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World Gastroenterology Organisation
World Gastroenterology Organisation

World Congress of Gastroenterology (WCOG)

World Congress 2022 - Dubai

The next World Congress of Gastroenterology will be held in partnership with the Emirates Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society (EGHS) in December 2022 in Dubai, UAE.

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About the World Congress of Gastroenterology


The first World Congress was held in Washington, DC, USA in 1958, and had historically been held every four years until 2017, when it moved to a two-year cycle. View the congress history.

The call for bids for the 2025 WCOG will open in March2021.

For further information about the bidding process and/or to request a copy of the bidding manual, please contact the WGO Secretariat at  

Please note that applications to host a World Congress can only be considered from WGO Member Societies. Selection of the venue of a World Congress is recommended by the WGO Governing Council, with final ratification made by the WGO General Assembly.