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 23 WGO 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 Training Centers in three additional locations: Khartoum, Sudan, as well as New Delhi, India and Xi’an, China. The Training Centers’ webpages will provide more information about each center 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

Antalya, Turkey 2016!
Application process now open!

In partnership with the Turkish Society of Gastroenterology (TSG), the next TTT workshop will be held in Antalya, Turkey from 4-7 April 2016. The application process is now open and we invite all WGO Member Societies to nominate up to two candidates each!

For more information about this workshop click here!

Train the Trainers in Colonoscopy:
Cape Town, South Africa!

WGO is pleased to announce that a Train the Trainers in Colonoscopy course was held in Cape Town, South Africa from 6-12 May 2015. A full report of the meeting will be featured in an issue of e-WGN shortly!

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 Hepatitis C Guideline is now available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Mandarin on the WGO website. It is also on the JCG website

The Esophageal Varices Guideline translations have recently been updated in Spanish, Portuguese, and Mandarin on the WGO website. Additional translations coming soon!

More Recently Updated Guidelines:

View the updated Dysphagia Guideline! Updated translations coming soon!

These guidelines have been updated and are available in multiple 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 arm of 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...

Learn more »

World Digestive Health Day

WDHD 2015 Is Here!

Have you visited the WDHD 2015 website? Read the Message from the Chair, Dr. David Armstrong (Canada) to learn more about this year's campaign. Additional tools and resources to follow! Stay tuned for 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! Online Registration Open – book your place now!

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WCOG 2019: Call for Bids Now Open!

If you are a WGO member society who has not yet received the call for bids, please find the formal call for bids and detailed Congress Bidding Manual here.


New Issue of e-WGN Now Available!


WGO Educational Programs

High quality educational opportunities for all levels of resources, including audiocasts and webcasts created by IC-HEP are available to watch now!


WGO Endorsement of Meetings

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