The GIEQs faculty

With a stellar international faculty the fourth edition of GIEQs promises to be a launch-pad for innovative thinking in everyday endoscopic practice.

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Organising Committee

Professor Helena Degroote

Consultant Interventional Endoscopist

UZ Ghent

Focus: Quality in ERCP and EUS

International Faculty

Dr Eduardo Albeniz Arbizu

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Hospital Universitario de Navarra

Focus:

Professor Matthew Banks

Consultant Gastroenterologist

University College London Hospitals

Focus: Upper GI Endoscopy

Professor Michael Bourke

Consultant Interventional Endoscopist

Focus:

Dr Trevor Brooklyn

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Cheltenham General Hospital / Cheltenham Nuffield Hospital

Focus: Colorectal screening Colonoscopy, Colorectal surgery, Gastroscopy (or gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy), Flexible sigmoidoscopy, Diagnostic endoscopy, Therapeutic Endoscopy

Professor Stefano Crino

Consultant Gastroenterologist

University Hospital of Verona

Focus:

Dr Paul Dunckley

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Gloucestershire NHS Foundation Trust

Focus: Endoscopy, Endoscopy training and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Professor Steven Heitman

Consultant Gastroenterologist

University of Calgary

Focus:

Professor Marietta Iacucci

Consultant Gastroenterologist

University College Cork

Focus:

Professor Julio Iglesias Garcia

Consultant Gastroenterologist

University Hospital of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Focus: Endoscopy (EUS and its associated techniques) and Pancreatic Diseases

Professor Kostas Katsanos

Consultant Gastroenterologist

University of Ioannina

Focus: IBD

Dr Vikash Lala

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Johannesburg

Focus: Quality, Colonoscopy training, Polypectomy

Professor Yuichi Mori

Consultant Gastroenterologist

University Hospital of Oslo

Focus:

Dr John Morris

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Ross Hall Hospital - Glasgow

Focus: Upper GI endoscopy, Upper GI bleeding

Dr Rebecca Palmer

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Focus: Endoscopy, IBD, Polyp Detection

Professor Manuel Perez-Miranda

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Hospital Universitario Rio Hortega

Focus:

Dr Pauline Riviere

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Bordeaux University Hospitals

Focus: IBD

Professor Neil A Shepherd

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Cheltenham General Hospital

Focus:

Dr Mayenaaz Sidhu

Consultant Gastroenterologist

CityWest Gastroenterology Westmead

Focus: Advanced Endoscopy

Dr Sebastian Stefanovic

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Diagnostic Center Bled Group

Focus: Advanced endoscopy techniques, including Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS) and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with emphasis on LAMS stent placement

Professor Siwan Thomas-Gibson

Consultant Gastroenterologist

St Mark's Hospital London - the London Clinic

Focus: Quality in Endoscopy, Endoscopy Training

Dr Nigel Trudgill

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS TRUST

Focus:

National Faculty

Professor Marianna Arvanitaki

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Erasme University Hospital

Focus:

Professor Raf Bisschops

Consultant Gastroenterologist

University Hospital of Leuven

Focus: Endoscopic imaging, Barrett's oesophagus

Prof Martine De Vos

Consultant Gastroenterologist

UZ Ghent

Focus:

Professor Anja Geerts

Consultant Gastroenterologist

UZ Ghent

Focus: Hepatology and Endoscopy

Professor Tom Moreels

Consultant Gastroenterologist

UC Louvain

Focus:

Dr Brecht Pauwels

Consultant Gastroenterologist

VITAZ

Focus: ERCP, EUS

Professor Harald Peeters

Consultant Gastroenterologist

AZ Sint Lucas

Focus:

Dr Lieven Pouillon

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Imelda General Hospital - Bonheiden

Focus: IBD

Dr Christophe Snauwaert

Consultant Interventional Endoscopist

AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende

Focus:

Professor Hannah van Malenstein

Consultant Gastroenterologist

University Hospital of Leuven

Focus: Hepatology, Endoscopy, ERCP, EUS

Local Faculty

Professor Frederik Berrevoet

Consultant Surgeon

UZ Ghent

Focus: Hepatobilliary and Pancreatic Surgery

Dr Eduard Callebout

Consultant Gastroenterologist

UZ Ghent

Focus: Oncology in the GI tract

Dr Venita D'Cruz

Consultant Gastroenterologist

UZ Ghent

Focus:

Dr Lynn Debels

Consultant Gastroenterologist

UZ Ghent

Focus:

Dr Elisabeth Dhondt

Consultant Radiologist

UZ Ghent

Focus:

Professor Karen Geboes

Consultant Oncologist

UZ Ghent

Focus: Oncology, Gastroenterology

Dr Sarah Raevens

Consultant Hepatologist

UZ Ghent

Focus: Quality in Hepatology and Endoscopy

Dr Christophe Schoonjans

Consultant Gastroenterologist

AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende

Focus:

Professor Yves Van Nieuwenhove

Consultant Surgeon

UZ Ghent

Focus: Coloncancer, Rectumcancer, Bariatric Surgery

Professor Xavier Verhelst

Consultant Gastroenterologist

UZ Ghent

Focus: