The GIEQs faculty

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

International Faculty

Dr Roland Valori

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, UK

Focus: quality, colonoscopy training

Dr John Anderson

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Cheltenham General Hospital, UK

Focus: polypectomy, colonoscopy training

Prof. Michael J Bourke

Clinical Professor of Medicine

University of Sydney, Australia

Focus: polypectomy, ERCP

Dr Cameron John Bell

Director of Endoscopy

Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney

Prof. Donald Macintosh

Professor of Medecine

Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada

Dr Amir Klein

Acting Director

Gastroenterology department, Rambam Health care campus, Tel Aviv, Israel

Dr Ralph Lee

Gastroenterologist and assistant professor, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Dr Mayenaaz Sidhu

Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Westmead Hospital (Sydney), University of Sydney, Concord Hospital (Sydney)

Dr Miguel Bispo

Gastroenterologist, Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

Prof Amrita Sethi

Associate Professor of Medicine (Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York) and Director of Interventional Endoscopy and the Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Program Director

Dr Jan-Werner Poley

Head of Endoscopy, University Medical Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Dr Jean-Baptiste Chevaux

Gastroenterologist, University Hospital Nancy, France

Prof Siwan Thomas-Gibson

Consultant Gastroenterologist & Endoscopist (St Mark’s National Bowel Hospital & Academic Institute) UK
Professor of Practice (Gastrointestinal Endoscopy), Imperial College London, UK

Prof Ryan Stidham

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, USA

Dr Steven Heitman

Associate Professor
Gastroenterologist and Hepatologyist, University of Calgary, Canada.

National faculty

Prof. Raf Bisschops

Professor of Medicine

University Hospital Leuven

Focus: Endoscopic imaging, Barrett's oesophagus

Prof. Arnaud Lemmers

Head of Clinic, Endoscopy Unit

Erasme Hospital, Belgium

Dr. Evelien Christiaens


OLV hospital Aalst, Belgium

Dr. Christophe Snauwaert

Therapeutic Endoscopist

AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende, Belgium

Dr. Peter Bossuyt

Gastroenterologist, IBD clinic

Imelda General Hospital, Bonheiden, Belgium

Prof. Dr. Tim Vanuytsel

Consultant gastroenterologist

Leuven University Hospital, Belgium

Dr. Frederik de Clerk


AZ Sint Lucas Gent, Belgium

Dr Guido Deboever

Gastroenterologist, AZ Damiaan, Ostend, Belgium

Dr Maridi Aerts

Gastroenterologist, UZ-Brussel, Belgium

Dr Géraldine Dahlqvist

Hepatologist and a liver transplant specialist, Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc, Belgium

Prof Anja Geerts

Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium

Prof Ivan Borbath

Department of Hepato-Gastroenterology, Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc, Belgium

Prof Marianna Arvanitaki

Head of the Clinic of Pancreatology and Clinical Nutrition and Professor, Erasme University Hospital, Belgium

Dr Diederik Dooremont

Gastroenterologist, Sint Elisabeth Zottege, Belgium

Dr Gudrun Cornelis

Gastroenterologist, ASZ Aalst, Belgium

Dr Thomas Billiet

Gastroenterologist, AZ Groeninge, Belgium

Dr Jo Vandervoort

Chief of the departement of Gastroenterology - Endoscopy & GI-oncology, Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Hospital, Aalst, Belgium

Prof Dr Harald Peeters

Gastroenterologist, St Lucas Hospital, Belgium

Dr Wim Verlinden

Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, AZ Nikolaas Hospital, Belgium

Dr Mathieu Struyve

Hepatologist and Interventional Endoscopist, Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg (ZOL) Genk, Belgium

Dr Dominiek De Wulf

Gastroenterologist, AZ Delta Roeselare, Belgium

Dr Ercan Cesmeli

Gastroenterologist, AZ St Lucas, Belgium

Dr Gertjan Rasschaert

Gastroenterology senior resident, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Dr Michiel Bronswijk

Interventional Endoscopist

Imelda General Hospital Bonheiden & University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium

Focus: Therapeutic EUS

Dr Steven Van Outryvve

Gastroenterologist, GZA Hospitals, Belgium

Dr Filip Baert

AZ Delta Roeselare, Belgium

Dr Thomas Botelberge

Gastroenterologist, GZA hospitals, Belgium

Local faculty

Dr David Tate

Interventional Endoscopist

University Hospital of Ghent

Focus: endoscopy quality, tissue resection, training

Prof. Dr. Pieter Hindryckx

Interventional Endoscopist

University Hospital of Ghent

Focus: ERCP, interventional EUS

Prof. Hans Van Vlierberghe


University Hospital of Ghent

Focus: hepatology and endoscopy

Prof. Danny De Looze

Interventional Endoscopist

University Hospital of Ghent

Focus: Barrett's, proctology, general gastroenterology

Dr Lobke Desomer

Interventional Endoscopist

AZ Delta Hospital, Roeselare

Focus: endoscopy quality, polypectomy, training

Dr Helena Degroote

Hepatologist and Interventional Endoscopist

UZ Gent

Focus: quality in ERCP and EUS

Dr Suzane Moura Ribeiro

Oncologist and Echo-Endoscopist

UZ Gent

Focus: quality in EUS and digestive oncology

Prof. Dr Triana Lobaton


UZ Gent

Focus: quality in IBD and endoscopy

Prof Dr Xavier Verhelst

Interventional Endoscopist

Gastroenterologist, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium

Dr Jeroen Geldof

Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist, UZ Ghent, Belgium

Prof Anne Hoorens

Head of Clinic, Department of Pathology, UZ Ghent
Professor of Pathology, Gent University, Belgium

Prof Dr Karen Geboes

Head of Clinic of Gastrointestinal and Intestinal Diseases, UZ Ghent
Professor of Medicine, Ghent University, Belgium

Dr Christophe Schoonjans

Gastroenterologist, University Hospital of Ghent, Belgium