The GIEQs faculty

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Organising Committee

Dr John Anderson

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Cheltenham General Hospital, UK

Focus: polypectomy, colonoscopy training

Dr Helena Degroote

Hepatologist and Interventional Endoscopist

UZ Gent

Focus: quality in ERCP and EUS

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 Jeroen Geldof

Gastroenterologist, UZ Ghent, Belgium

Prof. Dr. Pieter Hindryckx

Interventional Endoscopist

University Hospital of Ghent

Focus: ERCP, interventional EUS

Prof. Dr Triana Lobaton

Gastroenterologist

UZ Gent

Focus: quality in IBD and endoscopy

Dr Suzane Moura Ribeiro

Oncologist and Echo-Endoscopist

UZ Gent

Focus: quality in EUS and digestive oncology

Dr David Tate

Interventional Endoscopist

University Hospital of Ghent

Focus: endoscopy quality, tissue resection, training

Prof. Hans Van Vlierberghe

Hepatologist

University Hospital of Ghent

Focus: hepatology and endoscopy

Dr Roland Valori

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, UK

Focus: quality, colonoscopy training

International Faculty

Dr John Anderson

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Cheltenham General Hospital, UK

Focus: polypectomy, colonoscopy training

Dr Matthew Banks

Consultant Gastroenterologist

University College London Hospitals, UK

Focus: Upper GI Endoscopy

Prof. Michael J Bourke

Clinical Professor of Medicine

University of Sydney, Australia

Focus: polypectomy, ERCP

A/Prof. Nicholas G Burgess

Associate Professor of Medicine

University of Sydney, Australia

Focus: polypectomy

Dr Nick Church

Consultant Gastroenterologist

NHS Lothian, Edinburgh, UK

Focus: colonoscopy, polypectomy

Miss Katie Cross

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

Focus: lower GI cancer therapy, polypectomy

Dr John Curtis

Consultant Radiologist

Aintree University NHS trust, UK

Focus: Radiology in Endoscopy

Dr Andrea De Gottardi

Consultant Hepatologist

Inselspital, UniversitÀtsspital Bern, Switzerland

Focus: Hepatology in Endoscopy

Dr Paul Dunckley

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, UK

Focus: Colonoscopy, Training in Endoscopy

Dr Steven Heitman

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

Prof. Marietta Iacucci

Reader and Honorary Gastroenterology Consultant

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Focus: Imaging in IBD

Prof. Chris Kassianides

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Director Gastroenterology Foundation of Subsaharan Africa

Focus: Outreach in Gastroenterology and Endoscopy

Dr Amir Klein

Acting Director

Gastroenterology department, Rambam Healthcare Campus, Tel Aviv, Israel

Dr Vikash Lala

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Fellow in Training (Advanced Endoscopy)

Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa

Focus: quality, colonoscopy training, polypectomy

Dr Ralph Lee

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

Prof. Arnaud Lemmers

Head of Clinic, Endoscopy Unit

Erasme Hospital, Belgium

Prof. Dr Carme Loras

Head of Digestive Endoscopy

Hospital Universitari MĂștua De Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain

Focus: Imaging and Stricture Management in IBD

Prof. Donald Macintosh

Professor of Medecine

Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada

Dr Manmeet Matharoo

Consultant Gastroenterologist

St Marks Hospital, London, UK

Focus: Patient Safety

Dr John Morris

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Ross Hall Hospital, Glasgow, UK

Focus: upper GI endoscopy, upper GI bleeding

Dr Mayenaaz Sidhu

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

Prof Sandie Thompson

Surgical Gastroenterologist

University of Cape Town | UCT, South Africa

Dr Nigel Trudgill

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust, UK

Dr Roland Valori

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, UK

Focus: quality, colonoscopy training

Dr Rogier Voermans

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Amsterdam University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands

National faculty

Dr Maridi Aerts

Gastroenterologist, UZ-Brussel, Belgium

Prof Marianna Arvanitaki

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

Dr Filip Baert

AZ Delta Roeselare, Belgium

Prof. Raf Bisschops

Professor of Medicine

University Hospital Leuven

Focus: Endoscopic imaging, Barrett's oesophagus

Dr. Peter Bossuyt

Gastroenterologist, IBD clinic

Imelda General Hospital, Bonheiden, Belgium

Dr Thomas Botelberge

Gastroenterologist, GZA hospitals, Belgium

Dr Michiel Bronswijk

Interventional Endoscopist

Imelda General Hospital Bonheiden & University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium

Focus: Therapeutic EUS

Dr Eduard Callebout

Gastroenterologist and Oncologist

University Hospital of Ghent

Focus: Oncology in the GI tract

Dr Ercan Cesmeli

Gastroenterologist, AZ St Lucas, Belgium

Dr. Frederik de Clerk

Gastroenterologist

AZ Sint Lucas Gent, Belgium

Dr. Pieter Dewint

Gastroenterologist

AZ Maria Middalares, Belgium

Prof. Dr. Pierre Eisendrath

Professor of Gastroenterology

UMC Sint-Pieter, Brussels, Belgium

Dr Christophe Schoonjans

Gastroenterologist, AZ Sint Jan Hospital, Bruges

Dr. Christophe Snauwaert

Therapeutic Endoscopist

AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende, Belgium

Prof. Dr. Tim Vanuytsel

Consultant gastroenterologist

Leuven University Hospital, Belgium

Local faculty

Dr Helena Degroote

Hepatologist and Interventional Endoscopist

UZ Gent

Focus: quality in ERCP and EUS

Dr Isabelle De Kock

Consultant Radiologist, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium

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

Prof Dr Karen Geboes

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

Prof Anja Geerts

Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium

Dr Jeroen Geldof

Gastroenterologist, UZ Ghent, Belgium

Prof. Dr. Pieter Hindryckx

Interventional Endoscopist

University Hospital of Ghent

Focus: ERCP, interventional EUS

Prof. Dr Triana Lobaton

Gastroenterologist

UZ Gent

Focus: quality in IBD and endoscopy

Dr Suzane Moura Ribeiro

Oncologist and Echo-Endoscopist

UZ Gent

Focus: quality in EUS and digestive oncology

Dr David Tate

Interventional Endoscopist

University Hospital of Ghent

Focus: endoscopy quality, tissue resection, training

Dr Elke Van Daele

Consultant Surgeon (Upper GI Focus), Ghent University Hospital, Belgium

Prof. Hans Van Vlierberghe

Hepatologist

University Hospital of Ghent

Focus: hepatology and endoscopy

Prof Dr Xavier Verhelst

Interventional Endoscopist

Gastroenterologist, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium

Dr Lynn Debels

Fellow in Endoscopy, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium