World Gastroenterology Organisation

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WGO Abstract Assistance Service

Welcome to the Abstract Assistance Service of WGO's Clinical Research Tools

The goal of this service is to develop a helpdesk that will assist in improving the quality of abstracts submitted to meetings such as DDW or UEGW by gastrointestinal researchers in developing countries. By improving the quality of the abstract it is anticipated that the acceptance for presentation at the meeting will also be increased. Unfortunately we are not able to provide support for abstracts submitted to other meetings.

It is anticipated that this service will provide researchers with the following:

  • English language spelling and grammar corrections,
  • Formatting into the accepted standard for the individual conferences.

The service will not:

  • Provide or change any scientific content

Click here to download good abstract examples submitted to Digestive Diseases Week in 2006 and 2007.

Thanks to the generous support of WGO volunteers, this service will be offered free of cost to gastrointestinal researchers in developing countries. For more information contact the WGO Secretariat at

Please note that only developing countries falling under Group A or B within the WHO's HINARI eligibility criteria may submit. If you do not see your country listed, your submission will not be accepted. Click here for a list of eligible countries.

To submit your abstract for review, please fill out the following information:

Please note that we will endeavor to return the submission within two weeks, but cannot guarantee that.


Privacy and non-disclosure statement

  • No information will be saved on the publicly accessible web server.
  • Information will only be accessible by the WGO individual responsible for reviewing the document.
  • Any information received through this service will be saved in a secure, access-restricted environment.
  • Once the material has been reviewed, the original information and reviewer’s comments will be emailed to the recipient(s). At that time, all documents received and generated during the review process will be deleted.
  • WGO will not archive any information pertaining to documents submitted for review or review comments.
  • All documents received by WGO will be subject to WGO’s non-disclosure and privacy/confidentiality agreements.
  • For further information, please contact


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