An important change appears in the masthead of the journal with this issue. The Latin American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (LASPGN) and the Asian Pan Pacific Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (APPSPGN) are now affiliated with the journal. This is a most important event for the development of paediatric gastroenterology and nutrition worldwide and signifies a move to representing most of the world. The editors are very pleased by this move and look forward to increased numbers of manuscript to be submitted from the regions associated with the new affiliations. This move is a notable prelude to the First World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology in Boston, August 2000.
W. Allan Walker, M.D.
John A. Walker-Smith, M.D.