GI Foundation & History
The AO Davos practical postgraduate training course in orthopedic surgery came into being in 1978. It soon became the prototype of modern practical operative training courses. The so-called “hands-on” courses met the demands of young surgeons and became very popular indeed. Gastrointestinal surgeons greatly envied their colleagues having access to these training courses, which evolved into a perfect mode of training in the course over the following years due to the creation of artificial bones and other training models. A small group of GI-surgeons from seven different surgical schools in Switzerland and Germany under the leadership of Professor Martin Allgöwer who later became the Founding Faculty of the GI-courses and the Davos Course Foundation took the initiative and started the first course in gastrointestinal surgery in 1984
foundation for gastrointestinal surgery
On December 11, 1989 the Foundation for Gastrointestinal Surgery, Davos (GI-Foundation) was founded in accordance with the Swiss law. The Foundation is registered with its address in Davos at the AO-Education Center. Since June 2009, the Foundation has become a member of the “Academia Raetica”.
aim and affiliations
The aim of the Foundation is to support and promote education in gastrointestinal surgery, in the production of adequate teaching aids as well as in the organization of international exchange of surgeons in training. The Foundation may organize postgraduate courses and intensify scientific exchange between various institutions.
Presidents and founding members
GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERY WORKSHOP
SATURDAY, APRIL 6 – APRIL 11, 2019
CONGRESS CENTER DAVOS, SWITZERLAND