29 WORLD GASTROENTEROLOGY NEWS JULY 2014 Editorial | Expert Point of View | WDHD News | WGO & WGOF News | WGO Global Guidelines | Calendar of Events ology keep track of the literature in topics covered by WGO Guidelines. WGO’s Graded Evidence system bridges the gap between new evidence appearing after publication of the guideline and the guideline’s update. The WGO Ask a Librarian section offers a unique service to members of Member Societies of gastroenterology who do not have easy access to high quality clinical and research informa-tion. Professional medical librarians man the ‘Ask a Librarian’ desk and provide support with searching all relevant research clinical literature databases, thus helping to find a simple citation or to perform com-plex evidence-based gastroenterology literature searches. Thirdly, the ‘Virtual Room of Gastroenterology’ was developed by Professor Spinelli from Argentina and is based on an easy tabular interface with captured PubMed search strate-gies. The system provides real time access to citations and selected full text for pre-defined medically relevant sub topics for all main gastroenterol-ogy fields. The future for clinical guidelines is bright. More and more evidence will become available, also from LMIC countries, and diagnostic and treat-ment options will increasingly be able to take account of available resources and epidemiological data. Increasingly, Member Societies can comment on and influence the relevance of WGO clinical guidelines specifically for their situation and so WGO will be able to ‘customize’ its guidelines for different populations. The more we differentiate the more we fulfill our global mission…and so Member Societies of gastroenterology and WGO outreach meet to make GI care more effective, efficient and relevant locally.
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