Foreword



We are very pleased to warmly welcome in Milan the Italian and International Colleagues who will be attending the 6th International Live Endoscopy Course - IMAGE 2015.

This year, as per tradition, we have an outstanding international faculty coming from all over the world. They will share with us knowledge and innovations through a combination of lectures, live cases, and discussions that will cover most of the hot topics in gastroenterology and digestive endoscopy.

For the first year gastroenterologists will meet pulmonologists during the lecture dedicated to EBUS and live cases will demonstrated how to approach the mediastinal ultrasonographic study. As in the last edition, some of the major experts in IBD will join the meeting adding new expertise in the field of endoscopy of patients with IBD and updating us on the advances in IBD surgery. A number of cutting-edge technologies, integrating minimally invasive surgery, flexible endoscopy and advanced techniques such as stenting for GI tract and biliary drainage will be presented and demonstrated during live cases.
Lectures will be dedicated to enteroscopy, bowel preparation, new anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents, Barrett’s esophagus and other interesting issues.

As innovation for the 6th edition we created a dedicated App "My IMAGE" to share and make available a range of services and tools that will improve the fruition of the meeting.

Wishing everyone a fruitful and enjoyable time.



   
Alessandro Repici   Alberto Malesci
  Silvio Danese

Experts

COURSE DIRECTORS
   
A. Repici
Milano (Italy)
  A. Malesci
Milano (Italy)
  S. Danese
Milano (Italy)


PRELIMINARY INTERNATIONAL BOARD

S.A. Al Awadhi Dubai (UAE)
J.T. Annema Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
T.H. Baron Chapel Hill (USA)
R. Bisschops Leuven (Belgium)
M.J. Bourke Sydney (Australia)
M. Giovannini Marseille (France)
G.B. Haber New York (USA)
C. Hassan Roma (Italy)
H. Inoue Yokohama (Japan)
R. Kiesslich Frankfurt (Germany)
M. Korolev Saint Petersburg (Russian Federation)
Z. Liu Xian (China)
M. Morino Torino (Italy)
F. Radaelli Como (Italy)
D. Nageshwar Reddy Hyderabad (India)
D.K. Rex Indianapolis (USA)
T. Rösch Hamburg (Germany)
B.P. Saunders London (UK)
P. Sharma Kansas City (USA)
A. Spinelli Milano (Italy)
Y. Starkov Moscow (Russian Federation)
J.E. van Hooft Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
S. Vermeire Leuven (Belgium)
H. Yamamoto Tochigi (Japan)
P. Zhou Shangai (China)

PERMANENT MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOARD

L. Yao Shangai (China)
 

S.A. Al Awadhi
Dubai (UAE)

J.T. Annema
Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

T.H. Baron
Chapel Hill (USA)

R. Bisschops
Leuven (Belgium)

M.J. Bourke
Sydney (Australia)

M. Giovannini
Marseille (France)

G.B. Haber
New York (USA)

C. Hassan
Roma (Italy)

H. Inoue
Yokoama (Japan)

R. Kiesslich
Frankfurt (Germany)

M. Korolev
Saint Petersburg (Russian Federation)

Z. Liu
Xian (China)

M. Morino
Torino (Italy)

F. Radaelli
Como (Italy)

D. Nageshwar Reddy
Hyderabad (India)

D.K. Rex
Indianapolis (USA)

T. Rösch
Hamburg (Germany)

B.P. Saunders
London (UK)

P. Sharma
Kansas City (USA)

A. Spinelli
Milano (Italy)

Y. Starkov
Moscow (Russian Federation)

J.E. van Hooft
Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

S. Vermeire
Leuven (Belgium)

H. Yamamoto
Tochigi (Japan)

P. Zhou
Shangai (China)

 

1st day
THURSDAY JUNE 18TH, 2015

08.00-09.15
Registration
09.15-09.30
Welcome and introduction to the Course
A. Repici, A. Malesci, S. Danese,
M. Montorsi, L. Ravera
Moderators: R. Bisschops , A. Malesci
09.30-10.00
LECTURE Integrating minimally invasive surgery and flexible endoscopy: a new paradigm for better care of GI diseases
M. Morino
10.00-12.20
LIVE ENDOSCOPY
12.20-12.40
LECTURE Enteroscopy in 2015: indications and therapeutic options
H. Yamamoto
12.40-14.00
Lunch
 
Moderators: Z. Liu , F. Radaelli
14.00-14.20
LECTURE EBUS for staging of pulmonary and GI diseases: how to do
and who should do
J.T. Annema
14.20-16.40
LIVE ENDOSCOPY
 

Moderators: C. Hassan, D.K. Rex
16.40-17.00
LECTURE New anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents: what endoscopists should know
F. Radaelli
17.00-17.20
LECTURE Advances in management of early rectal lesions
B.P. Saunders
17.20-17.50
Discussion - end of the day

2nd day
FRIDAY JUNE 19TH, 2015

Moderators: G.B. Haber, Y. Starkov
08.00-09.00
GRAND ROUND
Stenting for GI tract

• Esophageal stents for benign indications
T.H. Baron
• Metal stent in benign biliary strictures
N. Reddy Duvvur
• Colorectal stenting: from new guidelines to real practice
J.E. van Hooft
09.00-12.00
LIVE ENDOSCOPY
 
12.00-13.00
ACHALASIA IN 2015
A debate among experts
H. Inoue, T. Rösch, P. Zhou
13.00-14.00
Lunch

Moderators: S.A. Al Awadhi , M. Giovannini
14.00-14.20
LECTURE Optimization of bowel preparation for colonoscopy
C. Hassan
14.20-16.00
LIVE ENDOSCOPY
 
 
Moderators: T.H. Baron, T. Rösch
16.00-16.20
LECTURE New approach to Barrett’s Esophagus
P. Sharma
16.20-16.40
LECTURE Tips and Tricks to scope patients with IBD
R. Kiesslich
16.40-17.00
LECTURE Managing duodenal adenoma: how to resect and how to deal with complications
M.J. Bourke
17.00-18.00
Discussion - end of the day

3rd day
SATURDAY JUNE 20TH, 2015

Moderators: M.J. Bourke, J.E. van Hooft
08.00-09.00
THE BILIARY UPDATE
• EUS-guided biliary drainage: indications and results
M. Giovannini
• Management of difficult biliary and pancreatic stones G.B. Haber
09.00-11.00
LIVE ENDOSCOPY
 
11.00-11.20
LECTURE Is mucosal healing the holy grail in IBD?
S. Vermeire
11.20-11.40
LECTURE The (near) future of IBD Surgery
A. Spinelli

 
Moderators: C. Hassan, M. Korolev, A. Repici
11.40-12.40
ROUND TABLE
The colonic polyp

• Small an diminutive polyps: how to pick-up and how to remove
D.K. Rex
• Management of large colonic adenoma: insights from "The Expert"
M.J. Bourke
• Colorectal ESD for Western Endoscopists
A.Repici
12.40-13.00
Discussion
13.00-13.30
CME questionnaire
13.30
Light Lunch - end of the meeting


Partnership
LA GRANDE MILANO
Centro Studi Grande Milano is a non-profit association which promotes Milan as a prestigious, authoritative
and metropolitan city worldwide

General Information

MEETING VENUE
  Humanitas Congress Center
Via Manzoni, 113 – Rozzano, Milano (Italy)



PARKING
  The hospital has six carparks available for a fee.
Tickets can be paid directly to the automatic machines.

LANGUAGE
  The course language is English.
Simultaneous translation will be provided throughout the congress in Italian and Russian.

ACCREDITATION
  CME credits for Italian Physicians
Discipline: Gastroenterology, General Surgery

SCIENTIFIC SECRETARIAT
 
AREA QUALITÀ S.r.l.
Via Comelico 3 - 20135 Milano (Italy)
Phone + 39 02 5512322
Fax + 39 02 73960564
liveendoscopy@areaqualita.com

CONGRESS WEBSITE

  www.imageliveendoscopy.com

APP

  My IMAGE is the innovative app for the International Live Endoscopy Course IMAGE that allows you to experience the congress at your fingertips.

You can easily access to the content you are interested to:
  • course program and general information
  • real time proceedings
  • library: past edition presentation
    and videos
  • live Q&A
  • interactive exhibitors map
My IMAGE will be available to download on:



Use your personal code to access the interactive congress features.

BADGE
  All participants and exhibitors are kindly requested to wear their badges throughout the Meeting Area in order to be admitted to the scientific sessions and to all the activities of the meeting.

BANKING AND EXCHANGE
  The Italian monetary system is the euro. Foreign currency may be exchanged at banks during normal banking hours, at hotels, airports and in exchange offices. All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.

VISA REQUIREMENT
  All visitors entering Italy must have a valid travel document. For European Community citizens an Identity Card is sufficient. Participants should check the Italian Embassy or Consulate in their country regarding visa and health certificate requirements. The Scientific Secretariat can supply a Letter of Invitation if required.


Registration & Hotel Reservation

REGISTRATION FEE AND DEADLINE

From January 2015   € 500,00
Resident Students   € 250,00
ESGE Individual Members
20% reduction
  € 400,00

Registration fee includes: taxes, participation in scientific works, quick lunches, coffee breaks, congress kit, attendance certificate
and code to access "My IMAGE" App

The final registration date is May 31st, 2015.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellation 1 month before the course starting date will not be refund.

REGISTRATION FORM

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Please note that participants who would like to only register on-site are advised to arrive early.
On-site registration does not necessarily entitle the participants to receive a delegate bag.
On-site registration will be handled upon a first-come, first-served basis, priority will be given
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I also confirm that I have understood the cancellation, payment and refund policy for individual registration terms and conditions specified in the form.

Hotel Reservation

HOTEL RESERVATION & SHUTTLE BUS RESERVATION

The Congress suggests to house in the following hotels close to the meeting venue:


Hotel NH Milanofiori****
Strada 2a, Milanofiori
20090 Assago, Milano - Italy
Phone: + 39 0287367717
E-mail: nhmilanofiori@nh-hotels.com
Website: www.nh-hotels.it/hotel/nh-milanofiori
H2C Hotel Milanofiori****
Via Roggia Bartolomea, 5
20090 Assago, Milano - Italy
Phone: + 39 0236687553
E-mail: info.milanofiori@h2c.it
Website: www.h2c.it


SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE - Available only on request

Each congress day - with a fixed timetable - it is provided a connection service
between the hotels above and the Humanitas Congress Center.


SHUTTLE BUS RESERVATION FORM

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First name
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(all confirmations will be sent by e-mail)

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Your submission is mandatory in order to progress your registration. Area Qualità S.r.l. is authorised to use my personal data for purposes connected to Congress management. By signing this form I accept the conditions.



City Map & Public Transportation

CITY MAP

ABOUT MILAN
Milan is the main industrial, commercial and financial center of Italy and a leading global city. Its business district hosts the Italian Stock Exchange and the headquarters of the largest national banks and companies.
While not considered as beautiful as some Italian cities, having been greatly destroyed by Second World War bomb raids, the city has rebuilt itself into a thriving cosmopolitan business capital. In short, what makes Milan interesting for tourists compared to other places is that the city is truly more about the lifestyle of enjoying worldly pleasures.
Milan is a major world fashion and design capital. The city is also well known for several international events and fairs, including Milan Fashion Week and the Milan Furniture Fair, the largest of its kind in the world, and it will also host the 2015 Universal Exposition.
It hosts numerous cultural institutions and universities, with 185,000 enrolled students in 2011, i.e. 11 percent of the national total.
Thanks to its important museums, theatres and landmarks Milan attracts more than two million annual visitors. The Duomo, the fourth largest cathedral in the world and Santa Maria delle Grazie, decorated with Leonardo da Vinci paintings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. La Scala, one of the best established opera houses in the world and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, an ancient and glamorous arcaded shopping gallery. Brera art gallery, with some of the finest artistic works in Europe and the Pirelli tower, a majestic example of 1960s modernist Italian architecture. San Siro, a huge and famed stadium and the Castello Sforzesco, a grand medieval castle.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION


HOW TO REACH CENTRO CONGRESSI HUMANITAS

FROM MALPENSA AIRPORT
Take the A8 motorway for Milan. Enter the tangenziale ovest (west ring road) and exit at Ticinese/Rozzano. Follow the route given in the paragraph from the motorways.

FROM LINATE AIRPORT
Take the tangenziale est (east ring road) for Genoa, enter the tangenziale ovest (west ring road) and exit at Ticinese/Rozzano. Follow the route given in the paragraph from the motorways.

FROM THE CENTRAL STATION
Take the internal city ring road (dei Bastioni) to Porta Ticinese, follow the route given in the paragraph from the city center.

FROM THE CITY CENTER
Go straight on from Porta Ticinese, Corso San Gottardo, via Meda, via Montegani, via dei Missaglia, then follow the indications to Istituto Clinico Humanitas, or Basiglio Milano 3.

FROM THE MOTORWAYS
From all the motorway exits follow indications for tangenziale ovest (west ring road) and, once on it, exit at Ticinese/Rozzano. After the stop from the ring road onto dei Giovi road (ss35), turn right. Turn right again at the traffic light, in via M. Amiata which becomes via Isonzo, then right again following the indications to Istituto Clinico Humanitas.

BY BUS
• Line 231 from Piazza Abbiategrasso M2
• Humanitas Shuttle from Piazza Abbiategrasso M2

Approximate times and distances necessary to reach Humanitas from some strategic points of the city.



The Congress provides a reserved bus shuttle to/from the Meeting Venue/Partners Hotels in the morning and in the evening.

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2014 Meeting Venue & Exhibition

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