Welcome to Gastro 2016.

It is pleasure to invite you to attend the Gastro 2016: EGHS/WGO International Conference, November 17–19, 2016 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

This is the first time in the history of WGO that it joins forces with an Arab based organization to jointly hold a co-organized meeting in the Middle East, which only emphasizes the growing scope and demand for expertise in the UAE and the region.

We are planning an outstanding program with renowned speakers, the latest in scientific practice, and exhibits of the latest innovations, clinical research, drugs and equipment; all enriched by attendees and representatives from countries throughout the world.

Gastro 2016 will offer leading international experts presenting a rich variety of topics over three days
of academic excellence, showcasing a wide selection of quality research and clinical contributions.

The format of the meeting will include a Postgraduate Course, Workshop, Symposia, Debates, State-of-the-Art Lectures and Free Papers.

With Abu Dhabi as the backdrop, you will be sure to enjoy the region’s unique heritage.

Along with the hosts the Emirates Gastroenterology Society and on behalf of the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO), I encourage you to join us in Abu Dhabi.

Yours sincerely,

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Prof. James Toouli
Emeritus Professor of Surgery
Co-chair Steering Committee