26 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 Japan, USA, UK, Thailand, the Phil-ippines, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Canada, China, and India took part and conducted the Advance Endos-copy Workshop in collaboration with local faculty. On day two, various procedures, including POEM, ESD, EUS, Stenting ERCP, and Argon Plasma Laser (APC), were carried out by the faculty. An esophageal high resolution motil-ity ambulatory and pH-impedance lab was also setup with Professor Serat Bor from Turkey conducting the course with live demonstrations on patients. The core meeting then moved to the Serena Hotel in Islamabad for the remaining three days of the conference. The scientific session was very well organized. All the common topics were covered on day three. Most of the speakers on that day were the international faculty, so as to impart the most up to date knowledge to delegates. For the first time in Pakistan a hands-on Animal Endoscopy Skill lab was setup in collaboration with Boston Scientific, ERBE, Pentax, Fuji, and Olympus. This lab, which provided a very informative practical approach, was well attended. The PSG President, Professor Muhammad Saeed Quraishy brought the 6th APAGE/JSGE presentation on IBD to Pakistan. The excellent lecture focused on the most up to date data and management plans in IBD. The fifth day was dedicated to liver and liver transplantation, with world leaders in the field presenting their experience and data. It was not all work and no fun. On inaugural night the Health Minister of KPK, Mr. Shahram Khan, was the chief guest. He distributed shields and souvenirs to the entire foreign faculty. The ambassadors of the foreign faculty were also invited and attended the dinner. Afterwards, a culture show depicting various regions and cul-tures of Pakistan was held. The gala and musical night was attended by families of the delegates. Mr. Shaukat Yousafzai, Parliamentary Leader of the KPK assembly, was the chief guest on this occasion. Lifetime achievement awards were also presented to senior gastroenterologists from KPK. At the closing ceremony Dr. Sania Nishtar, former Federal Health Minis-ter and chairperson of Heart File, was the chief guest. The government of the Pakistan Health Governing Body (PMDC), has now made it mandatory for all doctors to get 50 CME accreditation hours for the next renewal of their registration. The PSG received the honors of being the first professional society in the country authorized to award CME accreditation hours. This congress was accredited for 10 CME hours. A biometric attendance digital system was introduced to authenticate attendance. A SMS message was sent to all delegates. Award to Ms. Tehreen Chaudhry, Hepatologist North West Deanery UK, by Mrs. Sania Nishtar, President Heart File and Chief Guest for that session.
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