Welcome Message

The Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE), in collaboration with the Philippine Society of Gastroenterology (PSG), is organising the CEBU 2018 – The APAGE 3rd Clinical Forum on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), from 20th to 22nd September 2018, at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu City, Philippines. It is with great pleasure for us to welcome one and all, to come join us in Cebu City, Philippines, for this focused monothematic meeting on IBD.

IBD is a chronic debilitating gastrointestinal tract disorder that is well described in the more affluent regions of the Asia Pacific, e.g., Australia, Japan, Hong Kong. In the developing nations of this part of the world, IBD has become an important emerging condition and a significant increase in its prevalence and incidences have been reported by many investigators from this area. Given the huge population and the rapid economic growth of this region of the planet vis-à-vis the background and natural history of this illness, it is projected that the burden of IBD in Asia Pacific will be huge.

To promote awareness of the disease, address knowledge gaps, provide expert updates and create a venue for scientific discourse and data sharing on IBD as we see it in the Asia Pacific, the APAGE has designed a biennial clinical forum on inflammatory bowel diseases. This two-day course was first conducted in Penang, Malaysia in 2014, and the second course was held in Chang Mai, Thailand. It brought together experts, researchers, students and enthusiasts of IBD from Asia and other parts of the globe and the momentum it gathered has propelled the course to become one of the more important conferences on IBD in this region.

This year, the Philippine Society of Gastroenterology (PSG), Philippine Society of Digestive Endoscopy (PSDE) and the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Club of the Philippines (IBDCP) play host to this important conference. It shall be held in Cebu City, the second largest city of the country and a prime place for scientific meetings and post-conference cultural explorations. We have assembled international and regional IBD experts and investigators who are eager to share state-of-the-art knowledge and current management approaches in IBD. This meeting also provides for several travel grants which shall be awarded to qualified young investigators.

On behalf of our colleagues in the APAGE, PSG, PSDE, IBDCP and the international and local Organizing Committee, please allow us to extend a warm welcome to everyone who has interest and interaction with IBD patients, to block the dates, write and submit scientific abstracts and come forth and join us in the Philippines.

Prof. Kentaro Sugano

Assoc. Prof. Choon-Jin Ooi
Overall Chairperson
Cebu 2018

Prof. Jose Sollano
Overall Chairperson
Cebu 2018

Prof. Ida Hilmi
Scientific Chairperson
Cebu 2018

Scientific Program

Thursday, 20 September 2018

# Session Speaker(s) Time Venue
1 Opening Dinner Symposium (Ferring Pharmaceuticals) - Safe Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis: Oral Steroid for Topical Effect Rupert Leong 06:10 PM - 07:30 PM
2 Opening Ceremony Kentaro Sugano, Jose Sollano, Leticia Guzman, Mark Anthony De Lusong, Choon Jin Ooi 07:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Conference Hotel: RADISSON BLU CEBU

Located in the heart of Cebu City, Radisson Blu Cebu provides five-star accommodations just minutes from Mactan Channel. Enjoy sweeping views of the channel and the city as well as proximity to cultural attractions and beautiful white sand beaches. A walkway connects the hotel to the popular SM City Cebu Mall. Mactan Cebu International Airport (CEB) is just 11 kilometers away. Choose from 400 spacious rooms and suites with fashionable interiors and modern amenities like Free high-speed, wireless Internet and iPod® docks. Feria and Urban Table provide delicious on-site dining with an emphasis on Asian cuisines and prime-cut beef. After your meal, unwind at one of the hotel bars, including a tea bar with rare single-origin varieties and tea-based cocktails. Stay refreshed with our beautiful outdoor pool, well-equipped fitness center and holistic spa. An award-winning MICE venue, Radisson Blu Cebu features gorgeous indoor and outdoor spaces for stellar events.

Satellite Hotel: bai Hotel Cebu

Nestled between the bustling cities of Mandaue and Cebu, Bai Hotel Cebu presents spectacular Harbor and City views with ultra-modern amenities and facilities. A contemporary chic business hotel and culinary destination in one of the country’s top business and leisure destinations, all 668 guestrooms, 12 function rooms, and 8 dining outlets are stylishly designed in hues that evoke an ambiance of modern luxury and spaciousness secured with a world-class access control system. A member of the renowned Worldhotels, bai Hotel Cebu is Your Host in the South that links the traveler to a global commitment of quality accommodations in inspiring and memorable settings. For more information about bai Hotel, please contact Mr. Dindo Quiambao, Senior Sales Manager, via email (dvquiambao@baihotel.com.ph) or through the numbers +63-2-8566777, +63-2-9567888.

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