It is with great pleasure that the World Endoscopy Organization invites you to ENDO 2017 - the First World Congress of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, on February 16-19, 2017 in Hyderabad, India.
Technological advances in endoscopy over the past years have been spectacular. Endoscopy has surpassed its function as an examination tool and is today the mainstay not only for diagnosis but also for treatment in Gastroenterology.
Developing countries in particular are challenged by a shortage of training, qualified healthcare professionals and medical infrastructures. ENDO 2017 will recognize the technological advances in endoscopy and in parallel address the increasing complexity faced by endoscopists. It is high time the endoscopy community is brought together to stimulate international exchange and to establish best practices. That is what makes ENDO 2017 so important.
It is fitting that the first of these meetings should happen in India, a fast evolving nation with significant growth potential. Hyderabad was chosen in view of its proximity and direct connectivity to many Asian-Pacific cities, with a well-established network of hotels and top-quality airport.
The Scientific Program includes cutting-edge information on a broad range of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Oncology topics presented from the perspective of an endoscopist. Presentations will combine basic science and clinical practice, with a spotlight for topics relevant to the Asia-Pacific region and emerging countries.
With ENDO 2017, we are shaping a landscape that is challenging and exciting in equal measure. Join us in putting the future in focus.
With very best regards,
Nageshwar D. Reddy
ENDO 2017 President