The APAGE Council is pleased to call for applications for the APAGE Research Programme Award for the year 2023 from APAGE member societies to encourage, stimulate and aid gastroenterological researches.



APAGE IBD Working Group Guidelines on the Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dear Council Members and Members of APAGE Member Societies,

On behalf of the Executive Committee of APAGE, we hope you are keeping well during this trying period of this unprecedented pandemic. Please stay safe and we will continue to do our best for our patients and yet keep our fellow colleagues and ourselves safe.

In this moment of crisis, the APAGE Workgroup on IBD has worked on a document for our Asian gastroenterologists. It is entitled, “Guidelines on the Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease during the COVID-19 Pandemic”. The core writing committee consisted of Drs Khoon-Lin Ling (Singapore), Raja Affendi (Kuala Lumpur), Ida Hilmi (Kuala Lumpur), Rupert Leong (Sydney), Zhi-Hua Ran (Shanghai), Vineet Ahuja (New Delhi), Siew-Chien Ng (Hong Kong) and Choon-Jin Ooi (Singapore). The final document was vetted by the rest of the members of the Workgroup. This document can be assessed here. We understand much of the guidance is based on consensus as evidence is still emerging. The Workgroup will continue to update document periodically.

Additionally, there are links to selected resources from various international bodies for cross reference. Finally, we would also like to highlight a database registry called SECURE-IBD (https://covidibd.org/) to help record IBD patients who suffer from COVID-19.

We wish one and all every success in curbing this virus.

Professor Dai-Ming Fan
President, APAGE

Associate Professor Choon-Jin Ooi
Vice-President, APAGE
& Lead, APAGE Workgroup on IBD

Professor Justin Che-Yuen Wu
Secretary-General, APAGE

Professor Tooru Shimosegawa
Treasurer, APAGE




The 1st issue of JGH Open which is a sister journal of the JGH has been launched. Our 1st issue online was on 18th September 2017. We look forward to more submissions from all readers from the Asian pacific region and we hope you can encourage members of your socity/association to contribute articles to the journal. Click here for pdf.
Probiotics Consensus
Executive Summary: Probiotics for gastrointestinal disorders: proposed recommendations for adults of the Asia-Pacific region
Click here to read