The annually organized conference of the European Pancreatic Club (EPC) this year was held in Berlin between the 13rd and 16th of June, 2018. Maritim proArte Hotel hosted the conference for 4 days.
The European Pancreatic Club (EPC) is a non-profit, international scientific organization dedicated to the investigation of the pancreas. EPC was founded in 1965, with the idea of bringing together basic scientists and clinicians in an informal atmosphere to promote partnership and scientific cooperation between them. Therefore, EPC has been providing a platform for pancreatologists for five decades. EPC has strong connections with various European National Pancreatic Societies (from 22 countries).
Hungary had the third largest delegation (with 48 people!), from which 15 colleagues traveled to the conference from the University of Pécs, Centre for Translational Medicine. We presented 18 posters altogether, and also we were pleased to introduce 3 abstracts accepted for oral presentation. On Friday the Centre for Translational Medicine and the Hungarian Pancreatic Study Group introduced itself, in its own programme and presented the latest patient registries and clinical trials. Post-programme discussion and the evening social events served as a great opportunity to meet with other researchers from different countries. In this year’s conference Professor Péter Hegyi received a reward for his 4 your long work as a secretary in the EPC. He will continue to represent EPC at the Scientific Committee of the United European Gastroenterology Society (UEG).