Respectful greetings to fellow pediatricians:
The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (KSPGHAN) was established in 1998 thanks to the dedication of Professors Jung Gi-seop and Seo Jeong-gi, eminent pioneers in pediatric gastroenterology. Although the KSPGHAN does not have many members, the commitment and coordination of past presidents and directors have helped its reputation grow exponentially. Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (PGHN), a journal published by the KSPGHAN, has recently become an eSCI journal. Furthermore, the KSPGHAN provides training on pediatrics total nutrition therapy (pTNT), a professional nutrition training program designed for health professionals. We have also made tremendous academic progress in hosting separate conferences on pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric nutrition. In 2021, the Asian Pan-Pacific Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (APPSPGHAN) will be hosted by Korea once again after previously hosting it in 2009.
As president, I will dedicate myself to further advancing the KSPGHAN, which has been built painstakingly by previous presidents and directors. First, I will commit myself to increasing the number of members in the KSPGHAN. Second, I will make the best effort to promote communication and harmony between the members. Third, I will do everything in my power to make the PGHN an SCIE journal in the near future. Fourth, I will do my best to ensure that various procedures used in pediatric gastroenterology are included in fees covered by insurance and that the appropriate level of fees is set for various nutrition consultation services, which tend to be time-consuming. Finally, I will help raise KSPGHAN's reputation at home and abroad.
I also sincerely hope that you fully support our newly appointed directors who will be working hard alongside me to successfully reach the above goals.
We will serve the KSPGHAN and remain committed to its vision for the next two years.