WEO International School of EUS (WISE)


General information: The WEO International School of EUS (WISE) is a state-of-the-art EUS training program focused on teaching a specialized group of doctors in their early careers. WEO’s aim is to groom the selected trainees and to provide the necessary tools to become future leaders in the area of EUS. WEO is delighted to partner with the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for this important initiative. Under the direction of Professor Dong-Wan Seo and during the one year program, WISE trainees will be exposed to the full spectrum of EUS training, from basic anatomy to interventional EUS. WISE courses will be comprised of lectures, case presentations and hands-on training using phantom and live animals, as well as observation of real human cases.

The inaugural WISE program (Three modules: March, June, October 2018) successfully took place at the ASAN medical center in Seoul, South Korea, a renowned EUS Hub.


Thank you for your interest. The application for WISE 2019 is now closed. 


Two WISE modules are taking place as below:

  • June 8-15, 2019
  • October 1-8, 2019

Venue: The course will take place at the ASAN medical center in Seoul, South Korea, a renowned EUS hub. Here, an expert group of international trainers will ensure the quality of the training, with the help of first class lab facilities and advanced technical equipment.

Detailed information about the program and selection criteria for applicants is available here.

Deadline for application of the second WISE course was February 28, 2019. Application for WISE 2019 is now closed.

If you have any questions, please contact the WEO secretariat at


We are very glad to announce that we have enhanced WISE program with the EUS WISE workshop.  The aim of the workshop is to increase the accessibility and discussion about interesting cases and difficult procedures in EUS. WEO believes this activity will engage international experts to share their own experiences and best practices on how to perform EUS and manage patients with complex medical issues.

The next EUS WISE Workshop will be held in collaboration with SOBED at the upcoming XVIII Semana Brasiliera do Aparelho Digestivo (SBAD) in Fortaleza, Brazil. For more information about the program, please view here.

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Materials from the inaugural WISE program 2018 are available below: