Amplifying awareness of Gastrointestinal and Hepatic disorders.


Provide an opportunity for professionals in the field of gastroenterology, hepatology and related disciplines to come together to learn about the latest research and advancements, collaborate with colleagues and actively participate in this rapidly advancing field.

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Facilitating training and research in collaboration with eminent international societies for encouraging young gastroenterologists.


Abiding encouragement and support to the global healthcare fraternity in the best possible manner.

President's Message

Govind Makharia

Dear Members of ISG,

It is an honour for me (and my family) to serve as the President of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology which is one of most vibrant professional Society in India. It is also an honour and privilege for me to serve under outgoing President Dr Sandeep Nijhawan, who is so gracious, energetic, and passionate about Society affairs and our members.

It is absolutely wonderful to have a very dedicated and forward looking governing council members who care deeply about our members and contribute in fostering training and good practice. They also care about serving our members, from the most junior to the most experienced, and about creating opportunities for the betterment and advancement of their careers.

Secretary - General Message

Mathew Philip

Dear Members and Colleagues,

I am truly honored to serve as the Secretary General of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology (ISG), a vibrant and dynamic community of over three thousand dedicated professionals. As we stand on the threshold of a new era in healthcare, I am excited about the possibilities that lie ahead for our society.

Gastroenterology is a field that continually evolves, driven by innovation, research, and a deep commitment to improving the health and well-being of our patients. The ISG has been at the forefront of this transformation, fostering excellence in gastroenterology and hepatology through its various activities, including annual conferences, workshops, research initiatives, and educational programs.


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State Chapters

The Indian Society of Gastroenterology is a national gastroenterology society of 19 State Chapters representing over 3500+ gastroenterologist, hepatologists, endoscopists, GI surgeons and other healthcare professionals working in the field of gastroenterology.

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Transforming patient care through training

Academic Programs

ISG is working towards its goal to fulfil its vision to provide an opportunity for professionals in the field of gastroenterology, hepatology and related disciplines to learn about the latest research and advancements, collaborate with colleagues and actively participate in this rapidly advancing field.

Clinician Program (YCP)

The Young Clinicians Program (YCP) is an initiative of Indian Society of Gastroenterology that funds 70-80 first-year DM/DNB registered trainees all across India to participate in three days of specialized educational program. The program format includes basics in research methodology, concept making lectures in basic sciences, and writing and presentation skills. Young Clinician Program has been held successfully for the past eleven consecutive years.

Evidence Based Gastroenterology

In 2022, ISG had decided to launch new program with the objective of training them on the uniform practice of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The focus of this program is to discuss the Best Practice Guidelines on various common GI, liver, and pancreato-biliary diseases.

Young Masters (GYM)

In 2008, ISG had decided to launch national training programs directed specifically to trainees in Gastroenterology. To address a long-felt need to revitalize training in GE in India and to create a platform for making the standards uniform across the country. The GYM program is targeted for exam going DM and DNB students. The aim is to expose them to senior teachers and potential examiners, and help them hone the knowledge and skills that are specifically expected during examinations.

Train the Trainers

Encouraged by the training programs organized by WGO, the Train the Trainers (TTT) program is a recent initiative of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology that funds 25 consultants across India. TTT is a four-day specialized educational program.

ISG Master Class

The COVID-19 pandemic led the world to explore new innovative ways of imparting education through online seminars and courses. Since all the teaching institutions suspended their academic activities, the ISG introduced a series of web-based Master Class lectures and panel discussions on the relevant topics for GI trainees, practicing gastroenterologists, and hepatologists.