5 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 Goodbye and Hello Christina M. Surawicz, MD, MACG Professor of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology Department of Medicine University of Washington School of Medicine Seattle, Washington, USA I am writing to thank Dr. J. Enrique Domínguez-Muñoz for his service as Co-Editor of our newsletter the last 3 years. He brought excellence to our newsletter and I am honored to have served as Co-Editor these past 3 years. I am also writing to welcome our new Co-Editor Mario Reis Álvares-da- Silva, MD, PhD, from Brazil. Dr. Álvares-da-Silva is a Professor of Hepatology at the Department of Internal Medicine at the Universi-dade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and a lecturer in Gastroen-terology at the University of São Paulo (USP). He is also Director of the WGO Porto Alegre Hepatology Train-ing Center and of the Project ECHO Liver Diseases Clinic at the Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, UFRGS’ university hospital. Dr. Álvares-da-Silva obtained his medical degree from the Fundação Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre. Later on he obtained his PhD in Hepatology from UFRGS, and his post-doctorate degree in Liver Transplantation from USP. Dr. Álvares-da-Silva’s research focuses on Hepatitis C, NAFLD hepatocellular carcinoma, and liver transplantation. The first non-English spoken WGO Train the Trainers workshop was held in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2011 with Dr. Álvares-da-Silva as the local organizer. He has also served on several WGO committees, includ-ing the Scientific Programs Com-mittee, Hepatology Interest Group, and Training Centers Committee. Dr. Álvares-da-Silva’s past editorial experience includes serving as Editor of the Brazilian Society of Hepatol-ogy (SBH) Bulletin. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Álvares-da-Silva to e-WGN! We would also like to thank the 2013-2015 Editorial Board for their contributions to e-WGN and to introduce you to the new Editorial Board, who will serve with us through October 2017: Anita Afzali Min-Hu Chen Mário Dinis-Ribeiro Amy Foxx-Orenstein Waseem T.Y. Hamoudi Abdel Maguid Kassem Björn Lindkvist Chun-Jen Liu Adam Mahomed Alejandro Piscoya Arnoldo Riquelme Michael Schultz Ala Sharara C. Wendy Spearman Maria Claudia Stefanoli Christo van Rensburg Haleh Vaziri Marcelo F. Vela We hope you enjoy this issue—articles of special interest are: • “Bariatric Surgery and the Gas-troenterologist” – A review of the integral role GIs play in managing patients undergoing bariatric sur-gery by Srikantaiah Manjunatha, MBBS, MD, MRCP(UK), and Michael Schultz, MD, PhD • “Neuroendocrine Neoplasm in China – Present and Future” – An overview of a growing issue by Min-Hu Chen, MD, PhD, and Jie Chen, MD, PhD • “Your Diet and Gut Health” – An introduction to the World Diges-tive Health Day 2016 campaign: Diet and the Gut, by Co-Chairs David Sanders, MD, and Govind Makharia, MD We welcome your feedback as always. Also, please consider e-WGN as a place to publish your scholarly reviews and invite your colleagues to contrib-ute as well. We also welcome opinion pieces, as well as your feedback and suggestions on any aspects of the newsletter. Please feel free to contact us through info@worldgastroenterol-ogy. org. We all benefit greatly from the international contributions from all over the world which helps bring us all together.
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