The annual scientific meeting of GESA is Australian Gastroenterology Week (AGW) - held during Spring in a capital city of Australia.
AGW is one of the significant scientific meetings in the Asia-Pacific region and features the latest advances in clinical management, cutting-edge translational and basic science, and original research in endoscopy, gastroenterology and hepatology. Since the inaugural meeting, AGW has grown in attendance from 25 to over 2,000 medical practitioners, surgeons, researchers, and allied health professionals from across the Asia Pacific region.
The three-day program features several synergistic themes designed to encourage interaction between various interest groups in concurrent scientific and educational sessions including 'state of the art' lectures, symposia, free papers, 'early-bird' sessions and poster presentations.
A feature of each AGW is the Bushell Lecture. The Philip Bushell Foundation has been a long-term sponsor of landmark international lecturers to AGW.
Click here for a list of past Bushell lecturers.
During AGW, Young Investigator Awards are made in recognition of the most meritorious research contribution to the scientific program by a Young Investigator in Basic and Clinical Research in the year preceding AGW.
Click here for a list of past Young Investigator Award winners.
The AGW program is generally preceded by workshops organised by the individual associations.
Future AGW Dates
AGW 2020 cancelled
Read the GESA AGW 2020 update statement here
Will now be held online as AGW 2020 Virtual
AGW 2020 Virtual
Saturday 21 November - Monday 30 November 2020
Sunday 12 September - Tuesday 14 September 2021
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre , Australia
Sunday 28 August - Tuesday 30 August 2022
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia
AGW 2019 program
AGW 2018 program
AGW 2017 program
AGW 2016 program
AGW 2015 program
AGW 2014 program