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April 26 (Thu.)

Symposium 1: GEJ cancer - General Principle

Gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer has distinctive clinicopathologic characteristics and treatment strategies. This session will cover general principles and treatment modalities of GEJ cancer from various perspectives including surgeons, gastroenterologists, and oncologists.
Date & Time April 26 (Thu), 10:00-11:30 Venue Room A
Chairs Wook Kim, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea
Takeshi Sano, The Cancer Institute Hospital of JFCR, Japan
Speakers
  1. 1.History of GEJ cancer treatment strategy
    Arnulf H. Hölscher, Agaplesion Markus Hospital, Germany
  2. 2.Endoscopic findings and results of ESD for GEJ cancer
    Ichiro Oda, Tokyo NCC, Japan
  3. 3.Lymph node metastasis and recurrence pattern in GEJ cancer
    In Seob Lee, Ulsan University College of Medicine and Asan Medical Center, Korea
  4. 4.Multimodal treatment of gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma: differences between East and West
    Hye Sook Han, Chungbuk National University, Korea

Symposium 2: Splenic hilar LN dissection for proximal gastric cancer

Standard surgery for advanced proximal gastric carcinoma requires complete dissection of lymph nodes at the splenic hilum. However, the optimal surgical approach and therapeutic efficacy of splenic hilar lymph node dissection is still controversial. In this session, we will review recent research on the therapeutic efficacy of splenic hilar lymph node dissection and clinicopathological features associated with splenic hilar lymph node metastasis. We will also discuss the technical details of operative techniques for splenic hilar lymph node dissection.
Date & Time April 26 (Thu), 10:00-11:30 Venue Room B
Chairs Byung-sik Kim, University of Ulsan, Korea
Ichiro Uyama, Fujita Health University, Japan
Speakers
  1. 1.Lesson from the JCOG 0110: therapeutic efficacy of splenectomy as hilar lymph node dissection
    Hitoshi Katai, National cancer center Japan, Japan
  2. 2.Clinical impact of splenic hilum lymph node metastasis in gastric carcinoma: Eastern view
    Oh Jeong, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Korea
  3. 3.Clinical impact of hilar lymph node metastasis (Western view)
    Stefan Moenig, Geneva University Hospitals, Germany
  4. 4.Spleen preserving vs. splenectomy for splenic hilar LN dissection
    Oh Kyoung Kwon, Kyungpook National University Medical Center, Korea

JS Min Memorial lecture

Date & Time April 26 (Thu), 11:40-12:10 Venue Room A
Chairs Moon-Soo Lee, Soonchunhyang University, Korea
Speaker Systemic treatment of advanced gastric cancer
Yung-Jue Bang, Seoul National University, Korea

Luncheon Symposium 1

Date & Time April 26 (Thu), 12:10-13:10 Venue Room A
Chairs Young-Kyu PARK, Chonnam National University, Korea
Chairs
  1. 1.Stapler: The important factor for Gastric Surgery
    Taeil Son, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea
  2. 2.Stapler: The important factor for Gastric Surgery
    Hoon HUR, Ajou University School of Medicine, Korea

Luncheon Seminar 1

Date & Time April 26 (Thu), 12:10-13:10 Venue Room C
Chairs Cho Hyun PARK, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea
Speaker Robot Assisted Gastrectomy : How I do it
Han-Kwang Yang, Seoul National University, Korea

Luncheon Seminar 2

Date & Time April 26 (Thu), 12:10-13:10 Venue Room D
Chairs Min-Chan KIM, Dong-A University, Korea
Speaker Real-time fluorescence image guided surgery in early gastric cancer t
Seong-Ho KONG, Seoul National University Hospital, Korea

Meet the professor 1

Date & Time April 26 (Thu), 12:10-13:10 Venue Calla 1
Speaker Arnulf H. Hölscher, Agaplesion Markus Hospital, Germany

Meet the professor 2

Date & Time April 26 (Thu), 12:10-13:10 Venue Calla 2
Speaker Simon Law, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Meet the professor 3

Date & Time April 26 (Thu), 12:10-13:10 Venue Oak
Speaker Jae-Ho Cheong, Yonsei University, Korea

Symposium 3: GEJ cancer (Surgical treatment)

This session will focus on surgical treatment for Siewert type 2 GEJ cancer from open to minimally invasive surgery. In addition, the session will include the recent results of a multicenter trial for advanced GEJ cancer in Japan and provide updated treatment outcomes.
Date & Time April 26 (Thu), 13:10-14:40 Venue Room A
Chairs Hitoshi Katai, National cancer center, Japan
Jae-moon Bae, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Speakers
  1. 1.Open GEJ cancer surgery
    Jiafu Ji, Peking University Cancer Hospital & Institute, China
  2. 2.Laparoscopic GEJ cancer surgery
    Jin Jo Kim, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea
  3. 3.Minimally invasive surgery experience in gastroesophageal junction cancer
    Simon Law, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  4. 4.Recent results of multicenter trial for advanced EGJ cancer
    Hiroya Takeuchi, Hamamatsu University, Japan

Symposium 4: Gastric cancer related GERD

KINGCA covers benign gastrointestinal diseases. This session will focus on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) related with upper gastrointestinal malignancy and gastrectomy. The relationship between GERD and esopahgeal cancer will be presented. In addition, GERD after various types of gastrectomy and reflux-preventive methods will be discussed.
Date & Time April 26 (Thu), 13:10-14:40 Venue Room B
Chairs Yoon-seok Heo, Inha University, Korea
Jimmy So, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Speakers
  1. 1.GERD in postgastrectomy patients
    Hyun Dong Chae, Daegu Catholic University Medicatl Center, Korea
  2. 2.GERD, Barrett esophagus, and risk for esophageal cancer
    Yosuke Seki, Yotsuya Medical Cube, Japan
  3. 3.Preventive antireflux procedure after UGI surgery
    Joong-Min Park, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Korea
  4. 4.GERD after proximal gastrectomy: How to prevent it?
    Masaki Nakamura, Wakayama Medical University School of Medicine, Japan

Session for Nurse Specialist

This session is about the patient management methods in the stomach cancer center and the role of nurses in the various fields. Also, nursing interventions based on patient needs will be discussed.
Date & Time April 26 (Thu), 13:10-14:40 Venue Room C
Chairs Mi-Young Kim, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Speakers
  1. 1.Pre - Operative care (Our professionalism to care with preoperative stomach cancer patient)
    Kyoung Hye Moon, University of Ulsan, Korea
  2. 2.The Role of Physician assistant in the stomach cancer center
    Deok Hui Kim, National Cancer Center, Korea
  3. 3.Distress, depression, anxiety, and spiritual needs of patients with stomach cancer
    Eun Sook Wi, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea
  4. 4.Clinical trials and the role of CRC.
    Hyoun Suk Kim, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

Education Session (SHARE the BEST! Session) 1: Basic for gastric cancer treatment

The slogan of KINGCA 2018 is “SHARE the BEST!” In KINGCA 2018, we have prepared special education sessions for all participants, especially for young doctors. In this session, world-famous Korean surgeons, gastroenterologists, pathologists and oncologists will review basic principles for gastric cancer from etiology to treatment principles.
Date & Time April 26 (Thu), 13:10-14:40 Venue Room D
Chairs Seung-Man Park, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea
Jae Gyu Kim, Chung-Ang University, Korea
Speakers
  1. 1.Pathologic classification of Gastric cancer
    Hye Seung Lee, Seoul National University, Korea
  2. 2.Endoscopic and EUS findings for gastric cancer
    Jun Haeng Lee, Sungkyunkwan University Samsung Medical Center, Korea
  3. 3.Initial considerations for radiologic evaluation in gastric cancer
    Se Hyung Kim, Seoul National University Hospital, Korea
  4. 4.Surgeons' perspective for pre-operative preparation gastric cancer treatment
    Jeong-Hwan Yook, University of Ulsan, Korea

Video Symposium 1: Reduced port surgery

Reduced port surgery is one of the most significant surgical methods in gastric cancer treatment. In this session, surgical tips and benefits or pitfalls of various kinds of methods using 1, 2, and 3 ports will be presented as well as robotic reduced port surgery.
Date & Time April 26 (Thu), 15:00-16:30 Venue Room A
Chairs Eishi Nagai, Kyushu University, Japan
Junho Lee, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Speakers
  1. 1.2-port Surgery - Advantages & Tip
    Chikara Kunisaki, Yokohama City University, Japan
  2. 2.3-port Surgery - Advantages & Tip
    Han Hong Lee, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea
  3. 3.1-port Surgery - Advantages & Tip
    Chang Min Lee, Korea University, Korea
  4. 4.Robotic Reduced Port Surgery - Advantages & Tip
    Hyoung-Il Kim, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea

Symposium 5: Peritoneal carcinomatosis in gastric cancer

Peritoneal carcinomatosisis is the most prevalent and gravest form of metastatic gastric cancer with poor prognostic factors which don’t respond to conventional systemic chemotherapy. Therefore, multi-modal treatments including surgery, intraperitoneal and systemic chemotherapy are needed. Also, further therapeutic forms such as PIPAC for IP chemotherapy could be more promising strategies for this dismal disease.
Date & Time April 26 (Thu), 15:00-16:30 Venue Room B
Chairs Wansik YU, Kyungpook National University, Korea
Jiafu Ji, Peking University Cancer Hospital, China
Speakers
  1. 1.Current concept and management of peritoneal metastasis in gastric cancer
    Sung-Ho Jin, Korea Cancer Center Hospital, Korea
  2. 2.IP & systemic chemotherapy for peritoneal carcinomatosis in gastric cancer
    Hironori Ishigami, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  3. 3.HIPEC & cytoreductive surgery for peritoneal carcinomatosis in gastric cancer
    Ye Seob Jee, Dankook university Hospital, Korea
  4. 4.Future perspective for peritoneal metastasis in gastric cancer: PIPAC
    Marc-André Reymond, University of Tuebingen, Germany

CGCA session: Surgical treatment of Gastric Cancer in China

The session will cover the cutting-edge updates in surgical treatment of gastric cancer in China. One critical issue in GC surgical treatment is D2 lymphadenectomy, which has become the standard treatment for GC in China. An update of its utilization in China will be reported in this session. Moreover, the latest minimal invasive surgery techniques and their implementations in China will also be covered by the leading experts respectively.
Date & Time April 26 (Thu), 15:00-16:00 Venue Room C
Moderators Han Liang, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Hospital, China
Experts Guoxin Li (China), Yihong Sun (China), Zekuan Xu (China)
Speakers
  1. 1.Standardization and Quality Control of D2 Gastrectomy in China
    Han Liang, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Hospital, China
  2. 2.Totally Laparosopic Gastrectomy
    Ziyu Li, Peking University Cancer Hospital & Institute, China
  3. 3.Additional Surgical Resection After Noncurative Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection for Early Gastric Cancer: A Single-center Experience at National Cancer Center in China
    Yantao Tian, National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, China

Education Session (SHARE the BEST! Session) 2: Standard treatment techniques in gastric cancer 1

The slogan of KINGCA 2018 is “SHARE the BEST!” In KINGCA 2018, we have prepared special education sessions for all participants, especially for young doctors. In this session, world-famous Korean surgeons, gastroenterologists, pathologists and oncologists will review basic principles for gastric cancer from etiology to treatment principles.
Date & Time April 26 (Thu), 15:00-16:30 Venue Room D
Chairs Soo-sang Sohn, Keimyung University, Korea
Joo-young Cho, CHA University, Korea
Speakers
  1. 1.Standard endoscopic treatment of EGC
    Hwoon-Yong Jung, University of Ulsan, Korea
  2. 2.Standard method for lymph node dissection overall concept
    Han-Kwang Yang, Seoul National University, Korea
  3. 3.Standard lymph node dissection for open Distal gastrectomy
    Cho Hyun Park, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea
  4. 4.Standard lymph node dissection for open Total gastrectomy
    Sung Hoon Noh, Yonsei Cancer Center, Korea

Symposium 6: (KLASS SY1) Extended scope of laparoscopic surgery for far advanced status

The scope of laparoscopic applications in gastric cancer surgery is gradually expanding. In this session, we will discuss experiences and possibilities of laparoscopic applications for treatment strategies for late-stage gastric cancer. These options will open up a new field of laparoscopic gastric surgery.
Date & Time April 26 (Thu), 16:30-18:00 Venue Room B
Chairs Sang-Uk Han, Ajou University, Korea
Hiroya Takeuchi, Hamamatsu University, Japan
Speakers
  1. 1.Laparoscopic gastrectomy for serosa-positive cancer
    Yihong Sun, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, China
  2. 2.Staging & diagnostic laparoscopy for gastric cancer
    Kyo young Song, The Catholic University College of Medicine, Korea
  3. 3.Laparoscopic surgery following neoadjuvant chemotherapy
    Ichiro Uyama, Fujita Health University, Japan
  4. 4.IP chemotherapy combined with laparoscopic surgery
    Jong-Han Kim, Korea University, Korea

Asian collaboration session

Through the REGATTA trial, successful collaboration between two nations in Asia has been achieved. In the future, more meaningful collaboration will make further progress in gastric cancer research and treatment results. In this session, the scope of collaboration will be expanded under this year’s KINGCA Week theme, Share the BEST! Speakers will present their experiences, optimal ways and needs for collaboration.
Date & Time April 26 (Thu), 16:30-18:00 Venue Room D
Chairs Young Jae Mok, Korea University, Korea
Yasuhiro Kodera, Nagoya University, Japan
Simon Law, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Speakers
  1. 1.Experience of EXPEL study – way of collaboration
    Jimmy So, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  2. 2.Experience of CONVO-GC1 and NEXT
    Hideo Baba, Kumamoto University, Japan
  3. 3.Gastric cancer research in India and need for collaboration
    S.m. Chandramohan, Madras Medical College, India
  4. 4.The needs and way of future collaboration in Mongolia
    Enkh-Amgalan. TS, United Family Intermed Hospital, Mongolia
  5. 5.Status of gastric cancer treatment in the Philippines and need for collaboration in Asia
    Orlino Bisquera Jr., St. Luke's Medical Center, Philipines

April 27 (Fri.)

Symposium 7: Sentinel Lymph node & limited resection

Sentinel node navigation surgery is one of the hottest trends in gastric cancer treatment. Not only finding sentinel nodes but also preserving the stomach is an important issue. Short term outcomes of recent sentinel node navigation surgery trials and a video will be presented as well as how to perform full thickness gastric resection to prevent the spread of cancer cells into the abdominal cavity.
Date & Time April 27 (Fri), 09:00-10:30 Venue Room B
Chairs Masanori Terashima, Shizuoka Cancer Center, Japan
Young-joon Lee, Gyeongsang National University, Korea
Speakers
  1. 1.Recent short term results of SENORITA
    Keun Won Ryu, National Cancer Center, Korea, Korea
  2. 2.Optimal procedure for detection and dissection of sentinel Basin
    Jae Seok Min, Dongnam Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences, Korea
  3. 3.Technique for full layer resection (Inversion Technique)
    Chan Gyoo Kim, National Cancer Center, Korea
  4. 4.Technique for full layer resection (Eversion Technique)
    Toshio Uraoka, National Hospital, Japan

Symposium 8: Gastric Cancer Genomics by NGS analysis

With the recent advances in NGS technologies, molecular classification has become increasingly important and cancer genetics have been applied to precision medicine in gastric cancer. This session will include translational research, molecular diagnosis, and therapeutic approach of gastric cancer genetics, with a special focus on NGS technologies.
Date & Time April 27 (Fri), 09:00-10:30 Venue Room C
Chairs Kyoung-mee Kim, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Masakazu Yashiro, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Speakers
  1. 1.Clinical and genomic landscape of gastric cancer with a mesenchymal phenotype
    Ju Seog Lee, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
  2. 2.Circulating DNA for cancer diagnosis and monitoring
    K.C. Allen Chan, Chinese university of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  3. 3.Cancer panel NGS of tissue specimen for precision medicine
    Jeong Mo Bae, Seoul National University, Korea
  4. 4.From molecular classification to clinical application of gastric cancer
    Hyosong Kim, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea

Education Session (SHARE the BEST! Session) 3: Standard treatment techniques in gastric cancer 2

The slogan of KINGCA 2018 is “SHARE the BEST!” In KINGCA 2018, we have prepared special education sessions for all participants, especially for young doctors. In this session, world-famous Korean surgeons, gastroenterologists, pathologists and oncologists will review basic principles for gastric cancer from etiology to treatment principles.
Date & Time April 27 (Fri), 09:00-10:30 Venue Room D
Chairs Yong-kwan Cho, Ajou University, Korea
Kyong-choun Chi, Chung-Ang University, Korea
Speakers
  1. 1.Standard lymph node dissection for Lap. Distal gastrectomy
    Hyung-Ho Kim, Seoul National University, Korea
  2. 2.Standard lymph node dissection for Lap. Total gastrectomy
    Young-Kyu Park, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Korea
  3. 3.Decision for resection extent and various anastomosis in gastric cancer
    Tae Sung Sohn, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
  4. 4.Overview of post-gastrectomy complication
    Chan-Young Kim, Chonbuk National University, Korea

Korean-German gastric cancer session

Korean Gastric Cancer Association has plans to initiate future collaboration with German experts in gastric cancer. In this session, from basic to advanced contents regarding gastric cancer diagnosis and treatment will be presented and unique experiences of each nation will be shared.
Date & Time April 27 (Fri), 10:50-12:20 Venue Room A
Chairs Arnulf H. Hölscher, Agaplesion Markus Hospital, Germany
Han-Kwang Yang, Seoul National University, Korea
Speakers
  1. 1.Radiological diagnosis & interventional management of postoperative complications
    Soo Jin Kim, National Cancer Center, Korea
  2. 2.Endoscopic management of GI complications
    Dan Chon, University Hospital Cologne, Germany
  3. 3.Laparoscopic No.10 Lymph Node Dissection for Advanced Proximal Gastric Cancer
    Seong Yeoob Ryu, Chonnam National University, Korea
  4. 4.Critical appraisal of multivisceral surgery for gastric cancer
    Ines Gockel, University Hospital Leipzig, Germany

Symposium 9: ESD over a decade, long-term results and uprising issues

ESD for early gastric cancer is no longer a fancy or brand-new treatment modality with reported favorable long-term results. This session will cover uprising issues including mixed histology EGC, metachronous recurrence and so on.
Date & Time April 27 (Fri), 10:50-12:20 Venue Room B
Chairs Jong-inn Lee, Korea Cancer Center Hospital, Korea
Ching-Hung Tseng, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
Speakers
  1. 1.1. ESD for mixed histology gastric cancer : more aggressive or not?
    Jie-Hyun Kim, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea
  2. 2.ESD for EGC at EG junction and remnant stomach : technical tips and outcome
    Gwang Ha Kim, Pusan National University Hospital, Korea
  3. 3.Metachronous recurrence after curative ESD for early gastric cancer
    Sang Gyun Kim, Seoul National University, Korea
  4. 4.A scoring system to stratify curability after ESD for early gastric cancer: "eCura system"
    Waku Hatta, Tohoku University, Japan

Symposium 10: Tumor immunology

Immune checkpoint inhibitors have been recently emerging as therapeutic agents for gastric cancer. These Immune-Oncologic agents can provide a new breakthrough in gastric cancer treatment. This session will be an opportunity to share the results of various clinical trials and acquire new knowledge about tumor immunology.
Date & Time April 27 (Fri), 10:50-12:20 Venue Room C
Chairs Jae-Ho Cheong, Yonsei University, Korea
Sook Ryun Park, University of Ulsan, Korea
Speakers
  1. 1.Development of immune check point inhibitors in Oncology
    Kyong-Hwa PARK, Korea University, Korea
  2. 2.Updates of immune check points in gastric cancer
    Narikazu Boku, National Cancer Center Japan, Japan
  3. 3.Overcome the limitation of immune check point inhibitors in gastric cancer
    Sun-young Rha, Yonsei Cancer Center, Korea

Education Session (SHARE the BEST! Session) 4: Management following the surgery

The slogan of KINGCA 2018 is “SHARE the BEST!” In KINGCA 2018, we have prepared special education sessions for all participants, especially for young doctors. In this session, world-famous Korean surgeons, gastroenterologists, pathologists and oncologists will review basic principles for gastric cancer from etiology to treatment principles.
Date & Time April 27 (Fri), 10:50-12:20 Venue Room D
Chairs Dong Heon Kim, Pusan National University, Korea
Yung-Jue Bang, Seoul National University, Korea
Speakers
  1. 1.Adjuvant & neoadjuvant chemotherapy for resectable gastric cancer
    Yung-Jue Bang, Seoul National University, Korea
  2. 2.Post-chemotherapy side effects and management
    Sang Cheul Oh, Korea University, Korea
  3. 3.Post-operative nutrition in gastrectomized patients
    Seung-Wan Ryu, Keimyung University, Korea
  4. 4.Making optimal post-operative surveillance strategy after gastric cancer treatment
    Hoon Hur, Ajou University Hospital, Korea

JP Kim Memorial lecture

Date & Time April 27 (Fri), 12:20-12:50 Venue Room A
Chairs Woo-ho Kim, Seoul National University, Korea
Speaker Genomic and Epigenomic Alterations in Gastric Cancer
Patrick Tan, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Luncheon Symposium 2

Date & Time April 27 (Fri), 12:50-13:50 Venue Room A
Chairs Hyung-Ho KIM, Seoul National University, Korea
Speaker Real time fluorescence image guided lymph node dissection in gastric surgery
Sang-Hoon AHN, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Korea

Luncheon Symposium 3

Date & Time April 27 (Fri), 12:50-13:50 Venue Room B
Chairs Sang-Uk HAN, Ajou University, Korea
Speaker Laparoscopic total gastrectomy : The latest techniques of lymph node dissection and esophagojejunostomy
Takahiro Kinoshita, National Cancer Center Hospital East. Japan

Meet the professor 4

Date & Time April 27 (Fri), 12:50-13:50 Venue Calla 1
Speaker Patrick Tan, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Meet the professor 5

Date & Time April 27 (Fri), 12:50-13:50 Venue Calla 2
Speaker Yasuyuki Seto, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Meet the professor 6

Date & Time April 27 (Fri), 12:50-13:50 Venue Oak
Speaker Keun Won Ryu, National Cancer Center, Korea

Video Symposium 2: Esophagojejunostomy anastomosis

Despite great advancements in surgical techniques and devices, esophagojejunostomy has always been a troublesome issue for gastric surgeons. In this session, various types of esophagojejunostomy will be reviewed in open and laparoscopic total gastrectomy.
Date & Time April 27 (Fri), 13:50-15:20 Venue Room A
Chairs Young-Kyu Park, Chonnam National University, Korea
Guoxin Li, Southern Medical University, China
Speakers
  1. 1.Esophagojejunostomy in open gastrectomy
    Min-Gew Choi, Samsung Medical Center, Korea
  2. 2.Intra-corporeal Laparoscopic esophagojejunostomy
    Sang-Il Lee, Chungnam National University Hospital, Korea
  3. 3.Totally laparoscopic reconstruction after proximal gastrectomy for gastric cancer
    Zekuan Xu, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, China
  4. 4.Esophagojejunostomy(or gastrostomy) strategies and techniques in various types of GEJ cancer
    Yasuyuki Seto, The University of Tokyo Hospital, Japan

Symposium 11: Helicobacter, other gastric microbiota, and gastric cancer

Helicobacter pylori as well as other gastric microbiota interact and play important roles in gastric carcinogenesis. This session will cover unsolved issues including helicobacter negative gastric cancer and altered gastric mcrobiota after subtotal gastrectomy.
Date & Time April 27 (Fri), 13:50-15:20 Venue Room B
Chairs Yong Chan Lee, Yonsei University, Korea
Joo-Ho Lee, Ewha Womans University, Korea
Speakers
  1. 1.Effect of Helicobacter pylori eradication after subtotal gastrectomy
    Il Ju Choi, National Cancer Center, Korea
  2. 2.Helicobacter pylori-negative gastric cancer: characteristics and endoscopic findings
    Yorimasa Yamamoto, Cancer Institute Hospital, Japan
  3. 3.Human microbiome and gastric microbiota: current concept and its application
    Sun-Young Lee, Konkuk University, Korea
  4. 4.Altered gastric microbiota after subtotal gastrectomy
    Ching-Hung Tseng, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan

Symposium 12: Find new modalities for gastric cancer treatments

This session will provide a basis for translation from basic research to clinical practice. To stimulate translational research for gastric cancer, the gap between basic research and clinical studies should be closed, and the connection from the bench to bedside must be established. This session will introduce cutting-edge studies to contribute to the successful translation in gastric cancer research.
Date & Time April 27 (Fri), 13:50-15:20 Venue Room C
Chairs Hyun Cheol Chung, Yonsei University, Korea
Joon Mee Kim, Inha University, Korea
Speakers
  1. 1.Exosome as new targeting agents for gastric cancer
    Won Sang Park, The catholic Univ. of Korea, Korea
  2. 2.Targeting tumor microenvironment in gastric cancer treatment
    Masakazu Yashiro, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
  3. 3.Organoid-based drug screening
    Young Seok Ju, KAIST, Korea
  4. 4.Gastric cancer genomics and beyond
    Suet Yi Leung, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Symposium 13: Gastric cancer staging updates

The recently revised UICC/AJCC TNM staging system for gastric cancer is expected to better classify the prognosis of gastric cancer patients. In this session, the changes and predictability of the revised TNM gastric cancer staging system will be presented based on the results of treatment in 4 different countries and future project of improving gastric cancer staging system will be discussed.
Date & Time April 27 (Fri), 13:50-15:20 Venue Room D
Chairs Sung-joon Kwon, Hanyang University, Korea
Ines Gockel, University Hospital Leipzig, Germany
Speakers
  1. 1.Validation of the 8th edition of the TNM staging system for Korean patients
    Sung Geun Kim, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea
  2. 2.Validation of the 8th edition of the TNM staging system for US patients
    Haejin In, Montefiore Medical Center, USA
  3. 3.Validation of the 8th edition of the TNM staging system for Chinese patients
    Liang Han, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Hospital, China
  4. 4.The next IGCA project for further refinement of the TNM staging system
    Takeshi Sano, The Cancer Institute Hospital of JFCR, Japan

Quiz festival– Interactive voting session

Date & Time April 27 (Fri), 16:20-17:10 Venue Room A
Chairs Seung-Wan Ryu, Keimyung University, Korea
Oh Jeong, Chonnam National University, Korea

Symposium 14: (KLASS SY2) Laparoscopic management for various problems regarding gastrointestinal surgery

Post-gastrectomy complications can worsen the condition of patients. Laparoscopic treatment of complications after gastric cancer surgery is a very challenging area. We will discuss useful tips for laparoscopic management in various complications.
Date & Time April 27 (Fri), 16:20-17:50 Venue Room B
Chairs Doo-hyun Yang, Chonbuk National University, Korea
Yanghee Woo, City of Hope NCC, USA
Speakers
  1. 1.An overview of complications after laparoscopic gastrectomy and its management
    Eishi Nagai, Kyushu University, Japan
  2. 2.Postoperative leakage
    Younggil Son, Keimyung University, Korea
  3. 3.Revision of Reconstruction
    Sang-Yong Son, Ajou University Hospital, Korea
  4. 4.Complications a ssociated with postoperative adhesion
    Taeil Son, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea
  5. 5.Laparoscopic repair of transmesocolic internal hernia
    Ji-Ho Park, Gyeongsang National University, Korea

Symposium 15: Perioperative chemotherapy

Perioperative chemotherapy is expected to increase the effectiveness of adjuvant chemotherapy. This session will summarize existing results and participants will discuss the possibility of perioperative chemotherapy for gastric cancer treatment.
Date & Time April 27 (Fri), 16:20-17:50 Venue Room C
Chairs Yeul-hong Kim, Korea University, Korea
Kyong-Hwa PARK, Korea University, Korea
Speakers
  1. 1.Clinical trials for metastatic gastric cancer
    Kohei Shitara, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Japan
  2. 2.Neoadjuvant chemotherapy
    Min-Hee Ryu, University of Ulsan, Korea
  3. 3.Update of Adjuvant chemotherapy
    Dae Young Zang, Hallym University, Korea
  4. 4.Palliative chemotherapy for metastatic resection
    Hyun Woo Lee, Ajou University Hospital, Korea

April 28 (Sat.)

Symposium 16: Image guided surgery

Fluorescent images are a robust and cost-effective methodology of image-guided surgery. Various applications of non-specific fluorescent fluorophores, ICG and 5-ALA, as well as the possibility of cancer-specific fluorescent surgical imaging in gastric cancer surgery will be discussed in this session.
Date & Time April 28 (Sat), 08:40-10:10 Venue Room A
Chairs Hiroyuki Konno, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan
Hyung-min Chin, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea
Speakers
  1. 1.ICG lymphography guided lymph node dissection
    Yoo Min Kim, CHA University, Korea
  2. 2.NIR image-guided gastric surgery
    Hyuk-Joon Lee, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea
  3. 3.VEGF-specific cancer imaging
    Wouter Nagengast, University of Groningen, Netherlands
  4. 4.Photodynamic diagnosis of gastric cancer metastasis using 5-aminolevulinic acid
    Kentaro Kishi, Osaka Police Hospital, Japan

Symposium 17: Clinical trial

This session will present a recent update for surgical clinical trials in gastric cancer. Korean, Japanese, and Chinese AGC laparoscopic clinical trials are included. In addition, recent a European clinical trial will be presented.
Date & Time April 28 (Sat), 08:40-10:10 Venue Room B
Chairs S.m. Chandramohan, Madras Medical College, India
Sung-Soo Park, Korea University, Korea
Speakers
  1. 1.KLASS-02
    Sang-Uk Han, Ajou University Hospital, Korea
  2. 2.The current status of CLASS-01 trial: updated
    Guoxin Li, Southern Medical Univ., China
  3. 3.JCOG update
    Masanori Terashima, Shizuoka Cancer Center, Japan
  4. 4.Laparoscopic versus open gastrectomy in The Netherlands: LOGICA-trial
    Richard van Hillegersberg, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands

Symposium 18: How to establish robotic surgery

To improve surgical quality and outcomes of patients, innovation of new surgical devices and techniques are important. This session will highlight robotic techniques to improve the quality of gastric cancer surgery focusing on lymph node dissection. Topics also include the establishment of robotic surgery platforms for the surgeons who want to implement robotic surgery for gastric cancer.
Date & Time April 28 (Sat), 10:30-12:00 Venue Room A
Chairs Yasuyuki Seto, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Byoung-jo Suh, Inje University, Korea
Speakers
  1. 1.How to establish robotic surgery platform: concept of radical lymphadenectomy making the best use of robotic approach
    Kazutaka Obama, Kyoto University, Japan
  2. 2.How to establish robotic surgery: infrapancreatic lymph node dissection
    Young-Woo Kim, National Cancer Center, Korea
  3. 3.Suprapancreatic lymph node dissection
    Yanghee Woo, City of Hope NCC, USA
  4. 4.Lymph node dissection in Robotic total gastrectomy
    Takahiro Kinoshita, National Cancer Center Hospital East, China

Video Symposium 3: Video with post-gastrectomy complication and its management

Postgastrectomy complications are always critical issues. We can learn how to solve specific problems by reviewing others’ experiences. This session will feature valuable videos for managing various types of post-gastrectomy complications.
Date & Time April 28 (Sat), 10:30-12:00 Venue Room B
Chairs Taesung Sohn, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Richard van Hillegersberg, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands
Speakers
  1. 1.Endoscopic management for post-gastrectomy complication
    Jun Chul Park, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea
  2. 2.Intra-operative event and management
    Min-Chan Kim, Dong-A University, Korea
  3. 3.Interventional radiology for post-gastrectomy complications
    Ji Hoon Shin, University of Ulsan, Korea
  4. 4.Laparoscopic approach for various post-gastrectomy complication
    Dong Jin Kim, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea

Presidential lecture

Date & Time April 28 (Sat), 12:20-12:50 Venue Room A
Chairs Seung-ho Choi, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea
Speakers The Gastric Cancer Journey
Sung Kim, Samsung Medical Center, Korea