24 WORLD GASTROENTEROLOGY NEWS SEPTEMBER 2015 Editorial | Expert Point of View | Gastro 2015: AGW/WGO | WDHD News | WGO & WGOF News | WGO Global Guidelines | Calendar of Events GI endoscopy in Nigeria and indeed West Africa. GOODWILL Message from Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Nigeria. (SOGHIN). On this historic occasion of the Inau-guration of the WGO Lagos train-ing center, a collaboration between World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO), Lagos University teaching hospital (LUTH) and Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology (SOGHIN), I am particularly glad, on behalf of SOGHIN, to extend our appreciations to the collaborating par-ties for showing foresight in establish-ing the center, which is the first of its kind in the west African sub region. It is envisaged that through the col-laboration of all parties concerned, the center, through the regular training opportunities it would provide, would play a pivotal role in enhancing the practice of gastroenterology in Nigeria and the rest of the West African sub region through uplifting the diagnos-tic and therapeutic expertise of gastro-enterologists in addressing the barrage of gastrointestinal problems in this environment that haunt the practitio-ner in this challenging specialty While appealing to resident doctors in specialty training and qualified gastroenterologists to avail themselves of the training opportunities to be provided by this center under the guidance of its training committee, I would like to call on government, the postgraduate medical collages of Nigeria and West Africa as well as all relevant pharmaceutical and medical equipment companies to support the training activities of this center that is full of promise so as to achieve its full potential, I wish all of us happy Inauguration! -Prof Musa M Borodo, President, SOGHIN GOODWILL Message from Africa – Middle East Association of Gastroenterology (AMAGE) It is with a great pleasure and a sense of history that I congratulate the President of the Society of Gastroen-terology and Hepatology in Nigeria (SOGHIN), Professor Mohammed Musa Borodo, the Director of the WGO Lagos Training Center, Dr, Funmi Lesi and the entire member-ship of SOGHIN on the formal open-ing of the Lagos Endoscopy Training Centre. The inauguration of this cen-ter, at this time, is taking place along-side 2 others in Africa and signifies a most welcome renewed interest of the World Gastroenterology Organisa-tion in assisting the development of Gastroenterology in our region. AMAGE, the major affiliate of WGO in our region, is committed to assisting with the development of the newly inaugurated centers and shall represent their interests in all relevant fora as required. The newly inaugu-rated AMAGE Governing Board is putting together a program of collabo-ration and training to stimulate the further development of the National Gastroenterological Societies in our region and there is no doubt that the instrumentality of these WGO Training Centers will be key in the actualization of these plans. On behalf of the AMAGE Govern-ing Board, I wish you a most success-ful Inauguration and every success in the establishment of a virile Training Centre. Long live WGO, long live AMAGE, and long live the Lagos WGO Training Center. -Prof. Olusegun Ojo. President, Africa Middle East Association of Gas-troenterology (AMAGE) WGO representative, Professor Bizos, with SOGHIN and LUTH representatives. Group Pictures at WGO LTC inauguration ceremony suite.
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