19 WORLD GASTROENTEROLOGY NEWS JULY 2014 Editorial | Expert Point of View | WDHD News | WGO & WGOF News | WGO Global Guidelines | Calendar of Events The Kyoto Global Consensus Meeting on H. pylori Gastritis; Jan 30 – Feb 1, 2014, Kyoto, Japan Soichiro Miura, MD, PhD National Defense Medical College Co-Chair, GI Working Group of IM-Tag in ICD-11, Revision Steering Committee Saitama, Japan Varocha Mahachai, MD, FRCPC, FACG, AGAF Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology President-Elect, Gastroenterological Association of Thailand Chairman, Advisory Committee, APAGE Editor, APDNews Bangkok, Thailand Participants of The Kyoto Global Consensus Meeting on H. pylori Gastritis. The Kyoto Global Consensus Meeting on H. pylori gastritis was recently held Jan 30 – Feb 1, 2014. The meeting was organized by the Japanese Society of Gastroenterology (JSGE) in con-junction with the European Helico-bacter Study Group (EHSG) and was endorsed by the Asian Pacific Associa-tion of Gastroenterology (APAGE), Healthy Stomach Initiative (HIS) and the Japanese Society of Helico-bacter Research (JSHR). Conference Presidents, Dr. Peter Malfertheiner and Dr. Kentaro Sugano, profes-sionally and deliberately conducted the entire conference. There were 13 voting members from North America, South America, Europe, and nine from the Asia-Pacific region, and 24 from Japan. The consensus concerned the four major areas of discussion which include: • Classification of Gastritis (in relation to proposal for ICD-11 classification) • Dyspepsia associated with H. pylori infection • Diagnosis of Gastritis • Management of Gastritis Over the past few years, a group of experts in the field have been discuss-ing the ideal design for future clas-sification of GI diseases with a move to revise the ICD-10 to ICD-11. Gastric disorders, especially gastritis and gastric ulcers, will be classified according to the well-known etiology, particularly considering H. pylori as an important causative factor. During the conference, the new classification of gastritis in ICD-11was introduced. There was a fruitful discussion on how to sub-classify H. pylori gastritis in terms of gastric location and sever-ity of gastritis. H. pylori gastritis is classified as a distinct pathological condition separate from functional dyspepsia. The proceeding of this consensus conference on various aspects of H. pylori gastritis will soon be published.
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