World Gastroenterology Organisation

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Education & Training


WGO Bogotá Training Center

Director: Dr. Luis Carlos Sabbagh

Introduction:

In response to training needs in Central and South America, on August 6, 2008, the Clinica Reina Sofia Endoscopy Training Center and the Clinica Universitaria Colombia Endoscopy Training Center were inaugurated in Bogotá, Colombia.

Clinica Reina Sofia has obtained significant recognition in digestive endoscopy both in Colombia and abroad, and a sub-specialty program was created under the auspice of a new medical school, Unisanitas.


Main Objectives and Goals:

  • The main objectives of the Bogotá Training Center include the provision of complementary endoscopy training, training in therapeutic endoscopy, training in endoscopic EUS, training in new technologies, and research on new developments in endoscopy
  • The geographic areas targeted for training includes Colombia, Central America, and the Andean region

Facilities:

Digestive endoscopy unit:

  • Two adult and one pediatric endoscopy rooms
  • One gastrointestinal physiology room
  • Recovery room for sedated patients
  • Dedicated area for equipment disinfection

ERCP suite with digital radiology support

Experimental animal suite


Areas of Training:

  • Therapeutic endoscopy
  • Endoscopic EUS
  • ERCP
  • EMR technologies
  • Argon-treatment of esophageal varices
  • Endoscopic ultrasound

In the Press:

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Contact:

Center Director: Dr. Luis Carlos Sabbagh
 
Diagonal 127a #31-46
Clinica Reina Sofia
Centro De Exploraciones Digestivas
Bogotá, Colombia
E-mail: lsabbagh@colsanitas.com


Further Information:

For more comprehensive information on the Bogotá Training Center, including the trainee application process, course offerings, and other details, please refer to the downloadable pdf:
> Bogotá Training Center Information Packet (Downloadable PDF)

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WGO Past President Henry Cohen presenting at the Training Center inauguration.

WGO Blantyre Training Center

Then WGO Foundation Chairman Eamonn Quigley presenting at the Training Center inauguration.

WGO Blantyre Training Center

Eamonn Quigley, Roberto Cocheteux, Henry Cohen, and Luis Carlos Sabbagh unveil the WGO Training Center plaques.

WGO Blantyre Training Center

Eamonn Quigley, Roberto Cocheteux, Henry Cohen, and Luis Carlos Sabbagh unveil the WGO Training Center plaques.

The WGO would like to give special thanks to Asociacion Interamericana de Gastroenterologia (AIGE), Organizacion Sanitas Internacional, Clinica Reina Sofia, and Olympus Latin America for their support and sponsorship of the WGO Bogota Training Center.

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