32 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 namely potassium-competitive acid blocker. The chairman-elect of CSG, Professor Min-Hu Chen, introduced the present status of FODMAPS. In a breakout session of continuing medical education (CME), presenta-tions were given on early warning signs of and prevention of colorectal cancer, new recognition of the fatty liver disease, induced differentiation therapy of liver cancer, and rational use of traditional Chinese medicine, among others. In the international session, the best studies from DDW, Gut, and Gastroenterology attracted considerable attention. In the ses-sion of the CSDE, Professor Zhang Shutian, president-elect of the CSDE, introduced the development of endo-scopic diagnosis if early GI tract neo-plasms. Other advances in endoscopy, including ERCP, capsule, enteroscopy, EUS, and confocal endoscopy were given as keynote speeches. At the same time live endoscopy demonstra-tion, such as EVL, ESD, POEM, ERCP, EUS-FNA, SMT-EFR, NOTES, and other advanced pro-cedures were warmly received by the audience. In the hepatology session hotspot issues, such as multiple targets in anti-HBV therapy, occult hepatitis B, reversal of hepatitis B fibrosis, and the application of the new generation sequencing in HBV infection, were widely discussed. CGC 2015 First the president of the CSG, Profes-sor Yun-Sheng Yang, continued his lecture of “Gut Science” with the 2nd edition for CGC 2015, in which he inspired the origination of precision medicine from the precise Chinese herbs, addressed the modern con-cepts and research domains of preci-sion medicine, and raised precision gastroenterology, hepatology, and GI endoscopy. He also put forward the concept of “Chinese gut,” which fo-cused on the characteristics of Chinese gut and difference of intestinal micro-biota between Chinese and westerners. The Chairman of the British Society of Gastroenterology, Professor Ian Forgacs, and former chairman of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), Professor Kenneth Wang, also gave wonderful speeches on prevention and early detect of GI can-cer and endoscopy in the 21st century. There were 19 breakout sessions in CGC 2015, including GI neoplasms, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), minimally invasive and interven-tional therapy, hepatobiliary diseases, bio-bank and translational medicine, esophageal diseases, clinical epidemi-ology, pediatric GI, geriatric gastro-enterology, integrated traditional and western medicine, psychosomatic medicine, and more. The session of GI nursing care was setup for the first time in order to meet the demand of more and more cooperation between nurses and endoscopists. Altogether, 197 keynote speeches, 143 free paper presentations, and 11 case discussions were arranged, covering nearly all the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, and endoscopy. The session of youth oral presenta-tion in English has been successfully held for several years in CGC. There were 14 free paper presentations selected and the presenters were re-quired to give the speech and answer questions from the judge panel of ex-perts all in English. Awards were given to the best presenters, which helped to encourage youth researchers. The CSG also celebrated its 35th anniversary during the Congress. Several commemorative activities were arranged, including the presentation of memorial awards to outstanding Chinese gastroenterologists. The three-day Congress gained wide accomplishments from the delegates and demonstrated the rapid progres-sion and unique characteristics of Chinese gastroenterology to the world. APAGE activities in CGC and CCDD 2015. In CGC 2015, president of CSG, Prof. Yang Yun-sheng, continued his lecture of “Gut Science” with the 2nd edition for CGC 2015. CSG awards for outstanding Chinese gastroenterologists.
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