to EPC 2023
We look forward to welcoming you to the 55th Annual Meeting of the European Pancreatic Club in beautiful Alpbach in Tyrol. Alpbach is located at 1,000 m altitude near the Northern main alpine ridge on a sunny plateau at the foot of the Gratlspitz. It was voted “Austria’s most beautiful village” with its uniform and rustic wooden building style. In addition to a romantic alpine idyll, it captivates with a very modern and large international congress center that combines modernity and tradition in its architecture.
Due to the political decisions related to COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine, this is the first face-to-face meeting in 4 years. So we are happy that we can get together again after such a long time to exchange ideas and maybe also to drink a beer or two in friendship.
The event is organised for the first time jointly with the Japan Pancreas Society (JPS) and in cooperation with the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN). The local organisation teams from Europe and Japan have put together a broad and attractive program. The aim was in particular to win young talents for lectures and thus to offer the next generation an appropriate forum.The congress is preceded by an extensive postgraduate course, which is aimed in particular at young colleagues, but also offers attractive lectures for experienced pancreatologists. The course was planned together with ESPGHAN and focuses on hereditary paediatric diseases of the exocrine pancreas from hereditary pancreatitis to cystic fibrosis and rare syndromes. We are pleased to have won internationally renowned speakers from three continents for this course. I would like to thank the EPC Council and program committees for their support in planning the sessions, as well as the invited speakers and abstract presenters who share their knowledge with us.
An EPC meeting of this magnitude would not have been possible without the generous support of our industry sponsors. Our thanks go to all sponsors, exhibitors and other supporters.
Since the Annual Meeting is not only intended for scientific and professional exchange during the sessions, we have tried to create space for personal discussions with attractive social events. Especially the society dinner, which takes you to the Hornboden at 1827 m above sea level, offers the right cosy atmosphere.