18 WORLD GASTROENTEROLOGY NEWS MAY 2016 Editorial | Expert Point of View | Gastro 2016: EGHS-WGO | WDHD News | WGO & WGOF News | WGO Global Guidelines | Calendar of Events Programa de Radio: OK 101 con Goya Somoza. “Éxitos 87.9”; Dr. Carolin Nava on “Éxitos 87.9”; and Dr. Maribel Lizarzábal on “OKEY 101.3.” • Publication of a handout in Diario La Verdad. • Publication of two educational posters about GERD. • Electronic diffusion of four writ-ten topics: o “GERD: Definition and causes” by Drs. Wilayneth Rubistein and Guinwa Khad-daj o “GERD and symptoms” by Drs. Aleidy Ferrebus and Guinwa Khaddaj o “GERD and obesity” by Drs. Carlos Lindado, Elimy Duarte, and Guinwa Khaddaj o “GERD and complications” by Drs. Carolin Nava and Guinwa Khaddaj • Publication of a short educational video on GERD. • Educational community semi-nar at Hospital Universitario de Maracaibo that took place on 29 May 2015. A total of 150 patients attended the event. Topics covered included: 1. “Gastroesophageal reflux disease. What is it and what causes it?” by Dr. Guinwa Khaddaj. 2. “Symptoms of GERD and complications” by Dr. Carolin Nava. 3. “Is GERD curable or just treat-able?” by Dr. Rosa Rangel. 4. “Nutritional Recommenda-tions for Reflux Disease” by L.N. Mareydis Dazza. • World Digestive Health Day/Year 2015 Program took place on 27 November 2015 and was aimed at gastroenterologists, family physi-cians, internists, interns, residents, and general practitioners. Held at the College of Physicians of Zulia state, the program was attended by 110 physicians. Program topics included: 1. “GERD and its global impact. Is it just a matter of esopha-gus?” by Dr. Edgmar Parra. 2. “Types of gastroesophageal reflux and treatment” by Dr. Mildred Fuenmayor. 3. “Hypersensitive esophagus and functional heartburn. Causes of refractory GERD” by Dr. Edgardo Mengual. 4. “Evolution of endoscopic and surgical treatment of GERD” by Dr. Gisela Romero. 5. “Obesity and GERD: Implica-tions of bariatric surgery” by Dr. Edeanny Dominguez. 6. “Functional disorders in GERD” by Dr. Maria Gabriela Arteaga. 7. “Nutritional recommendations in GERD” by L.N. Mareydis Dazza. Educational lectures to the community. Programa de TV: Familia y Salud.
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