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World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) News and Events

Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology: November/December 2018 - Volume 52 - Issue 10 - p 1–2
doi: 10.1097/MCG.0000000000001134
WGO NEWS

World Gastroenterology Organisation, Milwaukee, WI

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Address correspondence to: James Melberg, World Gastroenterology Organisation, 555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100, Milwaukee, WI 53202(e-mail: jmelberg@worldgastroenterology.org).

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GASTRO 2018—REGISTRATION CLOSES ON NOVEMBER 15, 2018

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The next World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) International Conference, Gastro 2018—WGO/GAT International Conference: Global Perspectives in Gastroenterology, will be held in partnership with the Gastroenterological Association of Thailand (GAT), together with the Thai Association for the Study of the Liver (THASL), the Thai Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (TNMS), and the Thai Association for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (TAGE). Gastro 2018 will be held in December 5 to 8, 2018, in Bangkok, Thailand. This is a significant event that brings together professionals from the gastroenterology community to enhance professional knowledge, gain new insights, and exchange expertise.

An outstanding scientific program over 3 and half days of academic excellence varies from state of the art lecture, symposia, interactive sessions, and postgraduate course has been planned. Hotspot sessions are included for attendees to join in the intriguing discussions and debates. Best practices in the different regions will be shared and debated. In addition, the Oral Paper and Poster Competitions planned will be an excellent platform for the latest quality research findings and clinical contributions to be showcased.

We look forward to your support toward an exciting meeting that promises great scientific debate and enjoyable social networking with all distinguished guests and colleagues from around the world in Bangkok at Gastro 2018.

For more information, please visit the meeting website at www.gastro2018bangkok.com.

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

The Microbiota Hard Talks webinar series aims to provide medical education in the field of the human gut microbiota. These interactive sessions will offer the chance to join experts and like-minded colleagues from around the globe on state-of-the-art microbiota topics.

Upcoming webinar: “Dysbiotic Microbiota: Facts and Fiction” on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

Time: 8 to 8:45 AM CST (Houston Time GMT–6:00)/1 to 1:45 PM (GMT).

Speaker: Professor Fergus Shanahan

Director of APC Microbiome Ireland

Register now for the third live broadcast of 2018 at http://edge.media-server.com/m/s/ezz7g8i2/P/pg6bwph9/lan/en/?referrer=5nzqxt97.

And join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn using the hashtag #MHT2018!

Did you miss the previous Hard Talks webinars from 2017 and 2018? All webinars are now available on demand. If you were not able to connect live, you can catch up with the 2017 and 2018 presentations. More than 8000 health care professionals from all over the globe connected live during the webinar series broadcasts in 2017.

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SAVE THE DATE FOR THE WORLD CONGRESS OF GASTROENTEROLOGY 2019!

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The next World Congress of Gastroenterology, the World Congress of Gastroenterology 2019, will be held in partnership with The Turkish Society of Gastroenterology (TSG), September 21 to 24, 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey.

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WORLD CONGRESS OF GASTROENTEROLOGY 2021 ANNOUNCED!

WGO is pleased to announce that the World Congress of Gastroenterology 2021 will be held in partnership with the Emirates Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society, December 12 to 15, 2021 in Dubai, UAE.

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WGO EXHIBITS AROUND THE GLOBE IN 2018

Each year the WGO exhibits at major GI meetings around the world. In November and December 2018, in addition to Gastro 2018—WGO/GAT International Conference: Global Perspectives in Gastroenterology in Bangkok, WGO will have exhibit booths at The Liver Meeting 2018 in San Francisco, CA (November 9 to 13); Asian Pacific Digestive Week (APDW 2018) in Seoul, Korea (November 15 to 18); and Pan American Digestive Disease Week (Semana Panamericana de las Enfermedades Digestivas) in Sao Paulo, Brazil (November 17 to 21).

Please 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 & Cascades, the Outreach Program, and the World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) campaign.

Are you a WGO Member Society looking to pay your membership dues in person? Visit the WGO booth during any of these conferences.

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