30 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 Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow, India and is the National Coordinator of the Indian Society of Gastroenterol-ogy Task Force on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and also chairs the Epidemiology and Infection section of the Asian IBS Consensus Team and Asian Dyspepsia Consensus Team. He lectured on “The gut microbiota in IBS: Friends or foe” in the Micro-biota symposium, as well as “Should Asian IBS patients be routinely assessed for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and lactose intolerance” in the functional GI disorder (FGID) symposium. Professor Wai-Keung Leung is Clinical Professor at the Depart-ment of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong and President of the Hong Kong IBD Society. Prof. Leung was involved in the IBD symposium where he spoke on “Optimizing quality of care for the IBD patients in evolving economies.” He also interacted with the audience in the Meet-The-Expert session on the topic “Obscure GI bleed after a negative endocapsule – what is next?” Professor Krishnakumar Madhavan is Professor and Head of the Department of Surgery at the National University of Singapore, Director of Singapore Na-tional Liver Transplant Program. Prof. Madhavan delivered a lecture on “Liver cancer – When to refer to a surgeon” and “The role of surgical treatment in portal hypertension.” Professor Lawrence Ho is Group Director (Research) at the National University Health System, Vice Dean (Research) of the School of Medi-cine at the National University of Singapore, and the current Chair of the Asian Barrett’s Consortium. As co-inventor for the ground-breaking technology of the Master and Slave Transluminal Endoscopic Robot (MASTER), he was part of the team who developed the world’s first flex-ible robotic endoscopy system, which was successfully used to perform endoscopic submucosal dissection in human patients. He spoke on “Non cardiac chest pain.” Professor Lim Seng Gee, is Profes-sor in the Department of Medicine at the National University of Singapore, updated the audience on HBV man-agement from the recent Singapore Hepatitis Conference. Professor Ujjala Ghoshal, Addition-al Professor in Microbiology Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow, India, delivered a lecture entitled “Cur-rent techniques of evaluating the gut microbiome.” Dr. Rajesh Sainani, a gastroen-terologist at Jaslok & HN Reliance Foundation Hospitals in Mumbai, India, spoke on “Esophageal motility disorder - When to refer.” Dr. Lim Jit Fong, is a colorectal sur-geon at Glenegles Medical Centre in Singapore, spoke on “Lower GI bleed” in the GI Bleed symposium and “Co-lonic polyp with high grade dysplasia - Endoscopic or surgical treatment?” in the Colorectal Symposium. Dr. Akhtar Qureshi is a colorectal surgeon at Sunway Medical Centre in Petaling Jaya, Malaysiaand President of the Malaysian Society of Gastroen-terology and Hepatology. Dr. Qureshi delivered a lecture on “Management of perianal fistulas” in the IBD Sym-posium. There were case discussion sessions by Professor Razman Jarmin from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Associate Professor Yeong Yeh Lee from Universiti Sains Malaysia. Panelists at GUT 2015.
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