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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, the Regional Associations Presidents/Chairs and the Councilors at Large.

Executive

President, Prof. Cihan Yurdaydin

President

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

President-Elect, Chair of the WGO Foundation, Prof. Naima Amrani

President-Elect and Chair of the WGO Foundation

Prof. Naima Amrani
Morocco
Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Faculty of Medicine, Mohammed V University
Rabat

Secretary General, Prof. Geoffrey Metz

Secretary General

Prof. Geoffrey Metz
Australia
Epworth Hospital
Richmond, VIC

Treasurer, Prof. Manuel Guilherme Gonçalves de Macedo

Treasurer

Prof. Guilherme Macedo
Portugal
Centro Hospitalar São João
Porto

Past President, Prof. David Bjorkman

Past President and Chair of Nominations

Prof. David Bjorkman
USA
University of Utah School of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Salt Lake City, Utah

Council of Chairs

The WGO Council of Chairs is comprised of the Executive, the Chairs of the following WGO Committees and Interest Groups, and the Councilors at Large.
Chair, Clinical Research Committee, Prof. Des Leddin

Chair, Clinical Research Committee

Prof. Desmond Leddin
Canada
Victoria General Hospital
Halifax, NS

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. Saeed Hamid

Chair, Hepatology Interest Group

Prof. Saaed Hamid
Pakistan
Aga Khan University Hospital, Department of Medicine
Karachi

Chair, Scientific Programs Committee, Prof. Carolina Olano

Chair, Scientific Programs Committee

Prof. Carolina Olano
Uruguay
Associate Professor - Universidad de La República
Montevideo

Chair, Training Centers Committee, Prof. Finlay Macrae

Chair, Training Centers Committee

Prof. Finlay Macrae
Australia
The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Head, Colorectal Medicine and Genetics
Melbourne, Victoria

Chair, Train the Trainers Committee, Prof. Jean-Christophe Saurin

Chair, Train the Trainers Committee

Prof. Jean-Christophe Saurin
France
Hôpital Edouard Herriot, Hépato-Gastroentérologie
Lyon Cedex 03

Councilors at Large

Chair, Publications Committee

Chair, Publications Committee

Prof. Alejandro Piscoya
Peru
Lima

Promotion of Education in Asia-Pacific Region, Prof. Kaichun Wu

Promotion of Education in Asia-Pacific Region

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

Regional Association Chairs/Presidents

 Prof. José Roberto de Almeida, OPGE President

Pan-American Gastroenterological Association (OPGE)

Prof. José Roberto de Almeida
Brazil
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
Recife

 

Prof. Kentaro Sugano, APAGE President

Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE)

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

 Prof. Reda Elwakil - African Middle East Association of Gastroenterology (AMAGE)

African Middle East Association of Gastroenterology (AMAGE)

Prof. Reda Elwakil
Egypt
Emeritus Professor of Tropical Medicine
Ain Shams University
Cairo

Prof. Luigi Ricciardiello, UEG National Societies Chair

United European Gastroenterology (UEG)

Prof. Luigi Ricciardiello
Italy
Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences
University of Bologna
Bologna