Welcome to EFS Belgrade 2022

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

European Foregut Society (EFS) is the leading association in Europe fostering collaboration and exchange of ideas across disciplines and between clinicians in the management of benign foregut disease and pre-malignancy. Since its beginnings EFS encourages international dialogue, education, and research, assisting in the development of benchmarks that will improve diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for patients with foregut diseases.

This year, EFS is organizing its 2nd Annual Meeting on November 3rd – 5th, in Hotel Crown Plaza, Belgrade, Serbia. The Meeting will be oriented towards all surgeons, upper GI endoscopists, gastroenterologists and ENT physicians dealing with the diseases of the foregut. We are planning to have a large number of renowned invited lecturers and participants from all over the Europe. We are confident that EFS Belgrade 2022 will significantly contribute to a strong EFS platform for further understanding and treatment of the foregut diseases all across the Europe.

On a personal note, we are positive that this EFS Meeting will represent a long awaiting reunion between West and East in the field of foregut diseases, and one cannot think of better place than the confluence of Danube and Sava. Organizing Committee is promising that EFS Belgrade 2022 will be a memorable three days event, as we welcome you with open hearths. We are eager to show you our hospitality, hoping that you will fully enjoy the Congress, Belgrade and Serbia.

Welcome to the 2nd EFS Annual Meeting – Belgrade 2022.

Luigi Bonavina, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery

President of the EFS
Chief of the Department of Surgery,
IRCCS Policlinico San Donato
School of Medicine, University of Milano

Aleksandar P. Simić, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery

President of the Congress
Chair of the Department of Surgery
School of Medicine,
University of Belgrade

About EFS

The European Foregut Society (EFS) is a multidisciplinary society devoted to the cooperation and exchange of ideas throughout Europe, across disciplines and between clinicians in the management of patients with benign Foregut disease and pre-malignancy. EFS was founded in 2020, with the Secretariat in Vienna, Austria, and offers the knowledge of leading experts across Europe, becoming in the short period of time the leading association in Europe. EFS is assisting in the development of benchmarks that improve diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for patients with foregut symptoms and offers support for implementation. Traditional societies tend to focus on cancer and bariatrics, to the extent that benign disease is largely marginalized – EFS wants to be different. The EFS welcomes participation of its members and encourages persons who are professionally interested in this field to become members. Benefits include reduced registration fees at our congresses and other educational offerings, and the opportunity to help lead this organization into a position of leadership in the worldwide medical community.