WEO is preparing several meetings which will be held at the upcoming Congreso Argentino de Gastroenterología y Endoscopia Digestiva (GASTRO) 2018

We are happy to join forces with the Sociedad Argentina de Gastroenterología (SAGE) to bring the audience the latest research and insights in the field of endoscopy. GASTRO delegates are welcome to participate at the following meetings: WEO Colorectal Cancer Screening Committee (CRC SC) Meeting and WEO High Quality in Upper GI Endoscopy course. Both meetings will be held at the NH Gran Hotel Provincial, in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

Colorectal Cancer Screening Committee (CRC SC) Meeting, Friday, September 28, 2018

WEO continues to further expand its CRC Screening Committee activities in the Latin American region. CRC SC meeting in Mar del Plata will focus on rising burden of colorectal cancer in the region and also focus on colonoscopy quality in order to update attendees on recent advances in colorectal cancer screening, to seek comments on future initiatives and to discuss controversial areas with the aim of reaching a consensus. The meeting will be chaired by Linda Rabeneck (Canada, Chair of CRC SC) and Jorge Asadur Tchekmedyian (Uruguay).

The WEO´s CRC Screening Committee focuses on the science and practice of screening, and brings together experts to address major issues and new advances in the field. Committee meetings are deliberately kept informal and allow sufficient time for discussion, networking, and interaction with world experts. The meetings are held in high regard in the field, and are highly rated by the attendees. Participants include scientists, physicians, screening program staff, policy makers from government agencies responsible for funding and implementing organized programs, as well as innovative screening test developers and representatives from industry. This diversity of backgrounds facilitates in-depth discussions. We are proud to see the impact of these meetings, which include new research collaborations, further development of tests and devices, the launch of new research studies, and the implementation of screening programs.

WEO High Quality on Upper GI Endoscopy course, Sunday, September 30, 2018

After the success of the first WEO High Quality in Upper GI Endoscopy course in Medellin, Colombia, WEO is happy to announce that a second course which will be offered in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Fabian Emura, President Elect of WEO and Director of the course is working together with Jean-Marc Dumonceau and Cecilio Cerisoli, GASTRO 2018 scientific secretaries, to customize the program in order to ensure local expectations and needs are met.

The WEO High Quality course is focused on helping professionals to improve their skills in performing upper endoscopy at globally recognized standards. Through interactive sessions and the guidance of international faculty, participants will review upper endoscopy quality parameters and have the opportunity to discuss them with the experts.

Dr Emura is certain that this program will help WEO in achieving its goal of improving quality in GI endoscopic procedures, which will lead to greater patient safety and satisfaction. To learn more about WEO´s High Quality course, please visit www.worldendo.org/education