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World Gastroenterology Organisation
World Gastroenterology Organisation

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!