16 WORLD GASTROENTEROLOGY NEWS FEBRUARY 2017 Editorial | Expert Point of View | Gastro 2016: EGHS-WGO | WDHD News | WGO & WGOF News | WGO Global Guidelines | Calendar of Events WDHD 2016: Uruguay observes World Digestive Health Day Natalie Nabon Dansilio, MD Gastroenterologist Assistant in Gastroenterology Department National Medical School at Hospital de Clínicas, Director Prof. Henry Cohen Montevideo, Uruguay In 2016 in Uruguay, three important events took place celebrating World Digestive Health Day. All of them were held at Gastroenterology Depart-ment of the National Medical School, directed by Professor Henry Cohen at Hospital de Clínicas, in Montevideo. Experts from Argentina, Professors Julio Montero and Eduardo Mauriño, offered four conferences at the high scientific and practical level. Clinicians, gastroenterologists, nu-tritionists, nurses and many students in medicine and nutrition careers joined us in the conferences. The public showed great interest in the featured topics, getting to interact and discuss many important aspects of celiac disease, gluten sensibility and obesity as well. In fact, the amazing and complex relation between the Diet and the Gut was covered throughout the con-ferences with main focus on improv-ing medical performance in terms of diagnostic strategies and enhancing patients’ quality of health.
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