WGO Meetings and World Congresses
WGO will be organizing several upcoming major meetings in 2015, 2016 and 2017 in partnership with our member societies. The first of these events will be held in 2015 in Brisbane, Australia, in partnership with the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA), Gastro 2015: AGW/WGO International Congress, 28 September-2 October. In 2016, WGO will partner with our colleagues in the United Arab Emirates to convene Gastro 2016: EGHS/WGO International Congress, in November of that year (specific dates to be announced). And in 2017, WGO and the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) will partner The 2017 World Congress of Gastroenterology in association with The ACG Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course, 13-18 October of that year. After 2017, the World Congress will move to a two-yearly schedule beginning with the meeting in 2019. A Call for Bids for the year 2019 will be initiated in early 2015. In addition, WGO welcomes indications of interest from our member societies to partner together to convene regional meetings. If you are interested in receiving additional information about collaborative opportunities around regional meetings and future World Congresses, please contact the WGO Secretariat at email@example.com.
World Digestive Health Day
The WDHD 2014 Theme Has Been Chosen! We are pleased to announce the theme for WDHD 2014 as GUT MICROBES: Importance in Health and Disease. Begin making plans to celebrate this exciting World Digestive Health Day by visiting http://www.wgofoundation.org/submit-wdhd-2014-event and watch future e-Alert’s as more information becomes available. To learn more about this year’s theme, read the Message from the Chair, Francisco Guarner: http://www.wgofoundation.org/wdhd-2014.html.
WGO Announces New Educational Opportunity! Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): What is it, what causes it and can I do anything about it? is a web-based educational program for the general public led by Professors Eamonn Quigley, USA, WGO Foundation Chair, Richard Hunt, UK, WGO Foundation Vice Chair, Pali Hungin, UK, and Anton Emmanuel, UK. The webcast, which stems from the 2012 WDHD campaign, targets those common symptoms most associated with IBS. Begin viewing today!
Thank You for Celebrating WDHD 2013! As we reflect on another successful World Digestive Health Day, we thank you for celebrating with us. While the year 2013 has ended, WDHD 2013 has not, and our efforts continue in raising awareness about Liver Disease! To read a summary of what took place, read the December issue of e-WGN, by clicking here.
Have you visited the Love Your Tummy campaign website? Go there now to learn more about tummy types, friendly foods and more. The website is now available in multiple languages, so click here to see if it is available in your language!
WGO Education and Training News
WGO Training Center News
WGO Rome Training Center: Endo Live Roma 2014When:
WGO inaugurated its 16th Training Center in Ankara, Turkey this past December! To learn more about The WGO, AGA and TSG Training Center, click here! Please note a full report will be featured in the March 2014 issue of e-WGN.
May 22-23, 2014Location:
Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Address:
Aula Brasca - Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Largo A. Gemelli, 8- Rome, ItalyDirector:
Professor Guido Costamagna E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.endoliveroma.it
WGO Member Societies interested in participating in this event will receive a 20% discount on the registration fee. To learn more about this course click here! To view the course program click here!
WGO Train the Trainers News
Cape Town, South Africa 2014!
In partnership with the South African Gastroenterological Society (SAGES), WGO is pleased to announce that the next TTT will be held in Cape Town from 31 August to 3 September 2014. Thank you to all member societies who nominated candidates for this workshop. WGO received many applications and encourages those who are not selected for this course to apply for the next TTT, which will be held in Taipei in April 2015. Stay tuned as further information regarding this workshop will be made soon!
Please watch the monthly e-Alert and quarterly e-WGN for more WGO Training Center and TTT news and updates!
WGO Guideline and Cascade News
Have you downloaded the brand new Hepatitis C or Common GI Symptoms Guidelines? Both, now available in English, are ready for viewing! Begin downloading the Hepatitis C Guideline by clicking here, and the Common GI Symptoms by clicking here.
Have you read the interview with Professor Michael Fried in the September issue of e-WGN? As he passes the Guidelines torch to Professor Greger Lindberg, he reflects on his years as Chair of the Guidelines Committee. Download e-WGN to begin reading!
WGO Member Society Information and Update Forms will be sent shortly! Member Societies will receive a WGO Member Society Information and Update Form to be filled out for 2014. The forms you will receive contain information about your society that we currently have in our database. Your assistance to ensure we have the most comprehensive and up-to-date information possible would be most appreciated. Please look over the Update Form carefully and make any changes or additions necessary before returning the form to email@example.com. Membership invoices are based on the information received in the Update Forms and staff will generate your society’s invoice promptly upon receiving your updated form. We strive to keep our database as current as possible so you can be certain important WGO news and information will be received promptly by the appropriate contacts within your member society. Your cooperation and expedient response are very much appreciated.
Please visit our membership page for more information on the benefits of WGO membership. To inquire on the status of your society’s membership, or for any membership-related queries, please contact the WGO Executive Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WGO Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the WGO. To learn more, please visit the WGO Foundation Website. Interested in donating to the WGO Foundation? Please click here!
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit - 2014 will take place from March 8-9 in Miami, Florida, USA.
The Asian Pacific Association for the Study of Liver (APASL) 2014 will take place from March 12-15 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
The Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology Clinical Forum on IBD 2014 will take place April 18-19 in Penang, Malaysia.
The Annual International GI Congress will take place from April 18-20 in Karachi, Pakistan.
Digestive Diseases Week 2014 will take place from May 3-6 at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, USA.
JDDW 2014 – JAPANESE DIGESTIVE DISEASE WEEK: CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND TRAVEL AWARD APPLICATIONS now open! Submit your abstract through March 18. Click here to begin!
A full list of scheduled meetings and their details can be found here!