A narrative summary of selected presentations given at the Chronic Venous Disease and Haemorrhoidal Disease: Their Management and Treatment MASTERCLASS held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 23rd–24th September 2016
Speakers: Ethem Geçim,1 Abul Fazal Ali Khan,2 Muhammad Arshad Cheema,3 Wasim Hayat Khan,4 Ahmed Farag5
1. Department of Surgery, Colorectal Unit, Ankara University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
2. Rashid Latif Medical College (RLMC), Punjab, Pakistan
3. Postgraduate Medical Institute (PGMI), University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
4. Jinnah Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
5. Colorectal Unit, Kasr El-Aini, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
Disclosure: Prof Ethem Geçim and Prof Ahmed Farag have received honorarium from OM/Vifor Pharma (Meyrin, Switzerland). Prof Wasim Hayat Khan was invited to present by Ali Gohar Pharma. Prof Abul Fazal Ali Khan has declared no conflict of interest. Prof Muhammad Arshad Cheema was supported by AGP Pharma Pakistan by providing travel and accommodation arrangements for the meeting in Lisbon Portugal.
Acknowledgements: Writing assistance was provided by Dr Ewen Legg of Halcyon Medical Writing.
Support: The publication of this article was funded by OM/Vifor Pharma. The views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of OM/Vifor Pharma.
Citation: EMJ Gastroenterol. 2017;6[Suppl 6]:2-12.
This expert masterclass, supported by an independent grant from OM/Vifor Pharma, brought together physicians specialising in vascular surgery, gynaecology, and dermatology, from Pakistan, Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, and Germany, to discuss the current management of chronic venous disease and haemorrhoidal disease (HD). The meeting included plenary lectures and interactive case study discussions, allowing delegates and presenters to take part in high-level discussions of pressing issues within the field.