WGO Training Centers
Since 2000, the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) has established 15 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 15th WGO Training Center and first devoted entirely to Hepatology, was recently inaugurated in Porto Alegre, Brazil. To learn more about the Porto Alegre Hepatology Training Center click here!
Administered by the WGO Education and Training Committee, 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
Three Workshops held in 2013!
Porto, Portugal and Bogotá, Colombia
WGO recently held three successful Train the Trainers workshops the first quarter of 2013! The first, in partnership with the Portuguese Society of Digestive Endoscopy (SPED), was held in Porto, Portugal from March 18-21, 2013.
The second TTT entitled Leadership and Management was also held in Porto from March 23-24, 2013 and was well attended by WGO national society members and TTT alumni.
The third TTT, in partnership with the Colombian Association of Gastroenterology, took place in Bogotá, Colombia from April 24-27, 2013 and was presented entirely in Spanish.
To learn more about WGO’s Education and Training Initiative, read Prof. James Toouli’s interview here click here
Brand New WGO Guidelines Now Available!
More Recently Updated Guidelines Available:
View the updated Celiac Disease Guideline, now available in Mandarin!
View the updated Obesity Guideline, now with 5 appendices
These guideline have been updated and are available in various languages for download free of charge. The Guidelines Homepage is now available in Mandarin! Click below to view.
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...
Information on WDHD 2013 is now available! Learn more about the WDHD 2013 campaign, LIVER CANCER - Act Today. Save Your Life Tomorrow. Awareness. Prevention. Detection. Treatment. Have you started planning your event? Submit your event or request the WDHD 2013 logo by clicking here.
Over 100 meetings, walkathons, public awareness events, articles, press releases and more have made for a very successful WDHD 2012! Visit the Success Stories page to see what took place throughout 2012. Don't forget to view the tools & resources page to begin downloading many useful tools & resources!
New Educational Opportunity Available! Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Alan Thomson, the WGO is pleased to offer free access to numerous GI & hepaology books. Visit www.giandhepatology.com/ to begin downloading various books, & watch for future alerts as more books are released!
New Issue of e-WGN Now Available! Read about Two Perspectives on Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Gastro 2013 APDW/WCOG Shanghai, and more, in the April issue of e-WGN. Click here to view the issue!
The Benign Barrett's and Cancer Taskforce 'BoB CAT' consensus group's overview, the International Consensus of the Management of Benign Barrett's, is now available here!