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Professor Naima Lahbabi-Amrani Elected President of the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO)

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to serve as the 2019-2021 President of the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO). Being the first woman to hold this position and also the first WGO President from Africa and Middle East is a prestigious honor. My aim is to follow the lead of those who have served in this position. I hope to continue their efforts. This can allow us to benefit from their experience and wisdom.

During my presidency, I have three main objectives:

This will help to raise our position as the global guardian of digestive health. However, this cannot be done without the commitment, support and confidence of all of you (the new Governing Council, our member societies and regional affiliate associations). We are a Big Family with only One Voice to reflect the mission of WGO!

Please join me in welcoming the members of the 2019-2021 WGO Governing Council:

Professor Naima Amrani

President
Professor Naima Lahbabi-Amrani
Morocco

Professor Guilherme Macedo

President-Elect and
Chair of the WGO Foundation

Professor Guilherme Macedo
Portugal

Professor Geoffrey Metz

Secretary General
Professor Geoffrey Metz
Australia

Professor Mark Topazian

Treasurer
Professor Mark Topazian
USA

Professor Cihan Yurdaydin

Past President and
Chair of Nominations

Professor Cihan Yurdaydin
Turkey

Professor Desmond Leddin

Chair, Clinical Research Committee
Professor Desmond Leddin
Canada

Professor Andrew Veitch

Chair, Endoscopy, Other Procedures and Outreach Interest Group
Doctor Andrew Veitch
United Kingdom

Professor David Armstrong

Chair, Guidelines Committee
Professor David Armstrong
Canada

Professor Saeed Hamid

Chair, Hepatology Interest Group
Professor Saeed Hamid
Pakistan

Professor Carolina Olano

Chair, Scientific Programs Committee
Professor Carolina Olano
Uruguay

Professor Finlay Macrae

Chair, Training Centers Committee
Professor Finlay Macrae
Australia

Professor Jean-Christophe Saurin

Chair, Train the Trainers Committee
Professor Jean-Christophe Saurin
France

Professor Alejandro Piscoya

Chair, Publications Committee
Professor Alejandro Piscoya
Peru

Professor Kaichun Wu

Promotion of Education in Asia-Pacific Region
Professor Kaichun Wu
China

Professor Eduardo Gutierrez Galiana

President, Pan-American Gastroenterological Association (OPGE)
Professor Eduardo Gutierrez Galiana
Uruguay

Professor Daiming Fan

President, Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE)
Professor Daiming Fan
China

Professor Reda Elwakil

President, African Middle East Association of Gastroenterology (AMAGE)
Professor Reda Elwakil
Egypt

Professor Axel Dignass, UEG Representative Chair, United European Gastroenterology (UEG) National Societies Committee
Professor Axel Dignass
Germany

On behalf of the WGO, I thank you and look forward to serving as President!

 

Naima Amrani
Professor Naima Lahbabi-Amrani
Morocco
President, World Gastroenterology Organisation

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