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World Gastroenterology Organisation
World Gastroenterology Organisation

World Digestive Health Day (WDHD)

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Every 29th May, the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO), in collaboration with the WGO Foundation (WGOF), celebrates World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) and initiates a yearlong, worldwide, public health campaign through more than 110 WGO Member Societies which reach over 50,000 individuals worldwide, WGO Training Centers, Regional Affiliate Associations and other WGO global partners. Each year focuses upon a particular digestive disease and/or disorder in order to increase general public awareness of prevention, prevalence, diagnosis, management and treatment of the disease and/or disorder.

WDHD 2020: Gut Microbiome - A Global Perspective

WDHD 2020: Gut Microbiome - A Global Perspective

The theme for the World Digestive Health Day 2020 campaign is "Gut Microbiome: A Global Perspective." To view all of the highlights and happenings of WDHD 2020, select here!

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WDHD 2019: Handbook on the Early Diagnosis and Treatment of GI Cancer NEW

WDHD 2019 Handbook
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We are pleased to introduce to you the creation of the WGO Handbook on the Early Diagnosis and Treatment of GI Cancer! Featuring twenty-five articles written by experts from around the world. This publication was created to promote the 2019 World Digestive Health Day, and covers articles on topics including Esophageal Cancer Screening, Colorectal Cancer Screen from a Global Perspectice, Colorectal Cancer in the Young, Endoscopic Polypectomy, Contemporary Management of Advanced Colorectal Cancer, and many more. Click the link below to view the entire PDF.

World Digestive Health Day Event Calendar

See the up-to-date list of meetings and events, happening across the globe, in support of World Digestive Health Day. 

View the WDHD event calendar here

Submit a WDHD event here