WEO is the host and responsible for the overall planning and implementation of the congress.The World Endoscopy Organization is a non-profit umbrella organization covering 3 geographical zones Asia-Pacific (A-PSDE), Europe/Mediterranean (ESGE) and the Americas (SIED). For more than 50 years,WEO has led the promotion of high quality and safe endoscopy worldwide, through training, education and research. WEO was established in 1962 during the World Congress of Gastroenterology in Munich, Germany. Up until 2010 the society was known as “Organisation Mondiale d’Endoscopie Digestive” (OMED), when the name was changed to the “World Endoscopy Organization” (WEO).

Asian Healthcare Foundation (AHF)

Asian Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the co-host of ENDO 2017. AHF, the research wing of Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, is also a charitable foundation with the purpose of running medical workshops and training activities amongst other educational endeavors. The Institute of Basic and Translational Research under Asian Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is dedicated to translate research findings to clinical practice in Gastroenterology.


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