The Gastroenterological Society of Singapore was formed in the mid 1980s.
The objectives of the society are:
To advance the knowledge and practices of gastroenterology in Singapore
To promote research in gastroenterology in Singapore hospitals
To promote regional and international cooperation in gastroenterology.
To organize meetings, seminars, conventions and publish materials to educate doctors, nurses and the public in the field of gastroenterology.
To date, the society has held annual scientific meetings, organized National Endoscopy Workshops, and published newsletters containing hundreds of relevant articles.It has also incorporated nurses to be part of the society.
The Gastroenterological Society of Singapore has collaborated with the American Gastroenterolgical Association to hold the first Asian AGA meeting in Singapore in 1995. The society was also the host of the highly successful APDW 2003 meeting and ADPW 2011.