Digestive Disease Management in Japan: A Report on The 6th Diagnostic Pathology Summer Fest in 2012

Kazuhito Ichikawa, Takahiro Fujimori, Takuya Moriya, Atsushi Ochiai, Shigetaka Yoshinaga, Ryouji Kushima, Ryuji Nagahama, Yasuo Ohkura, Shinji Tanaka, Yoichi Ajioka, Ichiro Hirata, Masanori Tanaka, Yoshio Hoshihara, Yoshikazu Kinoshita, Hironobu Sasano, Akinori Iwashita, Shigeki Tomita, Seiichi Hirota, Takashi Yao, Shigehiko FujiiTakahisa Matsuda, Hideki Ueno, Yuichi Ishikawa, Kaiyo Takubo, Noriyoshi Fukushima, Tamotsu Sugai, Mitsuya Iwafuchi, Jhoji Imura, Toshiaki Manabe, Masahisa Fukayama

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The 6th Diagnostic Pathology Summer Fest, held in Tokyo on August 25-26, 2012, opened its gates for everyone in the medical profession. Basic pathology training can contribute to the improvement of algorithms for diagnosis and treatment. The 6th Summer Fest with the theme 'Pathology and Clinical Treatment of Gastrointestinal Diseases' was held at the Ito International Research Center, The University of Tokyo. On August 25, 'Treatment of Early Gastrointestinal Cancer and New Guidelines' was discussed in the first session, followed by 'Biopsy Diagnosis of Digestive Tract: Key Points of Pathological Diagnosis for Inflammation and Their Clinical Significance' in the second session. On August 26, cases were discussed in the third session, and issues on pathological diagnosis and classification of neuroendorcrine tumor in the fourth session. The summaries of speeches and discussions are introduced along with the statements of each speaker. This meeting was not a formal evidence-based consensus conference, and 20 experts gave talks on their areas of specialty. Discussion was focused on how the management strategy should be standardized on the algorithm of patient care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-160
Number of pages8
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Clinical treatment
  • Colorectal neoplasia associated with ulcerative colitis
  • Early gastrointestinal cancer
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Neuroendocrine tumor
  • Pathology
  • Progressively transformed germinal centers
  • Sessile serrated adenoma/polyp

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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