About

What is 'CGS'?

The Comparative Gastroenterology Society: an incorporated, not-for-profit educational organization.

The Comparative Gastroenterology Society was organized and constituted April 13, 1970, at Denver, Colorado.

What is the purpose of the CGS?

To encourage professional improvement and the interchange of knowledge and ideas among those persons interested in comparative gastroenterologyincluding patient care, teaching and research. (Article III of the Articles of Incorporation.)

Who makes up the CGS?

Membership in the CGS is restricted to those recognized as active contributors to the broad field of comparative gastroenterology, and those in training.

Further details on membership can be found in Article IV of the By-Laws and within the membership section of this web site.

The actual officers of the CGS and the member of board can be found on this website in which the individuals are presented with a small biography.

Origin of the CGS website?

The original web site and listserve were developed and maintained by Dr. Robert J. Washabau (past CGS President) on the college of veterinary medicine server at the University of Pennsylvania . Thereafter Dr. David Schneider took kindly over and maintained the website and the listserv for several years. Since 2008, Karin Allenspach has been maintaining and updating the website.

All of them spent countless hours and put enormous effort into creating the CGS web presence and therefore they deserve a big THANK YOU (!).

Does the CGS have a Newsletter?

The CGS publishes a Newsletter in which it informs its member about new developments in the veterinary medicine or new events such as conferences, GutSki/ GutSea or anything that is for interest for the members.

Duties of the Board members:

President

  • Organize reviews of GI abstract and poster presentation during the ACVIM Forum (yearly 4 hours)
  • Organize GI speakers for the North American Veterinary Conference in Orlando, Florida (yearly 2 hours)
  • Agenda development with the secretary for Board and general membership meetings at the Forum (yearly 1 hour)
  • Officiate (or designate) at the general membership meeting at the Forum (yearly 2 hours)
  • Take care of the gavel and pass it on to the next president (yearly 0 hours)
  • Interact via email on various issues with board (yearly 2-4 hours)
  • Answer questions from members as they arise (yearly 0-2 hours)
  • Interact with the secretary & treasurer regarding organizing business and board meetings (yearly 1-2 hours)
  • Interact with Gutski/sea organizers for various issues (yearly 1-2 hours)
  • Vote on proposals for Waltham/CGS grants (yearly 4 hours)
  • Vote on applications for summer research scholarship (yearly 2-4 hours)
  • vote on proposals for DDW/Gutsea Gutski travel grants (yearly 2 hours)

President-Elect

-organize CGS program (4 hours of lectures) for ACVIM Forum

-interact with the rest of the board by e-mail

-attend annual board meeting   (yearly 4 hours)

-attend annual membership meeting    (yearly 2 hours)

-vote on proposals for Waltham/CGS grants   (yearly 2 hours)

-vote on applications for summer research scholarship    (yearly 2 hours)

-vote on proposals for DDW travel grants

 

Secretary and Treasurer

-receive checks, deposit checks, keep books (monthly 4 hours)

-answer e-mails from members (monthly 2 hours)

-interact with the board    (monthly 1 hour)

-assemble spring newsletter    (yearly 8 hour-

-prepare and file form 990 with the IRS  (with help from a CPA; yearly 4 hours)

-spring newsletter mailout   yearly    (yearly 4 hours)

-receive spring mailings (ballots, membership forms updates)   (yearly 16 hours)

-take deposits for GUTSEA/GUTSKI and other meeting related duties   (yearly 16 hours)

-beg for money  (yearly 4-6 hours)

-Review of By-Laws and introduction of changes for later vote by board and membership

-collect pledged contributions (yearly 4 hours)

-make posters for GUTSEA/GUTSKI    (yearly 2 hours)

-organize DDW dinner   yearly    2 hours     (yearly 2 hours)

-have plaques made    (yearly 2 hours)

-organize meetings during ACVIM   (yearly 16 hours)

-minutes for the board meeting    (yearly 2 hours)

-minutes for the annual membership meeting     (yearly 2 hours)

-attend annual board meeting   (yearly 4 hours)

-attend annual membership meeting    (yearly 2 hours)

-vote on proposals for Waltham/CGS grants   (yearly 2 hours)

-vote on applications for summer research scholarship    (yearly 2 hours)

-vote on proposals for DDW/Gutsea Gutski travel grants    (yearly 2 hours)

-maintain listserve (yearly 6 hours)

 

 

Webmaster

-maintain  and update website, specifically after membership and Board meetings if there is any information that needs to be distributed to the members

-interact with listserve manager to co-ordinate postings of the listserve and the website

- interact with the rest of the board by e-mail

-attend annual board meeting   (yearly 4 hours)

-attend annual membership meeting    (yearly 2 hours)

-vote on proposals for Waltham/CGS grants   (yearly 2 hours)

-vote on applications for summer research scholarship    (yearly 2 hours)

-vote on proposals for DDW/Gutsea Gutski travel grants    (yearly 2 hours)

Immediate Past-President

-interact with the rest of the board by e-mail

-attend annual board meeting   (yearly 4 hours)

-attend annual membership meeting    (yearly 2 hours)

-vote on proposals for Waltham/CGS grants   (yearly 2 hours)

-vote on applications for summer research scholarship    (yearly 2 hours)

-vote on proposals for DDW/Gutsea Gutski travel grants    (yearly 2 hours)

-recruitment of nominees for open board positions (2 hours)

At-Large 1

-Interact with the rest of the board by e-mail

-Attend annual board meeting (yearly 4 hours)

-Attend annual membership meeting    (yearly 2 hours)

-Review and vote on proposals for Waltham/CGS grants   (yearly 2 hours)

-Review and vote on applications for summer research scholarship    (yearly 2 hours)

-Review and vote on proposals for DDW/Gutsea Gutski travel grants    (yearly 2 hours)

-Organize and oversee the annual CGS GutSki/GutSea winter conference, including arrangements for location, hotel venue, group receptions/social events, and scientific program of 25 to 30 abstract presentations (yearly 100 hours for pre-conference organization, plus on-site attendence and oversight of the 4-day conference)

 

At-large 2

-interact with the rest of the board by e-mail

-attend annual board meeting   (yearly 4 hours)

-attend annual membership meeting    (yearly 2 hours)

-maintain listserve

-vote on proposals for Waltham/CGS grants   (yearly 2 hours)

-vote on applications for summer research scholarship    (yearly 2 hours)

-vote on proposals for DDW/Gutsea Gutski travel grants    (yearly 2 hours)

- organize Waltham/CGS grant procedure   (yearly 4 hours)

- organize DDW travel grant    (yearly 4 hours)

- organize Gutski/Gutsea travel grants (yearly 4 hours)

- organize summer research student program (yearly 4 hours)

- keep the sponsored programs updated: the CGS/Waltham research grant, the

DDW travel award guidelines, and the summer student scholar-research

program.

- remind the secretary & treasurer by sending updated materials for upcoming deadlines for CGS sponsored programs (one month before that)

 

 

 


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