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MONDAY 25 JUNE, 2018
TIME
SESSION
07:45-08:30
Light breakfast and gathering
08:30-09:05
OPENING PLENARY SESSION 1 Everything you wanted to know about colon polypectomy but were afraid to ask!
Hall A
Chairs: Iris Dotan, Rabin Medical Center and Yehuda Chowers, Rambam Health Care Campus
08:30-08:40
Welcome and introductions: Iris Dotan, Rabin Medical Center, Yehuda Chowers, Rambam Health Care Campus and Ian M. Gralnek, Emek Medical Center
08:40-09:05
Polypectomy – Best evidence and best practices: Michael Bourke, Westmead Hospital, Australia
09:05-10:05
PLENARY SESSION 2 – Live endoscopy
Hall A
Chairs: Erwin Santo, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Eyal Gal, Kaplan Medical Center and Michael Bourke, Westmead Hospital, Australia
Live endoscopy transmission from Rambam Health Care Campus

Procedures being preformed by:

Horst Neuhaus, Evangelisches Krankenhaus Düsseldorf teaching hospital, Germany
Boris Sapoznikov, Rabin Medical Center

D. Nageshwar Reddy, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, India
Olga Barkay, Barzilai Medical Center

Adrian Săftoiu, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Craiova, Romania
Alain Suissa, Rambam Health Care Campus

10:05-10:30
Coffee Break
10:30-12:15
IN PARALLEL
SESSION 3 – Endoscopy and medical treatment in IBD: Controversies and consensus
SESSION 4 – Focusing on the pancreas
Hall A
Chairs: Zohar Levi, Rabin Medical Center and Haim Shirin, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center
Hall B
Chairs: Ehud Melzer, Kaplan Medical Center and Alain Dancour, Shaare Zedek Medical Center
10:30-10:45
Early detection of neoplasia in IBD - How to improve your endoscopic detection and surveillance: Uri Kopylov, Sheba Medical Center
10:30-10:45
Abstract
New therapeutic horizons for EUS in 2018
Alain Dancour, Shaare Zedek Medical Center
10:45-11:00
Strictures in IBD - Do I endoscopically dilate or call the surgeon? Evelien Dekker, University of Amsterdam, Academic Medical Center, Netherlands
10:45-10:52
Abstract
The accuracy of intestinal ultrasound as compared to small bowel capsule endoscopy in assessment of suspected Crohn's disease in patients with negative ileo-colonoscopy:Dan Carter, Sheba Medical Center
11:00-11:30
The beauty of flexibility in using anti-TNF α in ulcerative colitis – Real world experience: Filip Baert, AZ Delta Roeselare, Belgium
10:52-10:59
Abstract
Randomized clinical trial: Effect of BIO-25 on microbiota composition of patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome: Nathaniel Aviv Cohen, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

11:30-12:00
Emerging therapies in UC - What's new? Alessandro Armuzzi, Catholic University of Rome, Italy
10:59-11:15
NETs – What every gastroenterologist needs to know in 2018! Orit Twito, Meir Medical Center
12:00-12:15
Peri-nal fistulixing disease in IBD - Endoscopy / imaging or both?: Adrian Săftoiu, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Caiova, Romania
11:15-11:35
Screening for pancreatic cancer: Who? When? How? Fabiana Benjaminov, Meir Medical Center

11:35-11:55
Managing pancreatic fluid collections - What's best? D. Nageshwar Reddy, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, India
11:55-12:15
Improving your biliary cannulation skills - Tips and tricks from experts: Horst Neuhaus, Evangelisches Krankenhaus Düsseldorf teaching hospital, Germany
12:15-13:15
PLENARY SESSION 5 Live endoscopy
Hall A
Chairs: Alex Geller, Rabin Medical Center, Jacob Dickstein, Carmel Medical Center and Evelien Dekker, University of Amsterdam, Academic Medical Center, Netherlands
Live endoscopy transmission from Rambam Health Care Campus

Procedures being preformed by:

Michael Bourke, Westmead Hospital, Australia
Harold Jacob, Hadassah Medical Center

Michel Kahaleh, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, USA
Julia Epstein, Hadassah Medical Center

Erwin Santo, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Dov Wengrower,Shaare Zedek Medical Center

13:15-14:00
Lunch Break
14:00-15:15
IN PARALLEL
SESSION 6 – Expanding biologic landscape in the treatment of Crohn's disease
Lunch Symposium (sponsored by Neopharm)
SESSION 7 – Elimination of Hepatitis C in Israel 2018
Lunch Symposium (sponsored by Gilead)
Hall A
Chairs: Shomron Ben-Horin, Sheba Medical Center and Henit Yanai, Rabin Medical Center
Hall B
Chairs: Ziv Ben Ari, Sheba Medical Center and Oren Shibolet, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
14:00-14:45
Decision making in management of moderate to severe Crohn's disease: Douglas C. Wolf, IBD Center Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, Georgia, USA
14:00-14:20
Is HCV elimination possible in Israel? Ziv Ben Ari, Sheba Medical Center
Debate: A third anti TNF – Why? Or why not?
14:20-14:40
How do current treatments can help us achieve elimination? Oren Shibolet, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
14:45-15:00
Against: Doron Schwartz, Soroka Medical Center
14:40-15:00
The gastrointestinal specialist perspective of Hepatitis C treatment: Haim Shirin, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center
15:00-15:15
For: Ariella Shitrit, Shaare Zedek Medical Center
15:00-15:15
Discussion
15:15-15:45
Dessert Break
15:45-16:45
PLENARY SESSION 8 Live endoscopy
Hall A
Chairs: Nadir Arber, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center ,Fabiana Benjaminov, Meir Medical Center, D. Nageshwar Reddy, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, India
Live endoscopy transmission from the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India
16:45-17:15
Evening Program Inspiring Leadership
Introduction: Adi Lahat, Sheba Medical Center
Efrat Dror, CEO, Herzelia Studios (United Studios Ltd)
17:15
“Wine and Cheese Get Together”
End of Day One
TUESDAY 26 JUNE, 2018
TIME
SESSION
07:45-08:30
Light breakfast and gathering
08:30-09:35
IGA - ESGE PLENARY SESSION 9 – Standards and best practices in endoscopy
Hall A
Chairs: Jabir Alkrenawi, Soroka Medical Center and Ian M. Gralnek, Emek Medical Center
08:30-08:45
Quality indicators in upper GI endoscopy: Mário Dinis-Ribeiro, Instituto Portugues de Oncologia 'Francisco Gentil', Portugal
08:45-09:00
Quality indicators in lower GI endoscopy: Evelien Dekker, University of Amsterdam, Academic Medical Center, Netherlands
09:00-09:20
How to make sedation safe in GI departments: David Gozal, Hadassah Medical Center
09:20-09:35
Colonoscopy preparation: What should you be recommending in your practice: Lior Katz, Sheba Medical Center
09:35-10:35
PLENARY SESSION 10 Live endoscopy
Hall A
Chairs: Alaa Melhem, Rabin Medical Center, Eran Goldin, Shaare Zedek Medical and Mário Dinis-Ribeiro, Instituto Portugues de Oncologia 'Francisco Gentil', Portugal
Live endoscopy transmission from Rambam Health Care Campus

Procedures being preformed by:

Michael Bourke, Westmead Hospital, Australia
D. Nageshwar Reddy, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, India

Horst Neuhaus, Evangelisches Krankenhaus Düsseldorf teaching hospital, Germany
Michel Kahaleh, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, USA

Adrian Săftoiu, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Craiova, Romania
Assaf Stein, Meir Medical Center

10:35-11:05
Coffee Break
11:05-12:05
PLENARY SESSION 11 Innovation parade in endoscopy & gastroenterology
Hall A
Chairs: Ori Segol, Carmel Medical Center and Harold Jacob, Hadassah Medical Center
11:05-11:14
Haifa Life Sciences Park: Or Shahaf, CEO Haifa Economic Corporation
11:14-11:21
Abstract
Deep enteroscopy with a through-the-scope balloon catheter system in pediatric patients with IBD: Efrat Broide, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center
11:21-11:28
Abstract
Safety, tolerability and efficacy of a novel self-use biodegradable device for obesity: Haim Shirin, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center
11:28-11:37
Novel single use, self-propelled colonoscope: Arik Segal, Consis Medical
11:37-11:46
Precision measurement as standard practice in endoscopy: Avishay Sidlesky, VTM Technologies Ltd
11:46-11:55
Pure-Vu System: Reducing the dependency on a pre-procedural prep for a successful colonoscopy: Gil Balog, Motus GI Medical Technologies Ltd
11:55-12:50
PLENARY SESSION 12 Live endoscopy
Hall A
Chairs: Dov Wengrower, Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Maor Lahav, Sheba Medical Center and Vered Shabat-Sehayek, Rabin Medical Center
Live endoscopy transmission from Rambam Health Care Campus

Procedures being preformed by:

Michael Bourke, Westmead Hospital, Australia
Adrian Săftoiu, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Craiova, Romania

Michel Kahaleh, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, USA
Fred Konikoff, Meir Medical Center

D. Nageshwar Reddy, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, India
Jacob Dickstein, Carmel Medical Center

12:50-13:50
Lunch Break
13:50-15:05
IN PARALLEL
SESSION 13 – Perianal fistulas in Crohn's disease - Is there light at the end of the tunnel?
Lunch Symposium (sponsored by Takeda)
SESSION 14 – Endoscopy in the complicated liver patient
Hall A
Chairs: Adi Lahat, Sheba Medical Center and Matti Waterman, Rambam Health Care Campus
Hall B
Chairs: Alexander Fich, Soroka Medical Center and Oren Shibolet, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
13:50-15:05
Multidisciplinary discussion and views:
13:50-14:10
Rational approach to esophageal variceal bleeding: Yael Kopelman, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
Gastroenterology: Adi Lahat, Sheba Medical Center
14:10-14:30
Gastric varices – A sticky treatment for a sticky situation: Idan Levy, Sheba Medical Center
Colorectal: Hagit Tulchinsky, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
14:30-14:50
Endoscopic and pharmacological therapies in portal hypertensive-related GAVE (Watermelon Stomach): Michal Carmiel-Haggai, Galilee Medical Center
Imaging: Naama Lev-Cohain, Hadassah Medical Center
14:50-14:57
Abstract
Safety and yield of colonoscopy in nonagenarians compared with octogenarians: Dan M. Livovsky, Shaare Zedek Medical Center
14:57-15:04
Abstract
Long term efficacy and safety of radiofrequency ablation for dysplastic barrett's esophagus: Boris Sapoznikov, Rabin Medical Center
15:05-15:35
Dessert Break
15:35-16:35
PLENARY SESSION 15 Live endoscopy
Hall A
Chairs: Abraham (Rami) Eliakim, Sheba Medical Center, Tova Raines, Bnai Zion Medical Center
Live endoscopy transmission from the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad, India
16:35-17:50
PARALLEL SESSIONS
SESSION 16 – Endoscopy potpourri
SESSION 17 – Genetic surprises along the GI tract
Hall A
Chairs: Nimrod Kimchi, Clalit Health Care and Boris Sapoznikov, Rabin Medical Center
Hall B
Chairs: Elizabeth Half, Rambam Health Care Campus and Yehuda Ringel, Meir Medical Center
16:35-16:55
Barrett’s esophagus – Endotherapy in 2018: Fred Konikoff, Meir Medical Center
16:35-17:05
Gastrointestinal symptoms of Hereditary Angioedema (HAE): Aharon Kessel, Bnai-Zion Medical Center
16:55-17:02
Abstract
Per-oral endoscopic myotomy: Summary of five years of experience: Ariel Benson, Hadassah Medical Center

17:05-17:20
Early onset colorectal cancer: Elez Vainer,Hadassah Medical Center
17:02-17:09
Abstract
The ESD experience at Hadassah University Medical Center: Ariel Benson, Hadassah Medical Center

17:20-17:50
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, did you think it could be Fabry? Gheona Altarescu, Shaare Zedek Medical Center

17:09-17:30
Selecting the best treatment for your patient with achalasia: Michel Kahaleh, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, USA
17:30-17:50
Endoscopy in the community: Dan Keret, Clalit Healt Care
17:50-18:05
PLENARY SESSION 18
Hall A
Congress conclusion and Best Abstracts Awards
End of Day Two