On behalf of the Scientific Committee and our Societies, it is my privilege to invite you to the Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Gastroenterology (SGG-SSG), the Swiss Society of Visceral Surgery (SGVC-SSCV), the Swiss Association for the Study of the Liver (SASL) and the Swiss Society of Endoscopy Nurses and Associates (SVEP-ASPE).
This year's congress will take place at the SwissTech Convention Center on the vibrant EPFL campus in Lausanne. The scientific program includes a broad range of educational and scientific sessions covering a spectrum of topics relevant for your daily practice. In addition to established highlights, there will be a Joint SGG-SGVC Upper GI Session as well as a joint SGG-SGVC-SASL Prize Winners and Best Abstracts Session.
Outstanding international and national speakers have accepted to deliver keynote lectures on different emergent and important topics of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Visceral Surgery. In addition, there will be ample room for Free Communications, including video and case presentations, for which we hope to attract the best of Swiss basic, translational and clinical research in digestive and liver diseases. Posters will receive particular attention; they shall be on display at a very central location and shall be visited by guided poster tours. For the specialized nurses, SVEP-ASPE has worked out an exciting program for their members. Last but not least, the scientific program will be complemented by Lunch and Early Bird Symposia.
Besides the educational and scientific sessions the Annual Meeting should also be a time for informal exchange and social interactions. We strongly believe you will find the opportunities for professional and collegial interactions on the shores of Lac Léman, and enjoy the excitement of contemporary themes and new developments.
The Scientific Committee and I look forward to welcoming you to Lausanne.
With sincere regards,