WELCOME to Danang 2024

5th Clinical Forum on Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Ariyana Convention Centre, Danang, Vietnam.
5th - 6th April 2024

Strengthening the Basics,
Embracing the Advances


The Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE), in collaboration with the Vietnam Association of Gastroenterology (VNAGE), is organising DANANG 2024 - 5th Clinical Forum on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) from 5th to 6th April 2024 at the Ariyana Convention Centre, Danang, Vietnam.

The theme for the Forum is “Strengthening the Basics, Embracing the Advances”. It is our great pleasure to welcome one and all to join us in Danang, Vietnam, for this focused monothematic meeting on IBD. This meeting will follow the successful clinical forums organised in Penang (2014), Chiang Mai (2016), Cebu (2018) and Delhi (2022).

IBD has become an increasing health care burden in Asia. As there is no single diagnostic test for ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, many mimics of IBD must be systematically ruled out before the diagnosis of IBD can be made. Many diagnostic and therapeutic options remain elusive in different parts of Asia due to unequal healthcare resources. It is opportune to have a meeting of scientific minds dedicated to the needs of gastrointestinal practitioners within Asia. We always need to learn from each other, share knowledge and adopt the best local practices to manage our patients optimally.

Danang, a beautiful and tranquil seaside city, will provide a fantastic backdrop for our education venture. It is also centrally located in Vietnam with many direct flights from major capital cities in Asia allowing for easy access.

The Organising Committee has been working very hard to ensure a robust programme which will touch on many facets of relevance to us in the region.

There is a dedicated pre-congress workshop on Endoscopy in IBD with interactive session with the invited faculty members. There will also be opportunities for oral and poster presentations and we are looking forward to receive many abstracts.

On behalf of Dr Mai-Hong Bang, President of VNAGE, the Organising Committee would like to welcome everyone who has interest in IBD to come forth and join us in Danang.

Dr Choon-Jin Ooi
President, APAGE
Co-Chairman, Organising Committee

Dr Quach Trong Duc
Vice President, VNAGE
Co-Chairman, Organising Committee

Dr Ida Hilmi
Scientific Chairman


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LATEST SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME (updated 29th Mar 2024) click here


CATEGORY On or Before 31st March 2024 Onsite
Local Delegate USD120 USD150
Overseas Delegate USD300 USD350
JGHF/APAGE Young Clinician Course USD100 USD120


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