PROGRAM

Prevention of cancer in the
gastrointestinal tract and the liver:

an evidence-based approach

Day 1 – Sunday, February 25 2018

14:45-15:00 Registration
15:00-15:15 Official welcome of Honorary Presidents and Scientific Committee
Dan Lucian Dumitrascu, Gianluca Ianiro, Gerardo Antonio Pio Nardone

Session 1 – Liver

Chairs:            Giuseppe Cabibbo, Ioan Sporea

15:15-15:45 Which future for Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) in the Direct-acting Antiviral Agents (DAAs) era?
Giuseppe Cabibbo
15:45-16:15 The neoplastic potential of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
Elisabetta Bugianesi
16:15-16:45 Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy in Romania
Anca Trifan
16:45-17:15 Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) management: the ITA.LI.CA. experience
Franco Trevisani
17:15-17:30 Coffee break

Session 2 – Esophagus and stomach

Chairs:             Dan Lucian Dumitrascu, Gerardo Antonio Pio Nardone

17:30-18:00 Epidemiology, risk factors and prevention of esophageal cancer
Vincenzo Savarino
18:00-18:30 Diagnosis and endoscopic management of Barrett’s esophagus
Roberto Penagini
18:30-19:00 Helicobacter pylori and gastric carcinogenesis
Gerardo Antonio Pio Nardone
19.00-19:30 Endoscopic management of precancerous gastric lesions
Simona Maria Bațaga

Day 2 – Monday, February 26 2018

Session 3 – Pancreas and biliary tract

Chairs: Domenico Alvaro, Vasile Liviu Drug

08:30-09:00 Screening for pancreatic cancer: myth or reality?
Gabriele Capurso
09.00-09:30 Management of non-inflammatory cystic lesions of the pancreas
Andrada Seicean
09:30-10:00 Cholangiocarcinoma: classification and risk factors
Domenico Alvaro
10:00-10:30 The role of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in pancreatobiliary neoplastic lesions
Guido Costamagna

Session 4 – Small and large bowel

Chairs: Adrian Goldis, Luigi Ricciardiello

10:30-11:00 Enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma (EATL): epidemiology and risk factors
Antonio Di Sabatino
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-11:45 Chemoprevention of colorectal cancer
Gianluca Ianiro
11:45-12:15 Neoplastic risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): relevance and management
Alessandro Armuzzi
12:15-12:45 On-time screening of colorectal cancer
Luigi Ricciardiello
12:45-13:15 Classification and management of superficial neoplastic lesions of the large bowel
Simona Mihaela Grad
13:15-14:15 Lunch

Keynote lecture

14:15-14:45 Microbiota involvement in the development of gastrointestinal and liver cancer
Antonio Gasbarrini

Small group-activities: interactive clinical cases groups simulations
Romeo Ioan Chira, Dan Lucian Dumistrascu, Gerardo Antonio Pio Nardone, Vincenzo Savarino, Anca Trifan

14:45-16:15 Group A)  Hands-on with endoscopic simulators:
Colonoscopy & Endoscopic Retrograde CholangioPancreatography (ERCP)
Tutors: Ivo Boskoski, Romeo Ioan Chira
Group B)  Clinical case scenarios1 – patients with digestive system neoplasms
Tutors: Debora Compare, Marcello Fabio Maida
16:15-17:45 Group A)  Clinical case scenarios1 – patients with digestive system neoplasms
Tutors: Debora Compare, Marcello Fabio Maida
Group B)  Hands-on with endoscopic simulators:
Colonoscopy & Endoscopic Retrograde CholangioPancreatography (ERCP)
Tutors: Ivo Boskoski, Romeo Ioan Chira
17:45- 18:20 Closing remarks and course end
Dan Lucian Dumitrascu, Gerardo Antonio Pio Nardone

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