21 WORLD GASTROENTEROLOGY NEWS OCTOBER 2017 Editorial | Expert Point of View | WCOG at ACG 2017 | WDHD News | WGO & WGOF News | WGO Global Guidelines | Calendar of Events Summary of the 15th SGA Annual Meeting The Saudi Gastroenterology As-sociation (SGA) held its 15th annual scientific meeting jointly with the 4th annual meeting of the Saudi Associa-tion for the Study of Liver Diseases and Transplantation (SASLT) from 10-12 February, 2017 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. More than thirty world-renowned international and national speakers presented the most updated practices in gastroenterology, endos-copy, and hepatology to more than 800 delegates. The aim was to im-prove the attendees’ practices, which ultimately will enhance the everyday care of patients . Dr. Majid A. Al Madi, President of the Saudi Gastroenterology Associa-tion (SGA), stated that the scientific and organizing committees did a tremendous job in catering to the dif-ferent needs of our delegates. Several courses that covered the areas of train-ing and endoscopy were conducted in addition to the main two-day pro-gram of the conference. This year two parallel courses were also held. One was a dedicated course on different GI motility disorders, organized for in-spiring junior gastroenterologists and GI fellows sponsored by the SGA. The other one was an endoscopy course for nurses, with around 200 nurses attending, giving excellent feedback afterwards. Dr. Mohamed Alghamdi, President of the Saudi Association for the Study of Liver Disease & Transplantation The great and positive feedback from attendees drive us to keep motivated and to maintain such high standards. The next meeting will take place in February 2018 in Riyadh. The aim was to improve the attendees’ practices, which ultimately will enhance the everyday care of patients. The digital oral presentations of the conference’s lectures are now available on the SGA website: https://www. saudigastro.com/. Dr. Majid Almadi, President of the Saudi Gas-troenterology Association Dr. Turki Alameel, Member of the Scientific Committee Dr. Hamed Alharbi, Chairman of the Organiz-ing Committee Attendees at the conference (SASLT) stated that the scientific committee placed particular emphasis on new advances in the treatment of Hepatitis C and other hepatology diseases. The digital oral presentations of the conference’s lectures are now available on the SGA website: https://www. saudigastro.com/. Through such a wonderful and suc-cessful annual collaboration between the SGA and SASLT, a meaningful contribution to science was created in our beloved Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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