GUT 2004
24 - 27 June 2004
Venue: Rasa Sayang Hotel, Penang, Malaysia
Annual Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Welcome Message
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to GUT 2004. This Annual Scientific Meeting of MSGH will be held from 24 to 27 June, 2004 in the popular resort island of Penang, the venue of two previous very successful meetings organised by MSGH.

The Organising Committee has invited a truly, eminent world renowned international faculty of speakers in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology to enhance the scientific programme which promises to be intensive, exciting and highly relevant to our clinical practice.

We would encourage delegates to present your research work at the scientific meeting and as usual the Young Investigator’s Award for the best paper will be presented at the Malaysian Night which will be held this time at the famous Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you and your family to enjoy the beautiful beaches and scenery, the rich heritage and the exotic cuisine that the Pearl of the Orient has to offer. What more can you ask for?

I look forward to welcoming you to the Rasa Sayang Hotel in Penang!

Dr Robert Ding Pooi Huat
President, MSGH &
Organising Chairman, GUT 2004

Pathogenesis of GCA – A Unifying Concept (Prof S K Lam)

Treatment Of Chronic Hepatitits C Infection: Does It Alter The Natural History Of The Disease?
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease – The Beginning Of An Epidemic?
Advances In Laparoscopic GI Surgery – What Is Relevant To Us In 2004?
Advances In Diagnostic And Therapeutic GI Procedures – Update In 2004
Current Treatment Of Hepatocellular Carcinoma – An Overview
Barrett’s Oesophagus – Are We Missing It And Is There A Need For Concern
Uses And Abuses Of Meta-Analysis In Gastroenterology

Treatment Of Chronic Viral Hepatitis In The Asia-Pacific Region – Realities And Practical Solutions
Changing Epidemiology Of Colon Cancer In The Asian-Pacific Region
Chronic Pancreatitis In Asia: Epidemiology, Diagnosis And Treatment
1 Gastric Cancer
GCA - Epidemiological Observations From Asia
HP And Gastric Cancer – What Is The Evidence?
Interventional Studies In GCA
2 Colorectal Cancer
Screening And Surveillance
Treatment Approaches In 2004
Atypical Manifestations Of GERD
Treatment Resistant GERD
Approach To Management – Consensus In Asia-Pacific
4 Cancer Of The Oesophagus
Treatment Approaches With Special Reference To Surgery
Endoscopic Palliative Options
5 Viral Hepatitis B
Mechanisms Of Viral Resistance

Hbe Ag Mutants – How Common Is It And How Do We Best Deal With It
6 Viral Hepatitis C
Treatment Of Hepatitis C In Special Situations
Treatment Failures
Prof Geoff Farrell
Prof Sydney C S Chung
Dr J Q Huang
Prof S K Lam
Prof Fock Kwong-Ming
Dr Benjamin C Y Wong
Prof David Fleischer
Prof Masao Omata
Prof Ronnie Fass
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