3rd INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM - Diverticular Disease of the Colon

Diverticular Disease 2019

Diverticulosis of the colon is an anatomical condition very common in the western world (> 70 % of sixty is affected), and is increasing in countries of the developing world.

The majority of patients remain asymptomatic throughout their lives, but about 25% of them will encounter symptoms and complications related to the diverticula. This results in extremely high in cost for the National Health System.

Despite this, diverticular disease of the colon, with all its facets of clinical pathology is still misunderstood and considered very little. However, in recent years there have been major innovations in both pathophysiological and therapeutic sides , innovations that have led to both a better understanding of the causes of the disease that embarking on new therapeutic avenues.

One of them is the new endoscopic classification called DICA, which has been recently developed and validated. Data from large retrospective analysis found this classification able to predict the outcome of the disease according
to the severity of the score.

For this reason we organized an international event to better understand of this important disease. This event, according to the criteria accredited from Continuing Medical Education (CME) of the Italian Ministry of Health, will collect opinions of the most important Italian and European experts, and will be open to all healthcare professionals who deal with diverticular disease of the colon.