CGS/Iams-Eukanuba Professional Development Awards for travel to
The Board of the Comparative Gastroenterology Society (CGS) is
pleased to announce the winners of the CGS/Iams-Eukanuba
Professional Development Awards for travel to GutSea 2015, which
will be held at the Robert’s Grove Resort in Belize from March 7th
to March 11th 2015.
This year the CGS board has decided to give 4 awards to members in
Dr. Samantha Parkinson, second year small animal internal medicine
resident at the University of Tennessee
Dr. Agostino Buono, PhD student at Texas A&M
Dr. Allison Kendall, Purdue University, Indiana,
and Dr. Alison Manchester, University of Wisconsin
Each award covers travel related expenses up to $1,500, kindly
sponsored by P&G PetCare.
Please join me in congratulating our winners on this prestigious
The AGM of the CGS was held at this year's ACVIM in Nashville,
Tennessee. We had an excellent lunch which was kindly sponsored by
Abstract award winners ACVIM 2014
SueYee Lim won the award with her presentation entitled
“Quantitative contrast-enhanced ultrasonographic assessment of
naturally occurring pancreatitis in dogs“. SueYee is finishing a
PhD at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan and is moving back to
Malaysia later this year to start a faculty position. In the
category of poster presentation Linda Toresson won the award with
her presentation entitled “Oral cobalamin supplementation in dogs
with chronic enteropathies and hypocobalaminemia”. Linda currently
is a PhD student with Thomas Spillmann at the University in
Helsinki and also an practitioner at a large veterinary clinic in
Helsingborg, Sweden. Both awardees will receive a check for
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
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
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 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