20 WORLD GASTROENTEROLOGY NEWS NOVEMBER 2016 Editorial | Expert Point of View | Gastro 2016: EGHS-WGO | WDHD News | WGO & WGOF News | WGO Global Guidelines | Calendar of Events in the event hall of Tambiá Shop-ping, located downtown. This site was chosen because it is an area with large flow of people. This year, the theme chosen by the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) was “Diet and the Gut”. In our event, according to this guideline, we shared information about the most prevalent eating disorders with general public, as well as guidance on how the dietary pattern may be associ-ated with the onset of gastrointestinal symptoms. Some specific subjects were discussed such as celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, lactose intolerance, allergy to cow’s milk protein, functional dyspepsia, among other gastroenterological disorders associated with diet. The event was well received by the attendees. People participated in the discussions and most of them took the opportunity to ask questions on the topic. More than one thousand people attended the event throughout the day and visited the stand. Most of them congratulated SGPB for organizing the event, connecting the medical and academic community with the general population. People of different ages and socio-economic levels were pres-ent, strengthening the reach of actions like this. For implementation of the action, SGPB had the support of the Lauro Wanderley University Hospital (EBSERH) - Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), as well as the support of members of Integrated Gastroen-terology League of Paraíba (LIG-PB). Present at the event were clinical gastroenterologists, gastropedriatri-cians and resident doctors of gastro-enterology from UFPB. We prepared informative printed material with il-lustrations on the topic discussed, that were handed out during the event. The Gastroenterology Society of Paraíba believes in the importance of carrying out actions like this, promot-ing discussions about relevant issues of gastroenterology directly with the population, out of doctors’ offices. In 2015, similar action was promoted based on the theme “Heartburn,” in accordance to the theme suggested by the WGO in that occasion, and had great success among public as well. This year (2016), the scope of the event included the popula-tion more broadly, attracting adults and children, arousing curiosity and interest in nutritional care. Thus, the guidelines reached the target public in a subtle and humorous way, convey-ing scientific knowledge based on evidence from the medical literature to the population at large. References 1. MONDINI L, Monteiro CA. Mudanças no padrão de alimenta-ção da população urbana brasileira (1962-1988). Saúde Pública, dez.1994, vol.28, nº.6, p.433-439 2. KOLETZKO, S. et al. Diagnos-tic approach and management of cow’s milk protein allergy in infants and children: ESPGHAN GI Committee pratical guidelines. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterol-ogy and Nutrition, v. 55, p. 221- 229, 2012 3. SPOLIDORO, J. V. et al. Cow’s milk protein allergy in children: a survey on features in Brazil. Journal Parenteral and Enteral Nu-trition, v. 29, n. 1, p. s.27, 2005 4. Kennedy NP, Feighery C. Clini-cal features of coeliac disease today. Biomed Pharmacother. 2000;54:373-80. 5. Cronin CC, Shanahan F. Explor-ing the iceberg - the spectrum of celiac disease. Am J Gastroenterol. 2003;98:518-9 6. Gandolfi L, Pratesi R, Cordoba JC, Tauil PL, Gasparin M, Catassi C. Prevalence of celiac disease among blood donors in Brazil. Am J Gastroenterol. 2000;95:689-92. 7. Melo SB, Fernandes MI, Peres LC, Troncon LE, Galvao LC. Preva-lence and demographic character-istics of celiac disease among blood donors in Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo State, Brazil. Dig Dis Sci. 2006;51:1020–5 8. Oliveira RP, Sdepanian VL, Bar-reto JA, Cortez AJ, Carvalho FO, Bordin JO, de Camargo Soares MA, da Silva Patrício FR, Kawaka-mi E, de Morais MB, Fagundes- Neto U. High prevalence of celiac disease in Brazilian blood donor volunteers based on screening by IgA antitissue transglutaminase antibody. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2007;19:43-9.
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