Focus GEEW - Hepato-endo: from basics to clinical practice

Course Directors Honorary Course Director Organizing Committee
Marianna ARVANITAKIS, Arnaud LEMMERS Jacques DEVIERE Christophe MORENO, Thierry Gustot, Pierre EISENDRATH, Olivier LE MOINE

Dear colleagues,

Following the 40th edition of the GEEW, we have decided to refocus our educational activities on the organisation of single-topic meetings called "Focus GEEW".

These one-day meetings, held 2 or 3 times a year, will provide each a more in-depth look at a particular pathology and/or endoscopic technique and will target healthcare professionals who are particularly devoted to this topic, as well as beginners in this field. Indeed, given the development of digestive endoscopy techniques, we are witnessing a hyper-specialisation in this field.

In doing so, we hope to reinvigorate the community of former GEEW participants by including cross-disciplines (gastroenterology, hepatology, oncology, digestive surgery, endoscopy nurses, etc.) and offering them the opportunity to deepen in a single day their knowledge of a specific subject.

The chosen topic for the second Focus GEEW scheduled on Friday, June 28, 2024 is “Hepato-endo from basics to clinical practice”.

A dense and dynamic programme will cover all aspects of endotherapy in the field of patients with liver cirrhosis or liver transplant with practical short lectures, didactic live endoscopy demonstrations, Q&A and panel discussions. We aim to promote maximum interaction between the audience and the experts so that participants can easily return to the key points presented by the experts and exchange their points of view.

The meeting will take place in the Auditorium De Genst, Building W of the Université Libre de Bruxelles Faculty of Medicine, campus Erasme, close to the Hospital (same location as the 40th GEEW). Focus GEEW will be promoted to our international audience, who will be invited to attend in person in Brussels. However, we cannot ignore the current trend to offer those who cannot travel the opportunity to follow distance learning as a more sustainable and budget-friendly alternative, so the meeting will also be accessible online through our website, live streamed but also on-demand for one month after the event.

We will be happy to welcome you in Brussels for this event.

With our best regards,