The Gastroenterological Society of Queensland (GESQ), now in its 51st year, developed organically from a commitment to developing gastroenterology services and promoting clinical excellence amongst the pioneering gastroenterologists and hepatologists of Queensland. With over 120 members, the Society remains firmly committed to its original goals but is now also developing a major role in the education of trainees, promotion of research, and the provision of a forum for professional interaction and discussion of major issues in gastroenterology and hepatology.
OUR FLAGSHIP EVENT
The Annual Noosa Update, now in its 24th year, provides members with state-of-the-art lectures across the spectrum of gastrointestinal and liver disease, a forum to debate and network with colleagues, access to the latest therapeutic and diagnostic innovations in the field, and a showcase of the best local research via our annual Young Investigator Awards.
RESEARCH AND EDUCATION
In the coming years, GESQ will take an increasingly active role in facilitating GE education, promoting clinical and scientific research, and connecting members whose vision and expertise could realise the potential of local research projects and clinical innovation through collaboration.
PROMOTION OF TRAINING
GESQ is committed to providing the best professional training in Australia through initiatives such as our comprehensive 2-year educational program (including a stand-alone “Trainee Day” as part of the annual Noosa Update), a web-based “one-stop shop” for the latest evidence and clinical guidelines.
CPD for GEs
In addition to the Annual Update, GESQ host 4 dinner meetings per year (each dedicated to a major area of clinical interest or controversy and usually featuring an international or national expert in the field) that not only contributes to the continuing professional development of its members but also provides a forum to network and explore issues that affect day-to-day clinical practice.