WEO International School of EUS (WISE)

General information: The WEO International School of EUS (WISE) founded in 2018, 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 Asian EUS Group Korea and Asian EUS group for this important initiative. Under the direction of course founder and director, Professor Dong-Wan Seo, WISE trainees will be exposed to the full spectrum of EUS training, from basic anatomy to interventional and advanced EUS. WISE courses will comprised of lectures, case presentations and hands-on training using phantom and live animals, as well as observation of real human cases where applicable.

Applications for WISE 2021 are now closed. 

Training structure

  • Training format has been modified and will adopt primarily a digital format in order to adapt to the constraints caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 2021
    • 2nd Friday and Saturday (2 days) in March, May, July, September and December 2021 (Tentative only)
    • Five online Modules in total
      • Module One : Basic Anatomy
      • Module Two : EUS findings of common lesions
      • Module Three : EUS-guided tissue acquisition
      • Module Four : Advanced anatomy and diagnostics
      • Module Five : Interventional EUS
    • 90 – 120 minutes video conference per session
    • Participants who fulfill the application critera will be eligible to take part in the five online modules via video conferences. They will be subjected to various tests, assessements and/or presentations throughout the five modules where they will be scored accordingly.
    • The top six participants will be ultimately selected to take part in the onsite hands-on training program at the renowned Asan Medical Centre, a WEO center of excellence.
    • Date of onsite hands-on training will be determined at a later time.
    • Terms and conditions apply.

Venue for onsite hands-on training:

The onsite hands-on training will take place at the ASAN medical center in Seoul, South Korea, a renowned EUS hub and a WEO Center of Excellence. 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, selection criteria as well as terms and conditions for applicants is available here.

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.

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(1) Details of WISE 2018 Program:

(2) Details of WISE 2019 Program:

(3) Details of WISE 2020 Program:
(4) Details of WISE 2021 Program:

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