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World Gastroenterology Organisation
World Gastroenterology Organisation


The World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) is a global federation of over 100 member societies representing over 50,000 individual gastroenterologists. WGO programs and activities are dedicated to serving the needs of its member societies and promoting digestive health worldwide, especially in developing and emerging societies.

Membership Benefits

WGO is a federation of 110 member societies and 4 regional affiliated associations. Individuals, estimated at over 50,000 worldwide, are represented by their country’s WGO member society. Member societies may or may not be part of a regional structure. Individual members interested in belonging to WGO must apply through their member societies. WGO programs and activities are designed to complement those presented by the member societies and regional GI bodies.

Being a part of WGO makes member societies and their members active participants in the global gastroenterology community. This includes access to WGO Training Centers, Train the Trainers workshops, World Digestive Health Day, and much more!

Learn more about the benefits of membership in WGO.

Prospective Members

Gastroenterological societies from all over the globe are welcome and encouraged to apply for membership within WGO.

Interested in joining WGO? Click here.

Regional Affiliate Associations

WGO represents a tiered membership system in which individual members are represented by their respective member societies, who in turn may or may not be part of a regional structure.

Find out more about WGO regional affiliate associations.

Current Members

Since its origins in 1958, WGO has grown to a global federation of over 100 member societies.

View a list of current WGO members.