American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
The mission of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases is to "Advance the Science and Practice of Hepatology, Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Thereby Promoting Liver Health and Optimal Care of Patients with Liver and Biliary Tract Diseases."
American Gastroenterological Association
The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), founded in 1897, is the oldest non-profit specialty medical society in the country. Today more than 8,400 gastroenterological physicians and scientists throughout the world engaged in clinical practice, research, and education belong to the AGA. Membership is limited to physicians, researchers and or educators whose primary practice, research and/or teaching involves the functions and disorders of the digestive system.
Comparative Gastroenterology Society
The purpose of the Comparative Gastroenterology Society is "To encourage professional improvement and the interchange of knowledge and ideas among those persons interested in comparative gastroenterologyincluding patient care, teaching and research."
Gastroenterology Research Group
The focus and goals of the current Gastroenterology Research Group is "dedicated to promoting and expanding and the science of gastroenterology through clinical and basic research. With intense competition for young investigator (physician-scientists and doctoral scientists) funding, the GRG recognizes the need to provide career support for this often vulnerable population. Thus the GRG aims to provide a network for scientists to promote the exchange of cutting edge scientific information, to enhance the flow of scientific communications and foster partnerships between basic and clinical investigators, and to cultivate, support, and promote young investigators (MD and PhD) from fellowship or post-doctoral training through successful initiation and renewal of grant awards from local and federal agencies."