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Gastroenterology Congress

with International participation
3-4 December 2021Virtual (ON-LINE)Starts at 9:00am
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Different satellite symposia will take place on 3rd of December:

  • "Current issues of inflammatory bowel diseases"
  • "Esophagus: old and new problems"
  • "Current issues of laboratory diagnostics"
  • "Practical hepatology" (workshop in cooperation with the Latvian Association of Gastroenterologists and the Latvian Association of Infectologists and Hepatologists)
  • "Practical dietetics: pro and contra" (workshop in cooperation with the Latvian Association of Gastroenterologists and the Latvian Internists Society)
  • "Topical issues of the hepatopancreatobiliary zone" (workshop in cooperation with the Latvian Association of Gastroenterologists and the Latvian Surgeons Association)
  • and others...

About the Congress

Official Congress languages: Latvian, English

Only the leading lecturers

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Current trends in inflammatory bowel disease
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Endoscopy and surgical gastroenterology news
3
Microbiome
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Hepatology and gastrointestinal infectology
5
Digestive oncology
6
Clinical nutrition
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Pancreatology
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Clinical laboratory
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Gastropharmacology and many more...

It has been only 2 years since the IX Latvian Gastroenterology Congress with International participation, but there are a lot of news in the field of gastroenterology and internal medicine

Scientific Committee

  • Aigars Pētersons
    Latvia
    Chairman

    Rector of Riga Stradiņš University

    Professor of Pediatric Surgery in Riga Stradiņš University

    Member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences

    Interests:
    General Pediatric Surgery

    Aleksejs Derovs
    Latvia
    Secretary

    Associate Professor of Gastroenterology

    Member of the Board at JSC Veslības centru apvienība

    Interests:
    Small Bowel Diseases, Capsule Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Iron Deficiency Anemia, Medical Education, Gut Microflora

    Guntis Bahs
    Latvia
     

    Vice-Rector for Health Studies at Riga Stradins University

    Professor of Riga Stradins University

    Interests:
    Internal Medicine, Medical Education

  • Jack A. Di Palma
    USA
     

    Professor of medicine

    Director, Division of Gastroenterology, University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile, Alabama, USA

    Interests:
    Acid Peptic Disease, Lactose Maldigestion, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, GI Motility, Endoscopic Sedation, Colon Cleansing, Constipation, Capsule Endoscopy, Adult Education

    Andrey Dorofeyev
    Ukraine
     

    Professor, Chair of Internal Diseases

    National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education n.a. P.L.Shupik, Ukraine

    Interests:
    Inflammatory bowel diseases

    Gian Dorta
    Switzerland
     

    Professor at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne

    Director of Endoscopy CentreFMH Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and Hepatology

    Interests:
    Clinical gastroenterology, Digestive endoscopy, Colorectal Cancer Screening

  • Joost PH Drenth
    Netherlands
     

    Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

    Head of the Department Radboudumc, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

    Interests:
    Inherited Liver Diseases, Polycystic Liver Disease, Hepatitis C, Autoimmune Hepatitis

    Marvin Edeas
    France
     

    Professor of Pathology

    University Paris Descartes, Cochin Institute, INSERM U1016, Cochin Hospital

    Department of Cancer, Development and Reproduction

    Founder and Executive Chairman of International Society of Microbiota

    Interests:
    Relationship Between Mitochondria and Microbiota, Impact of Oxidative Stress and Inflammation on Chronic Diseases

    Rami Eliakim
    Israel
     

    Professor of Medicine

    Head of the Department of Gastroenterology at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center, affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel- Aviv University, Tel- Aviv, Israel

    Head of the guidelines committee of the European Crohn's and Colitis organization (GuiCom) and member of the guidelines committee of the World Gastroenterology Organization

    Interests:
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Wireless Capsule Endoscopy, Celiac Disease

  • Alastair Forbes
    United Kingdom   Estonia  
     

    Visiting Professor at the University of Tartu in Estonia

    Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of East Anglia

    Interests:
    Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Nutrition and Intestinal Failure

    Dace Gardovska
    Latvia
     

    Professor of Riga Stradins University

    Academician of the Latvian Academy of Sciences

    Head of the Department of Paediatrics, Riga Stradins University

    Head, Clinic of Paediatrics, Children University Hospital, Riga

    Chief National specialist in Paediatrics, Ministry of Health

    Interests:
    Paediatrics, Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Immunology, Medical Education

    Janis Gardovskis
    Latvia
     

    Professor of Riga Stradins University

    Academician of the Latvian Academy of Sciences

    Head of the Department of Surgery, P.Stradins Clinical University hospital, Riga

    Interests:
    Videosurgery, Surgery of the Pancreas, Transplantology, Oncosurgery, Hereditary Cancer, Endocrine Surgery

  • Ilze Grope
    Latvia
     

    Professor of Riga Stradins University

    Dean of Faculty of Continuing Education, Riga Stradins University

    President of Latvian Pediatric Association

    Interests:
    Pediatric infection diseases, SEPSIS, inflammation markers, vaccination.

    Ida Jākobsone
    Latvia
     

    Assoc. profesor (Dr. chem.) of Latvian University

    Director of "Nutrition Science" programme at Faculty of Biology of Latvian University

    Interests:
    Food and nutrition sciences

    Anatoly Khavkin
    Russian Federation
     

    Head of the department of gastroenterology

    Research Institute of Pediatry, Russian State Medical University

    Co-chairman (executive director) of the Russian Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology

    Interests:
    Functional Disorders of Digestive Organs in Children, Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Autoimmune and Cholestatic Liver Diseases.

  • Regīna Kleina
    Latvia
     

    Professor of Riga Stradins University

    Emeritus professor

    Interests:
    Gastroenteropathology, Hepatopathology

    Peter C. Konturek
    Germany
     

    Professor of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany

    Head of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Thuringia Clinic Saalfeld, Teaching Hospital of the University of Jena.

    President of the 6th World Congress of Targeting Microbiota in Porto.

    Interests:
    Gut microbiota, Fecal Microbiota Transfer, H. pylori infection, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Digestive Oncology, Diagnostic and Interventional Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Food Allergy and Intolerances, Impact of Stress on Gastrointestinal Tract, Role of Melatonin in the Gastrointestinal Tract.

    Limas Kupcinskas
    Lithuania
     

    Professor of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

    Academician of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences

    Head of Institute for Digestive Research, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

    Interests:
    H. pylori-related Diseases, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Orphanic Liver Diseases, Chronic Viral Hepatitis, Invasive Hepatology, Gastrointestinal Oncology

  • Leonid B. Lazebnik
    Russian Federation
     

    Professor of internal medicine

    Vice-president of Russian Medical Scientific Society of Internal Medicine

    President of Scientific Society of Gastroenterolgists of Russia

    Editor-in-chief of The Experimental and Clinical Gastroenterology Journal

    Member of Editorial board of The European Journal of Internal Medicine

    Interests:
    Clinical gastroenterology, Cardiology, Gerontology

    Sandra Lejniece
    Latvia
     

    Professor of Riga Stradins University

    Head of the Chemotherapy and Hematology Clinic, Riga East clinical university hospital, Riga

    Academician of the Latvian Academy of Sciences

    Dean of the Department of Doctoral Studies, Riga Stradiņš University

    Interests:
    Lymphoma, Anaemia, Bleeding Disorders, Chronic Myelogenic Leukemia

    Aivars Lejnieks
    Latvia
     

    Professor of Endocrinology, Riga Stradins University

    Academician of the Latvian Academy of Sciences

    Head of the Department of Internal Medicine, Riga Stradins University

    Chief specialist in Internal Medicine at Riga East clinical university hospital

    Interests:
    Risk Factors of Cardiovascular Diseases, Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes Mellitus, Arterial Hypertension, Calcium Metabolism, Vitamin D, Osteoporosis, The Significance and Impact of Viruses in Internal Medicine

  • Peter Malfertheiner
    Germany
     

    Professor of Medicine

    Universitätsklinikum LMU, Med Klinik II, München

    Interests:
    Helicobacter pylori infection, Chronic Inflammation and Carcinogenesis, Gastric Cancer, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Hepatocellular Cancer

    Gerassimos J Mantzaris
    Greece
     

    Professor of medicine

    Chief of the Gastroenterology Department at Evaggelismos Hospital, Athens

    Interests:
    Intestinal immunology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Coeliac disease

    Iveta Ozolanta
    Latvia
     

    Professor in medical biomechanics of Riga Stradins University

    Doctor Honoris Causae of the Latvian Academy of Sciences

    Interests:
    Biomechanics of Human Cardiovascular System, Biomechanics of Bones and Spine, Functional, Structural and Biomechanical Research of Human Upper Part of a Digestive Tube, Latvian Population Senescence and Life Quality: Biomedical and Social Aspects

  • Artūrs Ozoliņš
    Latvia
     

    Associate professor of Riga Stradiņš University

    Head of Hepatobiliary surgery at Pauls Stradiņš Clinical university hospital

    President of the Latvian Association of Surgeons

    Interests:
    Surgery of the Liver and bile ducts. Liver transplantation. Endocrine surgery. Neuroendocrine tumours.

    Haralds Plaudis
    Latvia
     

    Professor of Surgery at Riga Stradiņš University

    Head Specialist in Surgery at Riga East Clinical University Hospital

    Interests:
    Pancreato-biliary surgery, Upper GI tract surgery, Image guided surgery

    Juris Pokrotnieks
    Latvia
     

    Professor of Riga Stradins University

    Director of Residentship programme "Gastroenterology" at Riga Stradiņš University

    President of Latvian Gastroenterologists association

    Interests:
    Digestive Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Pharmacotherapy, Probiotics, Medical Education

  • Aldis Puķītis
    Latvia
     

    Associate Professor of Latvian University

    Head of the Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Centre, P.Stradins Clinical University hospital, Riga

    Interests:
    Endoscopic Ultrasound, Interventional Endoscopy, Pharmacology, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Medical Education

    Īzaks Rašals
    Latvia
     

    Professor of Genetics at the Faculty of Biology of the University of Latvia

    Full member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences

    Editor in Chief Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Section B: Natural, Exact and Applied Sciences

    Interests:
    Population genetics, plant genetic resources, plant breeding

    Luigi Ricciardiello
    Italy
     

    Professor of Medicine

    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Gastroenterology Unit, University of Bologna

    Chair of the UEG National Societies Committee

    Interests:
    Colorectal Cancer, Digestive Oncology

  • Antonio Riva
    United Kingdom
     

    Honorary Lecturer at King's College London

    Liver Immunology Sub-team Lead, Senior Scientist and Honorary lecturer

    Interests:
    Immune/inflammatory Correlates of Liver Disease, Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic Liver Disease, Cirrhosis and ACLF, Gut-Liver Axis, Biomarkers of Liver Disease Severity, Novel Molecular Targets for Immunotherapy

    Uwe Seitz
    Germany
     

    Doctor of Medicine. Lecturer of Internal Medicine at the University of Hamburg

    Head of the Department of Medicine (Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endoscopy, Infectious Diseases and Diabetes) at the hospital Bergstrasse, University Hospital Heidelberg

    Interests:
    High-resolution Endoscopy, Capsule Endoscopy, Interventional Endoscopy, Endoscopic Ultrasound

    Stanislav I. Sitkin
    Russian Federation
     

    Docent of I.I. Mechnikov North-Western State Medical University, St. Petersburg

    Interests:
    Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Probiotics, Liver Diseases

  • Andris Skride
    Latvia
     

    Assistant professor of Riga Stradins University

    Cardiologist at Pauls Stradins Clinical university hospital

    Nucleus member of the ESC Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation & Right Ventricular Function

    Head of Latvian Rare disease specialists association

    Interests:
    Rare diseases, Portal hypertension, Pulmonary hypertension

    Davor Stimac
    Croatia
     

    Professor of Medicine

    Head of Gastroenterology Department, Head Assistant of Clinic for Internal Medicine, Clinical Hospital Center Rijeka

    Co-chair of Department for Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Rijeka

    Interests:
    High-resolution Endoscopy, Interventional Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Medical Education

    Evgenii I. Tkachenko
    Russian Federation
     

    Professor of Medicine

    Head of Internal Diseases Department, I.I. Mechnikov North-Western State Medical University, St. Petersburg

    Interests:
    Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Clinical Microbiology, Gut Microflora

  • Jonas Valantinas
    Lithuania
     

    Professor of Medicine

    Head of the Center of Hepatology and Gastroenterology,Vilnius University Hospital, Vilnius

    Interests:
    Hepatology, Abdominal Ultrasound, Medical Education

    Ludmila Vīksna
    Latvia
     

    Professor of Riga Stradins University

    Corresponding member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences

    Chief specialist for infectology at Riga East clinical university hospital

    Head of the Department of Infectology of Riga Stradins University

    Interests:
    Viral Hepatitis, Hepathology, Impact of Infectious Agents on Different Organ Systems

Registration fees

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Till 24.10.21-50%
EXTENDED
After 24.10.21-30%
 
15.11.2021
 
Physicians 50 € 80 € 100 €
Trainees, farmacians 30 € 50 € 75 €
Nurses, students 15 € 25 € 50 €

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