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Training Course in association with UEG


Translational interactive hands-on- training on epithelial ion transport in the GI tract

Semmelweis University, Basic Medical Science Building, Budapest, Hungary
(Address: H-1089 Budapest, Tűzoltó utca 37-47).

June 27 - June 28, 2017. The course will precede the 49th Meeting of the European Pancreatic Club held in Budapest, June 28 - July 1. The course will be a separate, but interconnected event to the EPC conference. We will take advantage of the fact that the participants will not have to pay any additional travel costs.

Prof. Gábor Varga, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
Dr. Anna Földes, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
Prof. Péter Hegyi, University of Pécs, Hungary
Prof. Zoltán Rakonczay, University of Szeged, Hungary
Dr. Viktória Venglovecz, University of Szeged, Hungary
Dr. Ákos Zsembery, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

International faculty as described in the detailed program

Translational medicine aims to promote efficient application of new diagnostic and therapeutic tools in daily clinical praxis using a multidisciplinary, collaborative bench-to- bedside approach. However, collaborations are often hampered by the fact that basic scientists and clinicians do not understand each other due to different points of views. Sometimes scientific problems and achievements seem to be too far from the needs of clinicians to treat the patients. Thus, we propose to organize an interactive hands-on training promoting better understanding and collaborations between basic scientists and clinicians in the field of epithelial ion transport processes. We hope that this course will accelerate and improve implementation of new approaches in the treatment of GI patients. In order to do so, outstanding experts of the research field are acquired for best demonstration of the present knowledge and clinically oriented research technologies.


  • Gain theoretical knowledge about models and methodology in epithelial ion transport related research particularly, in the pancreas, intestine, liver and biliary tract.
  • Provide the opportunity to learn and to practice different state-of- the-art methods to obtain tissue samples from patients by endoscopy, and to investigate epithelial transport related healthy and abnormal function using human samples.
  • Understand the translational utilization of combined basic and clinical research for the interest of GI patients.
  • Meet other young scientists and clinicians from all over Europe with similar scientific interest.

Target groups

  • Clinicians holding an MD but having basic science interest, to utilize that in clinical work.
  • Basic scientist with PhD, or continuing PhD studies, having strong interest in clinically relevant GI research, particularly in epithelial ion transport processes
  • Age ideally below 40 (but this is not a firm cutoff age)

Interactive elements
Each presentation will include a 10min discussion using interactive devices to increase the effectiveness of training. The IVS interactive voting system will be used. During hands-on training sessions, time is given for participants to actively exercise the demonstrated technology. Additionally, a questioner filled out by participants will evaluate the individual presentations and the whole meeting.