8 WORLD GASTROENTEROLOGY NEWS MAY 2017 Editorial | Expert Point of View | WCOG at ACG 2017 | WDHD News | WGO & WGOF News | WGO Global Guidelines | Calendar of Events World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017 Have you made your plans to join us at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017 (WCOG at ACG2017) in Orlando, Florida, USA from 13-18 October, 2017? A partnership of the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) and the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), the WCOG at ACG2017 offers a unique platform and the opportunity to meet and network with a truly inter-national audience. Notably, in a first for a World Congress of Gastroenterology, a number of sessions will be presented in Spanish or in English with simultaneous interpretation into Spanish (headsets will be available). Additionally we will feature the “Best of Original Latin American Research (Free Papers/Abstract Presentations)” session on Wednesday, 18 October. Call for Abstracts The deadline for Call for Abstracts is coming soon -- Monday, 5 June at 11:59 pm (U.S. Eastern Time). Researchers interested in presenting their work must submit their abstract online by then. Over 40 abstract awards will be offered by the Abstract Selection Committee based on scores and merit of those submitted, and the criteria for each award. Advance Registration Program The Advance Registration Program, featuring the agendas for all courses, the Scientific Meeting, workshops, luncheons and receptions, as well as the sessions that will be available in Spanish, is available online. Some of the highlights include: Friday, 13 October GI Pathophysiology Course WGO-ASGE Endoscopy Course: Viva Endoscopy! Practice Management Course: Future World: Taking Ownership During Changing Times What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course Trainees’ Workshops: Navigating, Networking, and Negotiating Your First Job Monday, 16 October ACG’s Presidential Address Hands-on Endoscopy Workshop Center 5th Annual Endoscopy Video Forum ACG-FDA Public Forum WGO’s Presidential Address WGO’s Bockus Lecture American Journal of Gastroenterology Lecture Saturday, 14 October Postgraduate Course: Global Approach to Optimal Management of GI Disorders David Sun Lecture GI Jeopardy Competition Tuesday, 17 October Plenary Sessions Hands-on Endoscopy Workshop Center ACG’s J. Edward Berk Distinguished Lecture ACG’s Emily Couric Memorial Lecture WGO’s Brohée Lecture Sunday, 15 October Postgraduate Course Hands-on Endoscopy Workshop Center Wednesday, 18 October Plenary Sessions ACG’s David Y. Graham Lecture Pre-registration now open Pre-registration for the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017 is available online only at www.worldcongres-sACG2017. org. Pre-registration will remain open until Friday, 6 October. Housing and travel information can also be obtained on the website. Do not miss this opportunity to meet fellow gastroenterologists, surgeons, and researchers from around the globe. Join us in Orlando this October!
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