Gastro 2015
Training Centers and Outreach
Train the Trainers
WGO Global Guidelines Library
Educational Programs
Gut Microbes: Importance in Health and Disease
e-WGN: World Gastroenterology News
WGO Global Guidelines and Cascades Available in Russian and Mandarin Chinese

Training Centers and Outreach

WGO Training Centers
Since 2000, WGO has established 17 Training Centers to enable physicians and healthcare workers, especially those from developing, low resource countries, to experience the very best training opportunities and enhance their skills at an international standard. Click here to learn more about the impact the Training Centers are having across the globe.

WGO recently approved the establishment of its 17th WGO Training Center in Lagos, Nigeria. In partnership with the Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Nigeria (SOGHIN) and under the leadership of Dr. Olufunmilayo Lesi, the Lagos Training Center will serve as a local and regional hub in West Africa. The Training Center's webpage will be made available soon! Stay tuned!

Outreach Program
The Outreach Program is designed to facilitate the relationship between equipment manufacturers and/or institutions with Training Centers, public hospitals and clinics in low-resource areas in need of equipment or teaching materials. For more information, please click here.

Train the Trainers

Taipei, Taiwan 2015!

In partnership with the Gastroenterological Society of Taiwan (GEST), TTT will be held in Taipei, Taiwan from 13-16 April 2015. Stay tuned for a report in an upcoming issue of e-WGN!

Train the Trainers in Colonoscopy, Wolverhampton, UK!

In collaboration with the British Society of Gastroenterology, WGO is pleased to announce that a Train the Trainers in Colonoscopy course took place in Wolverhampton, UK from 11-13 June 2014. A full report of the meeting was featured in the October issue of e-WGN!

Cape Town, South Africa 2014!

In partnership with the South African Gastroenterological Society (SAGES), TTT was held in Cape Town, South Africa from 31 August to 3 September 2014. A summary of the meeting will be available in the December issue of e-WGN!

For upcoming TTT information Click here!

To learn more about WGO’s Education and Training Initiatives, read Prof. James Toouli’s interview here.

New in Global Guidelines

A new WGO Global Guideline has now been released

Brand New WGO Guidelines Now Available!

The new Common Symptoms Guideline is now available in French!» This Guideline is also available in English on the JCG website!

The new Hepatitis C Guideline is now available on the WGO website, as well as the JCG website

More Recently Updated Guidelines Available:

View the NEW NAFLD-NASH Guideline, available in multiple languages! View it on the JCG website as well!

View the updated Celiac Disease Guideline, now available in multiple languages!

These guidelines have been updated and are available in various languages for download free of charge. The Guidelines Homepage is now available in Mandarin & Russian! Click below to view either version.

Guidelines Homepage is now available in Mandarin

Guidelines Homepage is now available in Russian

Become an Ambassador for the WGO Foundation

The WGO Foundation is the philanthropic resource for the WGO, incorporated in 2007, it supports the WGO and its mission. The principal aims of the Foundation in raising funds are firstly, to provide opportunities for training gastroenterologists in developing countries; and secondly, to raise awareness of digestive disorders worldwide. There are several ways you can help WGO. Your generosity can make a difference in the lives of many...

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World Digestive Health Day

WDHD 2014 Is Here!

Have you visited the WDHD 2014 website? The WGO Handbook on Gut Microbes is now available along with videos for HCP's, the general public, and e-Learning, with much, much more to come throughout the year!


WGO's IBS Webcast Now in Multiple Languages! The program, which stemmed from the WDHD 2012 theme, targets those common symptoms most associated with IBS. Click the image below to begin viewing!




Upcoming Meetings and Events

Gastro 2015: AGW/WGO International Congress in Brisbane, Australia, 28 September - 2 October! Learn more here!

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New Educational Opportunity

Available! Visit to download books on GI and Hepatology!


New Issue of e-WGN Now Available here!


The Benign Barrett's and Cancer Taskforce 'BoB CAT' consensus group's overview, the International Consensus of the Management of Benign Barrett's, is nearing conclusion! Watch for updates and begin reading now!


WGO Endorsement of Meetings

Are you interested in WGO endorsing your meeting? WGO's Meeting Endorsement Policy and Application are available here.