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Training Center Overview

At present there are 21 WGO Training Centers. For information on a specific Training Center, please click on the Training Center link below.


Training Center Training Center Director Launch Date
SAGES-ADD Training Center Karin Fenton, SAGES Secretariat 23 June 2000
Rabat Training Center Prof. Naima Amrani January 2003
Karachi Training Center Prof. Wasim Jafri May 2003
Cairo Training Center Prof. Ibrahim Mostafa 1 March 2004
La Paz Training Center Dr. Guido Villa-Gomez 14 March 2005
Bangkok Training Center Dr. Sathaporn Manatsathit 20 March 2006
Rome Training Center Prof. Guido Costamagna 11 May 2006
La Plata Training Center Drs. Nestor Chopita and Francisco Tufare 21 March 2007
Mexico City Training Center Dr. Miguel Valdovinos 28 July 2008
Bogotá Training Center Dr. Luis Carlos Sabbagh 6 August 2008
Suva Training Center Drs. Joji Malani, Thein Htut, Finlay Macrae, and Chris Hair 26 October 2008
San José Training Center Dr. Herbert Burgos 5 March 2010
Porto Alegre Hepatology Training Center Dr. Mario Reis Álvares-da-Silva 30 November 2012
The WGO and TSG Training Center Prof. A. Kadir Dökmeci 10 December 2013
Khartoum Training Center Dr. Abdelmounem E. Abdo 10 January 2015
WGO Myanmar Training Center Prof. Thein Myint 16 March 2015
Xi’an Training Center Prof. Daiming Fan 20 March 2015
Lagos Training Center Dr. Olufunmilayo Lesi 18 April 2015
Addis Ababa Training Center Dr. Abate Bane 18 April 2015
New Delhi Training Center Dr. Shiv Kumar Sarin 26 April 2015
Porto Training Center Dr. Guilherme Macedo 9 June 2015

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Meet the Trainees

Meet Dr Khadidjatou Sake Alassan

  • Dr Khadidjatou Sake Alassan from Benin at the WGO Rabat Training Center Dr Khadidjatou Sake Alassan hails from Benin and began specialty training in October 2007 at the WGO Rabat Training Center. Benin is a West African country about the size of Cuba with 8.8 million residents. However at present there are only four hepato-gastroenterologists in the entire country, two of which are in retirement. Upon her return home Dr Sake Alassan will be the first female hepato-gastroenterolgist in the country.
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