Ongoing WDHD Campaigns

Message from Dr. Charles Bernstein, Chair of WDHD 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of idiopathic chronic inflammatory intestinal conditions. The two main disease categories are Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), which have both overlapping and distinct clinical and pathological features.

The pathogenesis of IBD is incompletely understood. Genetic and environmental factors such as altered luminal bacteria and enhanced intestinal permeability play a role in the dysregulation of intestinal immunity, leading to gastrointestinal injury... Read more here!

Highlights and Happenings of WDHD 2017

Please click on a title below to view the highlights and happenings of WDHD 2017!

Meet the Steering Committee

To meet members of the Steering Committee guiding this year's campaign, click here!

Public Events in Honor of WDHD

World Digestive Health Day is celebrated all year long! Would you like to know what is happening around the globe for WDHD 2017? Visit the calendar to see what events are being planned to help bring awareness to IBD! Is your event missing?

Tools and Resources

World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) 2017 is pleased to provide various tools and resources for use across the globe in support this year's campaign. Below you will find the most recently released tools and resources in support of WDHD 2017.

WGO Handbook on IBD
Available now in PDF to read, download and/or print!

Supporting WGO Global Guideline and Cascade

The following WGO Global Guideline and Cascade is featured as a useful resource for the World Digestive Health Day 2017 Campaign. We invite you to also share your resources which can be linked from this page.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease


View the Supporting WGO Global Guideline & Cascade.

View all WGO Global Guidelines & Cascades.

Join the WDHD Conversation on Social Media!

To join the conversation in support of WDHD 2017, snap, post and share original photos and videos of WDHD 2017 celebrations and/or wear blue in support of the campaign. Tag WGO on Facebook (World Digestive Health Day - WDHD) and/or Twitter (@WGOF_WDHD), and be sure to include #WDHD2017 and #YearofIBD in the post. To learn more about how to engage in WDHD conversation, click on our downloadable flyer below!