24 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 The congress also consisted of a poster presentation section. 125 abstracts had been sent for the congress, of which 91 were accepted and displayed. International reviewers are asked to read the abstracts and select the top three. The top abstracts selected by the reviewers were: 1. Roshani M, et al. The serum levels of soluble CD93 are elevated in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): another evidence for the role of inflammation in IBS. Kurdistan Liver and Digestive Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran. 2. Roshandel G, et al. Cytological screening for esophageal squamous cell dysplasia in a high risk area in Northern Iran. Digestive Disease Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. 3. Mansour-Ghanaei F, et al. Seven days quintuple regimen as a rescue therapy for Helicobacter pylori eradication. Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases Research Center of Guilan, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran. Workshops held during ICGH 2014 included “Upper Endoscopy for Beginners,” “Colonoscopy for Beginners,” and “Cellvizio: Confocal Laser Optical Biopsy.” Workshops were held in the nearby Imam Khomeini Hospital. As the ICGH is arguably the only time when most members of the association (IAGH) from all over the country gather, there are usually a few business-related meetings that discuss new regulations and insurance or tax issues. Also prominent members of IAGH in the preceding year are selected and acknowledged (http://iagh. org/portal.aspx?tabid=185): Participants in Hall A of the Iranian Congress of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Posters at the Iranian Congress of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Prominent member in education: Dr. Mohammad-Javad Ehsani- Ardakani and Dr. Eskandar Hajiani (jointly) Prominent member in research: Professor Rasoul Sotoudehmanesh Prominent member in patient care: Dr. Farhad Zamai and Dr. Amir- Hosein Boghratian (jointly) The next ICGH 2015, will be held November 24-27, 2015 in the fabulous city of Shiraz, the home of poets and flowers. More information is available on the IAGH web page at http://iaghcongress.org/.
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