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Events for September 24, 2012

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----- Gastro 2013 APDW/WCOG Shanghai, China

Dear Colleagues,

The Scientific Programme Committee for Gastro 2013 APDW/WCOG Shanghai is now assembled and we are beginning to plan the core programme. As you may know, this meeting is being organised jointly by the Asian Pacific Digestive Week Federation (APDWF), Chinese Societies of Digestive Diseases (CSDD) and the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) in association with the World Endoscopy Organization (WEO). The congress will take place, 21-24 September 2013, at the Shanghai Expo Convention Center in Shanghai, China. I know that we will be able to rely on your support to help promote this meeting and to make it a premier presentation in global gastroenterology.

We plan to continue the highly successful "Working Parties" programme which has been a distinctive activity of previous world congresses and has resulted in the publication of important documents including the "Sydney Classification" and "The LA Grading System". We invite your organization to submit proposals for topics for consideration. These should represent areas in need of a ‘new look’ or where real guidance is required on classification, diagnostic criteria or therapeutic strategies. Needless to say, Working Party topics which focus on key global issues in gastroenterology and hepatology will be of special interest.

Key selection criteria are as follows:

- Each Gastro 2013 partner, regional affiliated association and national member society can submit no more than two topics for consideration

- Topics submitted should have a global perspective focusing on topical issues in gastroenterology which, when addressed, will help change treatment and management protocols

- Members of the Working Party should include representatives from all zones

- Proposals should include the following:

1. Topic

2. Suggested Working Party Chair(s)

3. Suggested Working Party members

4. Justification for the selection of the proposed topic

5. Outline of Working Party strategy

6. Summary of expected outcome and impact

Each of the Working Parties selected will receive a limited budget (to be determined) with which to support meeting and communication costs. Attempts to minimise expenditure will be appreciated. Logistical support (that is, assistance with the booking of meeting rooms, etc.) will be provided for Working Parties wishing to meet during DDW and APDW.

The final deadline for submission of proposals is April 15, 2012. The selection of topics will be undertaken by the Scientific Programme Committee and approved by the Steering Committee.

We expect that as in the past, selected Working Party reports will be submitted for publication in a high-impact, peer review journal and published in a special supplement to e-WGN. The results may also be posted on the various participating society websites.

We strongly urge you to take up this invitation and present us with your ideas and suggestions by the required deadline date. Your contribution to the Working Party Programme of Gastro 2013 is crucial, and we look forward to receiving your proposals.


Professor Eamonn Quigley Professor Kentaro Sugano

Co-Chair Co-Chair

Scientific Programme Committee Scientific Programme Committee

Cc: Gastro 2013 Steering Committee; Gastro 2013 Scientific Programme Committee; WGO Committee, Interest Group and Task Force Chairs


----- Indianapolis, IN - Gluten Intolerance Group

Lori Petrie, GIG of Indy's Nutritional Advisor and Registered Dietitian, will be doing a special presentation of "Gluten-Free 101" -- all the basics and plenty more, all about celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.

6:30 pm (new time!) @ St. Vincent hospital (directions below) … hope to see you there!

Bring a friend along, who might have questions about whether or not they need to gluten free -- or a family member, so they will understand more about this part of your life ...

"Gluten-Free 101" … Special Presentation!

This Tuesday: September 25th, 6:30 PM (new time!)
St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis (86th & Naab Road)

It's not your imagination. Issues with gluten are complicated and sometimes simply overwhelming.

But knowledge is truly power! Come ready to learn all the ins-and-outs, and possibly information you didn't already know, even if you've been on a gluten-free diet for a while. You won't want to miss this!

• What's the difference between "celiac disease" and "gluten sensitivity?"
• How many people does each affect, and how do I find out if I have either or both ... or neither?
• Will I ever be able to eat gluten again? What happens if I "cheat" every once in awhile?
• If I have celiac or gluten sensitivity, are there other medical issues I need to be on the alert for?
• If I stop eating wheat and gluten, then what's left for me to eat?
• What nutritional issues might affect me if I'm no longer eating gluten?
• Is "going gluten free" a good way to lose weight, even if I do not have celiac or gluten sensitivity?
• How do I know if something is truly gluten free?
• Can I eat just a little gluten and still be OK?

All legitimate and common questions! And we have answers!
And, as always, there will be time following the presentation for Q&A and sharing experiences.

Meetings are FREE -- but please RSVP to Lori at <LAPetrie@stvincent.org>

Click for directions to St. Vincent: http://Spammers Use ...To Spam/GIG-StV

➀ Enter hospital at *Entrance 8* (northwest side of hospital).
➀ Meet in Lobby in the Orthopedics & Spine Center Entrance

September 2012

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