Dubai will host World Congress of Gastroenterology in 2021

World Gastroenterology Organisation's gathering expected to draw more than 6,000 international delegates.

Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre
Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre

The biennial World Congress of Gastroenterology (WCOG) is set to take place from 12-15 December 2021 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

The World Gastroenterology Organisation’s (WGO) congress will welcome more than 6,000 delegates from around the world, all gathered to share knowledge and best practice that will aid advancement of the health science of gastroenterology.

"Dubai being chosen to host the World Congress of Gastroenterology is a significant win for, not just the city, but the entire nation," said Helal Saeed Almarri, director general of Dubai Tourism.

"It is testament to the city’s efforts in pushing the nation’s innovative and progressive healthcare agenda by paving the way for platforms such as the WCOG in 2021."

Following the bidding process, the WGO General Assembly unanimously voted for Dubai as the host destination for the 2021 congress.

Professor Cihan Yurdaydin, president of the WGO, said: "On behalf of the WGO Governing Council, I would like to express our appreciation to the Emirates Gastroenterology & Hepatology Society lead by Dr. Maryam Al Khatry for submitting a world class bid. We are well aware of the time and effort that has gone into this ambitious endeavor.

"We are very excited by the prospect of this future collaboration and look forward to record participation at the World Congress of Gastroenterology Dubai in 2021."

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