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Gastro 2013 APDW/WCOG Shanghai News

Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology: August 2013 - Volume 47 - Issue 7 - p i–ii
doi: 10.1097/MCG.0b013e31829ae22d
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Asian Pacific Digestive Week 2013|World Congress of Gastroenterology, September 21 to September 24, 2013|Shanghai Expo Center, Shanghai, China

A World Congress in Asia!

A dynamic, stimulating, and varied scientific program of the highest quality will be presented next month at Gastro 2013 APDW/WCOG Shanghai, taking a global perspective while recognizing the special concerns of the Asian-Pacific region.

The Scientific Program, which combines a full 1-day Postgraduate Course/Live Demonstration Endoscopy Program with the 3 day Main Meeting, will result in a golden opportunity to be informed of the latest scientific achievements, to discuss recent discoveries, and finally to renew both professional and personal friendships with peers from around the world.

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  • It is the World Congress of Gastroenterology and it comes to Asia only once every 12 years.
  • First time ever in exotic China!
  • This will be an incomparable celebration of the art and sciences of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endoscopy, and GI Surgery.
  • The Congress will offer a comprehensive and highly academic Scientific Program.
  • Two days of Live Demonstration Endoscopy by the top experts from around the world.
  • Experience an unbeatable social program in Shanghai with easy day-trips to beautiful Suzhou and Hangzhou!
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  1. Radiologic exposure in gastroenterology
    1. Chair: Immanuel Ho, Philadelphia, PA
  2. Diagnostic approaches to chronic diarrhea
    1. Chair: Lawrence Schiller, Dallas, TX
  3. Celiac disease—an emerging epidemic in the Asian-Pacific region and a global concern
    1. Chairs: Govind Makaharia, New Delhi, India; Chris Mulder, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  4. Genetics of GI disease
    1. Chair: Janusz Jankowski, Oxford, United Kingdom
  5. Standardized endoscopy reporting
    1. Chair: Lars Aabakken, Oslo, Norway
  6. Interval lesions in colorectal cancer screening and serrated polyps
    1. Chairs: Evelien Dekker, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Silvia Sanduleanu, Maastricht, The Netherlands; Gerrit Meijer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  7. A novel validated classification for perianal lesions and fistulas in Crohn’s disease
    1. Chairs: Geert D’Haens, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Brian Feagan, London, Canada; Jean-Frédéric Colombel, Lille, France
  8. Endoscopic management of early gastroenterology cancers
    1. Chair: Kenneth Wang, Rochester, NY
  9. Definition of acute on chronic liver failure
    1. Chair: Rajiv Jalan, London, United Kingdom; Patrick Kamath, Rochester, NY
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WGO Henry L. Bockus Medal and Lecture: A grand global challenge for the 21st century

Michael Farthing, Brighton, United Kingdom

WGO Georges Brohée Medal Lecture: New views on pathogenesis of NASH and how it should inform management

Geoffrey Farrell, Canberra, Australia

WEO François Moutier Lecture: Innovations in diagnostic endoscopy

Thierry Ponchon, Lyon, France

WEO Rudolf Schindler Lecture: Evolving endoscopic surgery

Paulo Sakai, Sao Paulo, Brazil

WEO Sadataka Tasada Lecture: Recent advances in endoscopy in the Asian-Pacific region

William Chao, Hong Kong, China

JGHF Okuda Lecture: Immune disorders lead to liver damage and influence antiviral efficacy in patients with chronic HBV

Fu-sheng Wang, Beijing, China

JGHF Marshall & Warren Lecture: Adult tissue stem cell therapy for gastrointestinal diseases

Mamoru Watanabe, Tokyo, Japan

JGHF Emerging Leader Lecture: Involvement of luminal nitric oxide in the pathogenesis of gastroesophageal reflux disease spectrum

Katsunori Iijima, Sendai, Japan

JGHF Emerging Leader Lecture: Dual HCV and HBV Infection: Resolved and unresolved issues

Chun-jen Liu, Taipei, Taiwan

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The highest recognition of lifetime achievement and contribution to Gastroenterology will be awarded at Gastro 2013.

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