Aims and Objectives
The Society for Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Nigeria (SOGHIN) was founded in September 2007 at Port Harcourt as a merger between the Nigerian Chapter of the West African Society of Gastroenterology (WASOG) and the Association for the Study of the Liver In Nigeria (ASLIN) during a plenary session of a joint conference of both bodies.
- To provide a forum for the exchange of professional ideas, knowledge and experiences among Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists in Nigeria.
- To promote the advancement of health and allied sciences with particular emphasis in the field of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and to foster progress in the prevention, recognition and treatment of digestive diseases.
- To foster and promote, in Nigeria, the provision of facilities for research, the education and training of undergraduates and postgraduates in all relevant fields of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
- To provide, where necessary, professional and technical advice to the Nigerian government.
- To establish and maintain lasting fraternal contacts between Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists.
- To formulate and promote the enforcement of ethics of biomedical research
- To foster affiliation and collaboration with international bodies such as African Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (Afr. ASLD), International Association for the Study of the Liver (IASL) and World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO).