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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 11, Issue 1, Pages 71-76
Highlights From the First CDDW

Helicobacter pylori Highlights from the First Canadian Digestive Disease Week

Ann Matisko1,2 and Alan BR Thomson1

1Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2Astra Pharma Inc, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Received 20 August 1996; Accepted 10 January 1997

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The first annual Canadian Digestive Disease Week (CDDW) took place in Banff, Alberta from March 4 to 10, 1996. The CDDW meeting was attended by over 600 Canadian physicians, fellows and researchers, and included a Gastroenterology Fellows' Program, as well as Practitioners' and Scientific Programs. It was apparent from the posters and presentations that Helicobacter pylori research ongoing in Canada is at the leading edge. World leaders in H pylori research spoke on topics ranging from the genetics of H pylori and the pathogenesis of its associated diseases, to the clinical challenge of successful eradication of infection. This overview summarizes the information about H pylori presented at the 1996 CDDW.