The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) promotes the advancement of the science and art of gastroenterology by providing national leadership in patient care, research, teaching and continuing professional development (CPD) and maintaining the highest ethical standards. Founded in 1962, over 1,100 members make up the CAG, including gastroenterologists, surgeons, pediatricians, basic scientists, and others in the gastrointestinal health field.
The CAG provides professional gastroenterological education and funding opportunities for gastrointestinal health and disease research, and more recently, has advocated for improved timeliness and quality of digestive health care for Canadians.
Some research that the CAG conducts are:
- Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs)
- Accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programs
- Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
- Research programs through funding opportunities and recognition awards
Through our many programs, the CAG continues to be dedicated to research, professional education, and patient care in all areas of digestive health and disease, in support of the economic and social health of all Canadians. Learn more about the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) here.
IMAGINE SPOR | Chronic Disease Network
The IMAGINE (Inflammation, Microbiome, and Alimentation: Gastro-Intestinal and Neuropsychiatric Effects) Chronic Disease Network involves 17 hospitals/universities and 75 researchers across Canada who will study the interactions between the inflammation, microbiome, diet and mental health in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The IMAGINE Network is one of five chronic disease networks in the SPOR (Strategy for Patient Oriented Research) initiative of CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research). Learn more about IMAGINE SPOR and ways to get involved.