Hear internationally acknowledged leaders address best practice and controversies and challenges in the management of benign and malignant disease of the pancreas.  This area of medicine often presents the most complex and challenging cases that any medical professional can be confronted with, gastroenterologist, general surgeon, clinical oncologist, medical oncologist or HPB surgeon, specialist nurse practitioners and consultant nurses.This symposium will provide a comprehensive update and forum for clinicians from a variety of specialties including gastroenterology, general surgery and oncology, to meet and discuss the major controversies in pancreatic disease.topics include:Comparing novel advances in early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer  ​Understand the challenges and limitations in surgery for pancreatic cancer  ​​Review existing best practice and innovative approaches to treating pancreatic cancer and improving survival  ​​Be aware of current understanding in systemic IgG4 disease  ​How to apply imaging modalities in the diagnosis and management of cystic masses of the pancreas  ​​Understand the use of endotherapy for diseases of the pancreas  ​​Be aware of the emerging understanding of the interrelationship between the microbiome and diseases of the pancreas  enter the gastroenterology & hepatology poster prizeSubmission deadline: Wednesday 12 December 2018Meeting date: Wednesday 6 February 2019Prize: 1st prize – £250, 2nd prize – £200Open to: Medical students and traineesMedical students and trainees are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words outlining the nature and purpose of their poster presentation.Abstracts should include the title of the poster, the names of presenting and other authors and their professional role and affiliation. The abstracts should be clearly structured and can describe original research, a literature review or case studies. The abstract and poster should be relevant to the topic of the day.Shortlisted applicant’s posters should be printed on A1 size for presentation.