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World Gastroenterology Organisation
World Gastroenterology Organisation

For Release December 22, 2015

World Gastroenterology Organisation Announces the Launch of Newly Improved Website

Milwaukee, USA — December 22, 2015 — The World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) is pleased to announce the relaunch of the website, “The new and improved site continues to serve as a valuable educational outreach tool for WGO member societies and provides access to educational resources for the gastrointestinal and multidisciplinary medical community as well as the general public, while presenting a sophisticated visual design and user-friendly interface,” indicated WGO President, Professor David Bjorkman.

The launch of the new website is part of WGO’s ongoing efforts to promote, to healthcare professionals and the general public alike, an awareness of the worldwide prevalence and optimal care of digestive disorders through the provision of high quality, accessible, and independent education and training. As the major global society for gastroenterology professionals, WGO has been bringing together the world’s leading minds in the field for over 50 years.

“Featured on the new site are WGO’s education and training programs (including a worldwide network of Training Centers), Global Guidelines and Cascades (available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Mandarin, and Russian), and an enhanced membership section for WGO’s over 100 member societies,” stated WGO Publications Chair, Professor Prateek Sharma. There is plenty of new content to discover across the site, including an interactive timeline of the history of WGO, World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) and a resource-filled Media Center.

About WGO

Formed in 1935 and incorporated in 1958, The World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) is a federation of 110 member societies and 4 regional affiliate associations of gastroenterology representing over 50,000 individuals worldwide, focusing on the improvement of standards in gastroenterology training and education on a global scale. The WGO Foundation, incorporated in 2007, is dedicated to raising funds to support WGO educational programs and activities.


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