Recognizing challenges, expanding horizons: Doing what is required Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Gastroenterology
  • Societies, Medical


  • The American College of Gastroenterology has never been stronger, more in touch with its membership, or more aware of the needs of their patients; while its mission to serve the practicing gastroenterologist must remain front and central in its activities, I call on the College to take advantage of its preeminent position to extend its commitments in other areas: to foster the future of the academic clinician, to develop and enshrine codes of conduct with industry across the range of physician-industry interactions, and to engage with the world of gastroenterology through a partnership with the WGO and its own international membership. In these challenging times we must retain sight of our mission, retain hope for the future, and strive to overcome obstacles.

publication date

  • January 2010



  • Article



  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/ajg.2009.681

PubMed ID

  • 20054301

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 9

end page

  • 12


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