35 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 APRIL 2016 The 5th International Forum When: April 22-23, 2016 Location: Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Address: 2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku- Ku, Tokyo, 160-8330, Japan Organizer: The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology Phone: +81-3-3508-1214 Fax: +81-3-3508-1302 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org OCTOBER 2016 ACG 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting & Postgraduate Course When: October 14-19, 2016 Location: Venetian Resort, Las Vegas, NV, USA Organizer: American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Website: http://www.gi.org/ NOVEMBER 2016 APDW 2016 – Asian Pacific Digestive Week When: November 2-5, 2016 Location: Kobe Convention Center, Kobe, Japan Organizer: Organization of JDDW Website: www.apdw2016.org JDDW 2016 – Japan Digestive Disease Week 2016 When: November 3-6, 2016 Location: Kobe, Japan Organizer: Organization of JDDW Website: http://www.jddw.jp/english/ index.html OCTOBER 2017 JDDW 2017 – Japan Digestive Disease Week 2017 When: October 12-15, 2017 Location: Fukuoka, Japan Organizer: Organization of JDDW Website: http://www.jddw.jp/english/ index.html WGO MEMBER SOCIETIES SUBMIT YOUR EVENT Are you a WGO Member Society wanting to share your event with WGO readers? Visit http://www. worldgastroenterology.org/submit event.html to submit your event for publication in WGO’s website conference calendar as well as the quarterly e-WGN calendar of events! World Digestive Health Day 2015 WDHD 2015- Heartburn: A Global Perspective Each year on May 29 the World Gastroenterology Organisation celebrates World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) to raise awareness about a particular digestive or liver disease. The 2015 WDHD theme is “Heartburn: A Global Perspective.” Led by Chairman, Professor David Armstrong (Canada), the WGO Foundation Chair and Vice Chair, Eamonn Quigley (USA) and Richard Hunt (UK), and the 2015 Steering Committee, Mary Afihene (Ghana), Serhat Bor (Turkey), Henry Cohen (Uruguay), Colin Howden (USA,) Peter Katelaris (Australia), Varocha Mahachai (Thailand), Govind Makharia (India), Joaquim Prado P de Moraes-Filho (Brazil), Ala Sharara (Lebanon), Vincenzo Stanghellini (Italy), and Frank Zerbib (France), the World Gastroenterology Organisation wishes to raise awareness of heartburn and to provide a broad overview on this common symptom by providing gastroenterologists and, hence their patients and the lay public, with an understanding of the latest basic and clinical research in the pathogenesis, investigation, and treatment of esophageal symptoms. “Heartburn: A Global Perspective,” seeks to translate research into clinical practice and facilitate communication between healthcare providers, healthcare payers, and heartburn sufferers to ensure that patients receive appropriate dietary and lifestyle advice as well as appropriate investigations and treatment, relevant to their condition and circumstances.
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