AWIG's first meeting was in 1987 in Kingston, Jamaica, in association with the Medical Association of Jamaica. The Association holds an International Postgraduate Course each year, usually in a different Caribbean island.
Registration is limited so as to allow for meaningful interaction with a world class faculty, and an excellent social program is an integral part of each meeting.
The Purposes of the Association are:
- To educate the medical profession in the region about gastrointestinal diseases, enabling them to upgrade their skills at the primary care level.
- To improve the skills of its members.
- To foster research in gastrointestinal diseases in the region.
2017 AWIG Conference
The 2017 Annual Meeting and International Postgraduate Course will once again provide attendees with the opportunity to participate in this now customary excellent annual educational exercise, this time in the beautiful Island of Grenada!
Located on Spice Island, the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort offers the complete Caribbean experience with beachfront rooms, a rejuvenating spa, a dive shop and four island-themed restaurants on site. Relax on your private balcony before exploring the enchanting Grand Anse Beach, just steps away. With a bus station just outside and Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) about six kilometres away, getting around the island is simple.