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JGA Overview

Name

The Japanese Gastroenterological Association (JGA)

Directors and Board Members

As of May 1, 2017
Chairperson
Kazuma Fujimoto, M.D., Ph.D.(Professor and Head, Department of Internal Medicine and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Saga Medical School)
Auditor
Hideyuki HIRAISHI, M.D., Ph.D.(Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Dokkyo Medical University )
Hiroyuki KUWANO ,M.D., Ph.D., FACS.(Professor and Chairman, Department of General Surgical Science, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine)
Toshiro SUGIYAMA, M.D., Ph.D.(Professor and Chairman, Department of Gastroenterology and Hematology, Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama)
Shin’ichi TAKAHASHI, M.D., Ph.D (Vice President, Kosei Hospital)

Executive Planning Division

Chairperson of the General Affairs Committee
 Shinji TANAKA, MD, PhD, FASGE, FACG(Professor, Endoscopy and Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University)
Chairperson of the Public relations Committee
Hiroto MIWA, M.D., Ph.D. (Professor and Chairman, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Hyogo College of Medicine)
Chairperson of the Finance Committee
Hideo BABA (Professor, Kumamoto University)
Chairperson of the Rules Committee
Soji OZAWA(Professor, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Tokai University School of Medicine)
Chairperson of the Coding and Reimbursement Committee
 Katsuhiko IWAKIRI(Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Nippon Medical School)
Chairperson of the Human Resources Committee
Hiroyasu IISHI(Director, Itami City Hospital)
Chairperson of the Councilor Election Committee
Shinsaku FUKUDA, M.D., Ph.D.(Professor and Chairman, Department of Gastroenterology and Hematology, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine)

Scientific Planning Division

Chairperson of the Ethics Committee
Akira ANDOH(Professor, Shiga University of Medical Science )
Chairperson of the Scientific Planning Committee
Mototsugu KATO, M.D., Ph.D.(Director, National Hospital Organization Hakodate Hospital)
Chairperson of the Association Award Screening Committee
Takashi JOH, M.D., Ph.D. (Professor, Department of Gastroenterology and Metabolism, Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences)
Chairperson of the Resrach Fund Awarding Committee
Yoshikazu KINOSHITA, M.D., Ph.D. (Professor and Chairman, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Shimane University School of Medicine)
Chairperson of the Association Journal Committee of Digestion
Koji YAKABI (Vice Director, Professor and Chairman, Saitama Medical Center, Saitama Medical University)
Chairperson of the Association Journal Committee of JJGA
Hiroto MIWA, M.D., Ph.D. (Professor and Chairman, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Hyogo College of Medicine)
Chairperson of the Guideline Committee
Mitsuru KAISE, M.D., Ph.D. (Nippon Medical School Hospital)
Chairperson of the Specialist System Council Committee
Koji YAKABI (Vice Director, Professor and Chairman, Saitama Medical Center, Saitama Medical University)
Chairperson of the Certification System Committee
Koji YAKABI (Vice Director, Professor and Chairman, Saitama Medical Center, Saitama Medical University)
Chairperson of the Curriculum Committee
Takatsugu YAMAMOTO(Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Teikyo University School of Medicine)
Chairperson of the Preliminary Testing Committee Committee
Takashi KAWAI (Professor and Chairman, Gastroenterological Endoscopy, Tokyo Medical University)

Secretariat

Keiso Shobo Publishing Co., Ltd.
Address:2-1-1 Suido, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0005 Japan

Tel: +81-3-5840-6338
Fax: +81-3-3814-6904

Call for Membership Applications

  • Doctors and researchers listed as members of gastroenterology-related professional associations
  • Applications invited for membership in line with the constitutions of related businesses and groups

Process of Establishment

  • April 10, 2004 Founders’ Meeting held, followed by first Board Meeting (establishing the JGA)
  • May 29, 2004 First Board of Trustees’ Meeting was held
  • January 28-29, 2005 1st Annual Congress of the Japanese Gastroenterological Association was held