The “UEG Week 2018” Congress organised by United European Gastroenterology, UEG, ran in Vienna from October 20 to 24.
At the congress, attended by more than 12,000 participants from all over the world, with top level speakers, discussions focussed on current research topics, presenting the latest in gastroenterology and hepatology, looking at new research in the field of digestive health, and the latest features in clinical practice.
In the framework of this prestigious congress, Dr Jesus Bañales, leader of the Hepatic Diseases Group at the Biodonostia HRI, received the “UEG Rising Star” Award, presented annually by the UEG. This award highlights the excellent scientific career of researchers under the age of 40, stressing, in this case, his scientific merits as an emerging principal researcher.
Other members of the said group also actively participated in the meeting. Thus, researchers Ainhoa Lapitz and Pedro Rodrigues presented their work on extracellular vesicle biomarkers in patients with gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary diseases. Both works were presented in the section on oral communications, with Pedro Rodrigues obtaining the prize for best presentation of his session for his piece. Two works headed by Dr María Jesús Perugorria on the role of the TREM2 receptor in hepatocellular carcinoma and cholestatic diseases were also presented by the researcher Ibone Labiano in the poster and oral communication categories respectively.
Note that Doctor Jesús Bañales, an Ikerbasque, Miguel Servet and CIBERehd researcher, as well as leading the Liver Diseases Group in the Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases Area of the Biodonostia HRI, is also coordinator of the European Network for the Study of Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA).
More information: Congress in numbers
Watch the organisation’s interview with Jesús Bañales (UEG Rising Star 2018) on Youtube