Young GESA Network & Advanced Trainees

Young GESA is a network to help support and guide gastroenterology trainees and early-career consultants in enhancing their personal and professional lives.
The years as an Advanced Trainee and early consultant life are an exciting phase of any career but also pose significant personal and professional challenges.

Young GESA helps formalise representation of younger members to the wider association and to engage these members in GESA activities and provide services directly relevant to members at early stages in their careers.

This Special Interest Group (SIG) is open to gastroenterologists who are within eight years of receiving fellowship confirmation as well as gastroenterology trainees. The Young GESA network launched at AGW 2018. Current Committee members can be found here.

If you are interested in joining Young GESA please contact

GESA Supports Advanced Trainees Through Training and Membership Benefits

GESA welcomes and supports Advanced Trainees. We have a number of initiatives to assist you during this phase of your career:

  • GESA Gut School a unique training course specifically designed for all first-year advanced gastroenterology trainees.  All Advanced Trainees who complete Gut School qualify for six months membership with GESA
  • The Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (CCRTGE) is a national body comprising representatives from GESA, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
  • Research grants, fellowships and awards

  • Travel grants for GUT School and AGW

  • Dedicated RACP Advanced Trainee/Supervisor session at GESA's annual Australian Gastroenterology Week (AGW) conference

  • Representation on the RACP Advanced Trainee Committee (ATC) - the current representative is David Prince

  • Feedback to the GESA Board from the ATC representative on issues concerning advanced trainees

In addition GESA offers all Advanced Trainees full membership at a discounted rate to help early-career gastroenterologists and hepatologists access the broad range of GESA member benefits including discounts on NETI courses and AGW registration, eligibility for travel grant and research awards and access to the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology as well as peer and professional support.

Obtaining Advanced Training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology through RACP

The RACP offers advanced training in gastroenterology and hepatology that, once complete, allows a physician to practise as a qualified specialist in Australia or New Zealand.

This program involves thirty-six months (three years) of full-time-equivalent training under the supervision of a practising gastroenterologist at an accredited training site.

Advanced Trainee Committee (ATC)


ATC Chair

GESA ATC Representative

2018 - 2020

Jamshid Kalantar (NSW)

David Prince (NSW)


Jamshid Kalantar (NSW)

David Prince (NSW)


Rob Fraser

Nishmi Gunasingam (NSW)


Geoffrey Hebbard