The World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) believes that it is important to continuously expand the ways in which WGO supports its Member Societies and Regional Affiliate Associations and their activities. With this goal in mind, the WGO Governing Council has established the “WGO Distinguished Global Lecture” as one means by which WGO can even more effectively demonstrate its commitment to participating in and supporting the major annual or biannual meetings of the Regional Affiliate Associations.
The central aim of the WGO Distinguished Global Lecture is to contribute from a global perspective to the education and training being offered on a regional basis by the four WGO Regional Affiliate Associations:
It will also provide an opportunity for WGO to realize in partnership with its Regional Affiliate Associations its primary mission, which is to represent, present, and support the discipline of gastroenterology, hepatology and related disciplines worldwide and enhance the reach of WGO’s Members, particularly in developing and low-resource regions.
For more information about the WGO Distinguished Global Lecture program, please contact the WGO Executive Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018: Suk-Kyun Yang (Korea)
Lecture: “Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A New Health Problem in Asia” at Asian Pacific Digestive Week 2018 in Seoul, Korea
2017: Joseph Sung (Hong Kong)
Lecture: “Artificial Intelligence and Gastroenterology: Is there still a role for gastroenterologists?” at Asian Pacific Digestive Week 2017 in Hong Kong
2016: Henry Cohen (Uruguay)
Lecture: "Project ECHO: Is it possible to democratize health care?" at Pan American Digestive Disease Week 2016 in Cartagena, Colombia
2015: Khean-Lee Goh (Malaysia)
Lecture: "Emerging GI and Liver Diseases in the Asia-Pacific - Implications for Healthcare in the Region" at Asian Pacific Digestive Week 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan
2012: Kwong-Ming Fock (Singapore)
Lecture: “GI Cancer in the Asian Pacific Region-Implications to the Global Cancer Burden” at Asian Pacific Digestive Week 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand