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We cordially invite you to join us for GESA’s Australian Gastroenterology Week (AGW) 2019 from Sunday, September 8 to Tuesday, September 10 at the Adelaide Convention Centre, where we will also be celebrating GESA’s 60th Anniversary!

We are pleased to announce our Bushell Lecturer will be Professor Martin J. Blaser, the Henry Rutgers Chair of the Human Microbiome, Professor of Medicine and Pathology, and the Director of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine at Rutgers University, USA.   Professor Blaser has a long and impressive history in microbiome research – starting well before it became fashionable! He has a well-deserved international profile especially with regard to Campylobacter species and Helicobacter pylori. Moreover, in 2015 he was named in the TIME Top 100 Most Influential people in the world and is also the author of several acclaimed books for the general reader including Missing Microbes: How the overuse of antibiotics is fuelling our modern plagues.

Professor Blaser will set the stage for our exciting three-day program incorporating synergistic themes covering scientific and educational lectures, symposia, free papers and poster presentations. We continue the tradition of our Young Investigator Awards, showcasing the cutting-edge research carried out by emerging researchers in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The theme for 2019’s meeting is “The Universe Within”.

I am also very pleased to confirm that based on very positive 2018 delegate feedback, we will once again offer 2 sessions dedicated to General Practitioners, Basic Physician Trainees, Generalist Physicians and other interested Healthcare Professionals. The sessions entitled “GP/Generalist Gastroenterology and Hepatology Update” parts 1 and 2, will take place on Sunday, 8 September 2019.

Naturally the program would not be complete without the GESA AGW Dinner.  The 2019 Dinner will be the primary focus of GESA’s 60th Anniversary celebrations and will feature an amazing band, lots of dancing, fine food and wine and the mandatory photo booth.   Did I also mention there will be dancing!

Adelaide is bursting with culture, flavours, events and entertainment.  It’s the party state and therefore the perfect location for GESA to celebrate its 60th Anniversary.

GESA AGW continues to be the focal point of GESA’s activities and I welcome your active participation. On behalf of the Scientific Program Committee, I invite you to join us at GESA AGW 2019.

Professor Jane Andrews
Chair, GESA AGW 2019 Scientific Program Committee