Brian Conway attended medical school and graduated in 1982 from McGill University. He specialized in internal medicine (1982-86) and infectious diseases (University of Manitoba, 1986-88) and awarded a fellowship in virology at Harvard University (1988-90). His work focuses on novel strategies for HCV care in simplifying therapeutic options and integrating the medical, addiction, social and psychological aspects of care. He is the President and Medical Director of the Vancouver Infectious Diseases Centre, a non-profit medical research and care society dedicated to the development and evaluation of novel systems of treatment for HIV and HCV infections in vulnerable populations
MD degree in 1981 and Specialized in Gastroenterology & Endoscopy in 1986 with highest marks. Fellow in gastroenterology at Chicago University in 1982. Registrar in gastroenterology at the GIT Dept, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape-Town, South Africa. Japanese-spoken PhD at the Dept. of Surgery, Hirosaki University, Japan in 1990. Granted a Fellowship by the Japanese Ministry of Science at the National Cancer Center, Tokyo. Molecular biology stage at Welcome-Beecham Labs. of London, UK in 1993 and at GoodGene Lab. in Korea in 2006. Hon. Research Professor at Dept of Nutrition & Food Science, Texas University, USA and External Examiner for PhD candidates at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Visiting professor in gastroenterology, oxidative stress, aging and nutragenomics at major Asian universities. For 10 years had directed a research center in Japan and cooperated with Nobel Prize Prof. Luc Montagnier. Advisory Board Panel of the Center for Life Science at Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazkistan. Editor and board member of over 25 medical journals. Board Certified as Expert in Age-Management Medicine by Cenegenics Medical Institute, Las Vegas, USA. Has received several international prizes, the last being the Genomic Pioneer Award 2009 and Thomas Edison Award-2014 in the domain of Diabetes and Health for Inspiration and Knowledge Distribution (shared with young investigators group). Has co-edited a successful book on aging-intervention and some book chapters on probiotics and vitamins. Co-founder of the research group ReGenera R&D International for Aging Intervention which is working on an innovative model of preventive/regenerative medicine while fostering basic and clinical research. He has published about 190 papers and presented over 460 communications.
Functional food, Nutrigenomics, Gut Microbiota, Epigenomics in HepatoGastroenterology, Metabolic syndrome and Neurodegenerative. Detox mechanisms, Clinical EB protocols in Antiaging
Dr Adi Lahat is the general secretary of the Israeli Gastroenterology Association, a senior physician and the head of the research unit at the gastroenterology department in Chaim sheba Medical Center, Israel. Dr Lahat serves as a National Society Representative to the UEG Meeting of Members. Dr Lahat completed her medical degree at the Sackler school of medicine in Tel Aviv University, and is now a senior lecturer at the Sackler school of medicine in Tel Aviv University. Dr Lahat is the author of more than 50 scientific papers, focusing on bowel inflammation and of several book chapters.
Chronic inflammatory disease of the bowel: Diverticular disease as a chronic inflammatory process- diagnosis, prognosis and treatment
IBD - imaging, new therapies, clinical trials, quality of life
Endoscopy including new endoscopic devises
Joao R. Mesquita is a Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu where he teaches topics within Infectious Diseases for more than 10 years. On the past decade he has focused on Virology, where he has published 50 papers in Scopus indexed Journals. He has won several scientific prizes from different societies and conferences, where he has presented numerous oral and poster presentations.
His research interests are focused on food and environmental virology, with special interest on surveillance tools and epidemiology.
Dr. Cao is studying the mechanisms of the progression from Barrett esophagus to esophageal adenocarcinoma, focusing on the role of NADPH oxidases-derived reactive oxygen species. His research on NADPH oxidase NOX5-S shows that NADPH oxidase NOX5-S is overexpressed in esophageal adenocarcinoma cells and mediates acid-induced hydrogen peroxide production. Acid-induced NOX5-S expression depends on an increase in intracellular calcium and activation of a transcription factor CREB. NOX5-S contributes to increased cell proliferation and decreased apoptosis in esophageal adenocarcinoma cells. Dr. Cao also studies the signal transduction pathways mediating contraction in normal esophageal smooth muscle and the inflammation-associated changes in signalling that occur in experimental esophagitis. In addition, he investigates inflammation-induced changes in contractile signal transduction pathways of human sigmoid colon and study the effect of inflammatory mediators on colonic motor function in ulcerative colitis.
Higinio Mappala is distinguished physician and gifted medical researcher with 30 years of clinical experience, as well as a prolific communicator and lecturer in both academic and clinical fora. A board-certified specialist in Internal Medicine with board-certified subspecialties in Gastroenterology, Endoscopy, Clinical Toxicology and Pharmacology, and Nutrition. Higinio Mappala is a University Professor and Former Dean of the School of Medicine, St. Paul University, Manilla, Philippines. Higinio Mappala is speaker and author of more than 50 scientific papers. He graduated at University of Santo Tomas (UST), College of Medicine. He is the member of Hepatology Society of the Philippines and Philippine Society of Enteral/Parenteral Nutrition. He has published numerous research papers and articles in reputed journals and has extended his valuable service towards the scientific community with his extensive research work. He is a natural leader, confident and articulate, a productive and prolific lecturer.
Marcos V. Perini, MD, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer of Surgery at the University of Melbourne and HPB and Liver Transplant Surgeon at Austin Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Perini has dedicated most of his work in liver transplantation, liver resection for metastatic colorectal cancer, primary liver tumours and liver surgery techniques. Apart from his clinical work he is also engaged in experimental model of colorectal cancer metastases, translational research and surgical education. He is graduated at the University of Sao Paulo Medical School in Brazil, where he also trained in General and Digestive Surgery, building his experience in one of the top reference centre of Surgery and Cancer treatment in Latin America - Hospital das Clinicas at University of Sao Paulo Medical School and Sao Paulo Cancer Institute - Brazil. Following international training at Mayo Clinic, Rochester and Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in USA, he completed his HPB and Liver Transplant training at Austin Hospital, Melbourne. He owns a Masters in Science, a PhD in Science studying the role of EGFR in pancreatic cancer. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and also an active member of the IHPBA, AP-HPBA and ANZHPBA. After working as a consultant surgeon at University of Sao Paulo Medical School -
Brazil, moved to Melbourne, where he is working as a HPB and Liver Transplant surgeon in one of the majors centres of HPB surgery in Australia.
Colorectal liver metastases, Laparoscopic liver surgery, Liver transplantation, Living related liver transplantation, Liver cancer, hepatocarcinoma, Surgical treatment of hilar cholangiocarcinoma
Antonio Iannetti Professor, Chair of Gastroenterology
Antonio Iannetti took degree in Medicine and Surgery and Specialties in "Gastroenterology" and "Internal Medicine" at the University of Rome and at University of Los Angeles (USA) during the years 1980-1983. He is a University Professor and also Chair of Gastroenterology at University of Rome. Antonio Iannetti is head of the Digestive Endoscopy Service of the University Hospital Umberto I in Rome. He is Professor of "Endoscopy" and "Digestive System Diseases" at Faculty of Medicine from University of Rome - "La Sapienza." Lecturer in E.C.M. Courses (Continuing Medical Education), national and international and expert of the Ministry of Health for Gastroenterology.
Endoscopic sclerosis of esophageal varices and retrograde cholangiopancreatography-endoscopically.
Nelson Adami Andreollo Chief, Professor of Surgery
Nelson A Andreollo is currently working as professor of Surgery at the State University of Campinas - Unicamp -
Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and received his Doctoral degree or PhD on Surgical Clinics in 1984. He then worked at the University Hospital of Unicamp, and from 2007 he is the head of the Digestive Diseases Surgical Unit. Nelson has authored several publications in various journals and books, mainly in esophageal, stomach and duodenum diseases and experimental surgery. He is also an Associate Editor of the Brazilian Archives of Surgical Digestive Diseases, and he is a past president of The Brazilian College of Surgical Digestive Diseases.
Esophageal, Upper digestive endoscopy, Experimental surgery, Stomach and Duodenum diseases.
Eduardo G H de Moura was born in Sao Vicente - Brazil and studied at the Faculty of Medicine of Sorocaba at the Pontifical University of Sao Paulo. He completed his study at the Hospital das Clinicas of the University Sao Paulo, in the area of Digestive Surgery for 5 years and Digestive Endoscopy for 3 years. He defended the degree of Master in Gastroenterology at the IBEPEGE - Brazilian Institute of Research and Studies in Gastroenterology in 1994; the degree of Doctor in Digestive Surgery at the University of Sao Paulo Medical School in 2000 & Adjunct Professor in 2012 at the University of Sao Paulo Medical School. He is Professor of the Gastroenterology Department of University of Sao Paulo Medical School since 2001. From 2007 to 2009 he was the Supervisor of the Endoscopy Unit of the Hospital das Clinicas of the University of Sao Paulo and currently he is the Director of this Unit. Dr.Moura is the editor of 9 textbooks of digestive endoscopy, some translated to the Spanish. He has over 100 articles in indexed periodics & more than 90 book chapters.
Pancreatic & Biliary Endoscopic procedures, Endoscopic treatment of Obesity and Surgical complications
Ajay Sharma, M.D, FRACP after completing his paediatric specialty training through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) in Melbourne and Perth, Dr.Sharma further undertook sub-specialty training in Paediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in Perth. He subsequently worked as a clinical fellow for a year in Paediatric Gastroenterology and Liver transplantation at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. Dr.Sharma is committed to improving gastrointestinal health and nutrition for WA children. Dr.Sharma is fully accredited for paediatric endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures. He is also a member of the Gastroenterology Society of Australia (GESA) as well as the North American Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN), the American Association For The Study Of Liver Diseases (AASLD).
Paediatric endoscopy & colonoscopy; inflammatory bowel diseases including Crohn disease; ulcerative colitis; eosinophillic oesophagitis; Celiac disease; GERD; nutrition and liver conditions in children
Gennaro Taddei President
Luxembourg Society of Gastroenterology & Digestive Endoscopy, Luxembourg
Gennaro Taddei is serving as a president of Luxembourg Society of Gastroenterology & Digestive Endoscopy. Dr.Taddei is an Independent Medical Practice Professional as Gastroenterologist and Endoscopy (Ercp, esr, smr), Doctor in Petange, Luxembourg. Dr.Taddei Completed his Post-graduate in Internal Medicine and Clinical Immunology
Stephen N. Wong, M.D, FPCP, FPSG, FPSDE serving as President of Hepatology Society of the Philippines. He is a Fellow of Philippine College of Physicians, Philippine Society of Gastroenterology, and Philippine Society of Digestive Endoscopy. Currently his practice is at Chinese General Hospital and Medical Centre and working as a teaching faculty at University of Santo Tomas College of Medicine & Surgery. Dr.Stephen N. Wong received his Doctoral degree from the University of Santo Tomas. Completed his Post-graduate training from Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center and been as a fellowship in University of Santo Tomas, University of Michigan (USA), Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. He authored several publications in various journals and books.
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endoscopy,Therapeutic endoscopy (Injection, hemoclip and coagulation of bleeding ulcers, polypectomy, rubber band ligation of esophageal varices), Percutaneous ethanol injection of liver tumors, Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of liver tumors, Percutaneous Ultrasound-guided liver biopsy