Dear colleagues & friends,

Amsterdam Live Endoscopy will celebrate its eighth edition this December. We are very pleased with the continuous and growing success of this meeting in which we try to combine demonstration of standard and new techniques with high quality education.

Although the meeting is successful, we decided to make some changes to the program. Most importantly we have integrated the „Meet-the-expert” sessions in the main program without charging separately. With this we hope to offer an even more attractive program at the same price for everyone. Please choose your breakouts when you register for the meeting. It will be a first come first serve policy and we will have approximately 40 places for each session, so please register early. We have also shortened the time for the lectures a little bit and tried to come up with good, clinical important subjects for these lectures.

We again have found an all-star faculty for Amsterdam Live Endoscopy 2014. Michael Wallace (Jacksonville FL, USA), Oliver Pech (Wiesbaden, Germany), Horst Neuhaus (Dusseldorf, Germany), Jacques Devière (Brussels, Belgium), Alessandro Repici (Milan, Italy) and Frank Vleggaar (Utrecht, NL) were faculty members as well in previous years. Siwan Thomas-Gibson (London, UK) and Takashi Toyonaga (Kobe, Japan) will make their first appearance in Amsterdam.

The entire local faculty, fellows and nursing staff look forward to welcoming you all again in Amsterdam in December 2014. We will do our utmost to make your visit an educational one and also make sure you will take home some new knowledge, tips and tricks.

We hope to see you in the Okura hotel on December 15 & 16, 2014.

Paul Fockens, chairman