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World Gastroenterology Organisation
World Gastroenterology Organisation

About WGO

The World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) is a federation of over 100 Member Societies and four Regional Associations of gastroenterology representing over 50,000 individual members worldwide.

The WGO, a 501 (c)(3) organization, focuses on the improvement of standards in training, education, and the practice of Gastroenterology and Hepatology worldwide with a focus on low-resource nations. Our educational initiatives include Training Centers around the world, Train the Trainers Workshops, Outreach Programs bringing endoscopic services and equipment to developing countries, public awareness campaigns such as World Digestive Health Day and Global Guidelines with a special Cascade feature providing solutions adaptable to varying resource levels around the world.

The WGO Foundation, incorporated in 2007, is dedicated to raising funds to support WGO educational programs and activities. Donors interested in supporting the work of the WGO are invited to visit this section for further information and opportunities to give. Learn more

As The Global Guardians of Digestive Health, WGO and the WGO Foundation are uniquely positioned to be a catalyst for change.  The Logical Choice – WGO is the only place to go to deliver programs on a global scale because of our exquisite focus and ability to make an impact.  Access to Decision Makers – WGO members and program participants include the top practitioners, educators, and leaders in the field.  Proven Track Record – Experience in convening leaders from practice and education for the World Congress of Gastroenterology.  Unparalleled Reach – More than 100 Member Societies representing over 50,000 practitioners worldwide.

The WGO biennial World Congress of Gastroenterology is rotated amongst the continents and profiles the latest educational and scientific developments in gastroenterology.