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Start of Scholarship System for Young Researchers in Asia
Since last year, as the leader of gastrointestinal science in Asia, the JGA started a scholarship system for young researchers in Asia. The scholarship aims to provide support to young researchers wishing to visit Japan, encourage their participation in the annual IGICS, which is the JGA’s Keynote Program, and as a result, many young researchers gathered for the 6th IGICS in Tokyo this year. When IGICS was first launched, there were six participating countries; Korea, China, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, and Japan. This increased to eight countries with the participation of Singapore and Malaysia last year. We hope to continue our efforts to further widen this circle. Next year, the annual IGICS will be held in Fukushima based on the theme “Gastrointestinal Function and Diseases”. We welcome presentations on themes other than this, and look forward to many applications from Japan as well.

Since our tie-up with the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), our partnership has been progressing smoothly. We expect this alliance to grow even stronger with the appointment of Shinichi Takahashi, vice chairperson of the International Exchange Committee and JGA director, as the Governor of the ACG. In the future, we are planning to work with the ACG in our commitment to foster young gastroenterologists in Asia, and particularly establish a system for receiving students from abroad to study in Japan.

We will do our best to gain more benefits for us and the expansion of both our associations by this affiliate program with the ACG. Our aim as the JGA is to help increase of the ACG members and enhance our influence on the relationship between JGA and ACG. Should you wish to become an ACG International Member and need the letter of support by the ACG members / fellows, please feel free to contact the JGA secretariat.
< Application Form for the ACG: https://members.gi.org/acgmembership/index.asp >

ACG 2014 will be held in Philadelphia from October 17 to 22. Please visit the following website for details: http://acgmeetings.gi.org/

We look forward to your participation.

July 8, 2014

Tetsuo Arakawa

Committee Chairperson
International Exchange Committee

Updated: September 11, 2014


Educational Seminars

The JGA Educational Seminar 2014 will be held on the following date. We look forward to the participation of many JGA members.

Time & Date 11:00-15:30, Sunday, September 28, 2014

Bellesalle Shnjuku Central Park
6-13-1,Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Chairperson Shin’ichi TAKAHASHI, M.D., Ph.D., AGAF
Professor of Internal Medicine, The Third Department of Internal Medicine, Kyorin University School of Medicine
Theme Updating knowledge essential for gastroenterological specialists
Sponsor Japanese Gastroenterological Association
700 participants
5,000 yen

*To participate in this educational seminar, you must be a JGA member and please note that the program will be in Japanese only.

Past Educational Seminars


Updated: September 11, 2014


Annual Meetings

The 11th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Gastroenterological Association

Chairperson Hisao TAJIRI, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal edicine, The Jikei University School of Medicine, Professor, Department of Endoscopy
Date Friday, Feb. 13 - Saturday Feb. 14, 2014
Place Keio Plaza Hotel
e-mail 11jga-office@keiso-comm.com

The Japanese Gastroenterological Association is handling as core symposia topics that we see as being the most critical for multi-year. We expect substantial discussion to develop on core symposia.

Past Annual Meetings


Updated: September 11, 2014


In addition to “Digestion,” a JGA’s official journal in English, we are now publishing JGA Newsletter in Japanese twice a year since the summer of 2008. They have been delivered to you already, however, you can also read it here.

Although it is in Japanese only, should you wish to obtain the copy of the latest version, please contact the secretariat.
The next version, Vol. 14 will be published in December 2014.
It should be delivered to the JGA members around the end of this coming December.


JGA NEWSLETTER Vol.13 2014.7 (3.1MB) *In Japanese Only
JGA NEWSLETTER Vol.12 2013.12 (3.4MB) *In Japanese Only
JGA NEWSLETTER Vol.11 2013.7 (4.7MB) *In Japanese Only
JGA NEWSLETTER Vol.10 2012.12 (4.9MB) *In Japanese Only
JGA NEWSLETTER Vol.9 2012.7 (3.3MB) *In Japanese Only
JGA NEWSLETTER Vol.8 2011.12 (3.3MB) *In Japanese Only
JGA NEWSLETTER Vol.7 2011.07 (2.9MB) *In Japanese Only
JGA NEWSLETTER Vol.6 2010.12 (2.8MB) *In Japanese Only
JGA NEWSLETTER Vol.5 2010.07 (2.5MB) *In Japanese Only
JGA NEWSLETTER Vol.4 2009.12 (1.8MB) *In Japanese Only
JGA NEWSLETTER Vol.3 2009.07 (2.1MB) *In Japanese Only
JGA NEWSLETTER Vol.2 2008.12 (1.8MB) *In Japanese Only
JGA NEWSLETTER Vol.1 2008.07 (0.8MB) *In Japanese Only

In order to read it in PDF, please download Adobe Readerfrom here.

Updated: September 11, 2014


Reporting Changes to the Registered Data /
Notice of Withdrawal

To report changes to your registration data, please e-mail or fax to the secretariat clearly stating your name, membership number and the new information, including telephone numbers and e-mail address so we can contact you.

To file a notice of withdrawal from our membership, please e-mail or fax to the secretariat clearly stating your name and membership number, contact telephone number or e-mail address, with the request of withdrawal and the brief reason of your decision.

You can reach us at;
The Japanese Gastroenterological Association (JGA) Secretariat
Keiso Shobo Publishing Co., Ltd.
Address: 2-1-1 Suido, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0005 Japan
Tel: +81-3-5840-6339
Fax: +81-3-3814-6904
E-mail jga-secretariat@keiso-comm.com

Updated: June 15, 2010


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