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The Korean Society of Gastroenterology


The Korean Society of Gastroenterology
Name The Korea Society of Gastroenterology
Address Room 305, 31 Seolleung-ro 86 gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 06193, Korea
Tel. + 82 - 02-538-0627
Fax. + 82 - 02-538-0635
E-mail gastrokorea@kams.or.kr

Established in 1961, the Korean Society of Gastroenterology (KSG) is committed to the development of Korean gastroenterology by providing its members with qualitative education and training and encouraging the active exchange of scientific knowledge.

The society is proud to have an active members of over 1908 which includes academics and research leaders and variety of clinicians specializing in gastroenterology (internal medicine, surgery, radiology, pathology and so on).

In addition to the Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, the Society's official scientific journal, it has been publishing "Gut and Liver" since 2007 with the aim of increasing scientific exchanges with international societies, in collaboration with all gastroenterology-related societies in Korea including the Korean Association for the Study of the Liver, the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the Korean Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, the Korean College of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research, the Korean Association for the Study of Intestinal Diseases, and the Korean Society of Pancreatobiliary Diseases. The Korean Society of Gastroenterology will do its utmost to make "Gut and Liver" Korea's most representative and internationally recognized magazine on gastroenterology.

To further promote international exchanges, the Society has also been holding the Seoul International Digestive Disease Symposium (SIDDS) biannually since 1991. SIDDS invites eminent speakers with noteworthy accomplishments from both Korea and overseas, providing an opportunity to share the latest information and ideas in the various areas related to the field of gastroenterology.

The Korean Society of Gastroenterology is not only interested in promoting scientific exchanges both nationally and internationally, but is also deeply committed to establishing standardized medical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, through which KSG hopes to contribute to improving and upgrading the medical environment in Korea. As its first project, the Society will establish a guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Tumors (IPMN) of the pancreas in the first half of 2008, which will be followed by guidelines on other common and important gastrointestinal diseases in Korea.

With a half-century of history as its foundation, the Korean Society of Gastroenterology will continue to build on its roots within the scientific and medical accomplishments of its past and present members in the fields of gastrointestinal, hepatic and pancreatobiliary diseases, so that the young researchers of tomorrow can achieve even greater feats in the field of gastroenterology.

Members of the Korean Society of Gastroenterology by years

Basically, the members of the Korean Society of Gastroenterology are divided into regular members, associate members, honorary members and life-time members, however, regular members, associate members and honorary members had not been clearly distinguished until 1997, and the society had mostly been led by life-time members. Since the 3rd general meeting in 1997, we decided the qualification of regular member as medical boardman in various subspecialties who major in the field of gastroenterology and who submitted the application form and paid the annual membership fee according to the rule of the society. This

Members by member types
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Life-time members 2,866 2,793 2,676 2,524 2,396 2,227
Regular members 25 27 20 13 6 13
2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
Life-time members 2,151 2,033 1,987 1,940 1,899 1,834 1,725
Regular members 22 13 6 4 4 3 5
2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
Life-time members 1,650 1,461 1,426 1,306 1,194 1,120 1,031
Regular members 10 19 14 14 13 17 25
Members by Subspecialties
Internal Medicines Surgery Pediatrics Pathology Radiology Pharmacology Preventive Medicine Physiology Family Medicine Microbiology Total
All members 2,445 323 39 26 20 1 3 1 5 3 2,866
Senior Advisor 40 23 3 1 1 - 1 - - - 69
Council Members 86 9 1 1 - - - - - - 97

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