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Meetings & Events

The Meetings & Events section contains notices about the most important congresses and symposiums taking place around the world.

Learn More About Upcoming Meetings & Events

World Congress of Gastroenterology
& WGO International Conferences

WGO International Conferences

Gastro 2018 FlyerThe next WGO International Conference, Gastro 2018 will be held in partnership with the Gastroenterological Association of Thailand (GAT), together with the Thai Association for the Study of the Liver (THASL), the Thai Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (TNMS) and the Thai Association for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (TAGE). Gastro 2018 will be held 5-8 December 2018, in Bangkok, Thailand and the theme is "Global Perspectives in Gastroenterology". View the flyer here!

Registration is now OPEN! To register for Gastro 2018, click here

Call for Abstract Submission - Deadline: 31 August 2018 - Abstract Submission is Now Closed

For more information on Gastro 2018, please visit the meeting website at

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World Congress of Gastroenterology

The next World Congress of Gastroenterology, the World Congress of Gastroenterology 2019, will be held in partnership with The Turkish Society of Gastroenterology (TSG), 21-24 September 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey!

The World Congress of Gastroenterology 2021, will be held in partnership with the Emirates Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society, 12-15 December 2021 in Dubai, UAE.

The WCOG has historically been held every four years, starting with the first World Congress in Washington, DC, USA in 1958. Traditionally, the World Congress has rotated between three regions: the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific. For Congresses organized after 2017, this regional rotation will be extended to officially include the Africa/Middle East region. View the congress history.

After 2017, the World Congress will also officially move to a two-yearly schedule beginning with the meeting in 2019. The call for bids for the 2023 WCOG is now open. Applications to host a World Congress can only be considered from WGO member societies. Final ratification of the venue of a World Congress is made at the WGO General Assembly.

Train the Trainers Workshops

Please check back in to learn more about upcoming Train the Trainers opportunities. Announcements on future workshops coming soon.


WGO Endorsement of Meetings

Are you interested in WGO endorsing your meeting? WGO's Meeting Endorsement Policy and Application are now available online: