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, the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) has established 17 Training Centers to enable medical practitioners 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 WGO Training Centers are having across the globe.


The 16th WGO Training Center was inaugurated in Ankara, Turkey on 10 December! To learn more about The WGO, TSG and AGA Training Center click here!

WGO recently approved the establishment of its 17th 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 University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) 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 or clinics in low-resource areas in need of equipment or teaching materials. To become a donor or for more information, please click here

Train the Trainers

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 will take place in Wolverhampton, UK from 11-13 June 2014. Physicians from the 17 WGO Training Centers will be attending as delegates for this course. A full report of the meeting will be made available shortly!

Cape Town, South Africa 2014!

Application process is now CLOSED!

In partnership with the South African Gastroenterology Society (SAGES), TTT will be be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 31 August to 3 September 2014.

Taipei, Taiwan 2015!

The next TTT workshop will be held in Taipei, Taiwan from 13-16 April 2015! Stay tuned as further information regarding this workshop will be made soon!

Click here for more information!

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!»

The new Hepatitis C Guideline is now available!»

More Recently Updated Guidelines Available:

View the NEW NAFLD-NASH Guideline, available in multiple languages!

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


These guideline 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 Has Begun!

Begin making plans today for WDHD 2014: GUT MICROBES - Importance in Health and Disease. More information is now available on the official 2014 website! Continue to watch your email and the WGO website for announcements.


WGO Announces Its Release of an IBS Webcast! 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

New Educational Opportunity Available! Visit to download books on GI and Hepatology!

New Issue of e-WGN Now Available! Click here to view the December issue of e-WGN!


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 in the next months and begin reading now!


WGO Endorsement of Meetings

Are you interested in WGO endorsing your meeting? WGO's Meeting Endorsement Policy and Application are now available for download. To learn more about the process, click here


Rome Foundation announces release of final report, Conducting Multinational, Cross-cultural Research in the Functional GI Disorders and Fostering Multinational Research Networks. Click here to download the report.