Clinical relevance of eosinophils in GI diseases

Eindhoven, The Netherlands


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Program: Clinical relevance of eosinophils in gastrointestinal diseases

Chair: Prof. dr. T. Vanuytsel (KU Leuven, Belgium) and Prof. dr. A. Bredenoord (UMC Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

09:00 – 10:00 Welcome
Eosinophils in the esophagus
10:00 – 10:25 Pathophysiology and increasing incidence of EoE
Dr. Marijn Warners (St. Antonius Ziekenhuis, The Netherlands)
10:25 – 10:50  Medical therapy of EoE
Prof. dr. Arjan Bredenoord (UMC Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
10:50 – 11:15 Diet and dilatation
Prof. dr. Joris Arts (AZ Sint-Lucas, Belgium)
Coffee break (15 min)
Eosinophils in the stomach and small bowel
11:30 – 11:55 Is functional dyspepsia an eosinophilic disease?
Dr. Lucas Wauters (KU Leuven, Belgium)
11:55 – 12:20 Therapy of functional dyspepsia
Dr. Jolien Schol (KU Leuven, Belgium)
12:20 - 12:45 Eosinophilic gastritis and gastroenteritis
Prof. dr. Tim Vanuytsel (KU Leuven, Belgium)
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch 
Eosinophils in the colon
13:45 – 14:10 Eosinophils in IBD: prognostic marker and new therapeutic target?
Dr. Joep Grootjans (Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands)
14:10 – 14:35 Diagnosis and therapy of microscopic colitis.
Dr. Bram Verstockt (KU Leuven, Belgium)
14:35 – 15:00  Pathophysiology of IBS: food, mast cells and eosinophilia
Prof. dr. Guy Boeckxstaens (KU Leuven, Belgium)
15:00 – 15:25 Therapy of IBS
Dr. Daniel Keszthelyi (Maastricht UMC+, The Netherlands)
15:25 – 15:30  Closure 

Accreditation has been submitted to the NVMDL and MDEON.
Participation is free of charge.

This event is subject to the Dutch RIVM guidelines concerning COVID-19. This means that the live event can be converted into a Webinar.