Training at the La Plata Center began in 1990 and the center was inaugurated as a WGO Training Center on March 21, 2007. Since its founding, the La Plata Training Center has received more that 400 scholars, most from the Latin American region.
Training in endoscopy and endoscopic surgery
The La Plata Training Center is located in the Gral. San Martín Hospital, a referral hospital situated in the Province of Buenos Aires (population 15 million). The hospital has 500 beds and all clinical and surgical specialties. The Gastroenterology Services (30 doctors) include the Department of Endoscopy, Department of Hepatology, Department of Motility, and an Endoscopic Emergency Ward (24 hours). Over 500 endoscopic procedures are performed monthly, 60% of which are therapeutic.
In 2009 the Unit of Nutritional Support and Malabsorbtive Diseases joined the center and began its academic activities with an E-Learning course on Nutrition.
Center Co-Directors: Dr. Néstor Chopita and Dr. Francisco Tufare
La Plata Training Center
Postal Address Calle 1 y 69.
La Plata, Argentina 1900
For more comprehensive information on the La Plata Training Center, including the trainee application process, course offerings, and other details, please refer to the downloadable pdf:
The WGO would like to give special thanks to Asociacion Interamericana de Gastroenterologia (AIGE), and Olympus Latin America for their support and sponsorship of the WGO La Plata Training Center.