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On behalf of the International Association of Surgeons Gastroenterologists and Oncologists (IASGO), we are delighted to nvite you to join us at “The First Regional Meeting of IASGO in Belgrade: Postgraduate Course in HBP Surgery and Research” which will take place on September 23-24, 2019.

We commend the remarkable efforts of Professor Aleksandar Karamarkovic, who is directing this course and is leading the effort to establishing stronger collaborations among the IASGO Chapters in area. A goal of these collaborations is the foundation of a Regional Chapter of IASGO and we are ready to work together striving for stronger representation of Eastern European countries in the IASGO.

Professor Karamarkovic and the Local Organizing Committee have developed an outstanding multidisciplinary scientific program for this first meeting dedicated to hepato-biliary-pancreatic diseases. On this special occasion, they joined forces with IASGO leadership and created one of the highest-level programs that includes international experts from Asia, Europe and USA as well as promising senior experts and young fellows from the region. This will lead to networking and cross-fertilization among experts at various stages of their careers and diverse interests to promote further collaborative projects at an international level. Friendships is a key to carry out the mission of IASGO, which is Globalization of Medical Knowledge. This IASGO Meeting will be a great opportunity to meet old friends and make new friends.

Belgrade is a city rich in history, located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers and the crossroads of the Pannonian Plain and the Balkan Peninsula. Lying on the main artery connecting Europe and Asia, Belgrade has been a popular place for travelers through the centuries. The meeting will be held in the heart of Belgrade at the Falkensteiner Belgrade Hotel, and the organizers have put together an exciting social program. So please join us in Belgrade for two unforgettable days of high-level scientific discussions and unique Serbian hospitality!

Sincerely yours,

Kyoichi TAKAORI

IASGO Secretary General

Dan G. DUDA

IASGO Secretary General