The Section on Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition was founded in 1989 and is dedicated to improving the care of infants, children, and adolescents with gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders by providing an educational forum for the discussion of problems and treatments relating to gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition. Additional objectives of the Section include stimulating research and the teaching and disseminating of knowledge through Academy channels to the medical professional at large. In addition, the Section consults with the AAP Board of Directors on related issues and works with the AAP Committee on Nutrition to provide comments on official Academy policies in these areas. 

Membership in the Section on Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition is open to Fellows, Specialty Fellows, Candidate Members, Senior Members, Honorary Fellows, Corresponding Fellows, Fellowship Trainee Members, Resident Members, and Medical Students who are actively involved in some aspect of study of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition in infants, children, or adolescents and are interested in contributing toward the objectives of the Section.

The Section holds its Executive Committee meeting and educational sessions at the at the Academy's National Conference and Exhibition each fall. This annual program generally takes the form of a two-hour seminar targeted at the practicing pediatrician. Three fellows-in-training are invited to present interesting clinical cases and participate in a panel discussion.

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