Scientific program

*The entire scientific program is intended for both physicians and nurses.

Sunday, 23 of September 2018

DIRECTOR: Assoc. Prof. Alina Tantau
Alina Tantau, Marcel Tantau, Daciana Jucan
09:00 - 10:30Hands-on 1st module
10:30 -11:00Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30Hands-on 2nd module

Sunday, 23 of September 2018

Aim: Leaders, alongside young rising stars, will gather together to deliberate with participants the most pressing and timely topics in the field of ERCP, EUS and IBD, to discuss and to bring into spotlight the quality in endoscopy issues.
Co-Directors: Mostafa Ibrahim (Egypt), Ofelia Mosteanu (Romania) and Teodora Atena Pop (Romania)
Coordinator: Ibrahim Mostafa (Egypt)
10:00 - 11:00Registration
Venue: 23, Ghe. Marinescu street (Magna Aula)
11:00 - 11:10Opening
Marianna Arvanitakis (ESGE), Mostafa Ibrahim (WEO), Ofelia Mosteanu (WEO), Teodora Pop, Marcel Tantau, Tomas Hucl (WEO, ESGE)
11:10 - 12:45Up-to-date in endoscopy I – Upper GI
Chairs: Edward Despott, Tomas Hucl, Thomas Wiedbrauck
Edward Despott: Obscure GI bleeding: do I repeat upper GI endoscopy or colonoscopy before enteroscopy? Do I go for capsule or enteroscopy
Marcel Tantau: POEM vs. dilation: which is the way?
Ofelia Mosteanu: GI Stenting: do’s and dont`s
12:45 - 13:05

Alina Tantau: Treat-to-target in clinical practice
13:05 - 14:10Lunch
14:10 -15:50Up-to-date in endoscopy II - Quality in ERCP&EUS
Chairs: Marianna Arvanitakis, Erwin Santo, Marcel Tantau
Tomas Hucl: Anatomy of the papilla
Marianna Arvanitakis: How to manage biliary leaks
Mostafa Ibrahim: Biliary stents: which is the best ?
Andrada Seicean: EUS tissue sampling – when and how?
Erwin Santo: Management of pancreatic ductal strictures
15:50 - 16:05Coffee break
16:05 - 16:25

Mucosal healing: A key therapeutic goal in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) - Marcel Tantau
16:25 - 18:20Up-to-date in endoscopy III - Colonoscopy –optimal practice
Chairs: Cristian Gheorghe, Cesare Hassan, Mostafa Ibrahim
Cesare Hassan: CRC screening – how I do it
Raf Bisschops: IBD Diagnosis Video Symposium
Cristian Gheorghe: Polypectomy - how I do it
Arnaud Lemmers: ESD- how I do it
Thomas Wiedbrauck: Full thickness resection: how I do it?

Sunday, 23 of September 2018

10:00 - 10:45Registration
Venue: 23, Ghe. Marinescu street (Magna Aula)
10:45 - 10:50Welcome
Chairs: Marcel Tantau, Zeno Sparchez, Bogdan Procopet
Session I: Coagulation and thrombosis in cirrhosis
Chairs: Juan Carlos Garcia Pagan, Bogdan Procopet, Anca Trifan
10:50 - 11:00Case report/Q/A
Oana Farcau (Cluj-Napoca)
11:00 - 11:30State of the art: Coagulation in cirrhosis and portal vein thrombosis
Juan Carlos Garcia-Pagan (Barcelona)
11:30 - 11:45Coagulation abnormalities in cirrhosis: how it should be investigated?
Alina Buliarca (Cluj-Napoca)
11:45 - 12:05Anticoagulant treatment in cirrhosis: PRO
Liana Gheorghe (Bucharest)
12:05 - 12:25Anticoagulant treatment in cirrhosis: CONTRA
Anca Trifan, Irina Girleanu (Iasi)
12:25 - 12:40TIPS and portal vein thrombosis
Bogdan Procopet (Cluj-Napoca)
12:40 - 13:00

Clinical experience of the Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Cluj in treating patients with HCV
Marcel Tantau
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
Session 2: Acute-on-chronic liver failure
Chairs: Paolo Caraceni, Liana Gheorghe, Horia Ștefănescu
14:00 - 14:15Case report (Q/A)
Adelina Horhat (Cluj-Napoca)
14:15 - 14:45State of the art: Acute-on-chronic liver failure
Paolo Caraceni (Bologna)
14:45 - 15:00Markers of bacterial infections
Petra Fischer (Cluj-Napoca)
15:00 - 15:15Severe alcoholic hepatitis and ALCF
Horia Stefanescu (Cluj-Napoca)
15:15 - 15:30Hepatitis B flares and ACLF
Alina Tantau (Cluj-Napoca)
15:30 - 15:45Intensive care in patients with ACLF
Daniela Ionescu (Cluj-Napoca)
15:45 - 16:05

HVB Therapy
Marcel Tantau
16:05 - 16:30Coffee break
Session 3: Management of hepatocellular carcinoma
Chairs: Ashraf Omar Abdelaziz, Ioan Sporea, Zeno Sparchez
16:30 - 16:40Case report (Q/A)
Tudor Mocan (Cluj-Napoca)
16:40 - 16:55Feasibility of HCC screening
Ioan Sporea (Timisoara)
16:55 - 17:25State of the art: major changes in the management of hepatocellular carcinoma
Ashraf Omar Abdelaziz (Cairo)
17:25 - 17:40Percutaneous ablation therapy in HCC
Zeno Sparchez (Cluj-Napoca)
17:40 - 17:55Optimal patient for hepatic resection in cirrhosis complicated with HCC
Nadim Al Hajjar (Cluj-Napoca)
17:55 - 18:10PD-1/PD-L1 axis in HCC: prognostic and therapeutic perspectives
Tudor Mocan (Cluj-Napoca)
18:10 - 18:30

Beyond C
Marcel Tanțău
18:30 - 18:35Closing remarks

Monday, 24 of September 2018

08:00 - 08:30Registration
08:30 - 08:45Opening
08:45 - 09:00Lecture Tomas Hucl
Pancreatic cysts: the new guideline
09:00 - 10:40Live video demostration I
Chairs: Cristian Gheorghe, Cesare Hassan, Tomas Hucl, Andrada Seicean, Alina Tantau
Experts: Marianna Arvanitakis, Raf Bisschops, Edward Despott, Mostafa Ibrahim, Arnaud Lemmers, Jan Martinek, Adrian Saftoiu, Erwin Santo, Marcel Tantau, Thomas Wiedbrauck
Case 1: EUS
Case 2: Polypectomy
Case 3: GI Bleeding
10:40 - 11:00Coffee break
11:00 - 11:20Lecture Raf Bisschops
Barrett oesophagus: patient selection for endoscopic therapy and lesion assessment
11:20 - 13:00Live video demostration II
Chairs: Raf Bisschops, Adrian Catinean, Adrian Goldis, Anca Trifan, Ioana Visovan
Experts: Marianna Arvanitakis, Edward Despott, Cesare Hassan, Tibor Gyökeres, Tomas Hucl, Arnaud Lemmers, Jan Martinek, Erwin Santo
Case 1: ESD
Case 2: G-POEM
Case 3: Esophageal stricture management
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 14:20Lecture Cesare Hassan
The colonoscopist`s guide to the vocabulary of colorectal neoplasia: histology, morphology and management
14:20 - 15:40Live video demostration III
Chairs: Daniela Dobru, Tibor Gyökeres, Jan Martinek, Adrian Saftoiu, Carol Stanciu
Experts: Marianna Arvanitakis, Raf Bisschops, Edward Despott, Tomas Hucl, Mostafa Ibrahim, Mouen Khashab, Arnaud Lemmers, Erwin Santo, Alina Tantau
Case 1: Z-Poem
Case 2: ERCP - gallstones cholangioscopy
Case 3: Barrett esophagus assessment
Case 4: EUS characterization of submucosal tumor
15:40 - 16:00Coffee break
16:00 - 16:20Lecture Marianna Arvanitakis: Highlights in ERCP
16:20 - 17:40Live video demostration IV
Chairs: Marianna Arvanitakis, Eugen Dumitru, Gabriel Constantinescu, Mihai Ciocarlan, Edward Despott
Experts: Raf Bisschops, Cesare Hassan, Tomas Hucl, Tibor Gyökeres, Mouen Khashab, Mostafa Ibrahim, Ofelia Mosteanu, Teodora Atena Pop, Thomas Wiedbrauck
Case 1: Wirsung stricture management
Case 2: Walled off necrosis management
Case 3: EUS – gastro –jejuno anastomosis
Case 4: Enteroscopy
17:40 - 18:00Lecture Edward Despott
Small bowel endoscopy in inflammatory bowel disease
20:00 - 23:30Dinner, Wonderland Resort Cluj

Tuesday, 25 of September 2018

08:30 - 08:40Case reports
08:40 - 09:00Lecture Jan Martinek: Endoscopic management of early esophageal cancer
09:00 - 10:20Live video demonstration V
Chairs: Arnaud Lemmers, Ciprian Brisc, Voicu Mercea, Thomas Wiedbrauck, Dan Dumitrascu
Experts: Marianna Arvanitakis, Raf Bisschops, Cesare Hassan, Jan Martinek, Mouen Khashab, Tomas Hucl, Edward Despott, Erwin Santo, Mostafa Ibrahim, Marcel Tantau
Case 1: POEM
Case 2: Wirsung stone – cholangioscopy
Case 3: Endoscopic suturing system
10:20 - 10:40Lecture Arnaud Lemmers
Mistakes in endoscopy and how to avoid them
10:40 - 11:00Coffee break
11:00 - 11:20Lecture Mouen Khashab -
E POEM, Z POEM, G POEM – state of the art 2018
11:20 - 13:00Live video demostration VI
Chairs: Edward Despott, Simona Bataga, Mariana Jinga, Lidia Ciobanu
Experts: Marianna Arvanitakis, Raf Bisschops, Tomas Hucl, Tibor Gyökeres, Cesare Hassan, Mostafa Ibrahim, Arnaud Lemmers, Jan Martinek, Adrian Saftoiu, Erwin Santo, Alina Tantau, Thomas Wiedbrauck
Case 1: Walled off pancreatic necrosis drainage
Case 2: EMR vs ESD
Case 3: ERCP
Case 4: Hemostatic powder
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 14:20Lecture Mostafa Ibrahim: Bridging the gap in acute GI bleeding - are hemostatic powders enough?
14:20 - 16:00Live video demonstration VII
Chairs: Romeo Chira, Vasile Drug, Erwin Santo, Cesare Hassan, Adrian Saftoiu
Experts: Marianna Arvanitakis, Raf Bisschops, Edward Despott, Tibor Gyökeres, Tomas Hucl, Mostafa Ibrahim, Arnaud Lemmers, Jan Martinek, Marcel Tantau, Thomas Wiedbrauck, Mostafa Ibrahim
Case 1: ESD – gastric submucosal tumor
Case 2: Fistula stenting
Case 3: Gastric varices - EUS coils
16:00 - 16:30EUS highlights:
Lecture Adrian Saftoiu

EUS value in the borderline resectable/locally advanced pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
Lecture Erwin Santo
Pancreatic solid incidentalomas
16:30 - 16:40Workshop Closing

*The entire scientific program is intended for both physicians and nurses.