Welcome Message
Dear Colleagues,

It is with great regret that we have decided to host a hybrid congress of 1st Annual Meeting of the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa IBD Consortium (BRICS IBD 2021) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have changed the agenda accordingly. BRICS IBD 2021 will be held virtually and on-site from Nov. 18-20, 2021. As we prioritize participants鈥 safety and health, this difficult decision has been made to ensure a safe congress. 

The Governing Board of BRICS IBD Consortium is delighted to host this international meeting of the latest update in IBD. This meeting will provide a support network for IBD specialists in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa on clinical and basic research together with communication through online and entitative resources. The aims of this meeting are to exchange experience and knowledge of in inflammatory bowel diseases with specialists in developed areas, and to provide a truly global perspective and an opportunity for clinicians and researchers from BRICS countries to present their research and interact with participants over the world. There will also be excellent opportunities for clinicians and researchers to get up-to-date information and education with the diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease at the exciting meeting and multiple workshops.

The theme of BRICS IBD 2021 鈥淗orizon of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in BRICS鈥 encourages all participants sharing their latest clinical experiences and basic opinions in inflammatory bowel disease. We sincerely hope that you will show in the virtual congress BRICS IBD 2021. Your presence will be a truly worthwhile experience. Undoubtedly, the success of the BRICS IBD 2021 is due to the enthusiasm and generosity of the scientists and clinicians who attend. We therefore encourage you to participate and contribute to this amazing success.

We look forward to seeing you all.

Yours sincerely,

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