Scientific Symposium Programme

Day 2: Saturday, 13th July 2019

Day 3: Sunday, 14th July 2019

Day 2: Saturday, 13th July 2019

Scientific Symposium

Grand Hyatt Singapore, Grand Ballroom, Level 3

Time Topic Speaker/Chairperson
0820 – 0850 Registration
0850 – 0950 Free Paper Presentations Chairperson: LOW How Cheng
Stephen TSAO
0850 – 0900 Free Paper 1 Judges: Pradeeep BHANDARI
0900 – 0910 Free Paper 2 TEO Eng Kiong
0910 – 0920 Free Paper 3 YAP Chin Kong
0920 – 0930 Free Paper 4  
0930 – 0940 Free Paper 5  
0940 – 0950 Free Paper 6  
0950 – 1050 Morning Tea Break & Poster Round
1050 – 1230 Liver Symposium I Chairperson: Varocha MAHACHAI
TEO Eng Kiong
1050 – 1120 State-of-the-Art Lecture: The Cure for Hepatitis B LIM Seng Gee
1120 – 1130 Ask the Expert LIM Seng Gee
1130 – 1200 Management of Cirrhosis in 2019 Ray KIM
1200 – 1230 Help! Does my Patient Need a Liver Transplant Now? Kieron LIM
1230 – 1340 Lunch
1240 – 1325 Lunch Symposium (Sponsored by Gilead Sciences Singapore)
1240 – 1300 Reducing the Risk of Long-Term Liver Disease Vincent WONG
1300 – 1320 Reducing the Risks when Treating Patients with CHB Ray KIM
1320 – 1325 Question and Answer Session
1325 – 1340 Lunch (continuation) and Viewing of Posters and Exhibitions
1340 – 1400 Opening Ceremony Chairperson: David ONG
1340 – 1345 Welcome Address by Scientific Chair, GESS Stephen TSAO
1345 – 1350 Welcome Address by Chairman, Nursing Chapter, GESS XIA Xuesong
1350 – 1355 Opening Address by President, GESS CHUA Tju Siang
1355 – 1400 Opening Address by Chairman, Chapter ANG Tiing Leong
1400 – 1500 Plenary Session Chairperson: CHUA Tju Siang
FOCK Kwong Ming
1400 – 1430 Seah Cheng Siang Memorial Oration – Variceal Haemorrhage: The Quest for Better Survival LUI Hock Foong
1430 – 1500 Plenary Lecture: Evolution of Management Functional Dyspepsia Nicholas TALLEY
1500 – 1530 Afternoon Tea Break
1530 – 1730 IBD Symposium – The Future is NOW Chairperson: Ida HILMI
LING Khoon Lin
1530 – 1550 Therapy with Biologics in the Current Era – Is There Still a Role for Immunomodulators? Combo Versus Mono Therapy Remo PANNACIONE
1550 – 1610 Asia-Pacific IBD Consensus OOI Choon Jin
1610 – 1630 Debate – Dysplasia in UC: Endoscopic Resection and Surveillance – Why Delay the Inevitable? Pradeep BHANDARI
Phil FLESHNER
1630 – 1700 The Widjaja Fireside Chat – Personalising IBD Drug Therapy Michael KAMM
Dermot MCGOVERN
1700 – 1730 The Next Revolution in IBD Therapy – Microbiota, Diet and Their Interaction Michael KAMM
1730 – 1800 GESS AGM (For GESS Members ONLY)
1730 – 1830 Conference Dinner Cocktail
1830 – 1900 Evening Symposium Chairperson: Lawrence HO
1830 – 1900 AI in Gastroenterology (Sponsored by AstraZeneca Singapore) Jospeh SUNG
1900 – 2100 GIHep Conference Dinner and Award Presentations
1900 – 1915 Prize and Award Presentation Emcees: Constantinos ANASTASSIADES
Sarah LOW
  Award Presentation – Doctor Category Award Presenter: David ONG
  Award Presentation – Nursing Category    
1915 – 2100 Conference Dinner

Day 3: Sunday, 14th July 2019

Scientific Symposium

Grand Hyatt Singapore, Grand Ballroom, Level 3

Time Topic Speaker/Chairperson
0800 – 0830 Registration
0830 – 1000 Motility Symposium Chairperson: WANG Yu Tien
Nwe NI
0830 – 0910 Debate: Are GI Motility Investigations Necessary for Patient Care? For:
Against:
LEE Yeong Yeh
Filippo CREMONINI
0910 – 0930 Clinical Measurement of Gastrointestinal Motility and Function: Who, When and Which Test? Prakash GYAWALI
0930 – 0950 Belching, Bloating and Flatulence: Management of Difficult Abdominal Gas Syndrome Nicholas TALLEY
0950 – 1000 Question and Answer Session
1000 – 1020 Morning Tea Break
1020 – 1050 Morning Tea Break Symposium
(Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb (Singapore))
Chairperson: TAN Poh Seng
1020 – 1050 Updates on Immunotherapy in the Treatment of HCC including Highlights from ASCO 2019 CHOO Su Pin
1050 – 1200 Liver Symposium II Chairperson: CHOW Wan Cheng
YANG Wei Lyn
1050 – 1110 Immuno-Oncology Related Liver Diseases Thinesh KRISHNAMOORTHY
1110 – 1130 NAFLD in Viral Hepatitis Vincent WONG
1130 – 1150 Is My Cirrhotic Patient Really Coagulopathic? CHAN Wah Kheong
1150 – 1200 Question and Answer Session
1200 – 1315 Lunch
1215 – 1245 Lunch Symposium (Sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Asia Pacific))
1215 – 1225 Real World Data on Vedolizumab in Singapore OOI Choon Jin
1225 – 1245 Vedolizumab in Crohn’s Disease: Real World Data on Mucosal Healing Ida HILMI
1245 – 1315 Lunch (continuation) and Viewing of Posters and Exhibitions
1315 – 1445 Luminal Symposium Chairperson: LIM Wee Chian
David ONG
1315 – 1335 Upper GI Bleed Joseph SUNG
1335 – 1355 Things are Moving Forward in Gastroparesis: Evolving Management Options Filippo CREMONINI
1355 – 1415 Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Management of Gastric Cancer Jimmy SO
1415 – 1435 Immune Checkpoint Colitis: Investigation and Management Juanda Leo HARTONO
1435 – 1445 Question and Answer Session
1445 – 1515 Afternoon Tea Break
1515 – 1650 Endoscopy Symposium Chairperson: CHUA Tju Siang
Thawee Ratanachu-EK
1515 – 1535 ABCs of Diagnosing Early Upper GI Cancer Noriya UEDO
1535 – 1555 Clinical Application and Utility of EUS-Guided Ablative Therapy Dong-Wan SEO
1555 – 1615 Management Approach to Small Bowel Disease in the Horizon Torsten BEYNA
1615 – 1635 EMR or ESD: When and How? Stephen TSAO
1635 -1650 Question and Answer Session
1650 – 1700 Closing
1650 – 1700 Closing Remarks by President CHUA Tju Siang
End of Meeting