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World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) News and Events

Melberg, James

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Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology: November/December 2022 - Volume 56 - Issue 10 - p i-ii
doi: 10.1097/MCG.0000000000001771
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The World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) and the Emirates Gastroenterology & Hepatology Society (EGHS) are excited to collectively welcome attendees to the World Congress of Gastroenterology (WCOG) in Dubai on December 12–14, 2022.

The WCOG provides an opportunity for professionals in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy, and related disciplines to connect with colleagues to learn about the latest research and advancements as well as to actively participate in this rapidly advancing field. There are great opportunities to earn CME credits while learning through postgraduate teachings.

Top experts from around the globe will be featured throughout this state-of-the-art scientific program. We promise to provide an immersive learning experience presented by exceptional international and regional faculty who will engage all attendees.

Registration is open and we invite everyone to participate in this premier event, which will include a rich cultural and social program in the incredible and unforgettable destination of Dubai. Online accommodation booking is now open.


  • Keeping current with the rapidly changing world of medicine is critical in enabling us to provide the best care possible for our patients. Here is your opportunity to hear about the latest and cutting-edge research in the key areas of neurosurgery from regional and globally recognized experts, and more importantly, guidance on how this new knowledge can optimize your patient care.
  • Access the exhibition running alongside the conference and gain insights into the latest product information and trends.
  • Earn CME credits.

For complete details on the World Congress of Gastroenterology, please visit

Now Available! Webinar Recordings fromThe Global Burden of Viral HepatitisSeries


WGO’s Hepatology Interest Group, in celebration of World Hepatitis Day, organized a webinar series examining viral hepatitis over three webinar installments. Globally, 354 million people live with hepatitis B or C. In addition, hepatitis is one of the most deadly diseases—claiming the life of someone every 30 seconds.

Entitled The Global Burden of Viral Hepatitis, expert speakers provided important information on various topics relating to hepatitis D, hepatitis C, and hepatitis B. The series included the following sessions, speakers, and topics:

Session: Breakthroughs in Hepatitis B

Speakers and Topics:

  • Prof. Rui Tato Marinho (Portugal)—Push for Universal Screening and Vaccination Updates.
  • Prof. Ebada Said (Egypt)—Indications for Treatment and Potential Areas for Expansion.
  • Prof. Suna Yapali (Turkey)—Stopping Rules and Risk for Relapse.

Session: A Closer Look at Hepatitis C

Speakers and Topics:

  • Prof. Mohamed El-Kassas (Egypt)—Screening Guideline Changes.
  • Prof. Rui Gaspar (Portugal)—Simplified Therapy.
  • Prof. Mustapha Benazzouz (Morocco)—Opportunities for Microelimination.

Session: Developments With Hepatitis D

Speakers and Topics:

  • Prof. Cecilia Cabrera (Peru)—Epidemiology and Risk Factors.
  • Prof. Alice Lee (Australia)—Screening and Diagnosis Algorithm.
  • Prof. Nancy Reau (USA)—Current Therapy and Data on New Therapy Close to Market.

Recordings of these webinar sessions are now available on WGO’s website. We invite you to access and view these webinars at:

About World Hepatitis Day

Organized by the World Hepatitis Alliance, World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes places every year on 28 July bringing the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. In 2022 the theme is “I Can’t Wait.” World Hepatitis Day is one of WHO’s 7 officially mandated global public health days. Get involved and access campaign resources on the World Hepatitis Day website:

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