2016 Taiwan Digestive Disease Week

30 September ~ 2 October

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) 2016, which will be held at the NTUH International Convention Center, Taipei, Taiwan from October 1 to 2, 2016.

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, Asian Pacific Digestive Week (APDW) 2015 was held in Taipei and has been remarked the most stimulating and memorable APDW conference ever. With the successful conference experiences, I believe that everyone will enjoy this fruitful TDDW 2016 conference, and our energetic and beautiful city of Taipei and Taiwan. I sincerely welcome all colleagues participating in the TDDW 2016!

Sincerely yours!

Professor Jaw-Town Lin M.D., PhD.
2016 Taiwan Digestive Disease Week (TDDW)
Professor Emeritus, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Chair Professor, Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan

Cheng-Tang Chiu
Taiwan Digestive Disease Week 2016

Dear Colleagues,

As the Chairman of the Taiwan Digestive Disease Week (TDDW) 2016, I am expecting active participation of all colleagues including gastroenterologists, hepatologists, endoscopists, surgeons, pediatricians and oncologists from Taiwan as well as delegates from all over the world. Based on the good experiences of being the Chairman and hosting WGO Train the Trainers Workshop 2015 in Taiwan, I am very pleased to organize TDDW 2016. In this event, distinguished experts and scholars from Taiwan and foreign countries will deliver lectures from the global view, and all professionals may interact and exchange the knowledge of recent advances in the digestive medicine.

The scope of TDDW 2016 encompasses the hepato-biliary system and gastro-intestinal tract, from the basic research, translation medicine to the clinical practice. I believe this conference will offer an invaluable opportunity for sharing the most updated knowledge in all fields of digestive diseases. The participants shall be impressed by the achievements and hospitality as they savor every moment of the event and wonders of Taipei. During such grand assembly, your participating will be extremely meaningful and fruitful. I thus enthusiastically invite you to join us in this conference as well as our wonderful city –Taipei. Not only me, but all Taiwanese colleagues look forward to welcoming you in Taipei in October, 2016.

Sincerely yours!

Cheng-Tang Chiu, MD, AGAF
Taiwan Digestive Disease Week 2016
Professor & Chairman,
Dept. of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Chang Gung University College of Medicine
President, Taiwan Association for the Study of Small Intestinal Disease (TASSID)