With optimal results and new contact networks, 4 representatives from Argentina, Uruguay and Colombia traveled to Prague to participate in the main European hands-on gastroenterology course.
After various efforts by OPGE that began in 2012 with the United European Gastroenterology (UEG), joint symposiums began to be held between both entities. Thus, year after year “Hot topics in Latin America” take place at UEG Week and “The best of UEG Week” at the Pan-American Week of Gastroenterology. On this occasion, we proudly share the joy of a new appointment held at Summer School 2023, an activity that took place in Prague (Czech Republic), between June 9 and 10.
The Pan American participants were: Gustavo Andino (Argentina), Florencia Gordienko (Uruguay), Caterina Chesta (Colombia) and Laura Osorio (Colombia). The young people made a positive assessment and expanded their contact networks, after the experience in Europe.
Dr. Edgardo Smecuol (Argentina), OPGE Honorary Executive Secretary, pointed out: “From the current management, the boundaries of the agreement were extended to carry out other joint activities such as webinars in Spanish on the UEG website and recently the incorporation of young OPGE colleagues at the aforementioned Summer School, an event initially limited to European participants”.
For his part, Dr. Ignacio Catalán, coordinator of this activity from the UEG, commented: “It has been a pleasure and an honor to receive these young Latin American talents at the UEG Summer School this year. They have had the opportunity to participate in the hands-on workshops and to interact with the European participants and the teachers, increasing the ties and synergies between UEG and OPGE. We trust that this is only the beginning of many more participations and exchanges in the context of our collaboration with OPGE”.
This activity, considered one of the most relevant in terms of intensity and interactivity in the hands-on courses category, has positioned itself as a unique gastroenterological training opportunity in Europe. During two days, practical training addresses various topics by experts in charge of small groups, opening the opportunity to meet, socialize and share ideas and learning. It is a fantastic instance to improve practical skills and strengthen networks of contacts.