Submission Information

Abstract submission is now closed!

Abstracts submitted will be reviewed by the Abstract Selection Committee who will select and determine the final mode of presentation either in oral or ePoster format. All accepted abstracts will be published on the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (JGH). Outstanding abstracts will be selected to enter into Award presentations.

For APDW 2017, there is a new category of video presentation which allows the submission of endoscopy or surgery related videos. This is an excellent opportunity for you to share your advanced technique and skill in endoscopy or surgery with world-renowned and regional experts.


Based on the theme of "The Future in Digestive Diseases", abstracts are required to be categorized into different areas and fields as follows:

Area Fields Topics
A) Gastroenterology A1) Esophagus Molecular Biology / Pathology / Immunity and Inflammation / Functional / GERD / Barrett's Esophagus / Neoplasia
A2) Gastric and Duodenal Molecular Biology / Pathology / Immunity and Inflammation / Functional / H. pylori / Upper GI Bleeding / Neoplasia
A3) Small Intestine Molecular Biology / Pathology / Immunity and Inflammation / Nutrition / Small Intestinal Bleeding / Nerve Gut and Motility / Neoplasia
A4) Lower GI Molecular Biology / Pathology / Immunity and Inflammation / Microbiology / Irritable Bowel Syndrome / IBD / Bleeding / Neoplasia
B) Liver B1) Liver Molecular Biology / Pathology / Immunity and Inflammation / Viral Hepatitis B / Viral Hepatitis C / Metabolic Disorders / NASH and Fatty Liver / Autoimmune Liver Disease / Cirrhosis and Complications / Acute Liver Failure / Imaging and Radiology / HCC / Neoplasia (Not HCC)
B2) Pancreas Molecular Biology / Pathology / Immunity and Inflammation / Pancreatitis / Endocrine Tumours / Neoplasia
B3) Biliary Molecular Biology / Pathology / Immunity and Inflammation / Cholestasis and Gallstones / Neoplasia
C) Endoscopy Upper GI / Enteroscopy / Capsule Endoscopy / Colonoscopy / ERCP / EUS / Biliary and Pancreatic Stenting / Enteral Dilatation and Stenting / Interventional Radiology
D) Surgery Upper GI / Lower GI / Hepatobiliary / Nutrition and Obesity / Postoperative Complications / Laparoscopic Techniques / Transplantation / Paediatric Surgery

Guidelines for Preparation of Abstracts and Videos

  1. For Oral or ePoster Presentations

    1. Submission
      All abstracts must be submitted in English. Only online submission is accepted. Other forms of submission will not be considered.

      Abstracts should contain original material that has neither been published nor presented at another International meeting at the time of submission. In addition, abstracts should not be submitted to international meetings which take place before the APDW 2017. However, abstracts submitted to, or presented at, local and national meetings will be considered. If applicable, the abstract should state: "This research has been approved by an ethical committee".

      Since all abstracts accepted for oral or ePoster presentation will be published, they should be of copy-proof quality.

    2. Structure
      Abstracts should comprise the following elements, with each beginning a new paragraph. Format of abstract does not comply with the format below will not be considered.

      Title: The abstract title should be written in initial capital / lower case form, not all capitals, with less than 40 words.

      Authors and co-authors: Authors' names should be supplied with first name followed by surname and should be in initial capital / lower case format, not all capitals. Multiple institutional affiliations should be indicated with superscript numbers following each author's name. Please use semi-colon (;) to separate author names.

      Affiliation: All affiliations should contain the name of institution, city and country, with the corresponding numbers put in the front. Please use coma (,) to separate institutions and type in italics.

      Abstract body: The abstract should be as informative as possible. The abstract should include: Background/Aims, Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion. For case report, the abstract should include an introduction and case description. A maximum of 300 words is allowed including acknowledgement and a maximum of 250 words is allowed when including a table, figure or graph.

      Table/Figure/Graph: One table, figure or graph can be included in one abstract and must be cited in the abstract text.

      A maximum of 300 words is allowed including acknowledgement and a maximum of 250 words is allowed when including a table, figure or graph.

      The abstract should be within one A4 page and submitted in a word file.

    3. Sample Abstract
      Endoscopic resection for duodenal subepithelial tumors: A single-center experience
      Affiliation: [1] Department of Internal Medicine, [2] Department of Pathology, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Korea

      Background: Subepithelial tumors (SETs) in the gastrointestinal tract are often incidentally found during endoscopic examinations. Although the utility and safety of endoscopic resection (ER) of SETs in the esophagus and stomach have been described, data about the ER of duodenal SETs remain scant. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the clinical outcomes associated with the ER of duodenal SETs and to assess possible predictive factors for incomplete resection. Methods: We conducted a retrospective observational study of 62 patients (64 lesions) that underwent ER of duodenal SETs between June 2005 and December 2015 at the Pusan National University Hospital. The therapeutic outcomes from ER and procedure-related complications were analyzed. Results: Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) was performed in 38 tumors, EMR with a ligation device (EMR-L) in 18 and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) in 8. The overall en bloc resection and complete ER rates were 96.9 % (62/64) and 100 % (64/64), respectively. The complete pathologic resection rate was 76.6 % (49/64). Multivariate logistic regression analyses determined that the macroscopic type (Yamada type I or II; odds ratio [OR] 6.460, 95 % confidence interval [CI] 1.569-37.458, P = 0.027) and the treatment method (ESD; OR 7.178, 95 % CI 1.291-39.323, P = 0.024) were independently associated with incomplete pathologic resection. The procedure-related bleeding and perforation rates were 6.3 % and 4.7 %, respectively. No recurrences were observed in patients who had undergone complete ER at a median follow-up period of 20 months (range 6-112 months). Conclusion: ER is an effective, safe, and feasible treatment for duodenal SETs, especially when the SET is located in the deep mucosal layer and/or the submucosal layer.

  2. For Video Presentations

    1. Submission
      All scripts in the videos must be prepared in English. Only online submission is accepted. Other forms of submission will not be considered.

    2. Structure
      The videos should be fully edited and in high definition (minimum 720p) and the length shall be shorter than 5 minutes. Title, authors and affiliation should be included in the beginning of the video. The video presenter should be responsible for the intellectual property protection and confirm the copyright ownership of the video.


Presenting authors are required to register the congress if the paper is accepted. If registration fee of the presenting author is not received by deadline, his / her paper will be considered as withdrawal.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Opens 1 February 2017
Abstract Submission Deadline 15 May 2017
Accepted Notification June 2017
Presentation Files Submission Deadline 15 August 2017

Awards and Grants

Please go to the "Awards and Grants" section to see a list of the Awards and Grants which will be offered to congress participants of APDW 2017. There may be age and other restrictions on specific awards and grants. Please register to apply for the award or grant in the online abstract submission system. Please contact the Congress Secretariat: if you have any questions.


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