14 WORLD GASTROENTEROLOGY NEWS AUGUST 2015 Editorial | Expert Point of View | Gastro 2015: AGW/WGO | WDHD News | WGO & WGOF News | WGO Global Guidelines | Calendar of Events WGO-Xijing Training Center for Gastroenterology Inauguration Kaichun Wu, MD Director, WGO-Xijing Training Center for Gastroenterology Xijing Hospital of Digestive Diseases Fourth Military Medical University Xi’an, China On 20-21 March 2015, under the coordination of the World Gastroen-terology Organisation (WGO), the Chinese Society of Gastroenterology (CSG), and Xijing Hospital of Diges-tive Diseases (XJHDD), the inaugu-ration ceremony and the first course of the WGO-Xijing Training Center for Gastroenterology were held at Xijing Hospital of Digestive Diseases in Xi’an, P. R. China. Around 300 people attended the inauguration cer-emony at the International Confer-ence Hall of XJHDD, including doc-tors and postgraduates from XJHDD, officials from the Fourth Military Medical University and Xijing Hospi-tal, and 53 trainees from 10 provinces in west and mid-west China. The inauguration ceremony was chaired by Prof. Daiming Fan, Chair of the WGO Scientific Programs Committee and President of Xijing Hospital of Digestive Diseases. WGO President Prof. James Toouli and Vice President Prof. KL Goh were invited to give speeches at the ceremony. Other speakers included: Vice Presi-dent of the Fourth Military Medical University, Qian Wang; President of Chinese Society of Gastroenterol-ogy, Yunsheng Yang; and Director of WGO-Xijing Training Center for Gastroenterology, Prof. Kaichun Wu. All of the speakers expressed their best wishes for a successful WGO-Xijing Training Center. After the ceremony, all of the speak-ers and officials from Xijing Hospital and the Fourth Military Medical University took group photos at the International Conference Hall. All of the trainees and trainers also took group photos in front of Xijing Hos-pital of Digestive Diseases. Forty-nine of the 53 trainees are working as gastroenterologists, while the other 4 come from the depart-ment of internal medicine. The mean age of the trainees was 34 years and 31% of them were female doctors. All the trainees attended the sub-sequent course. The first day of the course was devoted to lectures given by experts from WGO, CSG, and Xijing Hospital of Digestive Diseases. The activities of the second day con-sisted of both live demonstrations and case discussions. Altogether there were 13 lectures on the first day. The topics of the lectures covered a variety of fields in gastroenterology and hepatol-ogy and are as follows: • “WGO Tasks: Present and Future” by J Toouli • “Epidemiological Changes in GI Diseases in the Asian-Pacific Region” by KL Goh • “Gastric Cancer: New Clinical In-sights and Research Development” by DM Fan • “Gut Microbiota” by YS Yang • “Biological Therapy for IBD” by KC Wu • “Techniques of Small Bowel Transplantation and its Clinical Application” by GS Wu • “Step-up for Severe Necrotizing Pancreatitis” by QC Zhao • “TIPS for the Treatment of Portal Vein Thrombosis” by GH Han • “ERCP and Pancreatic Diseases” by XG Guo Faculty and participants at the inauguration of the WGO-Xijing Training Center.
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