Dear Friend's and Colleagues,
I am humbled to lead our prestigious Indian Society of Gastroenterology & I thank everyone for having faith in me for this honour.
Our society has approximately 3000 members, my wish is to make our family bigger. I would need help from state ISG bearers to expand the membership in their areas. Academic heads running the DM, DNB program can help by ensuring that all post-graduates become ISG member once they finish their training.
We need to build a better association with Gastroenterology societies of SAARC countries in form of exchange educational programs on virtual & physical format during the conferences and short term training of members of society.
The legacy of the past Presidents & Secretaries of running TTT, GYM, YCP, Virtual master classes shall continue with more enthusiasm. We shall have co-ordination between various educational activities organised across our country so that the Post-Graduates & Fellows can plan in-advance and make the most of it.
The educational programmes of the state chapters to be intensified to be more frequent and have a greater participation. We need to have multicentric trials, every ISG member has something beyond gastroenterology which has to be nurtured.
Dr. Sandeep Nijhawan
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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.Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.