Emirates Gastroenterology & Hepatology Society
The Emirates Gastroenterology & Hepatology Society was formed in 1995 with an intention of advancing the science and practice of digestive diseases through mutual professional interaction among doctors in the UAE with active interest in this field. Currently this forum has around 160 active members from various specialties like Medical and Surgical Gastroenterology, Pediatrics, Radiology, Pathology, General medicine and Surgery.
The Society meets every month with active programs covering clinical problems related to the specialty. Through the society website we aim to keep our members up to date on the latest advances and medical breakthroughs in gastroenterology and the allied specialties. There are ongoing plans to do epidemiological studies, clinical trials and basic research so as to have authentic data on the common and relevant clinical problems in the UAE. From humble beginnings this forum has grown into one of the most active professional forums in UAE maintaining a high standard.
Every year, the society holds the EGHS-WGO International Congress to bring about practitioners around the globe to create a forum where medical experts can present an abstract on the latest trends in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. This was made possible through partnerships with Health Institutions such as the ESGE European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
- To generate awareness on the importance of digestive health and the early prevention of digestive diseases.
- To create a forum of medical experts who aims to keep the medical field updated.
- To contribute in the development of guidelines for the management of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in a multifaceted approach.
- To encourage the adaptation of a healthy lifestyle as a key factor in preventing various digestive diseases.