Welcome to Official website of Gastrointestinal Infection Society of India

The GISI was born in 2007 as a result of earnest endeavors by the Founder Members. It is duly registered as 'Gastrointestinal Infection Society ofIndia'
under the Societies Act XXI . GISI began its operations with a view to work in line with the aspirations and objectives of some of the renowned gastroenterologists
and microbiologists of the world.

Prof. Chetana Vaishnavi

Founder & Chairperson of GISI.
Former Professor (GE Microbiology)
Dept. of Gastroenterology,
PGIMER Chandigarh .....

Pro. Mamatha Ballal

Professor of Microbiology,
Head, Enteric Disease Division,
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal,
Karnataka, President of GISI

Prof. Meera Sharma

Past President of GISI.
Former Prof. & Head,
Dept. of Medical Microbiology.

Prof. Atul Sachdev

Prof. & Head for Department of
Medicine, GMCH Sec 32, CHD. He is
Past President of GISI

Formation of GISI

Gastrointestinal infections constitute a large proportion of clinical practice. There are a large number of diseases which require specialist appraisal, sophisticated investigations and special management. Due to the high morbidity and mortality in India because of gastrointestinal infections, a need for forming a society for gastrointestinal infections was felt in early 2007.

Regular symposia conducted through this society would help to enrich the knowledge of the medical fraternity with the latest professional skills and devices with respect to GI infections contributing to the larger noble aim of improving the quality of health care. It was felt that national conferences on the gastrointestinal infections should be held biennially so that the microbiologists and gastroenterologists could interact with themselves to deliberate on the newer modalities of diagnosis and treatment for gastrointestinal infections.

During the formation of the Society, Founder Members were enrolled from among the active gastroenterologists, microbiologists and scientists from related field and the society was named as Gastrointestinal Infection Society of India (GISI) and Prof. Meera Sharma, HOD, Medical Microbiology, PGIMER became the first President of the Society in 2007.

Aims and Objectives of GISI

  • To promote the advancement of basic and clinical research on prevalent and emerging gastrointestinal infections.
  • To promote scientific knowledge and disseminate the information collected to the members of the society and the general public from time to time.
  • To encourage advance medical research and practice of the subject of gastrointestinal infections in every possible way.
  • To provide a common platform for those active in the field of gastrointestinal infections so that discussions of problems of gastrointestinal infections can be conducted on a national scale.
  • To hold educational seminars, symposia and training courses throughout the country on all aspects of gastrointestinal infections.

The Gastrointestinal Infection Society of India (GISI)

Was established in the year 2007.

Society is registered under Societies Registration Act 1860 and revised Societies Act July 2012

Has over 276 active members

Publication - Journal of Gastrointestinal Infections (JGI).

Holds biennial conferences

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