Newest membership letter now available!
Winners of the CGS summer student scholarship 2013
The CGS Board is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 CGS
Veterinary Student Summer Research Scholar Program. This year the
top two projects are being awarded grants.
First place goes to Mr. Douglas Donovan, veterinary student,
Royal Veterinary College, London, UK. Mr. Donovan will work with
his mentor, Dr. Karin Allenspach, this summer evaluating a
non-invasive diagnostic test for IBD. The title of his project is,
"Clinical usefulness of antibodies against flagellin as a
diagnostic test in dogs with IBD".
Second place goes to Ms. Lauren Foster, veterinary student Texas
A&M University. Ms. Foster will work with her mentor, Dr. Jan
Suchodolski, this summer evaluating the fecal microbiome of cats.
The title of her project is, "Characterization of the fecal
microbiome of cats with acute and chronic diarrhea".
Please join us in congratulating Mr. Donovan and Ms. Foster for
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!
Minutes of the membership/Board meeting
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.
This year's ACVIM meeting was be held in New Orleans, Louisiana,
May 30 until 2 June 2012. The CGS membership meeting was very well
attended, and has been generously sponsored by Nestle PURINA, thank
you very much! The minutes of the membership
meeting 2012 (see above) are now available.
The research abstract
awards for best oral presentation and best poster presentation on a
GI topic at the 2012 ACVIM Forum by individuals in training are the
Please join me in thanking our sponsors Nutramax Laboratories
for making these awards possible! Each award entitles the winner to
a check in the amount of $800!
The best oral presentation is awarded to Dr. Mary Katherine
Tolbert from NCSU for her abstract entitled, Exogenous
sialic acid and cysteine protease inhibition block adherence
ofTritrichomonas foetus to the intestinal
The best poster presentation is awarded to Dr. Nora Berghoff
form TAMU for her abstract entitled, Serum cobalamin and
methylmalonic acid concentrations in dogs with chronic
gastrointestinal disease (GI-21).
The winners will receive a check in the amount of $800.00 thanks
to the generous support by Nutramax® Laboratories, Inc. Thanks
Please join us in congratulating Katherine Tolbert and Nora
Berghoff for their outstanding achievement and wish them the very
best in their future careers as veterinary gastroenterologists!
We would also like to acknowledge Ms. Katie Stroda
(4th year DVM student) and Ms. Alison Manchester
(2nd year DVM student) for successfully completing
their oral abstracts. Congratulations to both of you for having the
courage to present in front of group of specialists, some who have
decades of research experience in the GI field!
Next year's DDW meeting will be held in Orlando, Florida- watch
this spacef or upcoming information on the DDW dinner!
In 2012, Twenty-seven CGS members were present for the dinner at
DDW, which was generously sponsored by Hill's Pet
Nutrition and everybody felt that it was a very valuable
meeting. Many thanks to Hill's Pet Nutrition!!
The meeting this year was a memorable experience with more than
16,000 gastroenterologists in attendance and well over 5000
research abstracts presented. There will be another CGS dinner
during next year's DDW in Orlando, so please come and join us next
year for this event!
- Membership file updated 2011
- Membership application form
CGS Board election results 2011
There are no changes to the Board in 2012.
The outcomeof the 2011 elections for members of the Board as as
- Our new president will be Steve Hill. He will start his term at
the end of our annual membership meeting in Denver (if you
have not signed up yet do it quickly before it is too
- Joerg Steiner will be serving as new president-elect.
- Karin Allenspach will continue as webmaster.
- Jan Suchodolski will take over as secretary &
- Bob Sherding will be our new at-large member 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.
A big THANK YOU to our other members who stepped forward to
serve our wonderful organization - thanks for being willing to
Please join me in a big thank you to Jane, Frederic, Steve,
Karin, and Jan for their dedicated service to