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World Digestive Health Day 2018

Events and Success Stories

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The WGO invites all WGO Member Societies, WGO Training Centers, WGO Regional Affiliates, and other WGO partners to submit their World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) events by clicking here. We encourage you to send photos and, submit articles and information on your event to be showcased throughout the year on this webpage, WDHD 2018 Events & Success Stories, and in WGO publications including e-WGN.  
 


 Austria

United European Gastroenterology (UEG) - Infographic

When: 29 May, 2018
Location: Vienna, Austria

Event Description:
In celebration of World Digestive Health Day 2018, UEG in association with WGO, EASL,and  ELPA produced an infographic on hepatitis B & C virus infections in Europe. The infographic includes key data and issues currently surrounding hepatitis B & C. Please view the infographic here.


 India

World Digestive Health Day 2018 - MedIndia.net Article

When: 28 May 2018
Location: India

Event Description:
View the article that was published on MedIndia.net regarding WDHD 2018, here.

World Digestive Health Day 2018 - India Newspaper Article

When: 29 May, 2018
Location: India

Event Description:
View the article that was published regarding WDHD 2018, here.


 Iran

World Digestive Health Day 2018 - Digestive Health Week

When: 5-11 May 2018
Location: IAGH convention center
Address: No 37, First Deadlock, Seventh St., Kargar-e-Shomali Ave, Tehran, Iran
Organizer: Iranian Association of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Phone: +98 21 8833 5061-3
Contact: info@iagh.org
Website: http://www.iagh.org

Event Description:
The Iranian Association of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (IAGH) hosted a program that included scientific seminars in 11 provinces, including  Tehran, Qom, Khorasan, Kerman, Guilan, Mazandaran, Golestan, East Azerbayejan, Fars, Kordestan and Esfahan.  The Iranian Association of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (IAGH) also published scientific articles in newspapers and magazines and on news sites. Interviews were conducted on radio and TV, to inform the general public about the various events that were carried out. Posters and brochures were also distributed among the guest as well. View the poster and brochure!


Kazakhstan

World Day of Healthy Digestion: Current Problems in Preventing Diseases of Digestive Organs.

When: 2 June, 2018
Location: Astana, Kazakhstan, City Clinical Hospital No. 4.
Organizer(s): Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Event Description:
The forum highlighted the current issues of preventing diseases of the digestive system for general practitioners, therapists, infectious disease specialists, as well as gastroenterologists of medical organizations in the city of Astana.


Latvia

Viral Hepatitis: Way from Cradle to Grave

When: 1 June, 2018
Location: Riga East Clinical University Hospital
Address: Hipokrata str.4, Riga, LV-1038, Latvia
Organizer(s): Riga East Clinical University Hospital
Phone: +37129527746
Contact: aleksejs.derovs@gastroenterologs.lv
Website: www.aslimnica.lv

Event Description:
This event included a scientific conference for medical specialists and press conferences for social media.


 Malaysia

GUT 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting - Eliminate Hepatitis Fight Cancers

When: 13-15 June, 2018
Location: Atrium,Gurney Paragon Penang
Organizer(s): Malaysian Society of  Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Contact:  secretariat@msgh.org.my


Event Description:
This public event focused on viral hepatitis and current liver/GI topics.

World Digestive Health Day 2018 - Malaysia Public Talk

When: 15 June, 2018
Location: Atrium,Gurney Paragon Penang
Organizer(s): Malaysian Society of  Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Contact:  secretariat@msgh.org.my


Event Description:
This event included a public talk on viral hepatitis, screenings, quizzes, games and counseling.

World Digestive Health Day 2018 - Malaysia Public Forum

When: 15 June, 2018
Location: Atrium, Gurney Paragon, Penang, Malaysia
Organizer(s): Malaysian Society of  Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Contact:  secretariat@msgh.org.my


Event Description:
This event included a public forum commemorating WDHD 2018


 Mongolia

World Digestive Health Day Public Talk

When: 29 May, 2018
Location: Mongolian National University of Mongolia, and MNUMS hospital
Organizer(s): Mongolian National University of Medical Science, Hepato Gastroenterologist Club
Phone: 99747339
Contact:  hgc.mnums@gmail.com
Website:  https://www.facebook.com/HGC.mnums/

Event Description:
This event included lectures, a video competition and knowledge challenges among students. This event also included anti-HBs viral hepatitis screening testing and hosts also provided advice to patients at MNUMS hospital.


 Pakistan

Lift the Global Burden of Hepatitis - Symposium

When: 29 May, 2018
Location: University Auditorium, Clifton Karachi 
Organizer: Pakistan Society of the Study of Liver Diseases
Contact: drzabbas@gmail.com

Event Description:
A symposium aimed at raising awareness among healthcare professionals and gastroenterologists regarding the international struggle to eliminate Hepatitis by 2030.


Palestine

World Digestive Health Day - Palestine

When: 15-31 May 2018
Address: Ramallah, West Bank , Palestine,Safa Bld . Awda st.
Contact:Dr. Husam Alnadi, drnadi@hotmail.com

Event Description:
The Dr. Alnadi Clinic for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases organized an awareness campaign, including a series of media activities, interviews and  presentations in addition to patient workshops focusing on Hepatitis B and C.


Philippines

2019 Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL) Annual Conference

When: 20-24 February 2019
Location: Philippine International Convention Center
Address: Roxas Boulevard, Metro Manila
Organizer: Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL) Manila
Contact: secretariat@apasl2019manila.org
Website: http://www.apasl2019manila.org

Event Description:
The Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL) Manila, will host its annual conference focused on the advancement of science and discipline in Liver Health.


 Portugal

Elimination of hepatitis C in Portugal: Challenges for the present and for the future"

When: 14 June 2018
Location: Assembly of the Republic
Address: Palácio de S. Bento, 1249-068 Lisbon, Portugal
Organizer: Portuguese Society of Gastroenterology, WGO Training Center - Porto
Contact: cerega@spg.pt
Website: www.spg.pt

Event Description:
This event took place at the Portuguese Parliament, and focused on the "Elimination of Hep C in Portugal: challenges for the present and the future" with the aim of raising awareness of the class Policy for a disease that affects about 70,000 people in Portugal. Medical experts, politicians, representatives of community organizations and activists were all in attendance.


 United States of America

American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Blog Post

When: 29 May, 2018
Location: ACG Headquarters
Address: Besthesda, Maryland
Organizer: American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
Website: www.gi.org 

Event Description:
To mark World Digestive Health Day 2018, ACG developed a blog post on Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C that includes education resources for physicians and patients in celebration of World Digestive Health Day 2018. To view the blog post, click here.

Venezuela

World Campaign for Digestive Health - 28 May

When: 28-31 May 2018
Location: Maracaibo, Venezuela
Organizer: The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zulia through the Program of Continuing Education (PEC) attached to the Division of Graduate Studies, and the Gastroenterology Service of the University Hospital of Maracaibo(HUM)
Contact: Gisela Romero, romerogisela01@gmail.com

Event Description:
This event included a discussion about transmission mechanisms and prevention aimed at medical specialists and residents of the postgraduate Internal Medicine of the HUM.

World Campaign for Digestive Health - 29 May

When: 28-31 May 2018
Location: Maracaibo, Venezuela
Organizer: The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zulia through the Program of Continuing Education (PEC) attached to the Division of Graduate Studies, and the Gastroenterology Service of the University Hospital of Maracaibo(HUM)
Contact: Gisela Romero, romerogisela01@gmail.com

Event Description:
The event included an activity consisting of a forum on Hepatitis B and a Symposium on Hepatitis C.The panel of experts was composed of university professors, Dra. Soledad Briceño Coordinator of the graduate of Internal Medicine, Dr. Miriam Sotolongo Head of the Service of Immunology of Chiquinquirá Hospital, Dr. Edgardo Selling Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist, Researcher of LUZ, and Dr. Gisela Romero Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist, and coordinator of the World Digestive Health Day 2018 Maracaibo activities.

World Campaign for Digestive Health - 30 May

When: 28-31 May 2018
Location: Maracaibo, Venezuela
Organizer: The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zulia through the Program of Continuing Education (PEC) attached to the Division of Graduate Studies, and the Gastroenterology Service of the University Hospital of Maracaibo(HUM)
Contact: Gisela Romero, romerogisela01@gmail.com

Event Description:
The event included a discussion on transmission mechanisms and prevention, aimed at the students of the 4 Schools of the Faculty of Medicine: Nutrition and Dietetics, Nursing, Bioanalysis and Medicine. 

World Campaign for Digestive Health - 31 May

When: 28-31 May 2018
Location: Maracaibo, Venezuela
Organizer: The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zulia through the Program of Continuing Education (PEC) attached to the Division of Graduate Studies, and the Gastroenterology Service of the University Hospital of Maracaibo(HUM)
Contact: Gisela Romero, romerogisela01@gmail.com

Event Description:
The event included a master class addressed to the students of the postgraduate studies in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Internal Medicine of the HUM and of the Central Hospital of Maracaibo on Hepatitis B and C.