World Gastroenterology Organisation

Global Guardian of Digestive Health. Serving the World.


Who We Are

The World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) is a federation of over 100 Member Societies and four Regional Associations of gastroenterology representing over 50,000 individual members worldwide.

The WGO, a 501(c)(3) organization, focuses on the improvement of standards in training, education, and the practice of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and other related disciplines worldwide, with a focus on low-resource nations. Our educational initiatives include Training Centers around the world, Train the Trainers Workshops, public awareness campaigns such as World Digestive Health Day and Global Guidelines with a special Cascade feature providing solutions adaptable to varying resource levels around the world. Additionally, the biennial World Congress of Gastroenterology (WCOG) and international meetings are rotated amongst the continents and profile the latest educational and scientific developments in the field.

The WGO Foundation is dedicated to raising funds to support WGO educational programs and activities. Donors interested in supporting the work of the WGO are invited to visit this section for further information and opportunities to give. Learn more

For more information about WGO, view our brochure here!

As the Global Guardians of Digestive Health, WGO and the WGO Foundation are uniquely positioned to be a catalyst for change.

  • The Logical Choice - WGO is the only place to go to deliver programs on a global scale because of our exquisite focus and ability to make an impact.
  • Access to Decision Makers - WGO members and program participants include the top practitioners, educators, and leaders in the field.
  • Proven Track Record - Experience in convening leaders from practice and education for the World Congress of Gastroenterology.
  • Unparalleled Reach - More than 100 Member Societies representing over 50,000 practitioners worldwide.


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