About us

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AUGIS promotes the establishment of high quality training programmes throughout the UK as a fundamental component of its activities.

We work towards improving the delivery, the results and outcome of conditions of the oesophagus, stomach, duodenum, pancreas, liver and biliary tract requiring surgical treatment.

As a charity, AUGIS is regulated by the Charity Commission. Each year we are required to submit details of our accounts, which are published on the Charity Commission website. Click here to view the latest submission.

 

Objectives

The objectives of the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS) of Great Britain and Ireland are to improve the delivery, the results and outcome of conditions of the oesophagus, stomach, duodenum, pancreas, liver and biliary tract requiring surgical treatment.

AUGIS aims to provide a structure for training objectives, foster developments in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, promote educational and academic objectives and act as a liaison under the umbrella of the ASGBI with the Senate of Surgery, Royal Colleges, the SAC and other surgical and academic bodies. AUGIS promotes the establishment of high quality training programmes throughout the UK as a fundamental component of the Association’s activities.

The Association will continue to use its offices to advance the quality of care provided to patients with upper GI disease and serve as a forum to disseminate information to health care professionals and the general population. Whilst its Annual Meeting in September of each year will provide this regular opportunity, the Association will use this website and its regular newsletters to keep in regular contact with its membership and to those individuals who wish to be kept abreast of advances and developments in the area of upper GI disease.

The Meeting will provide an opportunity to bring together individuals motivated to advance the science and practice of upper gastrointestinal surgery and to promote research in this field.

The Association will work with any agency that shares these goals and its council will endeavor to influence national policy decision making on issues relating to clinical services and audit, professional education and training. The President of the Association sits on ASGBI Council and the Executive Group and there is cross representation on the Councils of the Association of Coloproctologists, Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons and the British Society of Gastroenterology.

The main focus over previous years has been to deliver a robust system of clinical audit which will be central to improving clinical outcome for patients with upper gastrointestinal disease. A major challenge for the future will be assist in the production of guidelines.

The Association intends to develop this website as a valuable resource to its members and to those might wish to have ready access to information in upper gastrointestinal disease. We do wish to respond to any useful comments on how this site might be further developed and we would be pleased to receive feedback. Please send an email to manager@augis.org.