Two of the main objectives of WEO are
“- To develop and implement quality education in digestive endoscopy and
– To increase access and knowledge of endoscopy in underserved areas of the world”
The long-standing Outreach committee of WEO has had this focus for years, but at the entry of Prof. Fabian Emura as new president of WEO, the focus on colleagues in Africa was further underlined by the establishment of the Activities to Reach Africa (ARA) project, with a specific ad hoc committee chaired by Lars Aabakken and Kulwinder Dua. The mission of the committee is to place additional emphasis on various activities to support this region, where a number of factors are missing to allow for sufficient and sufficiently good GI endoscopy.
We want to develop this part of the WEO website into a resource and communication hub for this work, to offer resources, to connect people, and the offer updates on current and planned activities of the committee.
To be added to webpage soon:
· Training centers
· Local activities
· Educational resources and webinars
· Research opportunities
· Tutors directory
· African partners directory
· Collaborating industry partners