Welcome

We cordially invite you to join us for GESA’s Australian Gastroenterology Week 2018 from Saturday, September 8 to Monday, September 10 2018 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

We are pleased to announce our Bushell Lecturer will be Professor Severine Vermeire, a leader in Translational Research in Gastrointestinal disorders, with a particular interest and well deserved international profile in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Professor Vermeire will set the stage for our intensive three-day program that will incorporate several synergistic themes covering scientific and educational lectures, symposia, free papers and poster presentations. We will continue the tradition of our Young Investigator Awards, showcasing the cutting-edge research carried out by our emerging researchers in the fields of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The theme for 2018’s meeting is “Gut Matters” and the challenge is to show how much it matters and how we can all contribute to improving Gut-Health outcomes in our hospitals, consulting rooms and further afield!

I am also very pleased to announce that this year we will be including 2 sessions dedicated to General Practitioners, Basic Physician Trainees, Generalist Physicians and other interested Healthcare Professionals. The sessions entitled “GP/Generalist Gastroenterology and Hepatology Update” part 1 and 2, will take place on Sunday, 9 September 2018.

GESA AGW would not be complete without my mentioning the resurgent GESA AGW Dinner. The 2018 Dinner is going to be as exciting as ever with dancing, a wonderful meal, photo booth and more dancing!

Brisbane boasts sunny weather, pristine beaches, nearby rainforest and countless other attractions on its doorstep, making it the perfect destination for GESA AGW 2018.
GESA AGW continues to be the focal point of GESA’s activities and I welcome your active participation. On behalf of the Scientific Program Committee, I invite you to join us at GESA AGW 2018.

Professor Jane Andrews
Chair, GESA AGW 2018 Scientific Program Committee