Gastro News from Around the Globe

Posted Wednesday April 17, 2024

As a member of the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) we receive their official e-newsletter e-WGN | World Gastroenterology Organisation

WGO also puts out News You Can Use full of information on gastroenterology topics and events News You Can Use (

Te Whatu Ora sends out their newsletter Ruruku regularly you can find the editions at Stakeholder newsletters (Ruruku) – Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora

Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE) has training opportunity in 2024 for young members of our Society. They are offering a Fellowship jointly funded by the APAGE and the JGH Foundation. 

The Clinician-Scientist Training Fellowship for a twelve-month period for a final year trainee or a recent trainee in gastroenterology or hepatology from one member country, to be taken in any other APAGE member country. The stipend is USD40,000 to be paid to the applicant and a stipend of USD10,000 to be paid to the host institution as a token of support to the training expenses incurred by the applicant during the Fellowship. Further information is below in the APAGE Fellowship Criteria. If you would like to be nominated please download the application from the APAGE website at and send it to the NZSG office

The APAGE Council is calling for applications for the APAGE Research Programme Award for the year 2024 to encourage, stimulate and aid gastroenterological researches. Further information can be found at APAGE: Announcements / Articles. Applications close 30 June 2024.

STRATA (a NZ general surgical trainee research network), NZAGS, and Aotearoa Clinical Trials, are looking to roll out a national study looking at post-colonoscopy colorectal cancers (PCCRC) and post-endoscopy upper GI cancers (PEUGIC). Further information can be found at POET ( You can also reach out to Dr William Xu

Medical Council of New Zealand is consulting on their on Providing care to yourself and those close to you statement. They sent all Doctors their draft document draft Treating yourself and those close to you recently and are consulting on this until May 24.  For more information and to have your say please go to the MCNZ webpage Consultation - Treating yourself and those close to you | Medical Council (



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