2017 Oregon Gut Club

The mission of the Oregon Gut Club is to disseminate the most up-to-date knowledge to health care practitioners in order to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with digestive disorders.  It is the goal of the Board of Directors to organize an annual meeting of Oregon digestive health specialists, at popular destinations in Oregon, where they can gather to hear top-notch lectures from well-respected experts in the field of digestive health in a comfortable atmosphere of collegiality and friendship.  We hope that you, the members, are excited about this opportunity, for YOU are the Oregon Gut Club.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Oregon Gut Club is to advance the study of gastroenterology, to translate the scientific advances to patient care and to disseminate the knowledge to patients and care-givers in order to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with gastroenterological disorders.

To accomplish its mission, the Oregon Gut Club defined strategic directions and specific goals which include:
  • To encourage research and facilitate scientific interchange of discoveries, ideas and information on gastrointestinal disorders.
  • To foster excellence in the medical care of patients with gastrointestinal disorders.
  • To work with federal and non-federal agencies to support clinical research in gastroenterology.
  • To work with other professional societies, organizations and patient advocacy groups to help achieve the mission and goals of the Oregon Gut Club.
  • To hold meetings for the members of the Oregon Gut Club, as well as other care-givers in the field of gastroenterology, and invite speakers of national and international reputation to discuss the scientific advances in gastroenterology. 
  • To hold open forums at these meetings so that these advances can be discussed in order to allow members to best decide how to use this material to improve patient care in their own communities.
  • To provide continuing education to non-gastroenterologists, caregivers and patients in these communities.   

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