Virtual Summer School

Four Sessions. Fantastic Faculty. Fresh Discussions.

June 4, 2021, 09:00 – 16:15 CEST

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What to expect?

Everything trainees love about Summer School, now from the comfort of your closest screen!

Despite the crisis, take it upon yourself to advance your knowledge and remain up to date on the latest developments by gaining insights, input, and expertise from our star-studded faculty. Take one day for yourself to benefit from impactful trainings on the four topics of: Variceal bleeding, Dysphagia, Focal liver lesions and Chronic constipation. 

For the second year in a row, this course will allow you to virtually interact with experts from previous Summer School courses and the global GI community in real-time. Our renowned faculty will bring world-class scientific content to you and discuss the top topics in the field of GI. This interactive course will offer many opportunities for participants to contribute, raise questions and impact the discussion.

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Learning objectives
  • Gain new practical and clinical knowledge that can be applied immediately
  • Receive direct expert input and top tier feedback during our participant-driven discussions
Target audience

The Virtual Summer School is designed for GI trainees/clinicians (medical, surgical or imaging hepato-gastroenterologists) in the first to third year of their training. 

Course directors
  • Roberto Penagini, Italy
  • Minneke Coenraad, The Netherlands
  • Radislav Nakov, Bulgaria

Programme & faculty

Friday, June 4, 2021  

(All times are in CEST)

09:00 – 09:15

Opening with the course directors

09:15 – 10:15

Session 1 | There will be blood: Tales of bleeding varices

Expert: Ioannis Papanikolaou
Moderator 1: Radu Tutuian
Moderator 2: Catalina Vladut
Case Presenter: Evripidis Rizos

10:45 – 11:45

Session 2 | Dysphagia: To swallow, or not to swallow, that is the question

Expert: Edoardo Savarino
Moderator 1: André Smout
Moderator 2: Roberto Penagini
Case Presenter: Matteo Ghisa

12:15 – 13:15

Session 3 | Focal liver lesions: Now you see me? 

Expert: Alejandro Forner
Moderator 1: Tamara Milovanovic
Moderator 2: Minneke Coenraad
Case Presenter: Maria Guarino

13:45 – 14:45

Session 4 | Constipation: How to get from “I can’t get no satisfaction” to “Hallelujah”

Expert: Henriette Heinrich
Moderator 1: Magnus Simrén
Moderator 2: Radislav Nakov
Case Presenter: Alexandra Schwizer


Expert Encore | An in-depth discussion with the faculty

CME Accreditation

Virtual Summer School has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) for a maximum of 5 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

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If you are interested in sponsoring Virtual Summer School 2021, please contact Linda Dünser at .

Programme & Education Management 
Raphaela Pfaffenbichler

M: +43 699 1997 16 33
T: +43 1 997 16 39

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