Brasov, the 7th Romanian-German Symposium of Gastroenterology – Scientific Programme
Friday, June 3rd, 2022
Aula Magna, University Transilvania, Brasov



08.30 On-site Registration


09.00 Opening Remarks: Monica Acalovschi, Paul J. Porr, Ioan Sporea, Marius Moga

09.15 – 11.00

Session I. GI and Liver Diseases – Screening and Diagnosis and Therapy

Chair: Wolfram Zoller, Dan L. Dumitrascu

09.15 Andreas Geier, Würzburg:  Strategies for NAFLD diagnosis – from high tech to clinical reality (Online)
09.30 Monica Acalovschi, Cluj: Gallstone disease guidelines: ongoing new evidence from larger series of patients
09.45 Vlad Pavel, Stephan Schmid, Regensburg: Hemostatic management in acute gastrointestinal bleeding
10.00 Dan L. Dumitrascu, Cluj: Are H2 breath tests useful?
10.15 Paul J. Porr, Sibiu: Microbiota and the metabolic diseases
10.30 Ioan Sporea, Timisoara: Implications of the gut microbiota in colorectal carcinogenesis

10.45 Q&A


11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.15

Session II. GI Diseases – Diagnosis and Therapy

Chair: Tilo Andus, Mircea Diculescu

11.30 Laurentiu Nedelcu, Brasov: Proton Pump Inhibitors – between use and overuse
11.45 Katharina Feilhauer, Jörg Köninger, Stuttgart: Rationale of surgical resection in oligometastasing upper GI cancer
12.00 Simona Bataga, Tg.Mures: Serrated lesions of the colon-rectum: current management
12.15 Mircea Diculescu, Bucharest: IBD prospect RN, a National database for IBD between needs and accomplishments
12.30 Adrian Goldis, Timisoara: Fibrosis in Crohn’s disease – from evolution to treatment
12.45 Tilo Andus, Stuttgart: Inflammatory bowel disease – current treatment 
13.00 Q&A

13.15 Felicia Coman, Brasov: Colonoscopy optimization – from guidelines to practice (Alfasigma Symposium)

13.30 – 14.45 Lunch break and Poster evaluation: Wolfram Zoller, Roxana Sirli, Paul Jurgen Porr, Sebastian Müller


14.45 – 16.00

Session III. Chronic Liver Diseases

Chair: Martina Müller-Schilling, Zeno Sparchez

14.45 Martina Müller-Schilling, Regensburg: Acute-on-chronic liver failure
15.00 Roxana Sirli, Timisoara: Chronic liver disease and diabetes mellitus
15.15 Sebastian Müller, Heidelberg:Genetic modulation of fibrosis progression by PNPLA3 and MBOAT7: What can we learn from alcohol detoxification studies
15.30 Helmut K. Seitz, Heidelberg:The role of cytochrome P4502E1 in acoholic liver diseases: from pathophysiology to treatment (Online)
15.45 Zeno Sparchez, ClujTreatment of HCV infection in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma
16:00 Q&A


16.00 – 16.45 Coffee Break


16.45 – 18.00

Session IV. Endoscopy and Ultrasound

Chair: Sebastian Müller, Ioan Sporea

16.45 Alexander Hann, Würzburg: Advancing Colorectal Cancer Prevention with Artificial Intelligence
17:00 Ioan Sporea, Timisoara: Ultrasound based elastography for the evaluation of portal hypertension
17.15 Ernst Michael Jung, Regensburg: Image Fusion and CPUS Perfusion imaging for monitoring liver tumor treatments by TACE and ablation therapies
17.30 Marcel Tantau, Cluj: Current status in cholangioscopy and pancreatoscopy
17.45 Michael Jung, Mainz: How to manage the problem of MRGN contaminated duodenoscopes – Sterilization, disposable endoscopes or what?
18:00 Q&A
18.15 Prof. Elke Roth, Brasov: Cultural interferences in the Transylvanian espace



Closing remarks and Poster awards: Laurentiu Nedelcu, Monica Acalovschi