Welcome address

The 16th IGICS (International Gastrointestinal Consensus Symposium) will be held during GI Week (Tokyo) on 4th (Saturday) February, 2023. It is a great honor for me and I would like to express my deep gratitude to the board members of the academic society, including Prof Kazuhide Higuchi, MD, JGA President, for giving me an opportunity of the chairperson of 16th IGICS.

The theme of this time is focused on early-stage colorectal carcinoma The specific title is “Challenges and perspective of international standardization on diagnosis and treatment of early-stage colorectal carcinoma”. Recent advances in endoscopic diagnosis and treatment for early-stage colorectal carcinoma have been remarkable, and I also hope to discuss other related diagnostic modalities and pathological diagnosis as well. We are planning the following four session configurations.

1) Non-invasive diagnosis other than endoscopy
2) Magnification and image enhanced endoscopy (IEE) including AI
3) Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) – proper use among various therapeutic methods such as polypectomy (cold and hot) and endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) with en bloc or piecemeal manner
4) Problems in pathologic diagnosis (intramucosal carcinoma vs dysplasia, management of T1(SM) carcinoma after endoscopic resection)

Due to the spread of COVID19 infection, the social activities of Japan are still severely restricted, however, I hope that the COVID19 infection has settled down by the time of this conference in 2023. We hope that you will be willing to apply for the abstract and that many doctors will be able to participate in person. I would like to humbly thank you.

Shinji Tanaka, MD., PhD. FJGES, FASGE
Chairperson of 16th IGICS

General information

Date: February 4 (Sat.), 2023
Venue: Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo
2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo #160-8330 Japan
TEL: +81 3 3344 0111
Access: https://www.keioplaza.com/map/index.html
*The 16th IGICS will be held in conjunction with live streaming and Video On Demand
The 16th IGICS Program

Participation application form for foreign audience is below.
*Participation in IGICS is free of charge ONLY for foreign audience.

Call for abstracts

Submission period:June 1(Wed.) - July 27 (Wed.), 2022
Extended to August 17 (wed.) 12PM (JST)
Submission /via web:https://gakujutsushukai.jp/16igics-abstracts
Topics:Focused on early-stage colorectal carcinoma, “Challenges and perspective of international standardization on diagnosis and treatment of early-stage colorectal carcinoma”
Official Language:English
Acceptance:All abstracts will be reviewed and will notify the acceptance in September 2022 by email.