Dear friends & colleagues,
we are delighted to invite you to the third edition of our International Live Course EUS-ERCP connection: The “EURCP” concept. The first edition was held in 2012 and the course was only a national one, but it attracted more than 60 participants. In 2014 the Course shifted towards an International one and we collected more than 150 enthusiastic participants. Since our first meeting it has been our goal to highlight the most updated developments in EUS and ERCP and their combined use, summed up in the new concept of EURCP, which includes a whole world of new ideas and ways to approach the biliopancreatic pathology from both a diagnostic and therapeutic point of view. All this together with the new diagnostic and therapeutic ancillary techniques and newly developed devices, such as peroral cholangioscopy and pancreatoscopy, intraductal ultrasound and confocal endomicroscopy, the new LADs and, we hope, the new EURCP (ERCP-FNA) prototype scope.
Participants will be able to see live demonstration of high quality established EUS+/-FNA and ERCP techniques and at the same time will have a fantastic view into the most advanced current and future diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic management of patients with biliopancreatic diseases. All the procedures will be performed by our fantastic guest and local faculty.
We are proud to announce that the theoretical part s of the Conference will be held in the excellent atmosphere of the Lingotto Congress Center of Turin, with a varied and comprehensive program of lectures, discussions and video presentations by experts from different countries and a Symposium for nurses on saturday,3, december. Continuous simultaneous translations (English, Italian) and an exibition of a wide range of conventional and biomedical products will be provided. The Lingotto Congress Center is located at short distance to the city center for combining work with pleasure (shopping, museums and other artistic venues, high quality restaurants). Turin (Italy) is a beautiful city with many fascinating historical monuments, excellent food and drink, and a lively cultural atmosphere and in december you can taste its fantastic pre-Christmas atmosphere with all the city festooned with charming Christmas lights.
It is an honor and a pleasure to invite you to participate to the 3rd edition of the Turin EUS-ERCP connection, International live Course, on December 1-3, 2016. The entire local faculty, pathologists and anesthesiologists team, fellows and nursing team and the MAF Services organizing secretariat are pleased to welcome you all in Turin, in December 2016 and wish you a fascinating and enjoyable stay in Turin. We hope to meet you all in the Lingotto Congress Center in Turin on December 1-3, 2016.
Claudio De Angelis & Guido Costamagna