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The WGO invites all its members to submit their World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) events by clicking here. We also encourage you to send photos, articles and information on your event for this WDHD 2016 Success Stories page, a showcase that presents the highlights of this year’s WDHD.

 

Austria

United European Gastroenterology (UEG) - Digestive Health and Children Event and Exhibition

When: 31 May - 1 June 2016
Location: European Parliament
Address: European Parliament - room ASP 1G3 - 60, Rue Wiertz - 1047 Brussels, Belgium
Organizer: United European Gastroenterology
Phone: +32 2 536 86 68
E-mail: publicaffairs@ueg.eu
Website: https://www.ueg.eu/news/news/news-details/article/ueg-to-shine-the-light-on-digestive-health-in-europe/

Event Description:
On May 31 and June 1, UEG will organize a policy debate and exhibition focused on Digestive Health and Children. This event will be hosted by MEP Michèle Rivasi and will bring together doctors, patients, the European Commission and researchers to mobilize support for change in pediatric digestive health. View the e-WGN summary of this event here!

 

United European Gastroenterology (UEG) - Child Obesity Video

When: 29 May 2016
Location: Vienna, Austria
Event Description: In celebration of WDHD 2016, United European Gastroenterology, in association with WGO, ESNM, ECCO, and ESPGHAN produced an educational video focused on diet and the gut. View the video here.

Brazil

Dia Mundial da Saúde Digestiva: A dieta e o intestino

When: 30 May 2016
Location: Tambiá Shopping
Address: Av. Dep. Odon Bezerra, 184 - Tambiá, João Pessoa - PB, 58020-500, Brazil
Organizer: Sociedade de Gastroenterologia da Paraíba (Paraibana Gastroenterology Society)
Phone: 55 83 3214-4000
E-mail: tarcianacosta@hotmail.com

Event Description:
The Paraibana Gastroenterology Society will promote an educational action with the population, providing guidance on healthy food and food intolerances.

Canada

2016 RISE Revolution Cycle

When: 100 mile ride on Sat. Sept. 17; 50 mile ride on Sat. Sept. 17; 25 mile ride on Sun. Sept. 18
Location:
Collingwood, ON
Organizer: Canadian Digestive Health Foundation
Website: www.CDHF.ca/RISE

Event Description:
We want you to get your guts in gear and join us for the fun, excitement and personal satisfaction of cycling some of the most beautiful roads in Canada to support the good health of family, friends and communities across the country.

The 2016 RISE Revolution Cycle for the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation is our biggest and most exhilarating event of the year. Join us in September for what promises to be the most energizing ride of the season!  

Visit www.CDHF.ca/RISE to learn more and register!

Discover the World Within - Understanding How The Human Gut Microbiota Impacts Lifelong Health

When: 7 November 2016
Location: Design Exchange
234 Bay Street, Canada
Organizer: Canadian Digestive Health Foundation
Website: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/discover-the-world-within-tickets-21306936621

Event Description:
Your microbiota is the collection of microorganisms living in and on your body. Numbering in the trillions, most of these visitors reside in the gastrointestinal tract and have a massive impact on health.

Understanding the human gut microbiota represents a new and exciting opportunity to protect and enhance health. New strategies for predicting, preventing, diagnosing and treating disease are rapidly emerging. You have the opportunity to be on the leading edge of a movement that will change how health is experiences and healthcare is delivered.

Join the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation and our national experts for an afternoon of ground-breaking education sessions. Learn how food, supplements, medications, the environment and fecal microbiota transplants impact the microbiota -- and overall health -- at each stage of life.

Preliminary Program:

  • Welcoming the Human Gut Microbiota 
  • Establishing a Healthy Future: Microbiota in Pregnancy and Neonates
  • How Antibiotic use in Babies and Toddlers can Impact Long Term Health
  • Using Probiotics to Solve World Health Challenges
  • How Microbiota Health Impacts Chronic Illness
  • Diet, the Microbiota and Health
  • FMT – Getting Beyond the Ick Factor and C.Diff Infections
  • Fibre – The Ultimate Prebiotic
  • Protecting our Elders – Microbiota and Nutritional Health in the Aged

This educational event was developed specifically for dieticians, pharmacists, nurses and other health care professionals by gastroenterologists and associates of the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation and Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. This is your opportunity to learn how the gut microbiota influences digestive health and disease - today and in the future from experts from across the country.

Chile

Fodmaps, Food Allergy and More

When: 2-29 May 2016 (Symposium)
Location: Santiago, Chile

Event Description:
A program was held in Santiago,Chile that included lectures, discussion, and actions devoted to highlight the WDHD 2016 topic "Diet and the Gut". View the e-WGN summary of this event here!

China

Mengniu Danone Dairy - WDHD 2016 – Online Survey

When: 29 April 2016
Location: China

Event Description:
Mengniu Danone Dairy initiated an online survey on public health partnering with People.com and the Institute of Health Research of Tsinghua University. Having sampled nearly 0.3 million people, the survey has had by far the broadest coverage of Chinese people in regards to the topic of digestive health.

Learn more about the success of the online survey here!

Mengniu Danone Dairy - 2016 World Digestive Health Day Summit

When: 2016
Location: Beijing, China
Event Description: Mengniu Danone Dairy hosted the 2016 World Digestive Health Day Summit in Beijing, China. Experts such as Mr. Ma Guansheng (vice president of Chinese Nutrition Society), Ms. Fan Zhihong (vice professor of China Agricultural University), Ms. Liu Meiju ( General Secretary of the China Dairy Association), Prof. Yang Yunsheng (Director of Digestive Disease Center, General Hospital of PLA), Dr. Baker ( VP of Christian D.A. Hansen) and Mr. Chen Shuangli (General Manager of Mengniu & Danone) were invited for interviewing prior to the summit. Over 40 mainstream media were invited to attend and the summit focused on topics such as “the general health background under modern lifestyle” and “live bacteria benefits digestive health” were further discussed by the experts.

Learn more about the success of the Summit here!

View the Summit website here!

El Salvador

Central American and the Caribbean Symposium about Celiac Disease

When: 14 May 2016 and  18-19 May 2016 (Symposium)
Location: El Salvador
Contact: celiac_sv@yahoo.com
Fan page: Celiacos El Salvador

Event Description:
The Asociación de Celíacos y Sensibles al Gluten de El Salvador (ACELYSES) will be holding a WDHD 2016: Central American and the Caribbean Symposium about Celiac Disease in addition to an event for celiacs about the route of the celiac diagnosis.

To view the invitation in Spanish, please click here.
To view the symposium program in Spanish, please click here.

India

World Digestive Health Day 2016: Walkathon and Student Education

When: 27-29 May 2016
Location: Tumakuru, Karnataka, India
Contact: docpbn@gmail.com
Address: Chaitanya, 2nd Cross, S.S.Puram post office road, S.S.Puram
Phone: +919632222233

Event Description:
 

May 27th

  • Educational program took place for students aged 14 to 18, at Sarvodaya college/Chetana School auditoriun on 27th May 2016 afternoon on “Diet and the Gut” on account of  World Digestive Health Day  Event by Chaitanyaa Gastro Intestinal Care & Endoscopy centre Tumkur in association with Tumkur Ladies circle 115, Tumkur Round table 173, 173 Incredible 40,  Indian medical association Tumkur, Prajaprgathi Newspaper and Pragathi TV.

May 28th

  • An expert panel discussion by Senior Gastroenterologists will take place on May 28th at the Indian Medical Association Auditorium. Organized by Chaitanyaa Gastro Intestinal Care & Endoscopy centre Tumkur in association with Tumkur Ladies circle 115, Tumkur Round table 173, 173 Incredible 40,  Indian medical association Tumkur, Prajaprgathi Newspaper and Pragathi TV. 

May 29th 

  • An awareness walkathon and a talk to students will be taking place on May 29th at 7:30 am for the general public. Organized by Chaitanyaa Gastro Intestinal Care & Endoscopy centre Tumkur in association with Tumkur Ladies circle 115, Tumkur Round table 173, 173 Incredible 40,  Indian medical association Tumkur, Prajaprgathi Newspaper and Pragathi TV. 
  • There will also be a television program on 29th May by a panel of Doctors on the local TV channel Pragathi TV. 

View Fliers from the event here! Flyer 1  Flyer 2  Flyer 3

View Event Programs Here! Program 1  Program 2

“Our Diet on Gut Health” Awareness Campaign

When: 29 May - 29 August 2016
Location: Mayfair Lagoon
Address: Jaydev Vihar, Bhubaneswar 751013., India
Organizers: Kalinga Gastroenterology Foundation & Odisha Chapter of ISG
Phone: +919437578857
E-mail: kal_gas_foundation@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.kgf.ind.in/

Event Description:
This event will be jointly organized by Kalinga Gastroenterology Foundation, the Department of Gastroenterology, SCB Medical College and the Odisha State Chapter of ISG. The event would be an awareness campaign about implications of “Our Diet on Gut Health” for the physicians and general public. A public education program will be launched with release of educational brochures on “Effects of our Diet on Gut Health” in Odia [the regional language of Odisha], Hindi [the National language of India] and English. This will be accompanied by a Press Meet to create awareness on “Effects of our Diet on Gut Health”. Besides, a CME will be organized for postgraduate students, family physicians, internists, and gastroenterologists. In addition during the next 3 month, the CME program will be telecast to the peripheral doctors in different districts of the State.   

View the event invitation and program here

World Digestive Health Day - Free Camp

When: 28-29 May 2016
Location: India
Address:KMC HOSPITAL Manipal- UDUPI
Organizer: Dept of Gastroenterology ,Kasturba Medical College
E-mail: drshiran@gmail.com
Event Description: On the eve of World Digestive Health Day , the medical college conducted a free camp for patients focusing on IBS, GERD, Food Intolerance, Food Allergy, Celiac Disease, etc. View the e-WGN summary of this event here!

"Good Evening India" Television Program - WDHD 2016 Co-Chair, Prof. Govind Makharia "Diet and the Gut"

When: 30 May 2016
Location: India
Event Description: WDHD 2016 Co-Chair, Prof. Govind Makharia appeared on National TV channel (DD National) on May 30, in a program called "Good Evening India" and discussed the topic "Diet and the Gut".

Click on the thumbnails to view images from the TV program!

Iran

Diet and the Gut

When: 19 May 2016
Location: Pars Hotel Shiraz
Organizers: Joint meeting: Fars Association of Gastroenterologists and Fars Society of Internists
Phone: +989173872035
E-mail: hashemiar@sums.ac.ir

Digestive Health Week

When: 22-29 May 2016
Location: Convention Center
No 37, First Deadlock, Seventh St., Kargar-e-Shomali Ave, Tehran, Iran.
Contact: Iranian Association of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, info@iagh.org
Website: http://iagh.org

Event Description:
The Iranian Association of Gastroenterology and Hepatology will celebrate World Digestive Health Week from 22 up to 29 May 2016 (Khordad 2-9, 1395)

Jordan

IBD Treatment Strategies

When: 17 May 2016
Location: Hotel (lectures) + outside activity (walk marathon)
Organizer: Jordanian Society of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Contact:
Waseem Hamoudi
E-mail: waseem6520012001@yahoo.com
Phone: +962795723273

Event Description:
The Jordanian Society of Gastroenterology & Hepatology will celebrate World Digestive Health Week by holding a walk marathon and a series of lectures on May 17, 2016.

Malaysia

Celebrate Our Guts

When: 18-22 May 2016
Location: Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, Blue Concourse, Selangor, Malaysia
Organizer:Digestive Health Malaysia

Event Description:
The five day event will feature an array of activities for the whole family. There were booths available featuring free health screenings, expert consultations, fitness demonstrations, interactive digestive health games and a coloring contest for children.

Mexico

Celebrating World Digestive Health Day

When:28 May 2016
Location:Auditorium of the INCMNSZ
Nicolas San Juan # 233
Colonia del Valle, Mexico
Organizer:Dr María Victoria Bielsa Fernández, Asociación Mexicana de Gastroenterología
Contact: 5556398757
E-mail:gastro@gastro.org.mx
Website: www.gastro.org.mx

Event Description:
A one day seminar on Diet and the Gut will be held on 28 May 2016. Click here to view the program, which is in Spanish.

Mongolia

Diet and the Gut Celebration

When: 30 May 2016
Location: Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences
Address: Mongolia National University of Medical Sciences. Zorig street, Ulaanbaatar-14210, Mongolia., Mongolia
Organizers: Hepato Gastroenterologist Club, Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, Mongolian Gastroenterology Association
Phone: +976-94901401
E-mail: hgc.mnums@yahoo.com
Website: www.facebook.com/HGC.mnums

Event Description:
Mongolian Gastroenterology Association and "Hepato Gastroenterologist Club" will be organizing an event on May 30, 2016 to celebrate World Digestive Health Day, titled "Diet and the Gut". This event will include the lectures, covering management topics in constipation, diarrhea, and about Probiotics and Diabetes Mellitus. They will be delivered by the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences in Ulaanbaatar who will also provide advice regarding a healthy diet and preventive examination for the public. This event is open and free of charge to the general public, medical students, and medical professionals.

Montenegro

Your Diet in IBD and Liver Disease

When: 25 November 2016
Location: Podgorica, Montenegro
Organizers: Gastroenterohepatology Association of Montenegro
Phone:+38220650414
E-mail: petar.s@t-com.me
Website: http://www.ugcg.me

Event Description:
A WDHD 2016 event that focused on diet in patients with IBD and liver diseases

Myanmar

Diet and the Gut

When: 23 May 2016
Location: Thingangyun Sanpya General Hospital, University of Medicine 2
Address:  Main Meeting Hall, Thingangyun Sanpya General Hospital, University of Medicine 2, Yangon
Organizers: Professor Than Than Aye, Head of Department of Gastroenterology Department, University of Medicine 2, Yangon
Phone:  +95 1 579890
Fax: +95 1 579890
E-mail: ttaye06@gmail.com

Event Description:
Joint Meeting- Internal Medicine Society and Department of Gastroenterology of the University of Medicine 2 together with Food and Drug Administration Department, Ministry of Health, Myanmar. View e-WGN summary of this event here!

View an article about the event from the Global New Light New Light of Myanmar newspaper here!

Click on the thumbnails below to view photos from the event!

Nepal

World Digestive Health Day 2016: Diet and the Gut

When:29 May 2016
Location: Conference Hall of the Department of Medicine,
Universal College of Medical Sciences, Ranigaon, Bhairahawa, Nepal
Contact: Universal College of Medical Sciences,
Phone: 977-9747071031
E-mail: shatdalchaudhary@yahoo.com

Event Description:
A seminar on Diet and the Gut is being  planned at the conference room of the Department of Medicine.

Pakistan

WDHD Celebration

When: 28 May 2016
Location: Ghulam Mohammad Mahar Medical College Hospital, M U 1
Address: Sukkur, Pakistan
Organizer: Professor Abrar Shaikh
Phone: +92 300 2848617
Fax: +92 719 310117
E-mail: abrarshaikh2002@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.gmmmc@yahoo.com

Event Description:
Interactive discussion with h.o / p g consultant physicians, gastroenterologists, and hepatologists final year MBBS students about diet and gut health in Medical Unit One of Ghulam Mohammad Mahar Medical College & Teaching Hospital in Sukkur, Pakistan.

World Digestive Health Day - "Diet and The Gut"

When: 28 May 2016
Location: Agha Hassan Abedi Auditorium
Address: Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan
Organizer: Department of Hepatogastroenterology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation
E-mail: dr_alikhalid@hotmail.com

Event Description:
A joint seminar and workshop on will be arranged on celiac disease, seronegative celiac disease, food intolerance and allergy, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and celiac disease in children. It is a joint effort by gastroenterologists and nutritionists to increase health awareness among masses

Your Diet and Gut Health

When: 30 May 2016
Location: AHJ Auditorium (ZU), Clifton Karachi, Pakistan
Organizer:Department of Continuing Professional Education, Ziauddin University (ZU)
Phone:(9221) 36648237-9
E-mail: info@ziauddinhospital.com

Event Description:
CME activity for doctors

Poland

Diet and the Gut

When:16 April 2016
Location: West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin
Contact: Wojciech Marlicz, marlicz@hotmail.com

Event Description:
The West Pomeranian Division of the Polish Society of Gastroenterology will be organizing an event on April 16, 2016 to celebrate World Digestive Health Day, titled "Diet and the Gut". This event will include state of the art lectures, covering dietary management topics in various diseases and will be delivered by the Faculty of Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin. Special attention will be given to celiac disease, gastrointestinal and endocrine disorders, in addition to the effect of diet on gut microbiota. Key opinion leaders will take part in an open public debate discussing important problems related to the importance of diet in health and disease. This event is open and free of charge to the general public as well as health professionals. Participants will also be invited to taste gluten free and ecologic food offered by local manufacturers. View the e-WGN Summary of this event here!

The West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin is located at Aula im. prof. Skoczowskiego Ul. 26 kwietnia, Szczecin, Poland.

To view the event poster, please click here

Serbia

A Celebration of WDHD 2016

When:27 May 2016
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Organizers:Association of Serbian Gastroenterologists
Website:http://www.ugs.rs/

Event Description:
This WDHD 2016 event focuses on Mediterranean diet and the gastrointestinal tract.

Spain

Dieta Y Aparato Digestivo

When: 22 June 2016
Location: Hospital Materno Infantil Gregorio Maranon
Address: Calle O'Donell, 4828009 Madrid, Spain
Organizers: Dr. Guillermo Alvarez Calatayud and Dr. Francisco Guarner Sociedad Española de Probioticos y Prebioticos (SEPyP)
E-mail: fguarner@telefonica.net

Event Description:
National event for WDHD in Spain, where a new book on Probiotics and Prebiotics in Gastroenterology (in Spanish language) will be released.

United Arab Emirates

Emirates World Digestive Health Day 2016

When:27 May 2016
Location: Hili Mall
Address: Al Ain City, Hili District, United Arab Emirates
Organizers: Emirates Digestive Diseases Group, College of Medicine, UAE University
E-mail:info.eddg@uaeu.ac.ae

Event Description:
Public Awareness Program, Interactive Sessions, Educational Stand, Brochures and General Dietary Advice to visitors. View the e-WGN summary of this event here!

USA

American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Blog Post

When: May 29, 2016
Location: USA
To mark World Digestive Health Day 2016, ACG developed a blog post that included physician and patient resources on the topic of  "Diet and Gut". View the blog post here.

 

Uruguay

Gluten Sensibility, Alimentary Allergies and Intolerances - Prof. Eduardo Mauriño

When:24 June 2016
Location:Hospital de Clínicas, Gastroenterology Department Prof. H. Cohen
Address: 2870 Italia Av. Floor 4, Gastroenterology Department
Organizers:Hospital de Clínicas, Gastroenterology Department Prof. H. Cohen

Celiac Disease and its Complications - Prof. Eduardo Mauriño

When:24 June 2016
Location:Hospital de Clínicas, Gastroenterology Department Prof. H. Cohen
Address: 2870 Italia Av. Floor 4, Gastroenterology Department
Organizers:Hospital de Clínicas, Gastroenterology Department Prof. H. Cohen

Dietary Habits, Obesity and other Disorders. How Could We Get Here? -  Prof. Julio Montero

When:July 14, 2016
Location: The National Medical School, Gastroenterology Department Prof. H. Cohen
Address: 2870 Italia Av. Floor 4, Gastroenterology Department
Organizers: Hospital de Clínicas, Gastroenterology Department Prof. H. Cohen

Event Description:
International meeting conference aimed at Medical clinicians, Gastroenterology specialists, Nutritionists, Nurses and Students, held by Professor J. Montero, Argentina and Professor P Kauffman, Uruguay, both recognized specialists in Nutrition in Metabolic Syndrome patients.

Individual and Collective Strategies in Prevention and Treatment of Obesity. Round of Cases - Prof. Julio Montero

When:14 July 2016
Location: The National Medical School, Gastroenterology Department Prof. H. Cohen
Address: 2870 Italia Av. Floor 4, Gastroenterology Department
Organizers:Hospital de Clínicas, Gastroenterology Department Prof. H. Cohen

Event Description:
Convening of celiac patients and medical clinicians to share an instance of dialogue and exchange of information related to the disease and gluten free diet (myths and truths. Online conferences connecting the GI Department of the National Medical School directed by Prof. Henry Cohen in Montevideo with several medical areas out of the capital city, specifically those places away from Montevideo.

Venezuela

Dieta E Intestino

When: 31 May 2016
Location: University Hospital of Maracaibo
Address: Av 16. Goajira, sector Ziruma, Venezuela
Organizers: Mildred Fuenmayor, MD; Lizarzabal Maribel, MD, PhD.
Phone: +582617831871
E-mail: gastrohum@gmail.com
Website: www.facebook.com/gastrohum

View the banner from the event here

Dieta E Intestino - Un compromiso de vida

When:25 November 2016
Location: University Hospital of Maracaibo
Organizers: Mildred Fuenmayor, MD; Lizarzabal Maribel, MD, PhD.

Phone: 0261-7831871
E-mail: gastrohum@gmail.com
Website: www.facebook.com/gastrohum

View the banner from the event here