Thursday, September 29
Pre-conference course. ”On-call in the Endoscopic Emergency Department … and beyond”.

The course is designed to take a case-based approach to understand the current role of endoscopy in the care of patients with various endoscopic emergencies, but also other related pathologies.
All attendees will have the opportunity to engage the experts on areas of endoscopic controversy in a case base and debate format.


13:00 – 15:00
  1. On-call Endoscopy: Ingestion of Foreign Bodies and Caustic Substances. Gabriel Constantinescu  (30 min) (accurate and timely diagnosis, appropriate management and potential complications in accordance with clinical presentation and the type of ingested substance/foreign body; what tools are used for the extraction of foreign bodies, how to approach sharp foreign bodies, discuss the moment of endoscopic intervention relative to the ingestion of caustic substances) 
  2. On-call Endoscopy: Endoscopic Diagnosis and Management of Esophago-Gastric Variceal Hemorrhage. Eugen Dumitru (30 min) (approach of a patient with acute variceal hemorrhage, what treatments are used, what difficulties we encounter in the diagnosis and endoscopic treatment of gastric and esophageal varices, when endoscopy is performed, how to ligate esophageal varices, how to inject gastric varices)
  3. On-call Endoscopy: Lower GI Endoscopic Emergency. Cristian Gheorghe (30 min) (including diagnosis and management of acute LGIB in adults, methods of risk assessment and interventions to diagnose and treat bleeding, timing of endoscopy, the role of unprepared recto-sigmoidoscopy, approaching the patient with late postpolypectomy hemorrhage)
  4. Colon Polypectomy Technique and Risk of Bleeding. Difficult Polypectomy Case Series. EMR – Demonstrative Cases. Bogdan Mateescu (30 min) (pediculate polyps, sessile polyps, LST, hemostasis methods for early bleeding)
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee break
15:15 – 18:00 Hands-On Session. Practical skills on the mannequin. Hands-on session (colonoscopy and ERCP) supported by the collaboration with TEMCO (Olympus). Limited number of seats (25). The registration will be done in the order of the requests. Trainers: Cristina Tocia, Gheorghe Bălan, Bogdan Ungureanu, Vasile Șandru
20:00 Dinner
Hotel Zenith
Friday, September 30


12:30 – 13:00 Welcome brunch & Official Opening of the Conference
13:00 – 13:15 Official Opening of the Conference
13:15 – 14:45
(90 min)
Scientific Session 1. Management of Upper GI Tract Diseases.Daniela Dobru, Gabriel Constantinescu, Bogdan Mateescu, Cătălin Sfarti.

  1. Esophageal Cancer. (the role of upper GI endoscopy and EUS in diagnosing various stages of esophageal cancer) Vlad Iovanescu (20 min)
  2. Palliative endoscopic treatment of esophageal cancer. Voicu Mercea (20 min)
  3. Gastro-Esophageal Benign Strictures. Ioan Cristian Nedelcu (20 min)
  4. Advances In Eosinophilic Esophagitis. Radu Tuțuian (20 min)


14:45 – 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 – 16.30
(90 min)
Scientific Session 2. Management of Lower GI Tract Diseases.Cristian Gheorghe, Dan Gheonea, Lucian Negreanu, Mircea Manuc.

  1. Cold Snare Revolution in Polypectomy. Andrei Dumitru (20 min)
  2. Difficult Polypectomy Case Series. Bogdan Ungureanu (20 min)
  3. Current and Emerging Approaches to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Crohn’s Disease Strictures. Theodor Voiosu (20 min)
  4. Update on Colonoscopy Screening and Surveillance Guidelines. Cristian Gheorghe (20 min)


16:30 – 16:40 Takeda Pharma Symposium – „Entyvio – Changing the efficacy paradigm
in IBD”. Prof. Univ. Dr. Bogdan Mateescu
16:40 – 16:50 Biessen Pharma Symposium – „Eqbiota IBS recomandat de Organizația
Mondială de Gastroenterologie în SII”. Prof. Univ. Dr. Dan Gheonea
16:50 – 17:00 Sandoz Pharma Symposium – „Eficiența switch-ului în cazul biosimilarelor: de la studii clinice la date din registre de pacienți”.Prof. Univ. Dr. Bogdan Mateescu
17:00 – 17:20 Gilead Pharma Symposium – „Hepatita cu virus Delta – provocări și perspective”. Prof. Univ. Dr. Eugen Dumitru
17:20 – 17:40 Gilead Pharma Symposium – „Eliminarea Hepatitei C devine realitate. Gilead – portofoliu extins de soluții terapeutice inovative”. Dr. Luana Alexandrescu
17:20 – 17:40 Worwag Pharma Symposium – „Managementul NAFLD/NASH din perspectiva gastroenterologului”. Dr. Luana Alexandrescu
20:00 Opening Dinner
Saturday, October 1st

09:00 – 10:30
(90 min)
Scientific Session 3. Management of Pancreatic and Biliary Diseases. Adrian Saftoiu, Mariana Jinga, Marcel Tantau, Cristian Gheorghe.

  1. Management of Pancreatic Cysts. Vasile Balaban (20 min)
  2. 2. ERCP in Chronic Pancreatitis. Gheorghe Balan jr (20 min)
  3. The Management of Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma. Vasile Sandru (20 min)
  4. Autoimmune Pancreatitis. Radu Tutuian (20 min)
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 12:15
(90 min)
Scientific Session 4. Management of Liver Diseases (1) Liana Gheorghe, Cora Pop, Catalina Mihai, Luana Alexandrescu.

  1. Managing Patients with Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis. Horia Stefanescu (20 min)
  2. Fatal Triple – Linking Obesity, Type-2 Diabetes, and NASH. Dana Crisan (20 min)
  3. HDV 2022 Update.Razvan Cerban (20 min)
  4. Primary Biliary Cholangitis: Practice Updates and New Treatments in Development. Carmen Ester, Liana Gheorghe (20 min)
12:15 – 13:30
(75 min)
AbbVie Pharma Symposium – „MAVIRET, Next generation in HCV”

  1. Hepatita C în România – Trecut, prezent și viitor. Prof. Univ. Dr. Eugen Dumitru
  2. MAVIRET the value of short therapy in and post – pandemic era. Prof. Univ. Dr. Liana Gheorghe
  3. MAVIRET NEXT GENERATION in HCV. Prof. Univ. Dr. Mircea Diculescu
  4. MAVIRET 8 weeks: Benefits of short treatment for patients, physicians, and the healthcare system. Prof. Univ. Dr. Dan Gheonea
  5. The drivers for HCV elimination: Short, Simple, Safe. Prof. Univ. Dr. Cora POP
  6. Q&A & Conclusions. Prof. Univ. Dr. Liana Gheorghe
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:00
(90 min)
Scientific Session 5. Management of Liver Diseases (2) Anca Trifan, Liana Gheorghe, Ion Rogoveanu, Ioan Tiberiu Tofolean.

  1. Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Decompensated Cirrhosis. Bogdan Procopet (20 min)
  2. Treatment of Refractory Ascitis. Larisa Sandulescu (20 min)
  3. Contemporary treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma: focus on personalized therapy.Tudor Mocan (20 min)
  4. Prevention and management of Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure.
    Irina Girleanu, Anca Trifan (20 min)
16:00 – 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 – 16:35 Genesis Pharma Symposium – “Givosiran, an Investigational RNAi therapeutic for the treatment of Acute Hepatic Porphyria”

  1. Small interfering RNA (siRNA) in treatment of Acute Hepatic Porphyria.
    Prof. Univ. Dr. Eugen Dumitru
  2. Challenges in the diagnosis of Acute Hepatic Porphyria.
    Prof. Univ. Dr. Lucian Negreanu
16:35 – 17:15 Janssen Pharma Symposium

  1. Țintind IL23 în Colita Ulcerativa. Prof. Univ. Dr. Eugen Dumitru
  2. Evoluția post-operatorie a pacienților cu IBD. Prof. Univ. Dr. Cristian Gheorghe
17:15 – 17:30 Innergy Pharma Symposium – „Disbioza intestinală în tulburările funcționale: cauză sau efect?”. Prof. Univ. Dr. Liana Gheorghe
17:15 – 17:30 IAlfa Sigma Pharma Symposium – „Rifaximin-alfa: a gut environment modulator in the management of inflammatory bowel diseases? Prof. Univ. Dr. Lucian Negreanu
20:00 – 23:00 Dinner with colleagues
Hotel Zenith
Sunday, October 2nd


09:00 – 10:30 Scientific Session 6. Inflammatory bowel diseases. Mircea Diculescu, Cristian Gheorghe, Dan Gheonea, Lucian Negreanu.

  1. Interactive Case-Based Discussions in Crohn’s Disease. Corina Meianu (20 min)
  2. Interactive Case-Based Discussions in Ulcerative Colitis. Stefan Chiriac, Cristina Muzica (20 min)
  3. De-escalation of Therapy for Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Cristina Tocia (20 min)
  4. A Practical Guide to Treat to Target in IBD. Nikos Viazis (Athens) (20 min)
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 12:15
(90 min)
Scientific Session 7. Statements: New guidelines in the last 12 months.Daniela Dobru, Vasile Drug, Alina Tantau, Adrian Goldis.

  1. Diagnosis and Management of Barrett’s Esophagus: An Updated ACG Guideline – 2022. Daniela Dobru (15 min)
  2. UEG & ESNM Clinical Guideline 2021 Gastroparesis. Vasile Drug, Oana Barboi, Sanziana Al-Shurbaji (15 min)
  3. Hellenic consensus on Helicobacter pylori infection. Nikos Viazis (Athens) (15 min)
  4. Endoscopic Management of Subepithelial Lesions Including Neuroendocrine Neoplasms: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) Guideline – feb 2022. Alina Tantau (15 min)
  5. ECCO Guidelines on Therapeutics in Ulcerative Colitis: Medical Treatment. Adrian Goldis (15 min)
12:15 – 12:30 Coffee break

12:30 – 12:50 Zentiva Pharma Symposium – „Sideral Forte, noua generație de fier pentru corectarea anemiei”. Dr. Cristina Tocia

12:50 – 13:10 Terapia Pharma Symposium – „Hepatoprotectoarele – o abordare universală în afecțiunile cronice hepatice”. Prof. Univ. Dr. Alina Tanțău

13:10 – 13:30 Official closing of the conference

13:30 – 14:00 Lunch