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World Digestive Health Day 2020

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The WGO invites all WGO Member Societies, WGO Training Centers, WGO Regional Affiliates, and other WGO partners to submit their 2020 World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) events by clicking here. We encourage you to send photos, submit articles, and information on your event to be showcased throughout the year on this webpage and in WGO publications including e-WGN.


 Argentina

Webinar VII: Microbioma Intestinal: Una Perspectiva Global (Gut Microbiome: A Global Perspective)

When:
29 May 2020
Location:
Online (YouTube)
Organizer(s):
Sociedad Argentina de Gastroenterología
Contact:
Website:
Event Description:
Webinar online organized by Sociedad Argentina de Gastroenterología about "Gut Microbiome: A Global Perspective" with participation of global referents in the topic.Webinar Flyer

Webinar Recording
 

 Brazil

Disbiose e as desordens gastrointestinais funcionais (Dysbiosis and functional gastrointestinal disorders)

When:
29 May 2020
Location:
All of Scientific conferences of Digestive Health Week are held as webinars.
Address:
http://www.fqmweb.com.br
Organizer(s):
Federação Brasileira de Gastroenterologia
Phone:
+55 (11) 99320-7248
Fax:
+55 (11) 3813-1610
Contact:
Website:
Event Description:
 

 Ghana

GASLIDD WDHD CELEBRATION

When:
29 May 2020
Location:
Accra, Ghana
Address:
c/o Dept. Of Medicine and Therapeutics
University of Health and Allied Sciences
Ho, Ghana
Organizer(s):
Ghana Association for the Study of Liver and Digestive Diseases
Website:
Event Description:
Webinar on Gut Microbiome in Health, Disease and Treatment
 

 India

Awareness on Microbiota Balance

When:
29 May 2020
Organizer(s):
Dr. Reddy's
Event Description:
 

Sustaining Normal Gut Biome Webinar

When:
29 May 2020
Location:
National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC)
Address:
Calicut Kerala India
Organizer(s):
Prof Prem raj Pushpakaran
Contact:
Website:
 

 Iran

Digestive Health Week

When:
22 - 29 May 2020
Location:
All of Scientific conferences of Digestive Health Week are held as webinars.
Address:
http://iagh.org/live
Organizer(s):
Iranian Association of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (IAGH)
Phone:
+98 21 8833 5061-3
Fax:
+98 21 8801 2089
Contact:
Website:
Event Description:
The Iranian Association of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (IAGH) hosted a program that included scientific seminars in 10 provinces, including Tehran, Khorasan, Kerman, Guilan, Mazandaran, Golestan, East Azerbayejan, Fars 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 social media as well.
 

Fars Gastroenterolgist Virtual Meeting on World Digestive Health Day

When:
28 May 2020
Location:
Online/Virtual
Address:
Organizer(s):
Fars Branch of Iranian gastroenterology and Hepatology Association
Phone:
00987132309615
Contact:
Website:
Event Description:
Seminar of gut microbiota.
 

 Italy

Basic Science Course: Gut Microbiota - Relevance, Analysis, Modulation

When:
10 - 12 June 2020
Location:
Fondazione Policlinico Universitario "A. Gemelli" IRCCS
Address:
Largo "A. Gemelli", 8 - 00168 Rome, Italy
Organizer(s):
United European Gastroenterology (UEG)
Phone:
+43 1 997 16 39
Contact:
Website:
Event Description:
This course is an educational activity for young PhDs and basic science oriented MDs in the field of gastroenterology across Europe and combines state-of-the-art lectures with hands-on training in the laboratory. This course is focused on the relevance of gut microbiota in health and disease, on different tools for microbiota analysis, and on available therapeutic avenues to manipulate gut microbiota.
 

Pakistan

The Gut-Liver Axis

When:
30 May 2020
Location:
Zoom ID: 296 088 5898
Facebook ID: pssld.com.pk
Time:
9:00 PM to 10:00 PM Pakistan Standard Time (PKT)
Organizer(s):
Pakistan Society for the Study of Liver Diseases (PSSLD)
Phone:
+92 321 2000482
Website:
Event Description:
Moderator: Prof. Saeed Hamid
Faculty: Prof. Wasim Jafri, Prof. Masood Siddiq, Pro. Amjad Salamat, Prof. Zaigham Abbas, Prof. Eamonn Quigley, and Prof. Jasmohan Bajaj
PSSLD Webinar on ‘The Gut-Liver Axis’
 

 Russia

World Digestive Health Day

When:
28 May 2020
Location:
Online Session
Address:
Moscow
Organizer(s):
The National Research Centre for Therapy and Preventive Medicine
Website:
Event Description:
The program will consist of three presentations: 1) Digestive diseases in the Russian Federation: realities and prospects; 2) The main risks of a patient with NAFLD: the possibilities of multi-target therapy; and 3) Selected issues of gastroenterology: increased permeability of the mucous membrane in the development of organic and functional diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
 

 South Africa

The First Stellenbosch University Microbiome Symposium and Workshop

When:
28 - 30 November 2019
Location:
The Wallenberg Research and Conference Centre, STIAS
Address:
10 Marais Road, Mostertsdrift, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Organizer(s):
Stellenbosch University
Phone:
+27 21 938 9627
Contact:
Website:
Event Description:
The programme will consist of a workshop and symposium with the first day training and the second day working with own datasets. The symposium will present the latest scientific advances in the fieldof the Microbiome and the Metabolome presented by national and international leaders in the field.
 

 Spain

Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit

When:
7 - 8 March 2020
Location:
RIU Plaza España
Address:
Calle Gran Vía, 84, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Organizer(s):
European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESNM) and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)with the endorsement of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS)
Phone:
+33 1 83 63 70 21
Contact:
Website:
Event Description:
The program will consist of plenary sessions and workshops dedicated to various aspects including the dietary and non-dietary factors shaping the gut Microbiome, the role of the Gut Microbiome in the modulation of the immune system, Microbiome – drug interactions, gut-brain axis, and fecal microbiota transplantation. This interdisciplinary scientific program targets a large audience from Microbiome scientists to health care professionals including physicians, nurses, dietitians, and nutritionists.
 

 Ukraine

Ukrainian World Digestive Health Day

When:
11 and 15 June, 2020
Location:
Kyiv, Ukraine
Organizer(s):
Ukrainian Gastroenterological Association
Contact:
Event Description:
Ukrainian World Digestive Health Day will be held within National School for Gastroenterologist of Ukraine that will take place from 28th May till 17th June 2020. There are two sessions planned on 11th June and on 15th June
 

 United States

The American College of Gastroenterology Observes WDHD 2020

When:
29 May 2019
Address:
6400 Goldsboro Rd, Ste 200, Bethesda, MD 20817
Organizer(s):
American College of Gastroenterology
Phone:
301-263-9000
Contact:
Website:
 

 Uruguay

Microbiota and immunity at the time of COVID/Microbiota e inmunidad en época de COVID

When:
29 May 2020
Location:
Online activity
Organizer(s):
Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Uruguay (SGU)
Website:
 

 Venezuela

Microbiota Intestinal Webinar

When:
29 May 2020
Location:
Medical Center La Trinidad
Address:
Urb La Trinidad. Municipio Baruta. Estado Miranda.
Organizer(s):
Guillermo Veitia, MD
Phone:
+584265333333
Contact:
Website:
Event Description:
 

WDHD in the News

Bhatti, Waqar. “'Poor Socio-Economic Conditions Due to COVID-19 Pandemic Resulting in Mental, Physical Ailments'.” The News, The News International, 2 June 2020, www.thenews.com.pk/print/666550-poor-socio-economic-conditions-due-to-covid-19-pandemic-resulting-in-mental-physical-ailments.

GMFH Editing Team. “Increasing Awareness of the Role the Gut Microbiome Plays in Overall Health.” Gut Microbiota for Health, 28 May 2020, www.gutmicrobiotaforhealth.com/increasing-awareness-of-the-role-the-gut-microbiome-plays-in-overall-health-an-interview-with-dr-naima-amrani-president-world-gastroenterology-organisation/.

GMFH Editing Team. “It's Time to Say #GutToKnowYou to Your Gut Microbiota! Are You in?” Gut Microbiota for Health, 18 May 2020, www.gutmicrobiotaforhealth.com/guttoknowyou-a-new-gmfh-campaign-for-learning-more-about-gut-microbiota/.

The Manila Times. “A Reminder to Nip Gut Problems in These Stressful Times.” The Manila Times, 2 June 2020, www.manilatimes.net/2020/06/03/lifestyle-entertainment/life-times/health-wellness/a-reminder-to-nip-gut-problems-in-these-stressful-times/728949/.

Phelamei, Salome. “World Digestive Health Day: 10 Natural Ways to Improve Your Digestion and Immunity amid Lockdown.” Latest News by Times Now News, 29 May 2020, www.timesnownews.com/health/article/world-digestive-health-day-10-natural-ways-to-improve-your-digestion-and-immunity-amid-lockdown/598589.