To be the world leader in endoscopic education while promoting high standards and quality in endoscopy.
- To develop and implement quality education in digestive endoscopy
- To increase access and knowledge of endoscopy in underserved areas of the world
- To support international cooperation to achieve optimal practices in endoscopy
- To inform the public of the many benefits from high quality and safe endoscopy
WEO was established in 1962 during the World Congress of Gastroenterology in Munich, Germany, where it is based and registered as a non-profit organization. Until 2010, the society was known as “Organisation Mondiale d’Endoscopie Digestive” (OMED), when the name was changed to the “World Endoscopy Organization” (WEO).
For more than 60 years, WEO has been the voice of world endoscopy.