10 WORLD GASTROENTEROLOGY NEWS JANUARY 2015 Editorial | Expert Point of View | Gastro 2015: AGW/WGO | WDHD News | WGO & WGOF News | WGO Global Guidelines | Calendar of Events G20 Done. Brisbane Gets Ready for G15! The world spotlight was on Brisbane, Australia this month with the G20 Leaders Summit. In September 2015, world leaders of a different kind will be gathering in the same city. You’re invited to join them by booking your seat for Gastro 2015. Professor Jim Toouli, President of the World Gastroenterology Organisa-tion (WGO) said he hoped the recent focus on Brisbane would inspire delegates to experience the host city of the G20 through Gastro 2015. “This major international gastroen-terology conference will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, the same venue as the G20, from 28 September – 2 October, 2015. Delegates will have the op-portunity to learn, collaborate and enjoy the unique cultural experiences Brisbane has to offer,” he added. “We’ll do more than have a ‘chin-wag’ and there will be plenty of time to relax with a XXXX beer, enjoy our beaches, explore the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef or cuddle koalas. Like the G20 leaders, we’d encourage all delegates to experience an Aussie BBQ and finish it off with a pav!” said Jim. Gastro 2015 will also be providing much food for thought by some key speakers: • Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, Professor of Medicine, Univer-sity of Liverpool, UK. A leading advocate in public health issues, he is President of the British Society of Gastroenterology, Leader in training for Gastroenterology, and Chair of the UK’s Alcohol Health Alliance. • Professor Jack Di Palma, Professor of Medicine, Univer-sity of South Alabama College of Medicine and Director of the USA Digestive Health Center. He is a major contributor to endoscopic practices and training. • Professor Chris Mulder, VU University Medical Centre, the Netherlands. He is a renowned specialist with major contributions to GI oncology, with a special in-terest in celiac disease, short bowel disorders, Zenker’s Diverticuli, Crohn’s Disease and the effect of gluten free diets. • Professor Eamonn Quigley, Houston Methodist Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College, US. He is Past President of both the WGO and American College of Gastroenterology and currently Chairs the WGOF and is a leader in probiotics research and irritable bowel disorders. • Dr. Nageshwar Reddy, India, is the World Endoscopy Organisa-tion Chairman and Chairman of the biggest gastroenterology hospital in the world – the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology. Dr. Image courtesy of Brisbane Marketing.
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