BIT's 3rd Annual World Congress of Digestive Disease (WCDD-2018)
Welcome to WCDD-2018

The Annual World Congress of Digestive Disease (WCDD), initiated from 2015, has been successfully organized in Nanjing, China and Fukuoka, Japan in the previous two years. We are so proud to announce that BIT's 3rd Annual World Congress of Digestive Disease (WCDD-2018) will be held on Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2018 in Rome, Italy.

WCDD is an international event focusing on the core knowledge and major advances in the ever-expanding field of digestive disease including but not limit to Diagnostics and Therapeutics for GI, Liver, Bile and Pancreatic Diseases, Interventional Therapy, Gastroenterological Biology, Digestive System Cancers, Imaging, and Endoscopy, Digestive Health, Nutrition and Disease Prevention. The core purpose is to advance scientific understanding of and to facilitate communication about digestive diseases in order to further their prevention and treatment.
WCDD has served as a catalyst to advance discovery and disseminate information about scientific advances. Wish you enjoy the conference.

Renowned Speakers Dr. Antonio Amato, 
Chief Unit of Coloproctology, Hospital of Sanremo, Italy Dr. Timothy Woodward,
Professor, Mayo Clinic, USA 
Dr. Robert H. Riddell, Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto; Chief of Gastrointestinal Pathology, Mt Sinai Hospital, Canada
Dr. Gina L. Adrales, 
Chief of the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Dr. Kristi L. Harold, Professor  of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, USA Dr. Kenneth Meredith, Professor, Florida State University College of Medicine; Chief of Surgical Oncology, Sarasota Memorial Institute for Cancer Care, USA Dr. Christoph Profanter, Professor and Head, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria Dr. Martin J. Mangino, Professor and Associate Chair, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA   Dr. Nora V. Bergasa, Professor of Medicine, New York Medical College, USA
Dr. Ned S. Abraham, Professor of Surgery, UNSW, Australia              Dr. Andreas Fette, Professor, PS_SS Weissach/Tal, Germany Dr. Hakan Yuceyar, Professor, Medical Faculty of Celal Bayar University, Turkey Dr. Nathalie Rivard, 
Professor, University of Sherbrooke, Canada Dr. Maryan N. Cavicchi, President, Association for Optimal Management of Diseases of the Digestive System, France Dr. Jacques Delarue, Head of Department of Nutrition & Regional Laboratory of Human Nutrition, University Hospital of Brest, France Dr. Giuseppe Del Buono, Professor, Clinica Pio XI Roma, Italy   Dr. Piazza Diego, Director, Universitaria “Policlinico-Vittorio Emanuele” via S. Sofia, Italy

Dr. Karen E. Hansen, Associate Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, USA
Dr. Steven Paul Bowers, Physician, Mayo Clinic, USA   Dr. Gianluca Garulli, Professor, Ceccarini Hospital, Italy

Dr. Efrati Cesare, Professor, Ospedale Israelitico, Italy Dr. Eun-Joo Jung, Professor, Yonsei University College of Medicine, South Korea Dr. Se-Joon Lee, 
Professor, Yonsei University Yongin Severance Hospital, South Korea   Dr. Noriyuki Nishino, Director, Southern Tohoku Hospital, Japan Dr. Sabine Hazan Steinberg, 
CEO, Ventura Clinical Trials, USA Dr. Zhi-tong Li, 
Associate Professor, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, China Dr. Mauro Willemann Bonatto, Professor, University of Western Parana and Faculdade Assis Gurgazc, Brazil Dr. Ewa Carrier, 
Executive Director, FibroGen, Inc., USA Dr. Nicolas Poirier, 
CSO, OSE Immunotherapeutics, France Dr. Ali Al Ghrebawi,
Director, Coloproctology Center, Germany Dr. Thomas Kostler, 
Head of Bariatric Surgery and Obesity Center, Spital Limmattal-Zurich, Switzerland Dr. Balthasar L. Hug, 
Head of Division of Internal Medicine II, Lucerne Kantonsspital, Basel University, Switzerland Dr. Aderbal Sabra,Professor, Universidade Unigranrio, Brazil Dr. Han-Ik Bae, 
Professor, Kyungpook National University, South Korea Dr. Cuckoo Choudhary,Associate Professor, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, USA Dr. Ravi Shridhar, 
Vice-chairman, Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, USA


Conference Report of WCDD-2017

BIT's 2nd Annual World Congress of Digestive Disease (WCDD-2017) was held during Dec. 4-6, 2017 in Fukuoka, Japan. More than 150 participants from over 35 countries and regions shared the details of their research during the sections. It was sure to announce it gained a great success and obtained highly focus and extensive attention around the globe. We appreciate the contribution of all the speakers, who have conveyed their latest results in the conference.
As the keynote speakers, Dr. Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan, Professor and Vice Chair of Research, University of California, Davis, USA; Dr. Isaac Raijman, Chief of Gastroenterology, Baylor St. Luke's Hostpital, USA; Dr. Christoph Profanter, Professor and Head, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria; Dr. Naoki Hashimoto, Professor, Kinki University, Japan; Dr. Hideaki Kawabata, Director, Kyoto Okamoto Memorial Hospital, Japan have made excellent presentations and warmly discussed with the audiences at the keynote forum. We would like to thank the participants for their warmly support and good suggestions; we would also like to thank all members of our organizing committee, and the program committee for their long working hours. Finally we hope all of you have enjoyed the congress, and we are definitely sure BIT's 3rd Annual World Congress of Digestive Disease (WCDD-2018) will be more successful!

Introduction to Rome

Rome is the capital of Italy and a special commune. It is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, within Lazio, along the shores of the Tiber. Rome ranked in 2016 as the 14th-most-visited city in the world, 3rd most visited in the European Union, and the most popular tourist attraction in Italy. Its historic centre is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Monuments and museums such as the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum are among the world's most visited tourist destinations with both locations receiving millions of tourists a year. Rome is also an important fashion and design centre.

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Honorary Chair

Dr. Antonio Amato,
Chief Unit of Coloproctology, Department of Surgery, Hospital of Sanremo, Italy
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