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View the June 2017 e-Alert

Vol. 7, Issue 2 June 2017


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World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG 2017

World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO)
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
13-18 October 2017
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, USA

ASGE-WGO Endoscopy Course

The ASGE-WGO Postgraduate Course is designed to highlight the state-of-the-art endoscopic management of gastrointestinal diseases that attendees encounter daily, and present important recent innovations that are changing clinical practice.

Download the brochure that includes course highlights and the agenda for the ASGE-WGO Postgraduate Course here

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Advanced Registration Program

The Advanced Registration Program for the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG 2017 is now available. The Advanced Registration Program includes information on the program committee and groups, schedule of events, courses and much more. This educational program and related events will provide state-of-the-art education and science by a global faculty focusing on a world-view of GI and hepatology diseases and treatments and will afford attendees an opportunity to present their research in an international forum.

 Download the Advanced Registration Program here:

 Registration and Housing

Register and book your housing now for the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG 2017.

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Educational Opportunities

Microbiota Hard Talks

Second Webinar of ‘The Microbiota Hard Talks-Live from Texas Medical Center’ to be Broadcast Live in July

The second webinar of ‘The Microbiota Hard Talks – Live From Texas Medical Center’ webinar series, “Use and Abuse of Antibiotics in the Microbiota Era” will be presented by Professor Charalabos Pothoulakis, MD, PhD, of Los Angeles, California, USA. The second webinar will broadcast live on Friday, 7 July, 2017 at 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM (Houston Time, GMT-6:00) / 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM (GMT).  To register for the second webinar and/or the webinar series visit the program website,

The first webinar of the series, ‘Exploring the hidden world of Human Gut Microbiota’, is available for on-demand viewing on the program website, as well. To receive a Certificate of Participation after viewing the first and/or second webinar, please email

To join the Microbiota Hard Talks conversation and interact with WGO on social media, tag WGO on Facebook (World Gastroenterology Organisation/WGO Foundation) and/or Twitter (@WorldGastroOrg). Be sure to include the hashtag #MHT2017 in your posts.

‘The Microbiota Hard Talks – Live From Texas Medical Center’ webinar series is supported by an unrestricted medical education grant from Biocodex France. The interactive program, directed by Professor Henry Cohen (Uruguay) and Professor Eamonn Quigley (USA), offers the chance to join experts and like-minded colleagues from around the globe on state-of-the-art microbiota topics. Each webinar features a presentation by a renowned lecturer and includes time dedicated to an interactive question and answer session. To learn more about the webinar series, visit


World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) 2017

Thank You for Supporting World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) 2017 – Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Navigating Evolving Therapies in an Evolving Disease

The World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) and the WGO Foundation (WGOF) extend our thanks and appreciation to all partners and supporters who joined us on World Digestive Health Day (WDHD), 29th May, in advocating and raising awareness for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Although WDHD is celebrated annually on 29th May, associated initiatives and activities will continue throughout and beyond the campaign year. To access all of the highlights and happenings of WDHD 2017, including new tools and resources, continue to visit,

If you hosted an event in support of WDHD 2017, please share with us details, photos and/or videos from the event by contacting All events held in support of WDHD 2017 may be found on our "Events and Success Stories" page, If you are planning an upcoming WDHD 2017 event you may submit your event here,

To join the WDHD 2017 conversation and interact with WGO on social media, snap, post and share original photos and/or videos of your WDHD events, initiatives, and activities. Tag WGO on Facebook (World Digestive Health Day - WDHD) and/or Twitter (@WGOF_WDHD), and include the hashtags #WDHD2017 and #YearofIBD in your posts. We are interested to see how you are TAKING ACTION for IBD!

WGO and WGOF greatly value your support of World Digestive Health Day 2017, and helping to ensure its success. Later this year, we look forward to the release of the WGO Handbook on IBD.


WGO Global Guidelines and Cascades

Updated Hepatitis C Guideline with Cascades

The World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) has released the newly updated “Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Hepatitis C” Guideline with Cascades.

This updated Hepatitis C Guideline and Cascades, chaired by Professor Muhammad Umar, Principal/Dean, Rawalpindi Medical College, Chief Allied Hospitals, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, will be of interest to all health professionals in primary and secondary care involved in the management of people with hepatitis C infection in different countries of the world. It covers all stages of the disease management pathway: screening, testing, diagnosis, referral, treatment, care, and follow-up of children and adults with, or exposed to, hepatitis C (HCV) infection. “These guidelines will help the Physician treating Chronic Hepatitis C patients particularly in resource constrained countries as well as categorizing their patients for future therapies with DAA.  During the last four years (2013-2017), an enormous amount of new evidence in the management of HCV has been published and we deemed it was time to update the guidelines,” noted Professor Umar. It can be accessed at

To view all of WGO’s Guidelines and Cascades please visit  The Guidelines are available in English, French, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.


WGO Societal Membership

WGO Member Society Information and Update Forms for 2017 were sent to all WGO Member Societies earlier this year. If you have not yet done so, please return your completed forms to us as soon as possible.

The 2017 General Assembly Meeting will be held during World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG 2017 in Orlando, Florida, USA. Please be reminded that at the time of the General Assembly, only Member Societies which have fully paid their dues through 2017 may participate with full voting privileges. Membership dues invoices are created based on the information received in the Member Society Information and Update Forms; you will receive your 2017 invoice promptly upon receipt of the completed form.

In addition, by keeping our database as current as possible you can be certain important WGO news and information are received promptly by the appropriate contacts within your member society. For more information, please click hereThe Update Form can be found here.  Your cooperation and expedient response on this matter is very much appreciated.


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