Let’s talk about complications
Dear friends and colleagues,
Being committed endoscopists, we are all concerned that even minor invasive procedures may result in a “complication”. The evolving advances in gastrointestinal endoscopy (both diagnostic and therapeutic), as well as in surgical concepts, require a process of reflection and introspection.
As in prior years, the aims of this symposium are to
- identify critical incidents and complications
- communicate unforeseen events
- develop strategies to avoid or minimize complications
- discuss the technical, procedural, ethical, psychological and legal aspects of a complication.
The 2019 symposium will be co-directed with me by my dear friend Ian Gralnek. We have recently started an academic cooperation between our hospitals.
The meeting will again take place immediately before the ENDO CLUB NORD meeting in Hamburg. This means that by coming to Germany once, you have the chance to attend two complementing endoscopy meetings. This is especially attractive with our combined tickets.
The honorary president of the 6th International Symposium on Complications in GI Endoscopy will be Prof. Dr. Michael Jung. Michael Jung is one of the most experienced endoscopists in Europe. He has made great contributions to compile and communicate the importance of hygiene / high level disinfection in endoscopy.
A highlight of our symposium will be his state-of-the-art lecture on hygiene.
Like in the years before we especially encourage you and your co-workers to send in relevant abstracts. A selected abstract will be presented as a lecture in the main programme, all others will be shown in the poster exhibition.
We invite you to join us in Hamburg for the symposium on 31 October 2019 and then to stay on for the ENDO CLUB NORD meeting!