7 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 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 Tuberculosis (TB) is an important global public health problem in the developing world. The most common form of abdominal TB is peritoneal TB. Diagnosis is a challenge as it involves invasive procedures like laparoscopy. A less invasive reliable diagnostic test is much needed. In this issue, Drs. Tahiri Joutei Hassani Mohammed, Associate Profes-sor of Gastroenterology, Hliwa Wafaa, Professor of Gastroenterology and Badre Wafaa , Professor of Gastroenterology, all from the Medicine School of Casablanca – Hassan II University provide information about the usefulness of measuring adenosine deaminase in the peritoneal fluid. They provide a clinically relevant review of this common GI problem. We know you will find it informative. This year’s WDHD focus is on inflammatory bowel disease. This issue features summaries of WDHD events in Poland and Mexico that you will find noteworthy. In addition, an interview with Dr. Guido Tytgat tells the story of the development of the important Guidelines of the WGO. Finally, we hope to see many of you in Orlando for the historic meeting of the WGO and American College of Gas-troenterology. The World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017 (WCOG at ACG2017) takes place from 13-18 October, 2017. Details are available at http://worldcongressacg2017.org/. Chris and Mario.
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