7 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 Message from the Editors Christina M. Surawicz, MD, MACG Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology Associate Dean for Faculty Development University of Washington School of Medicine Seattle, Washington, USA Mário Reis Álvares-da-Silva, MD, PhD Professor of Hepatology Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Porto Alegre, Brazil Dear readers: we are pleased to pres-ent 2 expert point of view articles in this issue. The first Expert Point of View by Dr Anita Afzali from the United States is “Pediatric-to-Adult Transition of Care in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: a common and neces-sary process”. If you care for patients with IBD you will want to read this as she covers the transition from pedi-atric to adult care, provides resources for patients and providers, and de-scribes how to make that transition as easy and seamless as possible, includ-ing identifying possible barriers. This is very practical and important. The second Expert Point of View by Dr. Konstantinos Dr. Triantafyllou and Chrysoula Malli from Greece is- “Endoscopy: The Future is Wireless, Indeed.“ It focuses on current and future uses of wireless technology and is a Sci-Fi tale addressing current and future uses of mini-robots for GI endoscopy diagnosis and therapy. A must to read article. One of the many jewels in the WGO crown is the development of the WGO Guidelines and Cascades. These help to inform clinical practice around the world. Read the article by Dr. Anton LeMair to learn more about this process and methodology. You may not be aware of all the topics that have been covered with cascades. Here is a comprehensive list: • Acute Diarrhea • Celiac Disease • Colorectal Cancer Screening • Common GI Symptoms • Constipation • Dysphagia • Endoscope Disinfection • Esophageal Varices • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) • Helicobacter Pylori in Developing Countries • Hepatitis B • Hepatitis C • Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) • NAFLD & NASH • Obesity • Radiation Protection in the En-doscopy Suite Finally, you will enjoy the many meeting updates from around the world. As always, comments and sugges-tions are welcome Chris and Mario.
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