The AGM of teh CGS will be held on Friday 6th of June at 12:30pm
to 2pm. Please join us - lunch will be kindly sponsored by Nestle
The CGS Board Dinner will be taking place on Wednesday 4th June
at 19:30pm at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 2100 West End Ave.
New CGS Board At-Large member is Dr. Keith Richter
The CGS Board of Directors is pleased to announce the results of
the CGS At-Large Board position election. Thank you to all the
members who took the time to vote. Dr. Keith Richer is our new
At-Large Board member. Please join us in welcoming Keith back to
the CGS Board! He will start his term at the end of the annual
membership meeting in Nashville. Among other responsibilities his
position will be charged with organizing our annual conference
GutSki and GutSea.
The CGS would also like to extend a resounding thank you to Dr.
Bob Sherding for his dedicated service in this position over the
last 3 years. Additionally, a big round of applause to Drs. Marnin
Forman and Katharine Arnell for their willingness to serve the
Winner of the CGS/Iams-Eukanuba Professional Development Award
The Board of the Comparative Gastroenterology Society (CGS) is
pleased to announce the winner of the CGS/Iams-Eukanuba
Professional Development Awards - Digestive Diseases Week (DDW)
Travel Award 2014.
This year’s award is awarded to Dr. Elizabeth Lennon from North
Carolina State University. Dr. Lennon is currently a PhD candidate
under the mentorship of Dr. Adam Moeser.
Congratulations to Dr. Lennon and many thanks to Iams-Eukanuba for
their continued generous support of this award
Newest membership letter now available!
Winner of the CGS summer student scholarship 2014
The CGS Board is pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 CGS
Veterinary Student Summer Research Scholar Program.
The award goes to Mrs. Jessica Rigling, veterinary student at the
College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University.
Mrs Rigling will work with her mentor, Dr. Craig Ruaux, this
summer evaluating an ELISA assay for 5-Hydroxyindoleacetic acid.
The title of her project is “Validation of a urinary 5-HIAA ELISA,
and preliminary use in dogs with chronic enteropathies ”.
Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Rigling for her
Winner of the CGS/Waltham research grant 2013
The Board of the CGS is pleased to announce the winner of the
2013 CGS/Waltham Grant. The grants were judged by CGS Board
members and volunteer CGS members.
This year's grant is awarded to Dr. Yasushi Minamoto from the
Texas A&M University Gastrointestinal Laboratory for his
project, Evaluation of serum metabolite profiles and
fecal microbiota in dogs with idiopathic inflammatory bowel
disease. Dr. Minamoto is a PhD candidate under the
mentorship of Dr. Jan Suchodolski.
Congratulations to Dr. Minamoto and many thanks to Waltham for
their continued generous support of this grant!
CGS/Iams Eukanuba Professional Development award winners
The winners of the 2012 DDW Travel Grants are
Dr. Sarah Crain, third year small animal
internal medicine resident at the University of Minnesota
Dr. Romy Heilmann, first year small animal internal
medicine resident and PhD student at Texas A&M University
Dr. Kathleen Aicher, Small Animal Intern at
the University of Tennessee
Each award covers travel related expenses up to $1,500, kindly
sponsored by P&G PetCare.
Please join me in congratulating Drs. Crain and Heilmann. They
have shown a passion for gastroenterology/hepatology through their
past work and a desire to continue to contribute in these areas.
It gives me great pleasure to announce this year's CGS abstract
winners for the ACVIM Forum in Seattle:
Dr. Allison Bradley (PhD student of Dr. David Twedt) from Colorado
State University won for the best oral presentation by an
individual in training with her abstract entitled: "Hepatic copper
and zinc concentrations in feral dogs versus dogs fed a commercial
Dr. Candice Bailey (internal medicine resident mentored by Dr.
Craig Ruaux) from Oregon State University won for the best poster
by an individual in training with her abstract entitled: "Serotonin
and chromogranin-A expression is increased in the small intestine
in dogs with inflammatory bowel disease"
Each will receive a cash prize from our organization. On behalf of
the CGS I would like to congratulate both Drs. Bradley and Bailey.
Also, our thanks go to Nutramax Laboratories for generously
sponsoring these awards!
This year's DDW meeting was a great success and was held in
Chicago- we had a fabolous dinner kindly sponsired by SIVOY - thank
you so much for the generous support!
The meeting this year was a memorable experience with more than
18,000 gastroenterologists in attendance and well over 5000
research abstracts presented.
- Membership file updated 2011
- Membership application form
CGS Board election results 2013
The outcomeof the 2013 elections for members of the Board as as
- Our president will be Joerg Steiner
- Steve Hill will be serving as past president
- our new president elect will be Craig Ruaux
- Karin Allenspach will continue as webmaster.
- Jan Suchodolski will continue as secretary &
- Bob Sherding will be our new at-large member 1 to the board.
His position is charged with helping with our annual
conference GUTSKI and GUTSEA, which by the way Bob is the only
member who has been to every single one of our annual
- Peter Kook will be our new at-large member 2
A big THANK YOU to our other members who stepped forward to
serve our wonderful organization - thanks for being willing to