19. Euroasian Congress of Hepato Gastroenterology and Surgery

23.01.2020 16:20
19. Euroasian Congress of Hepato Gastroenterology and Surgery



Dear Distinguished colleagues,

We found the Euroasian Gastroenterological Association 23 years ago in Ankara. Our aim has been to introduce scientists and the science of Central Asian countries with the West, to form a Euroasia science bridge and create a new scientific platform, in other words a new international scientific association. The first event of this new scientific vision took place on May 21-25, 1997 in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. We brought together many scientists from around Euroasian Continent. When we look back after all those years, we are happy to see the importance of our initiative in 1997. Now, we have 25 member countries from Euroasian Continent.

That was just a dream 23 years ago. Today we see that it has come through. We decided to organise international scientific congresses with a view to achieving our goals and objectives. We have organised 18 international congresses, three single topic conferences and four international conferences so far. These are as follows:

1st Baku-Azerbaijan, 1997, 2nd Almatı-Kazakhstan, 1998,  3rd Antalya-Turkey, 1999,  4th.Tashkent-Uzbekistan, 2000, 5th Bishkek-Krygyzhstan, 2001, 6th Baku-Azerbaijan, 2003, 7th Ankara-Turkey, 2004, 8th Tbilisi-Georgia, 2005, 9th Baku-Azerbaijan,2006, 10th Isfahan-Iran, 2007, 11th Baku-Azerbaijan, 2008, 12th Baku-Azerbaijan, 2011,  I. STC 2013 Yalta, Crimea, 13th Baku-Azerbaijan, 2013, II. STC 2014 Ljubljana-Slovenia, 14th Magusa - Nothern Cyprus, 2015, III. STC 2015 Bucharest – Romania, 15th 2016 Antalya-Turkey,2016, 1st Conference of EGA 2016, 16th Mostar-Bosnia Herzegovina, 2017, 2nd Conference of EGA 2017 Almaty - Kazakhstan, 3rd Conferance of EGA 2017 Antalya - Turkey. 17th Split-Croatia, 2019,  4th Conferance of EGA 2019 Girne- Nothern Cyprus, 18th Baku-Azerbaijan, 2019.

We have achieved the impossible with scarce resources. We will see the importance of this clearly in the next years. I believe that our young colleagues will take this further.

Eleven years ago we decided to publish a journal in order to achieve our objectives. To this end Dr. S.M. Fazle Akbar from Japan, Prof. Mamun Al Mahtap from Bangladesh and I began to publish Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology with Jaypee Publishing Co. (New Delhi, India). Numerous articles have been published among papers submitted by scientists from 38 different countries in the world. We applied for the well-known American index, PubMed and finally entered PubMed and PMC in December 2017. This was yet-another achievement for our association.

This year the ‘’19th Euroasian Congress of Hepato-Gastroenterology and Surgery’’ and also ‘’EAGEN post graduate course’’ will take place in Naples. I would like thank to our respected colleagues in advance including Prof. Gerardo Nardone elected the chairman of 19th edition of congress and Prof. Peter Malfertheiner together organized EAGEN postgraduate course.

Articles and abstracts accepted that will be published in Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology for this congress and postgraduate course.

University of Naples, Federico Secondo will be host of 19th Euroasian Congress of Hepato-Gastroenterology and Surgery between 18 and 20 April, 2020 in Italy. Prof. Gerardo Nardone I will be expecting your support and contributions in taking our scientific vision further and offer my kind regards to all of my colleagues in Euroasia.

With respect


Prof. Hasan ÖZKAN MD

President of Euroasian Gastroenterological Association

Head of Gastroenterology Department

Ankara University School of Medicine

Director of Hepatology Institute of Ankara University-TURKEY 







Dear Collegues, 

It is a privilege and a great pleasure to welcome you to the 19th Edition of the Euroasian Congress of Hepato-Gastroenterology and Surgery.

On time, this event has continually improved in terms of distinguished lectures, number of topics, orginality of presentations and finally, numerosity of delegates from many countries.

This year the congress is endorsed by the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and is preceded by an addition event, the post graduate course on “the gut microbioma revolution”, endorsed by the EAGEN, European Association for Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Nutrition.

This valuable idea, enriches the scientific value of the congress but also encourages professional collaborations and friendly relationships among faculty members, young researchers and participants from Europe, Asian and USA linking different traditions and communities. And frankly, I believe that new initiatives and contacts will be born after this meeting.  

The programs, overall, include a broad range of topics from basic science to clinical practice and the prestigious international faculty will allow participants to focus on the current and upcoming knowledge in gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and surgery. 

The wonderful Neaples, the capital of the two Sicilies and of Mediterraneo, famous for its hospitality, soul, landscape and food, is the ideal setting for this special event.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in his Italian journey said: “once one has seen the Italian city of Naples, one can die peacefully, since nothing else can match its beauty”.

I am sure that Neaples will welcome you warmly and you will leave it enriched with new knowledge and friendships. 



Prof Gerardo Nardone

President of EAGEN postgraduate course

Chairman of 19th Edition of Euroasian Congress of Hepato-Gastroenterology and Surgery.  




The EAGEN postgraduate course of this year will specifically address the latest developments in the research focusing on the gut microbiome. The course will give the opportunity to the participants to discuss and develop different aspects of the subject, both from a scientific and a professional perspective. Presentations will be given by many renowned experts, and will undoubtedly deepen the knowledge and stimulate the interest of the participants on the field. Based on recent research advances, the course will cover new insights on the pathophysiological role of the gut microbiome in different diseases, and explore existing controversies and possible future clinical applications. As for the all the previous meetings, this EAGEN postgraduate course will be the perfect opportunity to meet the expert in the field and share ideas and possibly new collaborations in a sector that is in constant evolution.

Prof. Antonio Benedetti

President, Italian Society of Gastroenterology











Postgraduate Course on “Gut Microbiome”endorsed by EAGEN

A warm welcome to all participants!

It is great pleasure and honour to contribute to the 19th Euroasian Congress of Hepato-Gastroenterology held this year in Naples with an EAGEN Postgraduate Course that will focus on the Gut Microbiome and its multiple facets.

We all recognize that Gut Microbiome has become a booming multidisciplinary bio- medical science reflected in an impressive number of nearly daily publications providing new data from basic, translational and clinical research. The many results reported on the Gut Microbiome and its role in health and disease require a attend and balanced assessment. It is the aim of this Postgraduate course to present a critical update on facts and myths around this topic.  This should be of value to gastroenterologist in clinical practice as he will have a key function in conveying relevant information and offer diagnostic and therapeutic options that might benefit individual patients and the population in general.

For the European Association of Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Nutrition (EAGEN), that celebrates the 50th anniversary since its foundation this year, it is a privilege to contribute to the Postgraduate Course in this eminent Eurasian Gastro Initiative. We wish the organizers that this event will become a successful and long lasting tradition for the benefit of all members and participants.


Prof. Peter Malfertheiner

On behalf of EAGEN







S.M.F.Akbar, Japan

D.Albaro, Italy

R.Agayev, Azerbaijan; President of Azerbaijan Society of Surgeons and Gastroenterologists

A.Benedetti, Italy; President of Italian Society of Gastroenterology

F. Corcione, Italy: President of Italian Society of Surgery

İ. Doğan, Turkey, Secretary General of HEBIPA

R. Gani, Indonesia: President of Asian Pasific Association for the Study of The Liver

A.Gurakar, USA

R.İdilman, Turkey: President of Turkish Association for Study of The Liver

M.A.Mahtap, Bangladesh: President of Bangladesh Association for Study of The Liver

P. Malfertheiner, Germany: Former President of EUGF and EAGEN

H. Maruyama, Japan

B. Özer, Turkey; President of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology

S.P. Singh, India President of South Asian Association for The Study of The Liver

K.K.Sirozhitdinov, Uzbekistan

D. Stimac, Croatia:President of European Association for Gastroenterology,Endoscopy and Nutrition         

K.C. Sudhamshu, Nepal

E.Zerem, Bosnia Herzegovina



M.Törüner, Secretary of Congress, Turkey

L.L. Kazimov, Secretary of Organizing Committee, Italy

Alba Rocco, Italy

Debora Compare, Italy

Pietro Coccoli, Italy




19th Euroasian Congress of Hepato-Gastroenterology and Surgery

Naples - ITALY, April 18-19, 2020

Venue: Aula Magna Gaetano Salvatore, University Federico II of Naples

April 18th, 2020

08:30-09:00 Registration of Delegates 
09:00-10:00           OPENING CEREMONY
Rector of University Federico II of Naples Prof G. Manfredi 
Rector of University of Ankara Prof. E. İbiş 
Dean of School of Medicine  Prof L. Califano  
Chief Executive Officer of Federico II University Hospital  Dr. A. Iervolino
President of Regione Campania Council Dr R. D’Amelio
  Dr L. Raia
President of Italian Society of Gastroenterology Prof A. Benedetti
President of Euroasian Gastroenterological Association Prof H. Ozkan
Chairman of the Congress Prof G. Nardone
10:00-11:20 I SESSION: LIVER 
Chairpersons: A. Benedetti, R. Gani, A.Gurakar
10:00-10:20 A hybrid model for prediction of qHBsAg sero-clearance in CHB using data mining H. Özkan 
10:20-10:40 Toward eradication of HCV infection  M. Persico 
10:40-11:00 Immune therapy for CHB F. Akbar
11:00-11:20 The Emerging Epidemic Of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease A. Rocco
11:20-11:40 COFFEE BREAK
11:40-12:40 Chairpersons: M.A.Mahtap, I. Balik, C. Loguercio
11:40-12:00 Molecular Basis of Liver Cancer H.Akkiz
12:00-12:20 Hepatocellular carcinoma Management F. Trevisani
12:20-12:40 Management of spontaneous shunt in portal hypertension H. Maruyama
12:40-14:00 LUNCH
Chairpersons: F.Corcione, E. Zerem, M. Cindoruk
14:00-14:20 Clinical Management and Surgical Decision-Making of IPMN D. Duman
14:20-14:40 Fine-Tuning The Management Of Pancreatic Cancer C. Bassi
14:40-15:00 Igg 4 Related Hepato Biliary Tract Disorder B.Degertekin 
15:00-15:20 LECTURE:Cholangiocarcinoma: Evolving Concepts And Therapeutic Strategies D. Alvaro
Chairpersons: R. Agayev, D. Alvaro, Y. Balaban
15:20-15:40 Liver Transplantation: History, Outcomes And Perspectives U. Cillo
15:40-16:00 The Impact of Steatosis on the Outcome of Liver Transplantation  Z. Karasu
16:00-16:20 Current Developments In Split Liver Transplantation R. Troisi 
16:20-16:40 Controversies In Criteria For Liver Transplantation R. İdilman
16:40-17:00 Status of organ transplantation in Western A. Gurakar
17:00-17:20 ACLF: Time Of Liver Transplantation G. Kabacam 

April 19th,2020

Chairpersons: M. Romano, I. Doğan, K.C. Sudhamshu
09:00-09:20 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: News And Views  P. Malfertheiner
09:20-09:40 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Where Is The Border Between Clinicians And Surgeons S. Bor
09:00-10:00 Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Is It All Allergies? İ. Soykan
10:00-10:20 A Journey Through 40 Years Of Helicobacter Pylori Story G. Nardone
10:20-10:40 LECTURE: Gastric cancer: translating novel concepts to clinical practice H. Akbulut 
10:40-11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:00-12:40 II SESSION: COLON
Chairpersons: R. Cuomo, E.Geçim, P.S.Singh
11:00-11:20 Symptomatic Uncomplicated Diverticular Disease: To Treat Or Not To Treat A. Tursi
11:20-11:40 Ulcerative Colitis: Latest Evidence On Management, Treatment, And Maintenance M. Törüner
11:40-12:00 Irritable Bowel Disease: The Researcher And Clinician Agenda G. Sarnelli
12:00-12:20 Microscopic Colitis: A Frequently Missed Cause Of Chronic Diarrhea İ. Hatemi
12:20-12:40 Mini-Invasive Colorectal Surgery Where We Are  G. Luglio 
12:40-14:00 LUNCH
Chairpersons:  B.Özer, R. Troncone
14:00-14:20 Videocapsule Endoscopy: Unravelling The Secrets Of An Organ D. Compare
14:20-14:40 Coeliac Disease: Is Still Necessary Jejunal Biopsy? C. Ciacci
14:40-15:00 Grey Areas In Occult Gastrointestinal Bleeding F. Akyuz
15:00-15:20 Crohn’s Disease Therapy: State Of The Art F. Castiglione
15:20-15:40 Crohn’s Disease: The Surgeon Point Of View E. Gecim
15:40-16:00 Soluble Blood Markers In IBD: The Future Of Non Invasive Monitoring? O.M. Nardone
16:00-16:20 LECTURE: IBD Treatment: What’s In The Pipeline? S. Ghosh
16:20-16:40 COFFEE BREAK 
Chairpersons: S. Hülagu, G.D. De Palma
16:40-17:00 Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy For The Treatment Of Achalasia F. Aslan
17:00-17:20 Laterally Spreading Lesions of the Colon: EMR or ESD? A. Repici
17:20-17:40 Advanced Endoscopic Techniques For Assessment Of Mucosal Inflammation And Healing In IBD M. Iacucci
17:40-18:00 EUS guided ERCP  H. Senturk
18:45-19:00 Secretary of Congress Prof. M. Törüner
Secretary of Organizing Committee Prof L.L. Kazimov


The European Association for Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Nutrition
The Gut Microbiome Revolution: New Insights, Controversies And Clinical Applications
Venue: Aula Magna Gaetano Salvatore, University Federico II of Naples

April 20th, 2020

  Presidents: Prof G. Nardone, Prof H. Ozkan, Prof P. Malfertheiner
09:00-10:40 Scientific Secretariat: A. Rocco D. Compare  
  Chairpersons:   R. İdilman, G. Nardone
09:00-09:20 How Is The Gut Microbiome In Healthy Individuals Defined? P. Malfertheiner 
09:20-09:40 Dysbiosis: A Wrong Concept Or A Wrong Condition? D. Dumitrascu
09:40-10:00 Mediterranean Versus Middle East Diet: The Pros And Cons! M. Gemylian and P. Portincasa 
10:00-10:20 Diet And Gut Microbes In A Strain-Level Perspective  D. Ercolini  
10:20-10:40 Gut Microbiota And Longevity K. Schütte
10:40-11:00 COFFEE BREAK 
11:00-12:40 Chairpersons:   P. Malfertheiner, I.Hatemi
11:00-11:20 An Intricate Interplay: H. Pylori And Gastric Microbiota G. Nardone
11:20-11:40 Pathophysiological And Therapeutical Implications Of Gut Microbiota In Inflammatory Bowel Disease  T. Karakan
11:40-12:00 BBB: Brain, Bacteria, Bowel: A Dangerous Axis? G. Barbara
12:00-12:20 Gut Microbiota And Gluten Intolerance /Hypersensitivity J. Kupcinskas
12:20-12:40 Is There A Role For Microbiota In Food Allergy And Food Intolerance? G. Ianiro 
12:40-14:00 LIGHT LUNCH
14:00-15:30 Chairpersons:   H. Ozkan, A. Gasbarrini 
14:00-14:20 Metabolic Syndrome And Gut Microbiota  D. Stimac
14:20-14:40 NAFLD And Gut Microbiota: To Target The Bowel Or To Target The Liver? S.P. Singh
14:40-15:00 Best Ways To Restore Dysbiosis  T. Milosavljevic
15:00-15:20 Fecal Transplantation: The Present And The Future G. Cammarota 




















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