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.
The Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery Annual Meeting will be held July 12, 2023.