16 WORLD GASTROENTEROLOGY NEWS JANUARY 2016 Gastro 2015: AGW-WGO | Expert Point of View | Gastro 2016: EGHS-WGO | WDHD News | WGO & WGOF News | WGO Global Guidelines | Calendar of Events World Digestive Health Day 2015 Heartburn: A Global Perspective WDHD 2015 was a huge success with many events in over 20 countries taking place in celebration of the 2015 campaign! WGO thanks each Member Society, organization, health care professional and participant for helping spread the word about the management of heartburn. Visit www.worldgastroenterology.org/wgo-foundation/wdhd/wdhd-2015/wdhd- 2015-events-success-stories for a full list of events that took place in celebration of WDHD 2015 and to gather ideas to begin planning for the 2016 theme around “Diet and the Gut!” The WDHD 2016 webpage is currently being finalized and will be announced shortly! Stay tuned! We are pleased to feature the following WDHD 2015 events that have recently taken place! World Digestive Health Day in Latvia Ilona Vilkoite, MD Doctor Gastroenterologist and GI Endoscopist Health Centre 4 and Centre of Digestive Diseases GASTRO Riga, Latvia On 29 May the Riga East Clinical University Hospital, in collaboration with the Digestive Disease Center “GASTRO,” organized an annual World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) event at the Latvian Center of Oncological Diseases in Riga, Latvia. The program began in the afternoon with an official opening of World Digestive Health Day. In keeping with the theme of WDHD 2015 of “Heartburn: A Global Perspective.” The talks included: • Heartburning as a symptom: where are we going? • What can infectious disease specialist tell you about heartburn? • Complicated gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) • Endoscopic evaluation of gastric mucosa • Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)- the view of a pathologist • Hiatal hernia and GERD – the view of a surgeon • GERD in pregnancy • Potential endoscopic changes in esophageal mucosa in patients with GERD Approximately 550 doctors attended the event, including general practitioners, surgeons, internal medicine specialists, gastroenterologists, endoscopists, oncologists, and resident doctors.
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