Dear Colleagues and Friends,
On behalf of the Chinese Society of Gastroenterology, I would like to cordially welcome you to the Asian Pacific Digestive Week 2022 (APDW 2022) jointly with the 22nd Congress of Gastroenterology China (CGC 2022) in Xi’an, China.
The fast-evolving Covid-19 pandemic has emphasized the importance of collaboration of the medical community in the Asian-pacific region. As the premier annual scientific conference in the Asian Pacific region this year, the joint meeting provides an opportunity to gather a panel of leading experts from home and abroad, who will share cutting-edge knowledge about clinical practice and present recent progress in scientific research. This meeting will also bring the Chinese clinicians and our Asian-pacific colleagues together to share unique experiences, exchange knowledge and find novel solutions to promote the welfare of those living with digestive diseases.
Xi'an, as the capital of the Tang Dynasty, used to be a symbol of the communication of eastern and western cultures. I believe this congress will also serve as a premier platform to update knowledge on gastroenterology, disseminate the latest findings on clinical practice and scientific research, build genuine connections and establish trans-regional cooperation.
I am looking forward to seeing you all physically or virtually at the meeting.
President, Chinese Society of Gastroenterology