WORLD GASTROENTEROLOGY NEWS Official e-newsletter of the World Gastroenterology Organisation VOL. 20, ISSUE 2 AUGUST 2015 In this issue www.worldgastroenterology.org Message from the Editors of e-WGN J. Enrique Domínguez-Muñoz, MD Director of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology University Hospital of Santiago de Compostela Santiago de Compostela, Spain We have something a little different in this issue; it is an opinion piece by one of us (Christina M. Surawicz) presenting some of the reasons that there are rela-tively few women in leadership positons in GI (and medicine in general), and suggesting some solutions. The WGO Global Guidelines have been invaluable in providing high quality information on important clinical topics in GI. In this issue, Drs. Greger Lindberg and Anton LeMair highlight three guidelines that will be presented at Gastro 2015 in Bris-bane this fall. They address gastroesopha-geal reflux disease (GERD), esophageal varices, and endoscope disinfection. All guidelines are available in six languages (English, French, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish) and are published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. In this issue we also have updates from successful meetings around the world, several associated with World Digestive Health Day which highlighted heartburn and GERD this year. Read about these successful meetings in Brazil, Chile, Hong Kong, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, and United Arab Emirates. The Spanish Society of Digestive Diseases (SEPD) is develop-ing a lead in guidelines on several topics, including safety of PPI therapy; they are also developing a formal collaboration with the Mexican Association of Gastro-enterology (AMG). There are also updates from two of the recently inaugurated WGO Training Centers in Yangon, Myanmar and Xi’an, China. The launch of these and five other centers so far this year brings the total number of WGO Training Centers up to 23. Finally, there are also two articles about the successful Train the Trainers (TTT) program in Taipei this spring. As always, we hope you enjoy this issue, and feedback is always welcome. Chris and Enrique More Women Leaders: Patching the Leaky Pipeline Christina M. Surawicz, MD, MACG Gastro 2015: Unmissable 28 September – 2 October WGO Global Guidelines & Cascades at Gastro 2015 Greger Lindberg, MD Anton LeMair, MD Christina M. Surawicz, MD, MACG Professor of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology Department of Medicine University of Washington School of Medicine Seattle, Washington, USA There is still time to register for Gastro 2015 Don’t delay - register online at www. gastro2015.com/pages/registration!
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