To elevate and sustain the field of Gastroenterology in Armenian medicine to meet the highest international standards, thereby ensuring global competitiveness.
Support Clinical and Research Work: Provide support for clinical and research initiatives undertaken by doctors, scientists, young specialists, and experimental developments in the field of Gastroenterology.
Facilitate Development and Reforms: Support the development and reforms of medical, educational, research, and clinical efforts within the domain of gastroenterology. Develop and implement professional and public programs and studies to advance the field.
Enhance Primary Health Care Measures: Facilitate the organization and development of measures aimed at improving primary health care, a critical component for the early detection and prevention of gastrointestinal diseases.
Promote Public Health Initiatives: Promote the organization of public health initiatives, early diagnosis, as well as polyclinic and clinical treatment measures for individuals with gastrointestinal conditions.
Foster Collaboration and Joint Programs: Facilitate the gathering of Armenian doctors and scientists, and encourage the implementation of joint programs to promote research and best practices in gastroenterology.
Support Specialist Participation in Conferences: Ensure and guarantee the participation of specialists in conferences held in Armenia and abroad, facilitating international collaboration and knowledge exchange.
Disseminate Medical Information: Publish information regarding general medical news, technical advancements in medical equipment, and pharmaceuticals to keep professionals informed about the latest developments in the field.
Information Dissemination: Establish and maintain a website and a scientific periodical to consolidate and disseminate professional information and knowledge within the field.
Collaborate with Professional Associations: Foster cooperation, subscriptions, and correspondence with professional unions and various associations related to gastroenterology and healthcare.
Organize Events and Research: Organize conferences, practical training sessions, lectures, seminars, discussions, meetings, and other events, and conduct independent sociological research to advance knowledge and best practices in the field.
The Armenian Association of Gastroenterologists was established in 2012, bringing together gastroenterologists and doctors from various specialties interested in gastroenterology. The current president of the association is Manik Gemilyan, who serves as a consultant in the Department of Gastroenterology of the RA Ministry of Health. The association has approximately 70 members.
One of the primary objectives of the association is to support the advancement of Armenian medical science. This includes support for medical, educational, and scientific research in the field of gastroenterology, as well as the development and reform of clinical practices. The association also promotes the collaboration and implementation of joint programs by Armenian doctor-scientists. Additionally, it publishes information on medical news, technical advancements in medical equipment, and pharmaceuticals. The association has established a website and a scientific periodical for disseminating professional information and knowledge. It also organizes conferences, practical classes, lectures, seminar-discussions, meetings, and other events to foster knowledge sharing and collaboration.
Throughout its history, the association has organized numerous scientific conferences and seminars, both in Yerevan and in various regions of the Republic of Armenia and Artsakh. In 2014, the association became a member of the United European Gastroenterology (UEG). In 2016, Manik Gemilyan, a representative of the association, was elected as a member of the UEG governing body, the General Assembly, at the Forum of National Associations.
In 2017, the association collaborated with the European Helicobacter and Microbiota Study Group (EHMSG) on a grant program funded by UEG. This program focused on European guidelines for the management of Helicobacter pylori infection and fecal transplantation, adapted for Armenia. These adapted guidelines were presented at an international conference held in November 2018.
In 2020, inspired by the success of previous events, the association, in collaboration with the Association for Endoscopy and Nutrition (EAGEN), held an online conference on the topic of “Digestive diseases, nutritional, and microbiota modulation therapeutics role.” The event featured recognized international experts in the field as well as association members. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic and a state of war, the conference was a significant success, with approximately 150 participants from Armenia and other countries
Sofya GrigoryanSecretary General of Armenian Association of Gastroenterology
Dr. Sofya Grigoryan is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Yerevan State Medical University and p…Կարդալ ավելին
Gagik HakobyanFounding Board Member
Gagik Hakobyan, MD, PhD is Associate Professor, Chair of Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Yerevan State Medical University. …Կարդալ ավելին
Narine PashinyanFounding Board Member
Narine Pashinyan MD, PhD is Associate Professor of Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Yerevan State Medical University. She i…Կարդալ ավելին
Norayr MargaryanFounding Board Member
Norayr Margaryan MD, PHD. He has been working in Diagnostics Medical Association since 1998 – 2009 and 2013. He is the author of 12 sc…Կարդալ ավելին
Hasmik GhazinyanFounding Board Member
Dr. Hasmik L. Ghazinyan, MD, PHD graduated from Yerevan State Medical University named after Mkhitar Heratsi in 1978. Later, in 1987 she rec…Կարդալ ավելին