IBD, gastrointestinal tumors, microbiota, functional GI disorders and education of young gastroenterologist.  The concept of the conference in case-based learning that would include a presentation of the management of difficult/challenging clinical case (e.g. patient with ACLF - what is the optimal timing for liver transplantation), following a short presentation of up-to-date guidelines and evidence-base behind the management of that particular clinical case. Pair presentations would be given by young gastroenterologists in combination with senior doctor/professor. The Conference will assemble gastroenterology residents and specialist of up to 40 years of age from all over Europe, and will also welcome those residents and young doctors of other specialties who are dealing with digestive health.
 
We refer you to scroll though ECYG web-page @ http://ecyg.eu/ to get all the information about the conference, and I also attach preliminary program to this Email.
 
We kindly ask you to help us with the promotion of the conference in your county among gastroenterology residents and young gastroenterologists by sending them an Email with invitation and also by posting the invitation to the web-page of your national gastroenterology society and social media channels, especially those dedicated to young members. Similar call for help for promotion was send to friend of UEG Young Talent Group in your country.
 
We are happy to offer 5 free registrations+accommodation for gastroenterology residents or young gastroenterologists from your country who send abstracts (original research or interesting case-reports) for the conference, and this was also already offered to a friend of UEG Young Talent Group in your country, so we kindly ask you to consider this offer jointly. Please note that due to organisational issues we need to have the names of people you suggest for free registration+accommodation as soon as possible. The abstracts they send will be assessed as early as possible. We kindly ask you within your national society to consider helping those young delegates with travel expenses. 
 
Looking forward to hear from you!
 
Feel free to contact us anytime. 
 
 
In front of the organizing committee
 
Tomislav and Ivana
 

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Tomislav Bokun, MD PhD
Consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist
Department of gastroenterology, hepatology and clinical nutrition
University Hospital Dubrava, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia
President of Youth Section, Croatian Society of Gastroenterology