40th GEEW

June 24 - 27, 2023
Gastroenterology and Endotherapy European Workshop - Brussels - June 25-27, 2023


Update on the 40th GEEW

Started in 1983 and held every year in June, this meeting has become established as one of the largest European Workshops in its field, gathering participants coming from 55 to 60 different countries worldwide.

In 2023, 40th GEEW will be organised as an hybrid event, from Sunday, June 25 to Tuesday, June 27. We hope many of you will decide to join us in Brussels and enjoy the added value of physical interaction with peers, with international experts, with our local team and industrial partners.

For the 40th anniversary, we go back where it all started in 1983, on the ULB Faculty of Medicine Campus located at a few steps from the Erasme Hospital in Brussels (Anderlecht). This proximity with the local team and the Guest Faculty members will allow even more interactivity and the feeling for the attendees and our Industry partners of being close to where everything is happening.

The Faculty of Medicine of the Université Libre de Bruxelles is easily accessible from the city centre through the Metro line 5, “Erasme” being the terminus metro station.

The meeting is designed for endoscopists and gastroenterologists but also for physicians in training as well as for nurses and GI assistants. It will include:

- on Sunday, "How I do it sessions" by international experts and hands-on training sessions (5 techniques, initiation and advanced levels, for a limited number of attendees).

- on Monday and Tuesday, state of the Art lectures and live video demonstrations from 4 endoscopy suites located at Erasme Hospital, permitting interchanges between faculty and registrants during procedures performed by international expert physicians selected for their outstanding teaching capabilities, in collaboration with members of the local staff.

The overall goal of this course is to provide information about current technology and to enhance knowledge in gastroenterology and endotherapy. Moreover, new techniques and new accessories will be demonstrated and discussed with the audience during Q&A.

The 40th GEEW is endorsed by ESGE, the European Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. ESGE members will be offered a 20% discount on registration fee (early bird).





Main topics and procedures to be demonstrated in live from the Erasme Hospital endoscopy suites, according to patients needs and indications :

  • Advanced diagnostic imaging in upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Small bowell videocapsule and enteroscopy
  • Advanced imaging and therapy in inflammatory bowel disease
  • Mucosal resection and submucosal dissection
  • Ablative techniques for Barrett’s neoplasia
  • Latest technologies for hemostasis and to prevent delayed bleeding
  • EUS, FNA/B, contrast EUS
  • Therapeutic EUS – Transmural anastomoses – Pseudocysts drainage and necrosectomy – EUS assisted biliary drainage
  • ERCP, diagnostic and therapeutic cholangioscopy
  • Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography, cholangioscopy
  • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy
  • Gastrointestinal strictures management: dilation, stenting, stricturoplasty
  • Zenker’s diverticulotomy
  • POEM and G-POEM
  • Magnets aided tissue remodelling
  • Endoluminal surgery for morbid obesity
  • Endoluminal surgery for GERD
  • Duodenal resurfacing for the treatment of diabetes
  • Treatment of surgical complications (stenoses, fistulae, leaks)
  • Percutaneous gastrostomy and jejunostomy
  • Transjugular liver biopsy, TIPS
  • Single use endoscopes
Scientific program
  • Sunday, June 25, 2023
  • Monday, June 26, 2023
  • Tuesday, June 27, 2023
  • Guest Faculty
  • Organizing committee
  • Brussels faculty
  • Course Directors
  • Honorary Course Director
Practical information
  • Hybrid event from Faculty of Medicine Campus Erasme, Building W, Auditorium De Genst, with live streaming
  • Language
  • Registration fee