2017 Taiwan Digestive Disease Week

September 29 ~ October 1

National Taiwan University Hospital International Convention Center, Taipei, TAIWAN

Welcome Messages

Jaw-Town Lin
The Gastroenterological Society of Taiwan

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Gastroenterological Society of Taiwan, it is my pleasure and honor to announce the Taiwan Digestive Disease Week (TDDW) 2017, which will be held at the NTUH International Convention Center, Taipei, Taiwan from September 29th to October 1st, 2017.

The Taiwan Digestive Disease Week (TDDW), as a professional platform to communicate and exchange knowledge, is held from the experts of four digestive societies in Taiwan, namely the Gastroenterological Society of Taiwan (GEST), the Digestive Endoscopy Society of Taiwan (DEST), the Taiwan Association for the Study of the Liver (TASL) and the Taiwan Surgical Society of Gastroenterology (TSSG), and which has successfully played its role as the optimal venue for sharing and learning since 2011.

Moreover, TDDW was first held in southern Taiwan - Kaohsiung in 2014 and enlarged its scale with the cooperation of other six digestive medicine-associated societies, including the Taiwan Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (TSPGHAN), the Taiwan Liver Cancer Association (TLCA), the Taiwan Pancreas Society, the Taiwan Society of Coloproctology, the Chinese Oncology Society and Taiwan Association of Medical Screening.

In 2015 December, TDDW 2015 was incorporated into the Asian Pacific Digestive Week (APDW) 2015 which was held in Taipei and has been remarked the most stimulating and memorable APDW conference ever. In 2016, the TDDW was successfully held at Taipei with the participation of 2,156 delegates, 3 key note lectures, 13 special lectures, 12 symposia, and 12 satellite symposia. With these successful conference experiences, I believe that everyone will enjoy this forthcoming TDDW 2017, and our energetic and beautiful city of Taipei and Taiwan. I sincerely welcome all colleagues participating in the TDDW 2017 !

Sincerely yours!

Professor Jaw-Town Lin M.D., PhD.
2017 Taiwan Digestive Disease Week (TDDW)
Professor Emeritus, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Chair Professor, Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan

Jia-Horng Kao
Taiwan Digestive Disease Week 2017

Dear Colleagues,

As the Chairman of the Taiwan Digestive Disease Week (TDDW) 2017, I am more than happy to invite all of the colleagues, including gastroenterologists, hepatologists, endoscopists, surgeons, pediatricians and oncologists from Taiwan as well as delegates from all over the world to actively participate in this joint meeting. On the basis of good experiences of being the President of APASL 2012 in Taiwan, I am very honored to organize TDDW 2017. In this event, distinguished clinicians and scientists from Taiwan and foreign countries will deliver lectures from the global perspectives, and all professionals can interact with each other and exchange the knowledge of recent advances in the discipline of digestive medicine.

The scope of TDDW 2017 encompasses the hepato-biliary system and gastro-intestinal tract, from basic research, translation medicine to clinical practice. I firmly believe that this wonderful conference will offer an invaluable opportunity for sharing the most updated knowledge in every field of digestive diseases. The delegates will be much impressed by the achievements and hospitality as they savor every moment of the event and wonders of Taipei city. During such grand assembly, your active participation will be highly appreciated. I thus enthusiastically invite you to join us in this meaningful and fruitful conference. All of us look forward to welcoming you in Taipei in September 2017.

Sincerely yours!

Jia-Horng Kao, MD, PhD, FAASLD
Chairman, Taiwan Digestive Disease Week 2017
National Chair Professor, Ministry of Education; NTU Chair Professor and Distinguished Professor, Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine
President, Taiwan Association for the Study of Liver (TASL)