19 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 WGO Member Society Update WGO Member Society Information and Update Forms Each year, WGO Member Societies are asked to submit a current WGO Member Society Information and Update Form. Each society will soon receive a link via e-mail to complete the form online. If you do not receive this e-mail, are having issue access-ing the online form, or if you have any questions about the information requested, please contact the WGO Executive Secretariat at membership@ worldgastroenterology.org. Invoices are created based on the information received on these forms, and you will receive your 2016 invoice promptly upon receipt of the completed form. Your expedient response ensures important WGO news and informa-tion will be received promptly by the appropriate contacts within your Member Society, and your coopera-tion is greatly appreciated! WGO Member Societies – Dues are Payable at DDW 2016! Did you know you can pay your WGO Member Society’s membership dues during Digestive Disease Week (DDW)? Just visit WGO at booth 4617 in Foundation Row at the San Diego Convention Center in San Di-ego, CA, USA, during DDW 2016! The WGO booth will be open dur-ing official exhibition hours, 09:30- 16:00, Sunday, 22 May through Tuesday, 24 May. If you wish to pay your dues at DDW, prior receipt of your society’s Member Society Infor-mation and Update Form by WGO will allow us to have a current and correct invoice ready and waiting for you when you visit the booth! Dues Payment Methods Membership dues must be paid in US dollars. They can be paid anytime via wire transfer, or in person at DDW via cash or check made payable to the World Gastroenterology Organisa-tion. Please note, if you elect to pay dues at the WGO booth, a receipt will be e-mailed to you as promptly as possible following payment. The dues that WGO Member Societies contribute each year are channeled into training, education, and advocacy in the developing world, while also strengthening these aspects in developed regions. WGO looks for-ward to receiving your society’s 2016 dues and to keeping you, our Member Societies, apprised of all the current WGO and WGO Foundation news and events. Please watch the monthly e-Alert and the quarterly e-WGN for the latest news! Prospective Member Societies Are you interested in becoming a WGO Member Society? Interested gastroenterology, hepatology, endos-copy and other related-discipline so-cieties are encouraged to apply. Please visit the Prospective Member Societies page of the WGO website to learn more about the application process and required materials. WGO representatives in the WGO booth during DDW 2016 will be more than happy to share with you the benefits of WGO membership. We invite you to stop by the booth, speak with us, and read a wide variety of materials on the various WGO programs and initiatives which you may take with you. If you have any questions about the membership application process, please contact membership@world-gastroenterology. org and the Execu-tive Secretariat will answer any queries you may have! Promote Your Society’s Event with WGO! Member Societies are encouraged to keep WGO informed of their meetings and events. To submit your society’s upcoming meetings and/or events for promotion on the WGO Online Meetings & Events Calen-dar, please submit the details via the WGO website at Submit a Meeting or Event. Questions About Membership? To inquire on the status of your soci-ety’s membership, or if you have any questions regarding the information update or dues payment processes, please contact the WGO Executive Secretariat at membership@worldgas-troenterology. org.
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