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Innovations you can expect at UEG Week Barcelona

We work hard to further improve formats and enhance the experience of our participants. In 2015 again we introduce a variety of innovations

Having the deadline very close to UEG Week is to ensure, that doctors have the opportunity to submit their latest research advances. Late-breakers be prepared to travel to the venue on short notice (only 15 days before UEG Week starts).




How to submit your recent research to UEG Week Barcelona?

An update for late-breaking abstract sumbitters: This year the deadline for late-breaking submissions will be open August 25 - September 18.

Having the deadline very close to UEG Week is to ensure, that doctors have the opportunity to submit their latest research advances. Late-breakers be prepared to travel to the venue on short notice (only 15 days before UEG Week starts).




UEG Week Online Programme

UEG Week features latest advances in clinical management and the best research in GI and liver disease.

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Join the world premier GI meeting and benefit from early bird rates!

These sessions summarise the latest clinical advances, research, guidelines, and UEG Week abstracts in each area in 2013. If you have concentrated on one area in the meeting, this is the perfect opportunity to catch up on another subject which interests you!

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Guidance and Best Practices

Check our guidance on how to prepare and present your items. 

Participate in our moderated Twitter discussions at #UEGWeek. Join in the discussion and ask the experts or express your point of view by including the hashtag #WeekChat in your tweets:

How GI practice can benefit from social media use

Expert: Mostafa Ibrahim
Sunday, October 19- 13:00-14:00

Scientific discussion: Hot topics in GI cancer

Expert: Rebecca Fitzgerald; Co-moderator Tomer Adar
Tuesday, October 21 - 17:30-18:30

Browse the UEG Week 2015 Preliminary Programme

Dr Olaf Bakker (University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands) and his team addressed this question through a multicentre randomised controlled trial. Dr  Bakker will present his paper, which has been selected as one of the Top Abstracts by the UEG Scientific Committee, at 08.57 h in Hall 1 during tomorrow’s Opening Plenary Session.

Dr Olaf BakkerPatients with severe pancreatitis frequently develop infectious complications such as infected pancreatic necrosis, which may lead to life-threatening sepsis. A routine start of enteral feeding through a feeding tube within 24 hours after admission is believed to reduce infections. However, as evidence has been based on observational and retrospective data so far, Dr Bakker’s aim was to obtain empirically sound data. “We performed a multicentre randomised trial including 208 patients with predicted severe acute pancreatitis (PYTHON trial). Within 24 hours of hospitalisation, patients were randomised to either early tube feeding or to starvation for the first 72 hours followed by an oral diet with on-demand tube feeding whenever oral intake was insufficient.

Baseline characteristics did not differ between groups. 30 patients in the early feeding group compared to 28 patients in the on-demand group suffered from an infection or mortality (composite primary endpoint; p = 0.76). Mortality was 11% in the early feeding group compared to 7% in the on-demand group (p = 0.33). In the on-demand group, 72 patients (69%) tolerated an oral diet and thus only 32 patients (31%) required nasoenteral tube feeding.”  According to Dr Bakker, the results from the PYTHON trial show that starting tube feeding within 24 hours after admission in patients with predicted severe acute pancreatitis does not improve outcome as compared to on-demand feeding started after 72 hours. He concludes: “Therefore, in contrast to what is advised in recent guidelines, routine early tube feeding is not necessary in these patients. Tube feeding can be started after 72 hours after admission whenever the patients’ oral intake is insufficient.”

CT Scan of a patient with severe pancreatitis and infected pancreatic necrosis:

CT scan of a patient with severe pancreatitis and infected pancreatic necrosis

October 24-28, 2015
Fira de Barcelona - Gran Via Venue
, Barcelona, Spain

October 24-28, 2015
Fira de Barcelona - Gran Via Venue

Barcelona, Spain

UEG Week is the largest and most prestigious meeting of its kind in Europe, and many consider it to be the best digestive diseases meeting in the world.

It has been running since 1992 and now attracts more than 14,000 people from across the world. It features the latest advances in clinical management, the best research in GI and liver disease and includes several different kinds of symposia and fora, where cutting edge gastroenterology and hepatology is being discussed. 

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