The London International Upper GI Symposium (LUGIS) is a 1-day fully interactive online symposium taking place on Friday 29th April 2022.

It will consist of ten 20 minute presentations, each followed by a Q&A. The symposium will take place entirely over Zoom.

The course is usually approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 6 category 1 (external) CPD credit. It is also endorsed by the BSG Education committee.

The course directors are Dr Rami Sweis and Dr Sarmed Sami, one of EOS Network's medical advisors.


8:30 - 9:15 Registration and Coffee

9:15 - 9:30 Welcome and Introduction

Session 1: Swallowing and Reflux (Chairs: Martin Birchall, Nathalie Rommel, Terence Wong)

9:30 - 10:00 Keynote Lecture: Deglutology (Science of swallowing); beyond videoflouroscopy
Nathalie Rommel

10:00 - 10:30 New Frontiers in acid reflux testing, from catheter to wireless
Terence Wong

Session 2: Oesophageal (Chairs: Nigel Trudgill, Rami Sweis, Anjan Dhar)

10:30 - 11:00 The new UK EoE guidelines. How is it different from all the others?
Professor Anjan Dhar

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break (virtual industry stands)

11:30 - 12:00 Modern anti-reflux therapies. What, Who and When?
Dr Rami Sweis

12:00 - 12:30 AI in Upper GI. Now and the future.
Dr Rehan Haidry

12:30 - 13:15 Lunch (virtual industry stands)

13:15 - 13:45 Role of the Cytosponge now and in the future
Miss Sally Thorpe and Dr Vinay Sehgal

Session 3: Endoscopy (Chairs: Krish Ragunath, Jason Dunn, Vinay Sehgal)

13:45 - 14:30 Keynote lecture: Endoscopic therapies for oesophageal neoplasia in 2022: Which treatment for who?
Professor Krish Ragunath

14:30 - 15:00 Maximising endoscopy capacity during and post pandemic: role and evidence for TNE.
Dr Sarmed Sami

15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break (virtual industry stands)

Session 4: Gastric (Chairs: Sarmed Sami, Asma Fikri)

15:15 - 15:45 Keynote Lecture: Delayed gastric emptying and Functional dyspepsia
Professor Mark Fox

15:45 - 16:15 Endoscopic assessment and therapies of gastric polyps
Dr Matthew Banks

16:15 - 16:30 Summary and close

All times are in BST.


Registration is now live for the symposium. Click the link below to sign up.