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Sydney International Endoscopy Symposium 

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to participate in the 13th annual Sydney International Endoscopy Symposium, to be held on Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th and Friday 27th March 2020. 

SIES continues to grow in popularity and attendance, and in 2019 we had a total of 584 delegates, and 252 sponsor representatives attend. We fully expect another delegate registration record in 2020. 

We have well and truly settled into our new home at the ICC Sydney, with the Pyrmont Theatre being extremely comfortable for all delegates viewing the sessions on stage and the live procedures on the big screens. The live procedures are also projected onto large screens in the exhibition room, The Gallery. 

In 2020, once again, there will be a day dedicated to the Westmead Endoscopy Nurses’ Workshop, including live demonstrations, on Wednesday 25th March 2018. Following this in the afternoon we will again have the popular session with the expert panel, the Mini Symposium: Controversies in GI Endoscopy. 

SIES is now firmly entrenched as the second largest gastroenterology and endoscopy meeting in Australia, surpassed only by AGW. This would not have been possible without the strong educational support and commitment of our sponsors. 

For SIES 2020 we will again assemble a stellar international faculty which currently includes Prof Raf Bisschops, Belgium; Dr Cesare Hassan, Italy; Prof Thierry Ponchon, France; Prof Doug Rex, USA; A/Prof Reem Sharaiha, USA; and A/Prof Naohisa Yoshida, Japan.

Currently we are actively preparing for yet another impressive showcase of high definition ‘live’ transmissions from the state of the art Endoscopy Suite at Westmead Hospital, which will once again form the backbone of the program. We will demonstrate a range of new techniques and technologies along with the core fundamentals of sound endoscopy with our usual comprehensive approach. 

On behalf of our Department, Nurses and Doctors alike, I thank you in anticipation of your support and for allocating time to join us for these three special days. We look forward to your involvement once more and to meeting again in Sydney in 2020.

Yours sincerely

Michael Bourke 

Chairman Organising Committee
Sydney International Endoscopy Symposium 2020

Director of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Westmead Hospital

Prof Michael Bourke

Prof Michael Bourke MD, PHD
Westmead Hospital Sydney, Australia