Every 29 May, the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO), in collaboration with the WGO Foundation, celebrates World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) and initiates a worldwide public health campaign through its more than 100 Member Societies which reach over 50,000 individuals worldwide. Each year focuses upon a particular digestive disorder in order to increase general public awareness of prevention and therapy.
World Digestive Health Day began as a commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the creation of WGO on 29 May 1958. This was the last day of the First World Congress of Gastroenterology which took place in Washington, DC, USA.
We hope, that by naming May 29 World Digestive Health Day, we can create awareness around the world for our profession. We also hope that this day will help unite gastroenterologists worldwide. Your support and input would be most welcome. We encourage all WGO Member Societies to participate by arranging such events in their regions to commemorate this day. We would be pleased to receive ideas from you as to how you feel we can mark this day in the future.
We are pleased to share with you the creation of the WGO Handbook on Heartburn! Featuring nine chapters written by experts around the world, this publication covers articles on various topics including Underlying Mechanisms of Heartburn, Treatment of GERD for Patients, the Pharmacist’s Approach to Heartburn, the Role of Dietary Factors in GERD, and many more! Please note that the "flip-through" version is best viewed using a broadband internet connection.
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Please visit the WDHD 2015 Supporting Guidelines and Cascades page to view available WGO guidelines in support of the campaign!
A major aim of WDHD 2014 is to help everyone from the “man/woman in the street” to the specialist gastroenterologist to make sense of the mass of information on gut microbes that accumulates before our very eyes, and to sift through the claims and counterclaims that are made for medicines, diets, probiotics and prebiotics. To that end Professor Francisco Guarner and his team have assembled some of the most renowned scientists and clinicians in the field to provide an overview of the most important aspects of science and clinical practice related to gut microbes.
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The Gut Microbiota and Health Section of the European Society of Gastroenterology and Motility (ESNM) is pleased to provide a first set of e-learning slides on gut microbiota dedicated to gastroenterologists. It contains a selection of scientific information about the human gut microbiota. This e-learning has been developed in cooperation with the WGO for WDHD 2014.
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2016: Diet and the Gut
2007: Viral Hepatitis
2005: Health and Nutrition
Please send comments and questions about WDHD to: firstname.lastname@example.org.