General Notes

Congress Organizer

Congress Organisation C. Schäfer
Tal 12
80331 Munich
Claudia Schäfer, E-Mail:
Project Management: Jennifer Haas, Phone: +49 89 – 89 06 77- 18, Fax: +49 89 / 89 06 77 – 77

Scientific Management

Prof. Dr. med. Horst Neuhaus
Priv.-Doz. Dr. med Torsten Beyna
Protestant Hospital Düsseldorf
Kirchfeldstr. 40
40217 Düsseldorf, Germany
Phone: +49 211 / 919 16 05, e-mail:

Congress Venue

Maritim Hotel Düsseldorf Airport City
and online:

Congress Coordinators

Nicole Balasus, MD
Christian Gerges, MD
Jörg Höllerich, MD
Christoph Rüther, MD
Markus Schneider, MD

FSA Code

In accordance to the FSA Code (Voluntary Self-Regulation for the Pharmaceutical Industry code) financial disclosures can be found here 

Photography / filming

The organizers will share recordings, lectures and edited live demonstrations on the website and on the congress platform.

Approval of employer

In accordance with the FSA Code salaried participants are asked to obtain permission for attendance of the symposium from their employers if necessary. The symposium is sponsored by pharmaceutical and medical companies without influence on the content of the scientific program. Sponsored satellite symposia are indicated.


Accredetations by the Ärztekammer Nordrhein and EACCME® – UEMS as well as an endoscopy assistance certification have been applied for. No credits can be provided for the satellite symposia. It is possible to collect CME points as an attendee at the on-site event and as a participant in the live-stream of the online event.

Congress Languages

The congress language is English with simultaneous translation in German, Russian and Chinese during the entire meeting except the breakout sessions. The symposium for nurses will be held in German only.

Protection and hygiene concept

The on-site event will ensure a hygiene and safety concept adapted to the actual corona-related regulations. The corona-related regulations will be communicated separately to all on-site participants prior to the symposium.

Faculty / speakers

All faculty members are obliged to disclose conflicts of interests.