45 WORLD GASTROENTEROLOGY NEWS JULY 2016 Editorial | Expert Point of View | Gastro 2016: EGHS-WGO | WDHD News | WGO & WGOF News | WGO Global Guidelines | Calendar of Events Annual Meeting of the Society of Pediatric Gastroenterologists and Dieticians of Uzbekistan Altinoy Kamilova, MD Head, Department of Gastroenterology Republican Specialized Scientific and Practical Medical Center of Pediatrics Tashkent, Uzbekistan The Society of Pediatric Gastroenter-ologists and Dieticians of Uzbekistan held its annual meeting 29 January 2016 in the hall of the Republican Specialized Scientific and Practical Medical Center of Pediatrics in Tash-kent, Uzbekistan. All members of the society took part in this meeting. Professor Kamilova Altinoy, President of the Society of Pediatric Gastroenterologists and Dieticians of Uzbekistan and Department Head of Gastroenterology of the Republican Specialized Scientific and Practi-cal Medical Center of Pediatrics, told about the activities of the 23rd United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Week, including new methods to diagnose celiac disease based in presence of gluten peptides in urine. Then she told about how the gastro-enterologists and pediatricians from different European countries follow the guidelines, based on the reports of Chris J. J. Mulder (Netherlands) and Sibylle Koletzko (Germany). Profes-sor Kamilova also shared photos from an exciting report by Fermin Mearin (Spain) devoted to functional diseases. Professor Kamilova about also reported on investigations by Jaeggi et al. (Gut, 2015; 64 (731-742)) that iron fortification modifies the gut microbiota in weaning African infants, increasing Enterobacteria and decreasing Bifidobacteria, and increasing the abundance of specific enteropathogens, such as pathogenic Escherichia coli. Also iron fortification in weaning African infants increases fecal calprotectin levels, indicating intestinal inflammation. This finding suggests that iron fortifications should not be given to all infants, but should be targeted only to infants with clear iron deficiency. Professor Kamilova also reported on the work of Drs. Sabine Roman (France) and Adil E. Bharucha (USA) about new diagnos-tic tools for upper GI function. Ex-amples include: for diagnostic GERD: noninvasive test Peptest; for imped-ance: esophageal mucosal impedance; and for diagnostic esophageal motility disorders: combined impedance- HRM and FLIP topography. Professor Kamilova also lectured on “Clinical variants of gastrointestinal forms of food allergy in children,” including how to differentiate the various types of gastrointestinal food allergies and about the advantages of using formulas based on complete hydrolysis of casein. Professor Altinoy Kamilova lectured on “Clinical variants of gastrointestinal forms of food allergy in children.” Members of the Society during the Annual Meeting of the Society of Pediatrics Gastro-enterologists and Dieticians of Uzbekistan.
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