Gastrointestinal endoscopy was the main theme of the 7th Sydney International Endoscopy Symposium on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th March 2014. The conference which has been held in Hilton Sydney has attracted many medical professionals to participate in lectures as well as live demonstrations from specialized endoscopy unit.
The topics of the symposium included: colonoscopy, Barrett’s oesophagus, endoscopic stenting for benign and malignant disease, adenoma detection, histological diagnosis, endoscopic ultrasound and new endoscopic haemostatic therapies. The main focus for this year’s meeting was the clinical practice of colonoscopy. The most popular part of the conference was interactive transmission from the Westmead Endoscopy Unit. During the live telecasts anyone from gathered scientific community could see live operation and watch the procedure with questions and answers at that end of presentation.
The highlight of the second day was The Peter Gillespie Lecture on Screening and Prevention of the Colorectal Cancer with with Dr. Douglas K. Rex from Indiana University School of Medicine. Doug Rex has been an international leader in the movement to improve the quality of colonoscopy performance.
For more information visit Sydney International Endocscopy Symposium website.