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Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology: April 2020 - Volume 54 - Issue 4 - p 1
doi: 10.1097/MCG.0000000000001335
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Gastro 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic


World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) is pleased to co-host its biyearly international conference, Gastro 2020, with the Czech Society of Gastroenterology (CSG), in Prague, Czech Republic. This joint meeting will be held from December 3–5, 2020.

We are pleased to announce the distinguished members of the committees who are organizing the conference:

WGO Joint Steering Committee

Naima Amrani, President

Guilherme Macedo, President-elect

Cihan Yurdaydin, Past President

CSG Steering Committee

Julius Spicak, CSG Board Representative

Ondrej Urban, CSG President

Milan Lukas, CSG Past President

Joint Scientific Program Committee

Carolina Olano, Uruguay, Co-Chair

Tomas Hucl, Czech Republic, Co-Chair

Radan Bruha, Czech Republic

Joost Drenth, the Netherlands

Geoffrey Metz, Australia

Gerhard Rogler, Switzerland

David Sanders, UK

Ilja Tacheci, Czech Republic

Registration and abstract submission is now open! Gastro 2020 will feature a postgraduate course along with several parallel sessions delivered by local, regional, and international experts covering major issues in gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy, and related disciplines.

The congress will be held in a brand-new spacious and multi-functional congress venue. Prague is easily accessible to visitors coming both from nearby and distant destinations, and it prides itself as having a well-organized and efficient transport system and a substantial number of hotels of all categories. Last but not least, Prague has the reputation of a most attractive, friendly, and safe city for tourists from all over the world.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Prague for an exciting and interactive meeting! For more information please visit

Upcoming WGO Exhibits and Meetings Around the Globe

Each year WGO exhibits at major GI meetings around the world. Please be sure to stop by and visit and get the latest information from WGO—Member Societies can also pay their 2020 dues at the booth. In 2020, in addition to Gastro 2020 in Prague, WGO will have exhibit booths at:

9th AMAGE Congress, April 1-3 in Amman, Jordan

EASL 2020, April 15-19 in London, UK

DDW 2020, May 2-5 in Chicago, IL

Asian Pacific Digestive Week 2020, September 19-22 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

28th UEG Week, October 10-14 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

ACG Annual Meeting, October 23-28 in Nashville, TN

Panamerican Digestive Disease Week 2020, November 3-6 in Punta del Este, Uruguay

AASLD, November 13-17 in Boston, MA

Save the Date in 2021

The World Congress of Gastroenterology 2021 will be held in partnership with the Emirates Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society, December 12-15, 2021 in Dubai, UAE. Most information will soon be available at the WCOG 2021 website:

WGO Societal Membership

Information for renewing WGO membership dues for 2020 is being sent via email to all WGO Member Societies. The form to update your information, including your leadership and upcoming events, can be submitted on the WGO website at Your assistance to ensure we have the most comprehensive and up-to-date information possible will be most appreciated. Membership invoices are based on the information received in the Update Forms and your society’s invoice is generated upon receipt of your form—you are also able to pay via credit card. In addition by keeping our database as current as possible you can be certain important WGO news and information are received promptly by the appropriate contacts within your society. Your cooperation and expedient response on this matter will be very much appreciated!

Visit our membership page——for more information on the benefits of WGO membership. To learn how your society can become a member of WGO, inquire on the status of your society’s membership, or for any membership-related queries, please contact the WGO Executive Secretariat at

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