Intestinal Disorders

Nicholas O. Davidson, MD, PhD, AGAF
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Wayne I. Lencer, MD, AGAF
Harvard Medical
Vice Chair

Join the Intestinal Disorders Section

Members interested in participating in the activities of the AGA Institute Council Intestinal Disorders Section should contact us at We are especially interested in increasing participation of junior investigators, clinicians and international members.

Intestinal Disorders Must-See Sessions at DDW® 2015

The intestinal disorders section of the AGA Institute Council is particularly excited for members to attend the following sessions:

Session Title: Intestinal Stem Cells, Developmental Biology, In Vivo (Organoids/Enteroids)

Session Type: Research Forum
Session Date & Time: Saturday, May 16, 2015, 8 a.m.
Session Location: Room 150B

Session Title: Intestinal Disorders Distinguished Abstract Plenary

Session Type: Distinguished Abstract Plenary
Session Date & Time: Saturday, May 16, 2015, 2 p.m.
Session Location: Room 103B

Session Title: Celiac Disease: Causes and Dilemmas

Session Type: Clinical Symposium
Session Date & Time: Monday, May 18, 2015, 4 p.m.
Session Location: Room 150

Session Title: Updates on Diagnosis of Celiac Disease

Session Type: Research Forum
Session Date & Time: Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 8 a.m.
Session Location: Room 150A

For the most up to date information on sessions, visit the online interactive guide.

What's Happening With The Intestinal Disorders Section

Each section of the council is unique in membership, goals and focus.  Here is some more information about the intestinal disorders section:

  • The intestinal disorders section is the fourth largest in the AGA Institute Council.
  • The section strength is reflected in response to members' needs by adding or changing descriptors to keep current with the interestes of the section's constituency.
    • Includes celiac disease; diarrhea & malabsorption; host-micriobial interactions in innate immunity; metabolism; intestinal epithelial transport: ions, nutrients & lipids; radiation and chemotherapy induced injury; epithelial functions & junctions in wound repair.
  • The section aims to cultivate and strengthen research groups in celiac disease and epithelial physiology
  • The section aims to reclaim the intestinal disorders section as a home for basic scientists — in particular basic science on epithelial biology.