27 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 16th Egyptian Workshop of Therapeutic GI Endoscopy and 7th Hepatology and Gastroenterology Post Graduate Course Ibrahim Mostafa, MD, PhD, FACG, Master of the WGO, FRCP (Glasg) Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Theodor Bilharz Institute Cairo, Egypt “It is my pleasure to share with you a summary of one of our most distinguished and informative annual medical conferences in the field of gastroenterology, hepatology, and therapeutic endoscopy in Egypt. Started in 1998, our annual conference has been advancing and growing every year. The aim of the conference is sharing experiences, updating knowledge, and delivering a high level of training to the doctors from everywhere in the world via a combination of live workshops, hands-on training, and state of the art lectures,” said Professor Ibrahim Mostafa, the conference director. The joint event was endorsed by prestigious international societies: the 16th Egyptian Workshop of Thera- peutic GI Endoscopy was endorsed by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE), and World Endoscopy Organization (WEO); the 7th Hepatology and Gastroenterology Post Graduate Course was endorsed by the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO). In 2014, around 800 attendees from Africa, the Middle East, the Asian Pacific region, Europe, and America attended the conference. The postgraduate course, which took place on 11-12 December 2014, addressed the most recent advances in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, and therapeutic endoscopy through state of the art lectures. The attendees benefitted from internationally known experts, as well as “next generation” rising stars in the field who delivered the latest cutting edge information based on evidence-based approaches. The live Therapeutic Endoscopy Workshop is an event eagerly awaited by the attendees every year. It allows the audience to view the most recent endoscopic diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, as well as learn how to deal in difficult situations, with eminent experts from all over the world. On Saturday 13 December, live endoscopy was video broadcast from the Air Force Specialized Hospital in Cairo, Egypt and on Sunday 14 December, live endoscopy was video broadcast from Al Rajhy Hospital, Assiut University in Assiut, Egypt to the auditorium in the congress venue, the Conrad Cairo Hotel. Hands-on endoscopy training is one of the most important, challenging, and attractive events to doctors attending the conference, and has been carried on for the last four years. Through the Hands-on Training Course, thirteen stations worked in parallel along five sessions The stations used the most recent training tech- Attendees take part in hands on training at the 16th Egyptian Workshop of Therapeutic GI Endoscopy and 7th Hepatology and Gastroenterology Post Graduate Course. Attendees take part in hands on training at the 16th Egyptian Workshop of Therapeutic GI Endoscopy and 7th Hepatology and Gastroenterology Post Graduate Course. Attendees take part in hands on training at the 16th Egyptian Workshop of Therapeutic GI Endoscopy and 7th Hepatology and Gastroenterology Post Graduate Course.
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