BIT's 3rd Annual World Congress of Digestive Disease (WCDD-2018)
★ Scientific Program

Opening Ceremony
Time: 09:00-09:20, November 30, 2018 (Friday)
Place: Room Lorenzo & Giuliano, Lower Floor, Sheraton Parco 1, Rome, Italy

 

Keynote Forum
Time: 09:20-12:00, November 30, 2018 (Friday)
Place: Room Lorenzo & Giuliano, Lower Floor, Sheraton Parco 1, Rome, Italy
Moderator
Dr. Robert H. Riddell, Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto; Chief of Gastrointestinal Pathology, Mt Sinai Hospital, Canada
09:20-09:30
Moderator's Introduction
09:30-09:55
Title: Surgical Treatment of the Left Colic Angle Neoplasm
Dr. Antonio Amato, Chief Unit of Coloproctology, Hospital of Sanremo, Italy
09:55-10:20
Title: Achalasia Treatment Options – Dilate, Surgery or Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)
Dr. Timothy Woodward, Professor, Mayo Clinic, USA
10:20-10:45

Title: The Diagnosis and Management of Dysplasia in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Dr. Robert H. Riddell, Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto; Chief of Gastrointestinal Pathology, Mt Sinai Hospital, Canada

10:45-11:10
Title: As Far as Colon Cancer Surgery Was Concerned, the Key Is in the ERAS Approach Not in the Keyhole Approach
Dr. Ned S. Abraham, Professor of Surgery, UNSW, Australia
11:10-11:35
Title: Size of Pancreatic Cancer Predicts Type of Neoadjuvant Therapy
Dr. Kenneth Meredith, Professor, Florida State University College of Medicine; Chief of Surgical Oncology, Sarasota Memorial Institute for Cancer Care, USA
11:35-12:00
Title: Race, Sex and Socioeconomic Factors in Hernia Surgical Outcomes
Dr. Gina L. Adrales, Chief of the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA

 

Forum 1: New Frontier of Endoscopic Technology and Practice
Time: 14:00-17:40, November 30, 2018 (Friday)
Place: Room Monaldeschi, Lower Floor, Sheraton Parco 1, Rome, Italy
Chair
Dr. Georg Werkgartner, Associate Professor of General and Visceral Surgery, Medical University of Graz; Vice Head, Division of General and Visceral Surgery, Austria
Co-Chair
Dr. Mariusz Madalinski, Consultant Gastroenterologist, The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
14:00-14:05
Chair’s Introduction
14:05-14:25
Title: Perspectives in Surgical Endoscopy
Dr. Georg Werkgartner, Associate Professor of General and Visceral Surgery, Medical University of Graz; Vice Head, Division of General and Visceral Surgery, Austria
14:25-14:45

Title: EUS-nCLE in Diagnosis of Pancreatic Lesions
Dr. Liang Zhong, Professor, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, China

14:45-15:05

Title: Clinical Usefulness of Classification by Capsule Endoscopy for Detection of Radiation Enteritis
Dr. Tamotsu Sagawa, Head Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, National Hospital Organization Hokkaido Cancer Center, Japan

15:05-15:25

Title: What to Do When Heller’s Myotomy Fails?
Dr. Arnulfo F. Fernandez, Head, Hospitalization at Laparoscopic Center, Spain

15:25-15:45
Title: Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (SILC) with Conventional Instruments vs Conventional Four Port Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (CLC)
Dr. Subhash Chawla, Consultant General Surgeon, Mukat Hospital, Mayo Hospital, India
15:45-16:00
Coffee Break
16:00-16:20
Title: Quality Improvement in Performance of Colonoscopy for Prevention of Proximal Colonic Cancer
Dr. Mariusz Madalinski, Consultant Gastroenterologist, The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
16:20-16:40
Title: Endoscopic Ultrasound and the Emerging Role of Endohepatology
Dr. Jason Yan Lin Huang, Interventional Gastroenterologist, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, University of Queensland, Australia
16:40-17:00
Title: Clinical Application Research of the Improved “Mini” Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Dr. Feng Zhang, Attending Physician, Tongren Municipal People's Hospital of Guizhou Medical University, China
17:00-17:20
Title: Clinical Profile of Children Presenting with Acute Abdominal Pain
Dr. Arun AC, Assistant Professor, Velammal Medical College and Research Institute, India
17:20-17:40
Title: Three Dimensional Endoanal Ultrasound for Diagnosis of Perianal Fistulas
Dr. Flor Gisela Moreno Flores, Colorectal Surgeon, Clínica Colorrectal and Hospital de Alta Especialidad Bicentenario de la Independencia ISSSTE, Mexico

 

 

Forum 2: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Time: 14:00-18:20, November 30, 2018 (Friday)
Place: Room Manfredi, Lower Floor, Sheraton Parco 1, Rome, Italy
Chair
Dr. Hakan Yüceyar, Professor, Celal Bayar University, Turkey
Co-Chair
Dr. Gary Edward Wild, Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre, McGill University Health Centre, Canada
14:00-14:05
Chair’s Introduction
14:05-14:25
Title: Anti-IL7Ra Monoclonal Antibody: Next Generation Anti-cytokine Therapy in IBD
Dr. Nicolas Poirier, Chief Scientific Officer, OSE Immunotherapeutics, France
14:25-14:45
Title: Crohn' s Disease Treated with Leukocytapheresis (LCAP)
Dr. Hakan Yüceyar, Professor, Celal Bayar University, Turkey
14:45-15:05
Title: Gender Differences in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Dr. Cuckoo Choudhary, Associate Professor of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, USA
15:05-15:25
Title: Risk Factors for Postoperative Infection after Gastrointestinal Surgery Among Adult Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Findings from a Large Observational US Cohort Study
Dr. Paul Dolin, Head of Epidemiology, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, UK
15:25-15:45
Title: Immune-pathogenic Mechanisms of LT-enterotoxin Citrobacter Freundii Action, Causing Diarrheal Syndrome
Dr. Tuygunov Marsel, Professor, Bashkirian State Medical University, Russia
15:45-16:00
Coffee Break
16:00-16:20
Title: Sense of Coherence and Resilience as Determinants of Health Related Quality of Life in IBD
Dr. Gary Edward Wild, Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre, McGill University Health Centre, Canada
16:20-16:40
Title: Antimicrobial Proteins as an Essential Regulator of Gut Microbiota and Inflammation
Dr. Patrick Gonzalez, Research Scientist, University Paris-Sud/University Paris-Saclay, Hepatobiliary Centre of Paul-Brousse University Hospital, France
16:40-17:00
Title: Treatment of Crohn's Disease in Pregnant Women: Drug and Multidisciplinary Approaches
Dr. Didia Herminia Bismara Cury, Visitor Professor, Harvard Medical School, Brazil
17:00-17:20
Title: Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Bahrain: Single-center Experience
Dr. Maheeba Abdulla, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Bahrain
17:20-17:40
Title: F-calprotectin Use in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and in Colonic Pathology Is Characterized by Improved Diagnostic Accuracy, Less Patient Harm and Decreased Costs Compared with Conventional Diagnostic Strategies
Dr. Barbara Mascialino, Global Health Economics and Public Policy Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Sweden
17:40-18:00
Title: The Ability of Lemann Index to Assess the Damage to Digestive Tract Caused by Crohn’s Disease in a Egyptian Cohort
Dr. Hussein Mahmoud Saad, Assistant Lecturer, Alexandria University, Egypt
18:00-18:20

Title: Constipation-predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Therapeutic Challenge
Dr. Khaled A. Jadallah, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, King Abdullah University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan

 

 

Forum 3: Esophageal Disease
Time: 14:00-16:25, November 30, 2018 (Friday)
Place: Room Malatesta, Lower Floor, Sheraton Parco 1, Rome, Italy
Chair
Dr. Maryna Shcherbynina, Professor, Oles Honchar Dnipropetrovs’k National University, Ukraine
14:00-14:05
Chair’s Introduction
14:05-14:30
Title: New Approaches to the Study of Lower Esophageal Sphincter Motility
Dr. Maryna Shcherbynina, Professor, Oles Honchar Dnipropetrovs’k National University, Ukraine
14:30-14:55
Title: Useful Strategies to Prevent Gastroesophageal Reflux-related Esophageal Strictures after Balloon Catheter Dilation
Dr. Zhitong Li, Associate Professor, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, China
14:55-15:20
Title: Laparoscopic Treatment of Giant Hiatal Hernia: Characteristics, Diagnosis and Outcomes
Dr. Natale Di Martino, Professor, Università Degli Studi Della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy
15:20-15:45
Title: Diagnostic and Miniivasive Treatment of Leiomyoma Esophagus, Own Experience
Dr. Rodion Sigal, Oncologist, Tatarstan Regional Clinical Cancer Center, Russia
15:45-16:00
Coffee Break
16:00-16:25
Title: Consensus on the Digestive Endoscopic Tunnel Technique
Dr. Chen Du, Resident, Chinese PLA General Hospital, China

 

Forum 4: Stomach and Small Bowel Disorders
Time: 09:00-12:40, December 1, 2018 (Saturday)
Place: Room Guinigi, Lower Floor, Sheraton Parco 1, Rome, Italy
Chair
Dr. Cuckoo Choudhary, Associate Professor of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, USA
Co-Chair
Dr. Andreas Fette, Professor, PS_SS Weissach/Tal, Germany
09:00-09:05
Chair’s Introduction
09:05-09:30
Title: Extraintestinal Manifestation of Celiac Disease
Dr. Roger M. Wanner, Gastroenterologist, Gastroenterologie Zürich AG, Switzerland
09:30-09:55
Title: Gastrointestinal Complications in the Cardiac ICU
Dr. Cuckoo Choudhary, Associate Professor of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, USA
09:55-10:20
Title: Diagnosis and Follow Up of Duodenal Atrophy in Celiac Disease (CD)
Dr. Mauro Willemann Bonatto, Professor, The University of Western Parana and Faculdade Assis Gurgazc, Brazil
10:20-10:45
Title: Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis in Crohn Disease – A Case Report and Review
Dr. Ramya Ramraj, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Kaiser Nothwest Permanente, USA
10:45-11:00
Coffee Break
11:00-11:25
Title: PICA Syndrome as Rare Cause of Pediatric Small Bowel Surgery
Dr. Andreas Fette, Professor, PS_SS Weissach/Tal, Germany
11:25-11:50
Title: A Comparison of 10 and 14 Days of Triple Therapy versus 10 Days Sequential Therapy for Helicobacter Pylori Eradication: A Prospective Randomized Study
Dr. Abulgasim Ennkaa, Consultant Interventional Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology Unit, Division of Medicine, Al Wakra Hospital, Qatar
11:50-12:15
Title: The Gastro Protective Effects of Cibotium Barometz Hair on Ethanol-induced Gastric Ulcer in Rats
Dr. Mohammed Farouq Halabi, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Science, Alrayan Medical Colleges, Saudi Arabia
12:15-12:40
Title: The Effect of Vitamin D Deficiency on Eradication Rates of Helicobacter Pylori Infection
Dr. Mohamed S El Shahawy, Lecturer, Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology Unit, El - Hussein University Hospital; Faulty of Medicine, AL - Azhar University, Egypt

 

Forum 5: Colorectal and Anal Diseases
Time: 09:00-13:00, December 1, 2018 (Saturday)
Place: Room Gonzaga, Lower Floor, Sheraton Parco 1, Rome, Italy
Chair
Dr. Christoph Profanter, Professor, Department of Visceral-Transplant and Thoracic Surgery, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria
Co-Chair
Dr. Domenico Schifano, Surgical Consultant, S. Vito and S. Spirito Hospital, Italy
09:00-09:05
Chair’s Introduction
09:05-09:25

Title: Clinical Analysis of Stercoral Perforation without Mortality
Dr. Eun-Joo Jung, Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, South Korea

09:25-09:45
Title: The Optical Evaluation of Small Colon Polyps
Dr. Christoph Profanter, Professor, Department of Visceral-Transplant and Thoracic Surgery, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria
09:45-10:05
Title: Colon Preparations with PEG 4.000 and Lactulose, A Prospective Randomized Double Blinded Trial
Dr. Karen Orsini de Magalhães Brescia, Gastroenterologist, Gastrcenter, Brazil
10:05-10:25
Title: Adult Intussusception Presenting as Rectal Prolapsed
Dr. Arshad Mahmood, Staff Surgeon, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK
10:25-10:45
Title: Long Term Outcome after Nonoperative Management of Severe Diverticulitis
Dr. Gabriel Marin, General Surgeon, Colon and Rectal Surgery Unit, Navarra Hospital Complex, Spain
10:45-11:00
Coffee Break
11:00-11:20
Title: Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation for Treatment of Idiopathic Faecal Incontinence
Dr. Domenico Schifano, Surgical Consultant, S. Vito and S. Spirito Hospital, Italy
Dr. Angela Inviati, Surgical Consultant, S. Vito and S. Spirito Hospital, Italy
11:20-11:40
Title: Role of Fluorescence in Colorectal Surgery: Where Are We Going?
Dr. Marica Galati, General Surgeon, University of Messina, Italy
11:40-12:00
Title: Bizarre Presentation of Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome Mimicking Rectal Malignancy with Impending Bowel Obstruction: Case Report
Dr. Khaled Elshaar,  Consultant Surgeon, King Fahd Central Hospital, Egypt
12:00-12:20
Title: Case of Giant Fecaloma in 35 Years Old Women
Dr. Ahmad Faraz, Surgical Trainee Doctor, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals, UK
12:20-12:40
Title: Single-incision Laparoscopic-assisted Anorectoplasty versus Three-port Laparoscopy in Treatment of Persistent Cloaca
Mr. Xianghai Ren, Ph.D. Candidate, Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, China
12:40-13:00
Title: One-stage Laparoscopic-assisted Anorectoplasty for Neonates with Anorectal Malformation and Recto-prostatic or Recto-bulbar Fistula According to the Krickenbeck Classification
Mr. Hui Xiao, Ph.D. Candidate, Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, China

 


Forum 6: Liver Diseases and Transplantation
Time: 09:00-13:00, December 1, 2018 (Saturday)
Place: Room Scaligeri, Lower Floor, Sheraton Parco 1, Rome, Italy
Chair
Dr. Balthasar L. Hug, Head of Division of Internal Medicine II, Lucerne Kantonsspital, Basel University, Switzerland
Co-Chair
Dr. Tatiana Vladislavovna Ermolova, Associate Professor, North-Western State Medical University Named after I. I. Mechnikov, Russia
09:00-09:05
Chair’s Introduction
09:05-09:25
Title: Virtual Touch Quantification (VTq) Elastography for Non-invasive Assessment of Liver Disease and Its Complications: What the Clinician Needs to Know
Dr. David Sherman, Consulant Physician & Hepatologist, Central Middlesex, Northwick Park & St Marks Hospitals, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust, UK
09:25-09:45
Title: The Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) as a Predictor of Short-term Mortality in Staphylococcus Aureus Bloodstream Infection
Dr. Balthasar L. Hug, Head of Division of Internal Medicine II, Lucerne Kantonsspital, Basel University, Switzerland
09:45-10:05
Title: Burden of Cancer among Liver, Heart and Lung Transplant Recipients in the United States, 2005-2014
Dr. Ayokunle T. Abegunde, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, USA
10:05-10:25
Title: Clinical Application of Indocyanine Green-fluorescence Imaging during Laparoscopic Hepatectomy
Dr. Yuanhu Tian, Surgeon of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Peking University International Hospital, China
10:25-10:45
Title: Large-scale Viral Genome Analysis Demonstrates Clinical Associations in Chronically Infected Hepatitis B Patients
Dr. Ondrej Podlaha, Research Scientist, Gilead Sciences Inc., USA
10:45-11:00
Coffee Break
11:00-11:20
Title: Correction of Intrahepatic Microcirculation Disorders by L-ornithine-L-aspartate (Hepa-Merz) at the Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis Patients
Dr. Tatiana Vladislavovna Ermolova, Associate Professor, North-Western State Medical University Named after I. I. Mechnikov, Russia
11:20-11:40
Title: Solitary lymph Node Metastasis of HCC Should Be Dissected Whether Intraperitoneal or Mediastinal Lymph Node
Dr. Masatake Taniguchi, Surgical Resident, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Japan
11:40-12:00
Title: Reoperative Model for End-stage Liver Disease Score as a Predictor for Posthemihepatectomy Complications
Dr. Thamer Al Ghamdi, Assistant Professor of Visceral and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Al-Baha University, Saudi Arabia
12:00-12:20
Title: NAFLD: An Emerging Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease
Dr. Roberta Forlano, Research Assistant, Imperial College London, UK
12:20-12:40
Title: The Anatomical Study of Using the Ligamentum Teres Hepatic as Vascular Graft to Reconstruct the Portal Vein and Superior Mesenteric Vein
Dr. Qiangpu Chen, Professor, Department of Hepato-biliary-pancreas Surgery, Binzhou Medical University Hospital, China
12:40-13:00
Title: Results of Surgical Resections with Positive Margins for Children with Hepatoblastoma: Case Series from a Single Asian Center
Mr. Hang Xu, Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, China

 

Forum 7: Pancreatitis and Biliary Tract Diseases
Time: 09:00-13:00, December 1, 2018 (Saturday)
Place: Room Monaldeschi, Lower Floor, Sheraton Parco 1, Rome, Italy
Chair
Dr. Nora V. Bergasa, Professor of Medicine, New York Medical College, USA
Co-chair
Dr. Se-Joon Lee, Professor, Yonsei University College of Medicine, South Korea
09:00-09:05
Chair’s Introduction
09:05-09:25
Title: Morbidity and Mortality in Infected Pancreatic Necrosis
Dr. Ashok Chattoraj, Head Consultant, Department of Surgery, Tata Main Hospital, India
09:25-09:45
Title: The Pruritus of Cholestasis: Evolution of a Hypothesis and Current Management
Dr. Nora V. Bergasa, Professor of Medicine, New York Medical College, USA
09:45-10:05
Title: A Case of Major Duodenal Papilla Atresia with Choledochocele - ERCP with Contrast Medium Only Allows Confirmation of Clinical Pathology
Dr. Noriyuki Nishino, Director of Gastroenterology Center, Southern Tohoku Hospital, Japan
10:05-10:25
Title: Acute Pancreatitis with Normal Serum Lipase and Amylase: A Rare Presentation
Dr. Arvind K. Mathur, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Hemet Valley Medical Center, USA
10:25-10:45
Title: Endoscopic Treatment of Pancreatic Diseases via Duodenal Minor Papilla - About 131 Cases Treated by Sphyncterotomy, Endoscopic Pancreatic Duct Balloon Dilation (EPDBD), and Pancreatic Stenting
Dr. Tadao Tsuji, Manager of Hepato-bilio-pancreatology, Saitama Cooperative Hospital, Japan
10:45-11:00
Coffee Break
11:00-11:20
Title: Common Bile Duct Stones Associated with Pancreatobiliary Reflux and Disproportionate Bile Duct Dilatation
Dr. Se-Joon Lee, Professor, Yonsei University College of Medicine, South Korea
11:20-11:40
Title: Evaluation on the Efficacy of Endoscopic Transpapillary Gallbladder Drainage Using Intraductal Ultrasonography
Dr. Kenji Hayasaka, Vice Director of the Department of Gastroenterology, New Tokyo Hospital, Japan
11:40-12:00
Title: IL-8 Gene Polymorphism in Acute Biliary and Non Biliary Pancreatitis: Probable Cause of High Level Parameters?
Dr. Ender Anilir, General Surgeon, American Hospital of Istanbul, Turkey
12:00-12:20
Title: Chronic Biliary Pancreatitis: The Modern Concept of Pathogenesis and Options for Hymecromone Treatment
Dr. Alexey V. Okhlobystin, Lecturer, Chair of Internal Diseases Propedeutics, Medical Faculty, Sechenov University, Russia
12:20-12:40
Title: Selective Biliary Cannulation Using the Double Guide Wire Technique. Success Rate and Complications
Dr. Filippos Georgopoulos, Gastroenterologist, AL Zahra Hospital, UAE
12:40-13:00
Title: Overview of Endoscopic versus Percutaneous Treatment of Symptomatic Pancreatic Leak after Distal Pancreatectomy
Dr. Farshid Fargahi, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, MedStar Health Internal Medicine Residency Program, USA

 


 

Forum 8: Pancreas and Liver Cancer
Time: 14:00-16:20, December 1, 2018 (Saturday)
Place: Room Guinigi, Lower Floor, Sheraton Parco 1, Rome, Italy
Chair
Dr. Ewa Carrier, Executive Director, FibroGen, Inc., USA
14:00-14:05
Chair’s Introduction
14:05-14:25
Title: Anti-CTGF Human Recombinant Monoclonal Antibody Pamrevlumab Increases Resectability and Resection Rate When Combined with Gemcitabine/Nab-paclitaxel in the Treatment of Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Patients
Dr. Ewa Carrier, Executive Director, FibroGen, Inc., USA
14:25-14:45
Title: Shared Decision Making in Patients with Colorectal or Pancreatic Cancer
Dr. Yvonne Schoon, Geriatrician, Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands
14:45-15:05
Title: 18F- FDG PET/CT Helps Differentiate Autoimmune Pancreatitis from Pancreatic Cancer
Dr. Jian Zhang, Radiologist, Shanghai Universal Medical Imaging Diagnostic Center, China
15:05-15:25
Title: Role of Vascular Resection in the Surgical Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer
Dr. Laura Antolino, General Surgeon, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
15:25-15:45
Title: Pivka II Utility in Diagnosis and Post-therapeutic Monitoring of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Dr. Lydia Giannitrapani, Researcher, Unit of Internal Medicine, University of Palermo, Italy
15:45-16:00
Coffee Break
16:00-16:20
Title: HMGB1 Released by Irradiated Tumor Cells Promotes Living Tumor Cell Proliferation via Paracrine Effect
Dr. Sijia He, Resident Doctor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China

 

Forum 9: Colorectal Cancer
Time: 14:00-17:40, December 1, 2018 (Saturday)
Place: Room Gonzaga, Lower Floor, Sheraton Parco 1, Rome, Italy
Chair
Dr. Ali Al Ghrebawi, Director, Digestive Surgery Center, Germany
14:00-14:05
Chair’s Introduction
14:05-14:25
Title: Patient and Physicians Related Factors Associated with Adenoma and Serrated Detection Rates in Routine Colonoscopy
Dr. Maryan Nicolas Cavicchi, Co-head, The Endoscopy Unit and Out-patients Ward for IBD Treatment, Clinique de Paris-Bercy, France
14:25-14:45
Title: Reduced Port TME by Rectal Cancer
Dr. Ali Al Ghrebawi, Director, Digestive Surgery Center, Germany
14:45-15:05
Title: Non-chemotherapy Methods of Downstaging Stage IV Colorectal Cancer in Geriatric Population
Dr. Dagmara Magdalena Poprawski, Senior Medical Oncologist, Country Health South Australia, Australia
15:05-15:25
Title: Clinical Outcomes of Surgical Management for Primary Gastrointestinal Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma: At a Single Institution Experience
Dr. Dae Ro Lim, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Soonchunhyang University, College of Medicine, South Korea
15:25-15:45
Title: Ulcerative Colitis and the Risk of Colorectal Cancer
Dr. Chirag Trivedi, Director, Crohn’s and Colitis Center of Excellence, Arizona Digestive Health, USA
15:45-16:00
Coffee Break
16:00-16:20
Title: Let-7 Microrna: A Crucial Genetic Manipulator of Colorectal Carcinogenesis Process
Dr. Nikolaos G. Margetis, Gastroenterologist, University of Athens, Greece
16:20-16:40
Title: Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer: Treatment Approach in Elderly Patients
Dr. Francesca De Felice, Researcher, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy
16:40-17:00
Title: Adequate Lymphadenectomy for Colorectal Cancer: A Comparative Analysis between Open and Laparoscopic Surgery
Dr. Vilson Leite Batista, Professor, Faculty of Medicine of Campos, Brazil
17:00-17:20
Title: Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma of the Colon with Synchronous Liver Metastasis: A Rare Case Report Mimicking Metastatic Colorectal Adenocarcinoma
Dr. Rossana Percario, Resident, University of Chieti-Pescara “G. d’ Annunzio”, Italy
17:20-17:40
Title: Serrated Adenoma of the Appendix: A Rare Cause of Acute Appendicitis
Dr. Alexandra Maria Santos Soares, Resident, Hospital Amato Lusitano – Castelo Branco, Portugal

 

Forum 10: Gastric Cancer
Time: 16:20-18:05, December 1, 2018 (Saturday)
Place: Room Guinigi, Lower Floor, Sheraton Parco 1, Rome, Italy
Chair
Dr. Ravi Shridhar, Vice-chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology, Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, USA
16:20-16:25
Chair’s Introduction
16:25-16:50
Title: Outcomes of Locoregional Therapy for Metastatic Gastric Cancer
Dr. Ravi Shridhar, Vice-chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology, Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, USA
16:50-17:15
Title: Xanthogranulomatous Inflammatory Reaction Associated with Endoscopic Mucosal Resections and Endoscopic Submucosal Dissections of Gastric Cancer
Dr. Han-Ik Bae, Professor, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, South Korea
17:15-17:40
Title: The Debate on Surgical Approaches of Gastroesophageal Junction Carcinoma and Our Clinical Practice
Dr. Guojun Wang, Professor, The First Affiliated Hospital, University of Zhengzhou, China
17:40-18:05
Title: Laparoscopic D2 for Gastric Cancer
Dr. Piazza Diego, Director, Universitaria “Policlinico-Vittorio Emanuele” via S. Sofia, Italy

 

Forum 11: Intestine Microecology

Time: 14:00-16:25, December 1, 2018 (Saturday)
Place: Room Scaligeri, Lower Floor, Sheraton Parco 1, Rome, Italy

Chair
Dr. Sabine Steinberg, CEO, Ventura Clinical Trials, USA
14:00-14:05
Chair’s Introduction
14:05-14:30
Title: Globalization and the Microbiome
Ms. Skylar Steinberg, Recent Graduate, B. S. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of Southern California, USA
14:30-14:55
Title: New Treatment of the Helicobacter Pylori Eradication
Dr. Masafumi Maruyama, Submanager, Department of Gastroenterology, Nagano Red Cross Hospital, Japan
14:55-15:20
Title: The Use of Probiotics to Promote Gut and Systemic Health: The Case of Antibiotic-associated Diarrhea and the Development of a Practical Guide
Dr. Valeria Agamennone, Junior Scientist, Microbiology and Systems Biology, TNO, The Netherlands
15:20-15:45
Title: Gut Microbiota Offers Universal Biomarkers Across Ethnicity in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Diagnosis and Infliximab Response Prediction
Dr. Youlian Zhou, Attending Physician, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Guangzhou First People’s Hospital, The Second Affiliated Hospital of South China University of Technology, China
15:45-16:00
Coffee Break
16:00-16:25
Title: Effects of Vegetable Proteins on Hypercholesterolemia and Gut Microbiota Modulation
Dr. Cinzia Parolini, Research Associate, Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences, Università Degli Studi Di Milano, Italy

 

Forum 12 (I): Digestive Disease Surgery and Interventions
Time: 14:00-17:00, December 1, 2018 (Saturday)
Place: Room Monaldeschi, Lower Floor, Sheraton Parco 1, Rome, Italy
Chair
Dr. Ned S. Abraham, Professor of Surgery, UNSW, Australia
14:00-14:05
Chair’s Introduction
14:05-14:25
Title: Manual Laparoscopy-assisted Intraoperative Reduction for Adultileocolic Intussusception with Ileal Adenoma: A Case Report
Dr. Naoki Takahashi, Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Kuwana East Medical Center, Japan
14:25-14:45

Title: Randomised Controlled Trials of Surgical Procedure a Waste of Time, Money and Effort?
Dr. Ned S. Abraham, Professor of Surgery, UNSW, Australia

14:45-15:05
Title: Development of and Experience with an Insulated Scissors-type Knife (SB Knife)
Dr. Makoto Kobayashi, Assistant Director, Division of Gastroenterology, Yokkaichi Municipal Hospital, Japan
15:05-15:25
Title: EndoVAC-therapy of Complications after GI Surgery – Surgical Single Center Experience
Dr. Stefan F. Scheidl, Consultant General Surgeon and Surgical Endoscopist, GI Oncologic and Colorectal Surgery Service, Transplant Surgery Service, Department of Visceral, Transplant and Thoracic Surgery, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria
15:25-15:45
Title: Multiple Pancreatico-colonic Fistulas with Multiple Walled-off Pancreatic Necroses: Reporting of a Complex Case Treated Surgically
Dr. Khaled Elshaar, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgery, King Fahd Central Hospital, Egypt
15:45-16:00
Coffee Break
16:00-16:20
Title: Managing Common (and Not So Common) Complications of Weight Loss Surgery
Dr. Elizabeth Renza-Stingone, Director, Center for Surgical Weight Loss, Hahnemann University Hospital; Assistant Professor, Drexel University College of Medicine, USA
16:20-16:40
Title: Intrahepatic Pseudoaneurysm Following Thoracoabdominal Bomb Blast Injury: Reporting of Surgical and Endovascular Management of a Complex Case
Dr. Laila AbuAleid, General Surgeon, King Fahd Central Hospital, Saudi Arabia
16:40-17:00

Title: Conversion of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and Gastric Plication to Gastric Bypass
Dr. Falih M. Algazgooz, Professor, Basra University, Iraq

 

Forum 12 (II): Digestive Disease Surgery and Interventions
Time: 09:00-12:20, December 2, 2018 (Sunday)
Place: Room Monaldeschi, Lower Floor, Sheraton Parco 1, Rome, Italy
Chair
Dr. Kenneth Meredith, Professor, Florida State University College of Medicine; Chief of Surgical Oncology, Sarasota Memorial Institute for Cancer Care, USA
Co-Chair
Dr. Steven P. Bowers, Associate Professor of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Florida, USA
09:00-09:05
Chair’s Introduction
09:05-09:25
Title: Repair of the Difficult Hiatus: Hiatal Hernia S/P Esophagectomy
Dr. Kristi Harold, Professor of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, USA
09:25-09:45
Title: Patients Operated on Pulmonary Metastasis from Coloretal Carcinoma: A Retrospective Study
Dr. Ana Isabel Vicente Guerreiro, Surgical Resident, Institituto Português de Oncologia de Lisboa Francisco Gentil (IPOLFG), Unidade Local de Saúde do Baixo Alentejo (ULSBA), Portugal
09:45-10:05

Title: Laparoscopic One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass versus Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in the Treatment of Obesity: Preliminary Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial
Dr. Thomas Kostler, Surgeon, Department of General Surgery, Limmattal Hospital, Switzerland

10:05-10:25
Title: Modified Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Technique for Treatment of Situs Inversus Totalis
Dr. Jian-jun Ren, Chief Physician, Associate Professor, The Affiliated Hospital of Inner Mongolia Medical University, China
10:25-10:45
Title: Unusual Causes and Surgical Management of Liver Abscesses
Dr. Sharmini Su Sivarajah, Associate Consultant Colorectal Surgery, Sengkang General Hospital, Singapore
10:45-11:00
Coffee Break
11:00-11:20
Title: Paraesophageal Hernia Repair: Factors Associated with Complexity
Dr. Steven P. Bowers, Associate Professor of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Florida, USA
11:20-11:40
Title: Pylorus Preserving Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Peri-ampullary Arcinoma, Is It a Good Option?
Dr. Faisal A. Alsaif, Associate Professor & Consultant, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
11:40-12:00
Title: Ligation of Intersphincteric Fistula Tract (LIFT) for Treatment of Complex Anal Fistula
Dr. Musharraf Husain, Professor and Head, Department of Surgery, Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, India
12:00-12:20
Title: Proposal of a Revisional Surgery to Treat Nutritional and Metabolic Side Effects Post-gastric Bypass: Initial Results
Dr. Jose Sampaio-Neto, Digestive and General Surgeon, Santa Casa de Curitiba Hospital, Brazil


Forum 13: Digestive Health, Nutrition and Novel Therapies for Digestive Diseases
Time: 09:00-13:05, December 2, 2018 (Sunday)
Place: Room Manfredi, Lower Floor, Sheraton Parco 1, Rome, Italy
Chair
Dr. Giuseppe Del Buono, Professor, Clinica Pio XI Roma, Italy
09:00-09:05
Chair’s Introduction
09:05-09:25
Title: A Randomized Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Multicenter Study on the Effects of Dexlansoprazole and Esomeprazole on Bone Homeostasis in Healthy Postmenopausal Women
Dr. Karen E. Hansen, Tenured Associate Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, USA
09:25-09:45
Title: Manometry Esophageal High Resolution and PH-impedenziometry
Dr. Giuseppe Del Buono, Professor, Clinica Pio XI Roma, Italy
09:45-10:05

Title: Mitochondrial Reactive Oxygen Species Accelerated Cancer Specific Porphyrin Accumulation to Enhance Photodynamic Therapeutic Effect in Gastric Epithelial Cells
Dr. Hirofumi Matsui, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan

10:05-10:25

Title: Bowel Perforation in Crohn’s Disease: Correlation between CDAI and Clavien-dindo Scores
Dr. Tommaso Fontana, Surgeon, Policlinico University Hospital “Paolo Giaccone”, Italy

10:25-10:45
Title: Holistic Approach to GI Conditions for 21st Century
Dr. Nitikul S. Solomon, Physician, Naturalways Pediatrics, USA
10:45-11:05
Title: Update in Fodmap Diet and IBS Sindrome
Dr. Cesare Efrati, Professor, Endoscopy Unit and Gastroenterology Department, Jewish Hospital of Rome, Italy
11:05-11:25
Title: Pharmacological Increases in HO-1 Associated with Decreases in NOV as a Potential Therapeutic Approach for NASH
Dr. David Sacerdoti, Associate Professor, University of Padova, Italy; Adjunct Professor, Department of Pharmacology, New York Medical College, USA
11:25-11:45
Title: Amyloidosis of the Gastrointestinal Tract and the Liver
Dr. Aaron Walfish, Assistant Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
11:45-12:05
Title: Circulating MiRNAs as Innovative Biomarkers for the Diagnosis of Pediatric Celiac Disease and IBD
Dr. Andrea Masotti, Researcher, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù-IRCCS, Italy
12:05-12:25 Title: Fighting the Good Fight: Combatting Weight Regain after Bariatric Surgery
Dr. Elizabeth Renza-Stingone, Director, Center for Surgical Weight Loss, Hahnemann University Hospital; Assistant Professor, Drexel University College of Medicine, USA
12:25-12:45 Title: Recovery Study of Viable L. Casei DG® (Lactobacillus Paracasei CNCM I-1572) after Gastrointestinal Passage in Healthy Children
Dr. Walter Fiore, Pharmacologist, SOFAR S. p. A., Italy
12:45-13:05 Title: A Randomized Trial Comparing the Effect of Botulinum Toxin-A vs Biofeedback for Dyssynergic Defecation in Patients with Chronic Constipation
Dr. Ruíz Monenegro María Fernanda, Sub Investigator and Study Coordinator, Department of Medical Clinics, Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, México

 

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