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World Gastroenterology Organisation
World Gastroenterology Organisation

Message from WGO President, Professor Naima Lahbabi-Amrani

March 26, 2020

Dear WGO Members,

On behalf of the Governing Council of the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO), I would like to extend my deepest sympathy and concern to all of our members during this global pandemic. The present crisis is unprecedented in scale and impact and may take considerable time for recovery.

Please note that all WGO events, exhibits, and programs, through June, have been cancelled or postponed as we continue to monitor the situation closely. We will continue to take a proactive stance in measures to limit the spread of coronavirus through canceling or postponing future educational events, which is a challenging but necessary decision. As the situation evolves, we will continue to keep you updated about all WGO related activities. In the interim we have compiled some additional resources, which you can find below. We invite you to share with us any resources or links you wish to have included in this page.

We do not know yet what the future will bring, but together we will overcome this. As a global community of colleagues, our thoughts are with you, your colleagues, societies, friends and families.

May we offer our moral support to each of you and many other medical doctors and first responders who are working diligently and tirelessly in combating this epidemic.

We stand in solidarity with you, our fellow colleagues and friends.

Kind regards,


Professor Naima Lahbabi-Amrani
President, World Gastroenterology Organisation


WGO continues to monitor the rapidly changing situation related to the spread of COVID-19. Below please find some additional resources for our global community of Gastroenterologists, Hepatologists, Endoscopists, related disciplines and healthcare workers.

Additional Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Resources for Patients

CDC - Share Facts, Not Myths

WHO - Myth Busters

Benefits of Telemedicine

Anxiety and Coronavirus

Additional Resources

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

African Center for Disease Control

Australian Medical Association

Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention

American Medical Association Resource Center for Physicians

Infectious Disease Society of America Resource Center (patient handout)

John Hopkins Coronavirus Map

Washington Post Simulator