The objectives of AUGIS is 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 with 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.
This is facilitated by the association’s Annual Scientific Meetings and increasingly through online events and training opportunities, whilst our website and regular communication with membership continue to inform individuals who wish to be kept abreast of advances and developments in the area of upper GI disease.
AUGIS and the areas of subspecialty within the field of Upper GI are represented by the Council and leads and meetings of both the umbrella association and sub-specialty interet groups, 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 endeavour to influence national policy decision making on issues relating to clinical services and audit, professional education and training.