18 WORLD GASTROENTEROLOGY NEWS APRIL 2015 Editorial | Expert Point of View | Gastro 2015: AGW/WGO | WDHD News | WGO & WGOF News | WGO Global Guidelines | Calendar of Events A Participant’s View of the New WGO Training Center in Khartoum Suzan Alhakeem, MD Consultant Gastroenterologist Ibn Sina Hospital Khartoum, Sudan In the morning of the 10th of January 2015, I witnessed the spectacular event of the opening of the WGO Training Center in Khartoum at Mohamed Salih Idris Centre in Ibn Sina Hospital. I saw joy and enthusiasm enlighten the faces of the attendees, especially the hospital staff. Professor Suliman Fedail, the Godfather of Gastroenterology in Sudan and an Attendees at the Training Center Inauguration. international figure in gastroenterology, was among the 200 guests in attendance. He has played a pioneer role in the establishment of the center through his efforts to upgrade gastroenterology in Sudan. Professor Fedail gave a brief talk on the historical milestones of the Sudanese Society of Gastroenterology, which was established in 1976, paying tribute to Professor Zaki Eldeen Ahmed, the founder of the society, who had passed away one month before the opening ceremony. Other speakers included Professor Mamoun Humeida, the Minister of Health and Professor of Internal Medicine, who declared his full support. The honorable guest Professor Eamonn Quigley gave a warm encouraging speech paying his respect to the quality and competence of the Sudanese doctors, praising the model role the Sudanese Society of Gastroenterology has played in local and international prospects of gastroenterology.
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