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Diverticular Disease 2019

Diverticulosis of the colon is an anatomical condition very common in the western world (>70 % of sixty is affected), and is increasing in countries of
the developing world. The majority of patients remain asymptomatic throughout their lives, but about 25% of them will encounter symptoms
and complications related to the diverticula. This results in extremely high in cost for the National Health Systems. Despite this, diverticular disease of the colon, with all its facets of clinical pathology, is still misunderstood and poorly considered. However, in recent years there have been major innovations in both patho-physiological and therapeutic sides, innovations that have led to both a better understanding of the causes of the disease that embarking on new therapeutic avenues. One of them is the new endoscopic classification called DICA, which has been recently developed and
validated, and that seems to be able to predict the outcome of the disease according to the severity of the score. For this reason we organized an international event to better understand of this important disease. This event will collect opinions of the most important international experts, and will be open to all healthcare professionals who deal with diverticular disease of the colon.


Thursday 11th April

  1. Welcome and rational of the Postgraduate course
  2. Epidemiology of diverticular disease
  3. DICA endoscopic classification: what it is, and why to use it
  4. Oral presentation of the best poster
  5. Plenary visualization of the videos
  6. Discussion of the results
  7. Oral presentation of the best poster
  8. Conclusive remarks

Friday 12th April

  1. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
  2. Open questions
  3. Genetics
  4. Neuromuscular function abnormalities
  5. Patterns of colonic mucosal inflammation
  6. Impact of lifestyle
  7. Statements provided by the speakers and voting by audience
  8. DISCUSSION
  9. Oral presentation of the best poster
  10. Open questions
  11. Is it symptomatic diverticular disease or IBS?
  12. What determines the evolution to diverticulitis?
    Bowel habits alteration
  13. What determines the evolution to diverticulitis?
    Inflammation
  14. Prevention of acute diverticulitis: Is it at all possible?
  15. Statements provided by the speakers and voting by audience
  16. DISCUSSION
  17. Open questions
  18. Biomarkers
  19. Computerized Tomography
  20. Ultrasound Imaging
  21. Endoscopy
  22. The DICA classification: a new predictive tool in managing
    diverticular disease
  23. Statements provided by the speakers and voting by
  24. DISCUSSION
  25. Oral presentation of the best poster
  26. Open questions
  27. Antibiotics in Symptomatic Uncomplicated Diverticular Disease:
    Evidence for
    Evidence against Fermín Mearin
    18.40 Mesalazine in Symptomatic Uncomplicated
  28. Probiotics in Symptomatic Uncomplicated Diverticular Disease:
    Evidence for 
    Evidence against Davor Štimac
  29. Statements provided by the speakers and voting by audience
  30. DISCUSSION
  31. END OF THE SESSIONS


Saturday 13rd April

  1. Open questions
  2. Antibiotic treatment for uncomplicated acute diverticulitis:
    Evidence for 
    Evidence against Alfredo Papa
  3. Open or laparoscopic treatment?
  4. The open approach is better
  5. The laparoscopic approach is safer
  6. Peritoneal lavage for perforated diverticulitis:
    Evidence for Ricardo Escalante
    Evidence against Enio Chaves de Oliveira
  7. Statements provided by the speakers and voting by audience
  8. DISCUSSION
  9. Open questions
  10. In- or out-patient management of uncomplicated diverticulitis?
  11. Segmental colitis associated with diverticulosis: what is it?
  12. Is diverticular inflammation a risk factor for colorectal cancer?
    Evidence for Dan Dumitrascu
    Evidence against Jaroslaw Regula
  13. Statements provided by the speakers and voting by audience
  14. DISCUSSION
  15. Closing remarks and end of the sessions