Save the dates!!! Digestive diseases Wales, Cardiff 1-2 March 2018

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Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel Thursday 1st – Friday 2nd March 2018


The Welsh Association for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy (WAGE), BSG, Welsh Surgical Society and Welsh Chapters of AUGIS and ACP are joining together for the above meeting, which will be the largest Digestive Disease Federation type meeting held in Cardiff since BSG was held there in 1986. BSG will have its own awayday on the Wednesday, and thus well-known experts and opinion leaders will be in the City for the whole three days. The organisation and hosting of the meeting are being  progressed by Creative Conferences (


Speakers confirmed so far include Dr Siwan Thomas-Gibson (JAG Lead), Prof David Sanders (Sheffield), Prof Martin Lombard (BSG President), Prof Chris Probert (Liverpool), Dr Dhiraj Tripathi and Prof Gideon Hirschfield (Birmingham), Dr George Webster (UCLH), Dr Mark Hudson (Newcastle), Prof Attila Nakeeb (Indianapolis), Dr Luigi Bonavina (Milan), Ms Nicola Fearnhead (Cambridge), Dr Par Myrelid (Linkoping, Sweden), Dr Amy Lightner (Mayo Clinic), and Prof Enrique Dominguez-Munoz (Santiago de Compostela).  The provisional programme can be viewed here:Digestive Diseases 2018 prog260118


The framework of the meeting will comprise plenary sessions in hepatobiliary disease, colorectal disease, inflammatory bowel disease, oesophageal disease and endoscopy.  There will also be a session on research and an “Editor’s Choice”.  There will be a pre-dinner debate on the Thursday early evening “This house believes that there is enough evidence to recommend aspirin for cancer prevention in the over 50s” The conference dinner will be in the spacious dining facilities of the Mercure itself, and the entertainment will reflect St David’s Day. There will be parallel nurse specialist sessions and free paper prize sessions as well as a call for abstracts with free papers and posters.