6 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 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 It is a new year, and the new focus for the WGO for 2017 is inflammatory bowel disease. Please read Dr Charles Bern-stein’s editorial and overview of the plans for IBD education around the world in his article titled: “Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Navigating Evolving Therapies in an Evolving Disease.” And on a related note, in this issue, Drs Haleh Vaziri and Chioma Ihunnah have written an excellent expert point of view article: “Colorectal dysplasia in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases.” We know they have an increased incident of CRC and this article is timely pupates on best methods for surveillance, with discussion of limitations and implications. Let’s not forget 2016 and its focus: please check out these great resources on diet and the gut on the WGO’s WDHD 2016 website. There is a report on the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) along with the Emirates Gastroenterology & Hepatology Society (EGHS) Congress which took place 17-19 November 2016 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates with attendance by over 1500 delegates from 80 countries. WGO global guidelines were highlighted during the Scien-tific Program at Gastro 2016, including: H. pylori, GERD, IBS and IBD guidelines. Finally, while meeting summaries from around the world are in this issue, we were especially interested and affected by the article on IBS in Jordan, which also includes their refugee population. As always, feedback and comments to us are welcome. We hope you find this issue as informative as we have. Chris and Mario.
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