ACVIM 2014

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 Purina!

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 CGS.

Winner of the CGS/Iams-Eukanuba Professional Development Award 2014

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 accomplishment!


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 2013

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. Well done!

ACVIM 2013

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 diet"

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!

DDW 2014

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 information

  • Membership file updated 2011
  • Membership application form

CGS Board


CGS Board election results 2013

The outcomeof the 2013 elections for members of the Board as as follows:

  • 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 & treasurer.
  • 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 meetings.
  • 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 serve!!!


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