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Meetings & Events

The Meetings & Events section contains notices about the most important congresses and symposiums taking place around the world.

Learn More About Upcoming Meetings & Events

World Congress of Gastroenterology

The next World Congress of Gastroenterology, the World Congress of Gastroenterology 2019, will be held in partnership with The Turkish Society of Gastroenterology (TSG), 21-24 September 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey!

Registration is now open! 
Visit the World Congress of Gastroenterology 2019 website to learn more about early bird registration, abstract submission,hotel accommodations and much more at!

View the flyer here!

Learn more about Istanbul and special attractions to see while visiting here!

The World Congress of Gastroenterology 2021, will be held in partnership with the Emirates Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society, 12-15 December 2021 in Dubai, UAE.

The WCOG has historically been held every four years, starting with the first World Congress in Washington, DC, USA in 1958. Traditionally, the World Congress has rotated between three regions: the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific. For Congresses organized after 2017, this regional rotation will be extended to officially include the Africa/Middle East region. View the congress history.

After 2017, the World Congress will also officially move to a two-yearly schedule beginning with the meeting in 2019. Applications to host a World Congress can only be considered from WGO member societies. Final ratification of the venue of a World Congress is made at the WGO General Assembly.

The call for bids for the 2023 WCOG is now closed.

Upcoming Joint Meetings with WGO

Gastro 2020 - Prague, Czech Republic

The next WGO joint meeting, Gastro 2020 Prague, will be held in partnership with the Czech Society of Gastroenterology. Gastro 2020 will take place from 3-5 December 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic. 

For more information on Gastro 2020, please visit the meeting website at

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Thank you for your participation and support for GASTRO 2018! View congress highlights below!

Train the Trainers Workshops

Please check back in to learn more about upcoming Train the Trainers opportunities. Announcements on future workshops coming soon.


WGO Endorsement of Meetings

Are you interested in WGO endorsing your meeting? WGO's Meeting Endorsement Policy and Application are now available online: