The Meetings & Events section contains notices about the most important congresses and symposiums taking place around the world.
The 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!
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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 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 2021 WCOG is now closed. The call for bids for the 2023 WCOG will open in 2018. 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.
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