Brief Introduction of the Gastroenterological Society of Taiwan (GEST)
The Gastroenterological Society of Taiwan was founded officially in Taipei on 15th March, 1970 by Professor Juei-Low Sung. The current president is Professor Jaw-Town Lin. Over the past 42 years, GEST has grown from a small group of practicing Gastroenterologists to a large organization with 1,664 members. The members are composed of practicing gastroenterologists and hepatologists, and researchers in basic gastroenterology and hepatology. Missions of GEST are to enhance the quality of patient care, to train young fellows, to promote researches in gastroenterology and hepatology related fields, and to develop friendship through regular convention and education programs. Mentoring, knowledge exchange and dedication to professional growth are among the core values of GEST and its members. Facilitation of communication with international societies and outstanding experts/leaders is another important goal of our society. To achieve this goal, we aim to hold Asia-Pacific or even international convention in the near future. We also encourage and support the active involvement and presentation of research work by our young or promising members in other international conferences.
President: Jaw-Town Lin, M.D., Ph.D.
Secretary General: Chun-Jen Liu, M.D., Ph.D.