Dear Colleagues,

International Digestive Endoscopy Network (IDEN) 2017 in conjunction with the 16th Korea-Japan Joint Symposium on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy will be held at the Grand Hilton Hotel, Seoul, Korea from June 2 to 4, 2017. Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (KSGE) and European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) will join together to host KSGE-ESGE Joint sessions in IDEN 2017.

At IDEN 2017, many physicians and researchers from all over the world will participate to present and discuss the latest advances in the fields of upper GI, lower GI and pancreatobiliary endoscopy. The 16th Korea-Japan Joint Symposium on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy will be held during IDEN 2017. Having an opportunity to share and exchange our experience and expertise must have played a considerable role for the development of gastroenterological endoscopy both in Korea and in Japan. In addition, Asian Network Sessions and Hands-on courses will be held for the first time.

IDEN 2017 also has special programs, the ‘Asian Young Endoscopist Award” and 'Young Endoscopist Forum’ for young scientists. This program includes observation of endoscopy practice in high-level hospitals in Korea sponsored by KSGE. We expect many young endoscopists from all over the world will participate in these programs.

We truly expect your continued cooperation and active participation for the forthcoming IDEN 2017 and hope to see all of you during this exciting conference in Seoul, Korea.