Scientific rationale and methods to promote active learning

The increasing epidemic of gastrointestinal and liver cancer represents an onerous burden both for health and economy. Moreover, not only gastrointestinal neoplasms are increasing in evidence, but also the number of young people affected by these disorders (i.e. colorectal cancer) is growing.

The prevention of these neoplasms appears to be, therefore, of utmost importance. It involves different approaches including dietary and lifestyle changes, adequate screening exams, management of at risk inflammatory disorders, removal of pre-neoplastic lesions. These topics are covered in the course through both theoretical and practical lessons, always following and evidence-based approach. Interactivity by interactive profile of lectures, small number of participants (max. 50), adequate time for voting and discussion (at least 10’) after each lecture, small groups activities (max 25 persons each) including clinical case presentation and hands-on training.

This live educational event is extremely useful for physicians involved into gastrointestinal and liver disorders, especially the young ones, as it offers and inclusive and up-to-date scenario of the prevention of gastrointestinal and liver cancer, presenting the best evidence-base insights of this topic.