24 WORLD GASTROENTEROLOGY NEWS OCTOBER 2014 Editorial | Expert Point of View | Gastro 2015: AGW/WGO | WDHD News | WGO & WGOF News | WGO Global Guidelines | Calendar of Events Australian and New Zealand Gastroenterology International Training Association Finlay Macrae, MD Head, Colorectal Medicine and Genetics Royal Melbourne Hospital Victoria, Australia The GeFiTT (Gastroenterology Fiji Training Team) is incorporating as Australian and New Zealand Gas-troenterology International Train-ing (ANZGITA). New Zealand is represented due to the enthusiastic engagement by Tony Smith in 2013 and Dinash Lal. ANZGIT welcomes engagement by New Zealand gastro-enterologists and surgeons, and GE Nurses. We make it easy for you to take part in an exciting experience. Tony Smith in Hamilton has accepted a position on the Board of ANZGITA and will be happy to answer queries – or any of us listed at the end of this ANZGIT News item. We welcome members. A modest membership fee is being proposed. Suva Pictured are our team members Chris Hair and Terry Gavaghan, who were team members this year at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital (CWMH) and School of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences at the WGO Training Centre at CWMH and Fiji National University in Suva. They are with our colleagues from the University, Joji Malani and Mai Ling Perman. It was Terry’s first term; Chris is a veteran of many teaching visits to Fiji and to the Solomons - all intertwined with his busy practice in Geelong. Other team members in August were Paul Urqu-hart, Peter Wilson and Chris Ashton are the team members in the two weeks. Nurses Jacky Burgess (Perth), Cathy Conway (a veteran too!) and Felicia Gomez (Adelaide) were the nursing team this year (oh so valu-able!). Another very successful month of teaching for the team in Suva. Curriculum Peter Katelaris is focusing on updating the curriculum in gastroenterology in association with Jioji Malani. The American College of Gastroenterol-ogy (ACG) Universal Curriculum, donated by the ACG through the WGO, was assessed for its suitability for our teams in Fiji by Chris Hair while he was in Suva. Myanmar Prof. Thein Myint, in Yangon, is moving to formalize the center at the Yangon General Hospital as the latest WGO Training Center, in cooperation with our team. This requires an ap-plication to the WGO Training Center Committee, documenting capabili-ties and support available for such a designated center. Our next teaching is scheduled for February 2015. Solomon Islands Eileen Natuzzi, our US colleague joined us for a couple of days in August (10-12) in Brisbane after her visit to The medical staff group. The teaching group week 1 and 2. Chris Hair receives a nice gift of recognition of service to Fiji: a cannibal fork. The view from the wings during endoscopy training, with teacher Terry Gavaghan pre-senting. (Left to Right) Prof. Thein Myint, Prof. Finlay Macrae and Assoc. Prof. Moe Myint at Yangon General Hospital.
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