Physicians & Scientists Outside of North America

Physicians & Scientists Outside of North America

Membership is open to physicians, surgeons, scientists and other persons residing outside North America who meet one or more of the following criteria and have one of the following degrees or certifications (MD, PhD, ScD, DVM, DO or equivalent):
  • A physician or scientist with a faculty appointment in gastroenterology.
  • Published articles clearly related to gastroenterology in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Completed an analogous postgraduate training program outside of North America in gastroenterology.
  • A demonstrated professional commitment to gastroenterology, such as through membership in a national society with a special interest in peer-reviewed gastroenterology, specialized practice or function in gastroenterology, research, participation in training of physicians in gastroenterology, or other evidence as may be applicable.


Annual Dues*

$450 Annual Dues*
Corresponding I: $205
Corresponding II: $55
Affiliate Memberships: $40

Application Fee: $40 | $25 | $25

AGA offers GI physicians and scientists the option to join as an International Member to receive journals by mail and online or if residing in certain countries (based on World Bank Country Classification) the option to join as an International Corresponding Member for reduced dues and to receive AGA journals online-only. There is also the option to become an International Affiliate Member for only $40 per year.

GI physicians and scientists who reside outside of North America and wish to receive benefits that include journals by mail and online as well as discounts to Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) can join as International members.

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Corresponding members receive the same benefits as international members with the exception that journal subscriptions are online only.

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Eligible Countries

AGA is dedicated to providing resources for gastroenterologists around the world. As part of this mission, we introduced a new international tiered dues structure that gives members in developing countries access to full international membership benefits at a reduced rate.

The reduced dues eligibility is determined using the World Bank’s country classifications. The list of eligible countries is updated annually prior to billing for the upcoming year’s dues.

If your country of residence is listed below, you are eligible to choose from the following membership types:

International Corresponding Membership

  • Category I – $205*
  • Category II – $55*

Residents of Mexico please view your options.

* Application fee ($25) is nonrefundable.

Category I — Countries in International Corresponding Member

American SamoaGeorgiaRussia
ArgentinaGuyanaSouth Africa
AzerbaijanIndonesiaSt. Lucia
BelarusIranSt. Vincent and the Grenadines
Bosnia and HerzegoJamaicaThailand
Costa RicaMalaysia 
CubaMarshall Islands 
Dom. RepublicMontenegro 
Equatorial GuinePalau 

Category II — Countries in International Corresponding Member

ArmeniaIndiaSao Tome & Principe
BeninKenyaSri Lanka
BhutanKiribatiSierra Leone
BoliviaKorea, Dem. Rep.Solomon Islands
Burkina FasoKyrqyz RepublicSomalia
BurundiLaosSouth Sudan
Cabo VerdeLesothoSudan
CameroonMadagascarSyrian Arab Republic
Cent. African RepublicMalawiTajikstan
Congo, Dem. Rep.MicronesiaTogo
Congo, Rep.MoldovaTonga
Cote D’IvoireMongoliaTunisia
El SalvadorMyanmarUzbekistan
GambiaNigerWest Bank & Gaza
GuineaPapua New GuineaZimbabwe
Affiliate members receive the same benefits as international members with the following exceptions: (1) Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) savings are not included and (2) journals may be purchased separately at a discounted rate:
  • Gastroenterology: $376/year
  • Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology: $85/year
Please indicate your selection of journals on your application for membership. Apply Now

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Stay up to date with the latest GI news and research.

*Note: Online subscriptions for international members, category I & II. Subscriptions not included for international affiliate members (available for purchase at a discount).

Connect and engage with colleagues who share your passions and face similar challenges.

  • AGA Community: a private, members-only forum, directory and resource library.
  • Section affiliations: Thirteen special interest groups. AGA members can join up to six.
  • Committees: Groups of volunteer members assigned a mission and set of responsibilities associated with a particular area within the association. You must apply or be nominated for a committee appointment.
  • Academy of Educators: The home for educators within AGA.
  • Social media: Interact with AGA through a variety of social networks.
  • AGA website: Access members-only resources and stay connected all day, every day.
  • AGA Young Delegates: A group of engaged GIs gaining experience through work on short-term AGA initiatives.

Improve your skill set with access to a variety of educational opportunities offered free or at a discount.

  • Digestive Disease Week® (DDW): The world’s largest gathering of GI professionals and one of the top 50 medical meetings.
  • AGA Postgraduate Course: AGA Institute’s flagship educational course covering both basic science and clinical topics.
  • DDSEP®: A diverse learning platform that allows you to prepare for the GI board exam, assess your knowledge and keep current on GI advances.
  • AGA University: Your home for in-person meetings, webinars and other educational tools designed to help you stay current with advances in the GI field.
Save money by taking advantage of special promotions through AGA’s affinity partners.
  • UpToDate® is the online, continuously updated clinical-decision support resource that gastroenterologists trust to for reliable clinical answers. Learn more about the exclusive offer for AGA members.

Join AGA and Save

Gastroenterology -$968
CGH -$486
GI & Hepatology News -$230
TIGE -$237
DDSEP® 8 -$200
DDW® -$440
Total Savings: $2,650
Journal prices are 2020 rates.
Roughly 25 percent of all AGA members live outside the U.S. This is a significant demographic of AGA membership and one that AGA is very interested in expanding. International AGA members live in 108 countries all over the world. The chart below shows the number of AGA members from each country (as of June 2017):
Canada 579 Japan 408 Australia 332
United Kingdom 191 Mexico 190 Germany 167
Netherlands 133 India 115 Switzerland 100
Brazil 93 Italy 90 Belgium 77
Israel 69 Republic of Korea 57 Thailand 57
Ireland 54 France 49 Spain 44
Argentina 43 Pakistan 34 Taiwan 34
Colombia 31 Peru 30 Singapore 30
Iran 29 New Zealand 29 Greece 27
Nigeria 26 Sweden 26 Egypt 24
Denmark 22 Romania 22 China 21
Saudi Arabia 21 Norway 19 Austria 18
Hong Kong 18 Philippines 18 Turkey 18
South Africa 16 Portugal 14 United Arab Emirates 14
Poland 13 Czech Republic 12 Guatemala 12
Chile 11 Dominican Republic 11 Ecuador 11
Finland 10 Russia 10 Kenya 9
Ukraine 9 Malaysia 8 Qatar 7
Serbia 7 El Salvador 6 Honduras 6
Hungary 6 Kuwait 6 Panama 6
Indonesia 5 Nicaragua 5 Cyprus 4
Jordan 4 Lebanon 4 Bahrain 3
Iraq 3 Korea, DR 3 Latvia 3
Slovenia 3 Sri Lanka 3 Uruguay 3
Vietnam 3 Albania 2 Barbados 2
Brunei Darussalam 2 Bulgaria 2 Costa Rica 2
Iceland 2 Netherlands Antilles 2 Palestine 2
Sudan 2 Tunisia 2 Venezuela 2
Aruba 1 Bangladesh 1 Belize 1
Bermuda 1 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 Botswana 1
Cameroon 1 Cote d’Ivoire 1 Croatia 1
Cuba 1 Ghana 1 Haiti 1
Jamaica 1 Kosovo 1 Mozambique 1
Myanmar 1 Oman 1 Paraguay 1
Slovakia 1 Trinidad and Tobago 1 Uzbekistan 1
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