GASTRO 2016|EGHS-WGO International Congress

In addition to the World Congress of Gastroenterology held every two years, the WGO is collaborating with its member societies and regional associations to host joint meetings in-between World Congresses.

The first of these International Conferences, Gastro 2016: EGHS-WGO International Congress, will take place 17-19 November 2016 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. This meeting is jointly organized with the Emirates Gastroenterology & Hepatology Society (EGHS.)

This is the first time in the history of WGO that it joins forces with an Arab based organisation to jointly hold a co-organised meeting, which only emphasises the growing scope and demand for expertise in the UAE and the region.

The meeting, which promises to be the largest ever Gastroenterology & Hepatology gathering in the Middle East & Africa region, will be jointly held with the Emirates Gastroenterology & Hepatology Annual Meeting – EGHC – in the same year; and is expected to attract close to 2,500 health care professionals, medical specialists, policy makers at national, regional and international levels as well as academics and researchers.

The International Scientific Program Committee with representatives from both organizations is developing a rich educational program over three days of scientific and networking events, symposia, forums, debate, including the live broadcasting of a series of live endoscopy cases directly from one of the UAE’s leading hospitals.

In addition to the keynote speeches, video presentations as well as oral and poster presentations and panel discussions, Gastro 2016 will also include the highly in demand onsite “Hands-on Training” sessions as well as Post Graduate Courses.

This development comes as a new landmark to confirm the commitment of the UAE as a supporter of scientific innovation and the improvement of health care systems and aspires to actively contribute in the advancement of scientific and medical practices locally, regionally and internationally.

The meeting has the support of Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau – a one-stop resource of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) –, which is assisting the emirate to increasingly advance its reputation in the medical meetings sector.

We look forward to an exciting meeting that promises great scientific debate and enjoyable social interaction and to welcoming all distinguished guests and colleagues from around the world in Abu Dhabi at Gastro 2016. The meeting is also an excellent opportunity to gain first insight into the current and future developments in the United Arab Emirates as well as for members and their families to experience the warm hospitality of Abu Dhabi.