Workshop - Orphan Diseases in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
On behalf of the scientific organisers from Spain and Germany, we would like to invite you to our interactive, practical workshop on “Orphan Diseases in Hepatology and Gastroenterology”.
Rare, orphan diseases are defined as having a prevalence of less than 1 out of 2000. Currently, between 600-800 diseases in GI and hepatology are thought to be “rare”. Some of them might be very familiar and weekly practice to you. In view of improved newborn screening strategies, the better diagnoses and advanced evidence-based treatment strategies (e.g. “orphan drugs”), the number of adult patients is rising from day to day.
We are very happy to welcome renowned specialists from all parts of the world to give an overview of the current State-of-the-Art in this field. The workshop is thought to reflect the current spectrum of diseases in this field - from liver to intestines, pancreas to visceral vessels and the huge area of metabolic diseases, e.g. “inborn errors of metabolism”, which as systemic diseases reliably manifest in the GI tract.
Apart from discussing the talks, we count on your engagement by using the voting systems and giving your thoughts about clinical decisions during the case presentations. A bias of this meeting is letting you experience the molecular frontier of the most advanced treatment strategies for your patients in the field.
In this sense, we would like to welcome you to Madrid, the Spanish capital with its outstanding tradition and to enjoy this stimulating background for your professional and personal benefit.
Yours very sincerely,
Agustin Albillos, Jose J.G. Marin, Stephan vom Dahl
08:30 - 18:30 o'clock