[S1] Treatments for hepatocellular carcinoma: RFA vs. hepatoectomy
Chairperson1/  M. Kusano
(Department of Surgery, Showa University School of Medicine)
Chairperson2/  S.Shiina
(Department of Gastroenterology,University of Tokyo)

[S2] New treatment of IBD
Chairperson1/  T. Hibi
(Department of Internal Medicine, Keio University School of Medicine)
Chairperson2/  T. Matsui
(Department of Gastroenterology, Fukuoka University Chikushi Hospital)

[S3] Could regenerative medicine replace transplantation for the treatment of diseases in the digestive organ?
Chairperson1/  S. Kasai
(Second Department of Surgery, Asahikawa Medical College)
Chairperson2/  M. Watanabe
(Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Graduate School, Tokyo Medical and Dental University)

[S4] Mitochondrial dysfunction in liver disease
Chairperson1/  Y. Sasaki
(Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Graduate School of Medical Sciences Kumamoto University)
Chairperson2/  K. Koike
(Department of Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine Graduate School of Medicine University of Tokyo)

[S5] Clinical features and treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatiti
Chairperson1/  S. Onishi
(Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kochi Medical School)
Chairperson2/  E. Hashimoto
(Institute of Gastroenterology, Tokyo Women's Medical University)

[S6] Diagnosis and treatment strategy for IPMT of the pancreas
Chairperson1/  K. Okazaki
(Third Department of Internal Medicine, Kansai Medical University)
Chairperson2/  H. Maguchi
(Center for Gastroenterology, Teine-Keijinkai Hospital)

[S7] Influence of the therapy on natural history of chronic hepatitis C: evaluation of interferon and ribavirin combination therpy
Chairperson1/  K. Kiyosawa
(Department of Medicine,Shinshu University of Medicine)
Chairperson2/  T. Okanoue
(Third Department of Internal Medicine, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine)

[S8] Endoscopic diagnosis and treatment for colitic cancer
Chairperson1/  Y. Sakai
(Division of Gastroenterology, Depart of Medicine, Toho University Ohashi Hospital)
Chairperson2/  S. Tanaka
(Department of Endoscopy, Hiroshima University Hospital)

[S9] The staging of superficial esophageal cancer -Magnifying endoscopy vs EUS-
Chairperson1/  T. Kouzu
(Department of Endoscopic Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Chiba University School of Medicine)
Chairperson2/  K. Momma
(Department of Endoscopy, Tokyo Metropolitan Komagome Hospital)

[S10] Treatment strategy for gastric varices
Chairperson1/  N. Murata
(Department of Surgery, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Mizonokuchi Hospital)
Chairperson2/  K. Obara
(Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine II )

[S11] Consensus of therapeutic strategy for m3/sm1 esophageal cancer
Chairperson1/  M. Yoshida
(Department of surgery Tokyo Metropolitan Bokutoh Hospital)
Chairperson2/  T. Akamatsu
(Department of Endoscopy, Shinshu University Hospital )

[S12] Merits and demerits in endoscopic submucosal resection by submucosal dissection for upper gastrointestinal cancers
Chairperson1/  S. Yoshida
(Department of Medicine, National Cancer Center Hospital East)
Chairperson2/  K. Takeshita
(Department of Endoscopic Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Tokyo Medical and Dental University)

[S13] Diagnosis and treatments for chronic pancreatitis and the following results
Chairperson1/  T. Mine
(Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Tokai University School of Medicine)
Chairperson2/  H. Ohara
(Department of Internal Medicine and Bioregulation, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medicine Sciences)

[S14] The screening test for two types'gastric carcinoma, both a diferrentiated adenocarcinoma and an undiferrentiate adenocarcinoma
Chairperson1/  D. Shibuya
(Cancer Detection Center, Miyagi Cancer Society)
Chairperson2/  Y. Saito
(Ibaraki Health Service Association)

[S15] Evaluation of endoscopic treatment for so-called laterally spreading tumor of the colorectum
Chairperson1/  T. Katsumata
(Department of Gastroenterology, Kitazato University East Hospital)
Chairperson2/  T. Fujii
(Takahiro Fujii Clinic)

[S16] Mechanism and management of maldigestion and malabsorption in intestinal disorders
Chairperson1/  Y. Fujiyama
(Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Shiga University of Medical Science)
Chairperson2/  Y. Fukuda
(Department of Gastroenterology, Hyogo College of Medicine)

[S17] Recent development on the role of gastrointestinal hormones in digestion and absorption
Chairperson1/  A. Inui
(Division of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney diseases, Department of Clinical Molecular Medicine, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine)
Chairperson2/  T. Matsui
(Division of, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine)

[S18] Advanced colorectal cancers with negative test for fecal occult blood: current status and countermeasures
Chairperson1/  N. Hiwatashi
(Iwaki Kyoritsu General Hospital)
Chairperson2/  K. Matsuda
(Fukui Health Care Society)