World Gastroenterology Organisation

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WGO Bangkok Training Center

Director: Prof. Nonthalee Pausawasdi and Sathaporn Manatsathit


The Training Center in Bangkok, Thailand, was opened on March 20, 2006. The center is based in Siriraj Hospital, one of the largest facilities in the region with 2,500 beds and a medical school. Associate Professor Sathaporn Manatsathit is the Director of the center.

Main Objectives/Goals:

  • To train doctors and nurses from local and surrounding countries (i.e., Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, etc.) in GI endoscopy and related fields (doctors from other regions are also welcome)
  • To run Master Classes in GI endoscopy and introduce new techniques to the region
  • To assist local and regional gastroenterology societies with their training program
  • To liaise with WGO in arranging international trainings in other aspects of gastroenterology


Due to the fact that all trainees should have hands-on practice during their training period, several training sites within the Bangkok Metropolitan Area have been included so that an appropriate number of patients and endoscopic events can be accommodated.

The major training site is in Siriraj Hospital (3rd floor of the 84th Siriraj Anniversary Building).

Satellite training sites are located in Chulalongkorn Hospital, Ramathibodi Hospital, King Mongkut Hospital, Rajavithi Hospital, Police Hospital, and King Bhumiphol Hospital, where endoscopic equipment and well trained endoscopy staff are available.

In addition, further satellite training sites are available in the north of the country at Songkla Hospital, Khon Kaen Hospital, and Chiengmai Hospital.


Basic Upper and Lower GI Courses: Ms. Chalotorn Olanprasert

Advance Therapeutic Surgery: Ms. Kittaya Bureerat
Thai Endoscopy Training Center
3rd floor, 84th year anniversary building,
Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
Prannok, Bangkoknoi,
Bangkok, Thailand, 10700

Further Information:

For more comprehensive information on the Bangkok Training Center, including the trainee application process, course offerings, and other details, please refer to the downloadable pdf:
> Bangkok Training Center Information Packet (Downloadable PDF)

UPDATE - May 14, 2018: The Siriraj Center has suspended the ERCP training course temporarily due to internal changes of training structure and personals.

Siriraj Hospital
Siriraj Hospital
ERCP room in the WGO Bangkok Training Center.
ERCP room
Princess Sirindhorn watching a live endoscopy at the WGO Bangkok Training Center.
Princess Sirindhorn watching a live endoscopy.
Doctor with trainees at the WGO Bangkok Training Center.
Doctor with trainees.
Hands on training at the WGO Bangkok Training Center.
Hands on training.
Trainees at the WGO Bangkok Training Center.
Trainees at the WGO Bangkok Training Center.

The WGO would like to give special thanks to the Gastroenterology Association of Thailand and Olympus for their support and sponsorship of the WGO Bangkok Training Center.

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