The NZ Familial Gastrointestinal Cancer Service is a national service funded by the Ministry of Health and has offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. We are comprised of a multidisciplinary team that specialises in the assessment and management of familial gastrointestinal cancer. The team consists of family history assessors, genetic counsellors, gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons, oncologists and geneticists. We work closely with genetic services in New Zealand.
- The advancement of knowledge in Gastroenterology in New Zealand.
- The promotion of improved standards in the practice of Gastroenterology, and of research into this and allied subjects.
- To conduct scientific and educational meetings.
- To foster national and international links with Societies and Associations relevant to the Field of Gastroenterology.
Members of the NZSG are Specialist Gastroenterologists, Physicians with an interest in Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Surgeons, Gastrointestinal Pathologists, Medical Scientists and Trainees in Gastroenterology. The Society currently has a membership of 140.
There is a strong Association with the NZNO Gastroenterology Nurses Section.
The Society is a member of the Asia Pacific Association of Gastroenterology as well as the World Body of Gastroenterology, OMGE. Members of the NZSG serve on various subcommittees and Boards of these international organizations.