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World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) News and Events

Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology: October 2019 - Volume 53 - Issue 9 - p 1
doi: 10.1097/MCG.0000000000001259

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WGO Announces The 2020 WDHD Theme!



The World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) theme in 2020 is the Gut Microbiome: A Global Perspective led by Co-Chairs Eamonn Quigley, MD (United States) and Uday Ghoshal, MD (India), and the WDHD 2020 Steering Committee. WGO calls on its member societies, regional affiliates, and partner organizations to organize events to raise awareness around the 2020 theme. Watch the WDHD website at: and WGO publications as more information, tools, and resources become available.

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Thank You For Supporting WDHD 2019

WGO and The WGO Foundation extends our thanks and appreciation to all partners and supporters who joined us on WDHD, May 29, 2019, in advocating and raising awareness of early diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) cancer. WDHD 2019 witnessed many celebrations across the globe as well as blog postings and infographics.

Please visit the WGO website at: for summaries of WDHD 2019 celebrations in Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, India, Mongolia, Pakistan, and Uruguay.

Together we can increase awareness of the optimal care of GI and liver disorders worldwide. WGO and WGO Foundation greatly value your support of WDHD and helping to ensure its continued success.

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Save the Date: Gastro 2020 in Prague, December 3 to 5, 2020



The next joint meeting with WGO is Gastro 2020 Prague in partnership with the Czech Society of Gastroenterology. Gastro 2020 will be held from December 3 to 5, 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic.

For more information on Gastro 2020, please visit the meeting website at:

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WGO Exhibits Around the Globe in 2019

Each year, the WGO exhibits at major GI meetings around the world. In the coming months WGO will have exhibit booths at 27th United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Week 2019 in Barcelona, Spain (October 19 to 23); the American College of Gastroenterology’s Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX (October 25 to 30); The Liver Meeting 2019 in Boston, MA (November 8 to 12); and Asian Pacific Digestive Week (APDW 2019) in Kolkata, West Bengal, India (December 12 to 15).

Stop by the WGO booth at these conferences to learn about the WGO and its Foundation, becoming a Member Society and the benefits of membership, the Train the Trainers program, WGO’s Training Centers around the world, the Training Center Partner Program, information on WGO Global Guidelines & Cascades, the Outreach Program, and the WDHD campaign.

Are you a WGO Member Society looking to pay your membership dues in person? Visit the WGO booth during any of these conferences.

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Guidelines News

Earlier this year, WGO published the updated “Endoscope disinfection—a guide to resource-sensitive reprocessing” Guideline as well as the new Pancreas Cystic Lesions Guideline.

The Pancreas Cystic Lesions Guideline is now also available in Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

The new Diet and the Gut Guideline is now available in Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish translations. They can be found on the WGO website at:

The updated Management of Strongyloidiasis Guideline is now also published in French.

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