2018 Annual Scientific Meeting

By Michael Schultz | Posted: Friday April 20, 2018

Join us in Dunedin this November

While still marveling at the pictures from last years’ ASM, it is difficult to imagine that in just 8 months’ time, we will do it all over again. Auckland set the bar very high in 2017 but we are certain that we can deliver another outstanding conference here in the deep South. Planning is going full steam ahead and the program is starting to take shape. Our theme is ‘Teamwork’ and several topics will explore the need to have multidisciplinary input for the best patient outcome. We bring together an exciting international faculty. Professor Georg Kähler, a surgeon and Head of the Interdisciplinary Endoscopy Centre at the University of Mannheim, Germany, who walks the fine line between surgery and endoscopy. Dr Charlie Lees, IBD specialist and researcher from Western General Hospital and University of Edinburgh shares his views on possible prevention and management of IBD. Prof Greg Dore from the Kirby Institute and St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney talks about eradication of Hepatitis C.

Kay Greveson, IBD lead nurse specialist from Royal Free Hospital London and Nursing Times nurse of the year 2016 is the founder of the IBD passport website. Dr Helen Griffiths, JAG assessor from the UK and nurse endoscopist for the Wye Valley NHS Trust will join us to discuss nurse endoscopy and quality in endoscopy, which is timely with the roll out of bowel screening in New Zealand.

We will also welcome many nationally known speakers to contribute to our theme.

The preliminary program will be published soon, mark your diaries and look forward to a great meeting in Dunedin.

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