The Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery (JSGS) was founded in April 1968 and has been a Partner society with the SSO since 2014. As part of that partnership, the JSGS offers an observership opportunity to a member of the SSO every year. The mission of the JSGS is to promote advances in gastroenterological surgery and encourage more physicians to provide care in the field, thereby helping to foster academic achievements in medical care and the well-being and medical treatment of the Japanese people. The JSGS also encourages advances in the research and training of healthcare employees and society members so that they can improve the medical care they provide. The first volume of the JSGS international journal, Annals of Gastroenterological Surgery, was published in 2017. Today, more than 20,000 members are participating in JSGS.
2019 Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery Observership
SSO members were offered the opportunity by the Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery (JSGS) to apply for a visiting observership in Japan. Many excellent and competitive applications were received and Campbell Roxburgh, MBChB, FRCS, FASCRS, PhD, Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, University of Glasgow in Glasgow, United Kingdom was selected as the recipient of the observership.
Dr. Roxburgh has the opportunity to attend the 74th General Meeting of the Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery held in Takanawa, Japan on July 17-19, 2019. Following the meeting, Dr. Roxburgh will be paired with JSGS mentors and visit pre-eminent Japanese institutions for a total of two weeks.
The JSGS is providing Dr. Roxburgh with a stipend to assist with travel costs during the duration of the observership.
The SSO congratulates Dr. Roxburgh!