|Members:||114 national societies and four regional associations of gastroenterology representing over 50,000 individual members worldwide|
|Meetings:||World Congress of Gastroenterology (every two years; over 5,000 attendees); International Meetings (held in non-congress years; over 2,000 attendees)|
World Gastroenterology Organisation
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. Formed in 1935 and incorporated in 1958, WGO was originally known as Organisation Mondiale de Gastroénterologie (OMGE) and renamed in 2006.
WGO’s mission is to promote, to the general public and healthcare professional alike, an awareness of the worldwide prevalence and optimal care of gastrointestinal and liver disorders, and to improve care of these disorders, through the provision of high quality, accessible and independent education and training.
The WGO Foundation, incorporated in 2007, is dedicated to raising funds to support WGO educational programs and activities. The principal aims of the Foundation in raising funds are to provide opportunities for training gastroenterologists in developing countries and to raise awareness of digestive disorders worldwide.