Dear Colleagues,

We are very pleased to invite you to the 5th Annual Meeting of the Asian Organization for Crohn’s and Colitis (AOCC2017) which will be held in Seoul, Korea, on June 15-17, 2017.

Since the 2nd AOCC meeting was held in Seoul in 2014, the 5th AOCC Meeting has been brought back to Korea. Following the success of previous meetings, our meeting will also provide an ideal opportunity to build bridges between medical professionals and scientific experts invited from all over the world, enabling free discussion and the exchange of information. This will generate yet another consensus on perspectives of IBD treatment in Asian countries, and hopefully worldwide.

The theme of “The Cutting Edge of Research and Practice in Asian IBD” for the three-day symposium will be introduced by renowned speakers, focusing on and sharing their latest clinical experiences in addition to dealing with new issues along with those currently pending, in an attempt to reach an agreement on standardized guidelines of IBD treatment.

We sincerely hope that you will all reap the benefits of discussing and sharing information with our multidisciplinary experts and the time off from your education commitments to enjoy the local opportunities and cultural diversity of Korea.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all in Seoul this year.

Yours sincerely,