President Messages (2005/2006)

On behalf of the Gastroenterological Society of Singapore (GESS), it is my pleasure to welcome you to the official website of the society.

2006 marks an important year for the GESS as this is the year the society is holding the GIHep Singapore 2006, comprising the 4 th National Endoscopy Workshop, the Nursing Endoscopy Workshop, and the 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of the GESS . I am proud to announce that the website will be officially launched during the opening of the GIHep Singapore 2006 on 26 th Feb 2006. The name “ GIHep Singapore” is so coined in 2006 since this is the first time the National Endoscopy Workshop, and the Annual Scientific Meeting of the GESS are co-organized by the Chapter of Gastroenterologists, Chapter of Physicians, Academy of Medicine, Singapore. In 2005, both GESS and the Chapter of Gastroenterologists signed a Memorandum of Understanding to involve each other in the organization of continuing medical education programmes. The GIHep Singapore is a product of such collaboration.

The GESS website will house information relating to various aspects of the society, thus serving as a reference source for its members. Importantly, it will provide an important link for the society to reach out to the rest of the medical community, and the public at large. The website will function to complement the Gutview, which is the society’s official newsletter, as an e-newsletter. Lastly, we intend to use the website as another avenue to disseminate notices of upcoming professional development activities in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology held locally. The latter activities are currently being organized by the society on a monthly basis. I sincerely hope that all members of GESS will browse the website regularly and participate in the society’s affairs.

I would like to thank all the GESS members, in particular the executive committee members for working so hard to contribute to the society’s success in the past one year. We look forward to the society’s continued success.

A/Prof Lawrence Khek-Yu Ho
President (2005/6)
Gastroenterological Society of Singapore