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Governing Council

The World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) vests its general management in a Governing Council. Acting through the Governing Council, the WGO is empowered to undertake the necessary activities to fulfill the goals and mission of the organization.

The Governing Council is comprised of the Executive, the Council of Chairs, and the Regional Associations Presidents/Chairs.

Executive

President, Prof. David Bjorkman

President

Prof. David Bjorkman
USA
Dean, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Boca Raton, FL

President-Elect, Chair of the WGO Foundation, Prof. Cihan Yurdaydin

President-Elect and Chair of the WGO Foundation

Prof. Cihan Yurdaydin
Turkey
Hepatology Institute, Chief, University of Ankara
Professor of Gastroenterology, Department of Gastroenterology,
University of Ankara Medical School
Ankara

Secretary General, Prof. Naimi Amrani

Secretary General

Prof. Naima Amrani
Morocco
University Mohammed 5, Faculty of Medicine & Pharmacy
Rabat

Treasurer, Prof. Manuel Guilherme Gonçalves de Macedo

Treasurer

Prof. Guilherme Macedo
Portugal
Centro Hospitalar São João
Porto

Past President, Prof. Jim Toouli

Past President and Chair of Nominations

Prof. James Toouli
Australia
Emeritus Professor of Surgery
Adelaide, SA

Council of Chairs

The WGO Council of Chairs is comprised of the Executive, plus the following offices
Chair, Clinical Research Committee, Prof. Kaichun Wu

Chair, Clinical Research Committee

Prof. Kaichun Wu
China
Xijing Hospital of Digestive Diseases
Xi'an, Shaanxi

Chair, Endoscopy, Other Procedures, and Outreach Interest Group, Prof. Mark Topazian

Chair, Endoscopy, Other Procedures and Outreach Interest Group

Prof. Mark Topazian
USA
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Chair, Guidelines Committee, Prof. Greger Lindberg

Chair, Guidelines Committee

Prof. Greger Lindberg
Sweden
Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medicine
Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge
Stockholm

Chair, Hepatology Interest Group, Prof. Douglas LaBrecque

Chair, Hepatology Interest Group

Prof. Douglas LaBrecque
USA
University of Iowa, Department of Internal Medicine
Iowa City, IA

Chair, Scientific Programs Committee, Prof. Geoffrey Metz

Chair, Scientific Programs Committee

Prof. Geoffrey Metz
Australia
Epworth Hospital
Richmond, VIC

Chair, Training Centers Committee, Prof. Des Leddin

Chair, Training Centers Committee

Prof. Desmond Leddin
Canada
Victoria General Hospital
Halifax, NS

Chair, Train the Trainers Committee, Prof. Damon Bizos

Chair, Train the Trainers Committee

Prof. Damon Bizos
South Africa
University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg

Regional Associations Chairs/Presidents

Prof. Luis Carlos Sabbagh, OPGE President

Pan-American Gastroenterological Association (OPGE)

Prof. Luis Carlos Sabbagh
Colombia
Clínica Reina Sofía
Bogotá

Prof. Kentaro Sugano, APAGE President

Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE)

Prof. Kentaro Sugano
Japan
Jichi Medical University
Division of Gastroenterology
Tochigi, Tokyo

Prof. Olusegun Ojo, AMAGE President

African Middle East Association of Gastroenterology (AMAGE)

Prof. Olusegun Ojo
Nigeria
Department of Morbid Anatomy and Forensic Medicine
Obafemi Awolowo University
Ile-lfe, Osun State

Prof. Joost Drenth, UEG National Societies Chair

United European Gastroenterology (UEG)

Prof. Joost Drenth
Netherlands
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Nijmegen