WEO is honored to have been one of the principal academic partners of the virtual 17th Beijing International Digestive Disease Forum (BIDDF) 2020. Famed for being one of the most important forums in China, the 17th BIDDF 2020 was organized by the following:

  • Chinese Medical Doctors Association (CMDA)
  • World Association of Chinese Gastroenterologists & Hepatologists
  • National Clinical Research Center for Digestive Diseases
  • Chinese Association of Gastroenterologists & Hepatologists
  • Society of Clinical Trials and Big Data Quality Centers of the China Quality Association for Pharmaceuticals
  • Digestive Endoscopology Academy of China
  • Beijing Friendship Hospital
  • Capital Medical University
  • Peking Union Medical College Hospital
  • Digestive Medical Coordinated Development Center of Beijing Hospitals Authority
  • Institute of Beijing Clinical Medicine
  • Beijing Digestive Disease Center
  • Department of Gastroenterology, Capital Medical University
  • Chinese Institute of Digestive Endoscopy.

In addition to the features of previous conferences, the annual meeting used the online remote conference mode, continuing to organize special forums to present an innovative online academic feast for GI physicians.

WEO is delighted to have supported the 17th BIDDF 2020 remotely, with lectures from:

  • Fabian Emura, WEO President, on “Systematic Photo-documentation of the Upper GI Tract“
  • Douglas Faigel, WEO Secretary General, on “Cystic Neoplasms: Evaluation and Treatment in the New Decade”
  • Jean-François Rey, WEO Past President, on “Update on Small-Bowel Endoscopy (Artificial Intelligence and Spiral Endoscopy)”
  • Dong-Wan Seo, WEO Treasurer, on “EUS-guided Pancreatic Cyst Ablation: Where Are We Now?”

As Dr Emura commented, “On behalf of WEO, I would like to congratulate Professor Zhang Shu-Tian and the Executive Committee for the successful organization of the 17th Beijing International Digestive Disease Forum 2020. Despite the challenging times, the BIDDF was able to continue its long tradition with rich and extensive educational content. This is the third year WEO has participated in the Beijing International Digestive Disease Forum and is an excellent example of how WEO collaborates with distinguished hospitals, related associations and experts around the world to promote high quality and standards in endoscopy. WEO looks forward to an even closer partnership in the future.”

The BIDDF 2020 reached more than 14 000 registered participants and approximately 220 000 viewers in China.

17th Beijing International Digestive Disease Forum (BIDDF Online Meeting)