Colonoscopy & Colonic Neoplasms Symposium Report
|Thierry Ponchon||Thomas Seufferlein|
The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and the European Society of Digestive Oncology (ESDO) joined forces for this second symposium in the Quality in Endoscopy series and invited leaders in the field of colonoscopy and colonic neoplasms, alongside young rising stars. Sixty-seven abstracts were submitted and 30 were finally accepted. Over 200 endoscopists attended the symposium. The meeting took place in a modern and very convenient location with high-quality video facilities, which allowed excellent illustration of the case presentations and stimulated the debates. All participants and the survey responses indicated that the meeting fulfilled its aim of providing state-of-the-art knowledge of quality in colonoscopy through lectures, case discussion, and interactive participation. The different aspects of quality in colonoscopy were covered from A (bowel cleansing) to Z (stenting), and the social networking was also very fruitful. Indeed, the meeting was so active and productive that it is hard to summarize. One particularly striking feature was the number of young women working as experts in this field and contributing excellent presentations.