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World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) News and Events

Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology: October 2017 - Volume 51 - Issue 9 - p i–ii
doi: 10.1097/MCG.0000000000000915
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WORLD CONGRESS OF GASTROENTEROLOGY (WCOG) AT ACG 2017

Join the global GI community at the WCOG at ACG 2017 later this month: October 13 to 18, Orlando, FL. The program will offer state of the art education and science by an international faculty, hands on endoscopy workshops, small group breakfast sessions with experts, and sessions offered with simultaneous Spanish interpretation. This event will provide GI clinicians from around the world a comprehensive clinical update on the latest in GI and hepatology, and build a sense of community as we all work to advance practice and patient care. Learn more about WCOG at ACG 2017: http://worldcongressacg2017.org/

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WORLD GASTROENTEROLOGY ORGANISATION (WGO) EXHIBIT AT THE WCOG AT ACG 2017

Visit us at exhibit booth #435 this month at the WCOG at ACG 2017. Exhibit dates and hours are: Sunday, October 15 from 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM; Monday, 16 October from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM; and Tuesday, 17 October from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you there!

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FINAL WEBINAR OF “THE MICROBIOTA HARD TALKS—LIVE FROM TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER” TO BE BROADCAST LIVE IN NOVEMBER!

“The Microbiota Hard Talks—Live From Texas Medical Center” webinar series is an interactive program directed by Professor Henry Cohen (Uruguay) and Professor Eamonn Quigley (USA). The webinar series, supported by an unrestricted medical education grant from Biocodex, offers the chance to join experts and like-minded colleagues from around the globe on state of the art microbiota topics. Each webinar features a presentation by a renowned lecturer and includes time dedicated to an interactive question and answer session.

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UPCOMING WEBINAR—THE GUT-BRAIN CONNECTION: CAN THE GUT CONTROL THE BRAIN?

Thursday, November 16, 2017, Dr Luis Maria Bustos-Fernandez, MD, Institute of Gastroenterology “Dr Bustos Fernandez” (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

To register for the November 16 webinar visit: http://edge.mediaserver.com/m/s/ezz7g8i2/p/pg6bwph9/lan/en/?referrer=qvvkyiir

To learn more about the Microbiota Hard Talks visit: http://www.worldgastroenterology.org/education-and-training/educational-programs/microbiota-hard-talks

Did you miss the first two webinars of the Microbiota Hard Talks webinar series? Login and view them on demand today: http://edge.mediaserver.com/m/s/ezz7g8i2/p/pg6bwph9/lan/en/?referrer=qvvkyiir.

To receive a Certificate of participation for viewing the first and/or second webinar, you may directly download it from the webinar player.

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NEW TOOLS AND RESOURCES RELEASED IN SUPPORT OF WORLD DIGESTIVE HEALTH DAY (WDHD) 2017

WGO is pleased to announce the release of new tools and resources in support of WDHD 2017. The WDHD 2017 Steering Committee, led by WDHD 2017 Chairman, Dr Charles Bernstein (Canada), provides a global expert perspective through answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) for patients and for physicians.

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FAQs About IBD for Patients

To access the questions and answers for patients in an interactive format or to download a PDF version of the FAQs, visit: http://www.worldgastroenterology.org/wgo-foundation/wdhd/wdhd-2017/tools-and-resources/frequently-asked-questions-about-ibd-for-patients.

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FAQs About IBD for Physicians

To access the questions and answers for physicians in an interactive format or to download a PDF versions of the FAQs, visit: http://www.worldgastroenterology.org/wgo-foundation/wdhd/wdhd-2017/tools-and-resources/frequently-asked-questions-about-ibd-for-physicians.

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Additional Tools and Resources

WGO has developed additional tools and resources to support WDHD 2017 and raise awareness of IBD. We invite you to regularly visit: http://www.worldgastroenterology.org/wgo-foundation/wdhd/wdhd-2017/tools-and-resources, as NEW translations of WDHD 2017 tools and resources will be available soon!

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Aims of the Campaign

To access the aims of the campaign flyer or to download a PDF version, visit: http://www.worldgastroenterology.org/wgo-foundation/wdhd/wdhd-2017/tools-and-resources#Info%20Sheet.

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Ten Tips for People Living with IBD

To access the 10 tips for people living with IBD flyer or to download a PDF version, visit: http://www.worldgastroenterology.org/wgo-foundation/wdhd/wdhd-2017/tools-and-resources#10%20Tips%20Flyer.

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WGO EXHIBITS AROUND THE GLOBE IN 2017

Each year the WGO exhibits at major GI meetings around the world. This month alone, in addition to the WCOG at ACG 2017 in Orlando, FL,WGO will have exhibit booths at The Liver Meeting 2017 in Washington, DC (October 20 to 24, 2017) and the United European Gastroenterology week in Barcelona, Spain (October 28 to November 1, 2017).

Stop by the WGO booth at these conferences to learn about the WGO and its foundation, becoming a Member Society and the benefits of membership, the Train the Trainers program, WGO’s Training Centers around the world, the Training Center Partner Program, information on WGO Global Guidelines and Cascades, the Outreach Program, and the WDHD campaign.

Are you a WGO Member Society looking to pay your membership dues in person? Visit the WGO booth during WCOG at ACG 2017, The Liver Meeting, and United European Gastroenterology Week.

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NEWLY UPDATED PROBIOTICS AND PREBIOTICS GUIDELINE—FRENCH, PORTUGUESE, AND SPANISH TRANSLATIONS AVAILABLE

The updated Probiotics and Prebiotics Guideline, chaired by Professor Francisco Guarner, University Hospital Vall d'Hebron (Barcelona, Spain) is now available on the WGO website. French, Portuguese, and Spanish versions of the guideline are also now available now. The translation of the guideline into Mandarin and Russian is also currently underway.

This update was created by a global representation from Spain, the United States, Israel, Canada, Austria, South Africa, Uruguay, Turkey, Pakistan, South Korea, Argentina, India, Ireland, Poland, Canada, and The Netherlands, with invited experts from the United States and Finland.

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