Brief announcements of interest to our readers are published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Notices must be received at least five months before publication date, must be typewritten double-spaced, and must be submitted in triplicate. Notices from Australia, New Zealand and the Americas should be sent to: Dr. W. Allan Walker, Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Combined Program in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. Massachusetts General Hospital, 149 13 St., Charlestown, MA 02129, U.S.A. Notices from Europe, Asia, and Africa should be sent to: Dr. John A. Walker-Smith, University Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG, U.K.
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
11th Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course
October 30-November 2, 1997, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For information contact NASPGN Registration Manager, Box 510, Thorofare, NJ 08086-0510, U.S.A. Tel: 609-848-1000. Fax: 609-251-0278. E-mail: [email protected].
Eighth Annual Course in Paediatric Gastroenterology and Immunology
For information about this course given December 8-10, 1997 contact Professor J. A. Walker-Smith, University Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, The Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG, U.K. Tel: 0171-830-2779. Fax: 0171-830-2146.
15th Annual Gastroenterology Update: Multidisciplinary Approach-An Exercise in Interactive Gastroenterology
February 1-6, 1998, Vail, Colorado, U.S.A. Sponsored by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Gallstone and Biliary Disease Center. This post-graduate seminar will use lectures, symposia, and interactive case management sessions to focus on recent major advances in diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal disease; 19 AMA Category I credits. Fees: $495 for physicians, $375 for residents, fellows, and allied health professionals. For information contact Conference Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Office of Continuing Medical Education, Turner 20/720 Rutland Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21205-2195, U.S.A. Tel: 410-955-2959. Fax: 410-955-0807. E-mail: [email protected]. Homepage: http://ww2.med.jhu.edu/cme.
Sixth Southeast European Congress of Pediatric Surgery: “Short Bowel Syndrome”
May 22-23, 1998, Graz, Austria. For information contact Dr. Gunther Schimpl, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Auenbruggerplatz 34, A-8036 LKH-Graz, Austria. Tel: 43-316-385-3762. Fax: 43-316-385-3775.
Fifth Joint Meeting of ESPGHAN and NASPGN
May 27-30, 1998, Toulouse, France. For information contact Dr. J. P. Olives, Service de Médecine Infantile D, CHU Purpan 31059, Toulouse Cedex France. Tel: 335-61-77-20-97; Fax: 335-61-77-74-19. E-mail: [email protected].
Growth Factors and Nutrients in Intestinal Health and Disease
October 31-November 3, 1998, Osaka, Japan. Topics include intestinal mucosal development, gut-associated lymphoid tissues, bacterial translocation, intestinal ischemia and reperfusion, short gut syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal dysmotilities, TPN-associated liver dysfunctions, intestinal growth factors, glutamine and dietary fibers, and intestinal transplantation. For information contact Dr. Kinya Sando, Secretariat, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Osaka University Medical School, 2-2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565, Japan. Tel: 81-6-879-3753. Fax: 81-6-879-3759. E-mail: [email protected].