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