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Industry Organizations

Listed below is a directory of gastroenterology-related organizations dedicated to advancing healthcare for patients around the world.​​


European Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society
The European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility is a professional organization serving all professionals in Europe involved in the study of neurobiology and pathophysiology of gastrointestinal function, with approximately 1,400 registered members. The aims of ESNM are to expand knowledge and interest in the field of neurogastroenterology and motility; to educate the younger generation of physicians in basic and clinical aspects in the field; to promote science and educational activities such as symposia, e-learning, and technical courses; to encourage basic and clinical research in the field of neurogastroenterology and motility; and to establish the standards for good clinical practice and patient care.


European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) is dedicated to the advance of skilled endoscopic practice through workshops, publication of guidelines and research. It represents national societies of endoscopy in Europe, the Mediterranean and North Africa with one society from any of these countries eligible for membership. Membership in the ESGE is also open to physicians or trainees with formal training in gastroenterology, surgery or internal medicine, who wish to benefit and also to contribute to the Society's purpose to promote good endoscopy.



International Foundation for Functional and Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD)
A non-profit education and research organization dedicated to informing, assisting, and supporting people affected by gastrointestinal disorders. IFFGD also addresses the issues surrounding life with gastrointestinal (GI) functional and motility disorders and increases the awareness about these disorders among the general public, researchers, and the clinical care community. IFFGD regularly publishes information about different areas of GI health with up-to-date information on recognizing, diagnosing, treating, and living with gastrointestinal disorders, and offers a library of their own publications with information on a range of topics to help individuals or the families of those affected by GI disorders.


International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE)
The ISDE is an international, multispecialty society devoted to the study of the esophagus in disease and in health that was founded in 1979. The aims of the ISDE are to promote the exchange of scientific and medical knowledge among specialists in the field, to maintain interchange with organizations and industries and to encourage basic and clinical research in fields related to the esophagus. To promote the professional and educational development of individuals interested in the esophagus, the ISDE sponsors its own journal, international congresses, and other educational programs.


The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons is the leading professional society representing more than 4,000 surgeons who use endoscopy and laparoscopy as an integral part of their treatment of patients. It is dedicated to providing education and training for gastrointestinal and/or abdominal surgeons and surgeons-in-training, identifying and evaluating current and emerging minimal access and noninvasive technologies and techniques in gastrointestinal endoscopy and endoscopic surgery. SAGES helps assure that patients are able to obtain the most effective diagnosis and treatment from qualified surgeons by defining and providing tools and the guidelines for measurement in assessing surgical competence.



The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associations (SGNA)
The Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates is a professional organization of nurses and associates dedicated to the safe and effective practice of gastroenterology and endoscopy nursing. SGNA carries out its mission by advancing the science and practice of gastroenterology and endoscopy nursing through education, research, advocacy, and collaboration, and by promoting the professional development of its members in an atmosphere of mutual support.