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

President

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

Prof. Manuel Guilherme Gonçalves de Macedo

President-Elect and Chair of the WGO Foundation

Prof. Guilherme Macedo
Portugal
Centro Hospitalar São João
Porto

Secretary General, Prof. Geoffrey Metz

Secretary General

Prof. Geoffrey Metz
Australia
Epworth Hospital
Richmond, VIC

Treasurer

Prof. Mark Topazian
USA

Past President and Chair of Nominations

Prof. Cihan Yurdaydin
Turkey
Koc University Medical School
Dept. of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Istanbul

 

 

 

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, Nova Scotia

Chair, Endoscopy, Other Procedures and Outreach Interest Group

Prof. Andrew Veitch
United Kingdom
New Cross Hospital
Department of Gastroenterology
Wolverhampton

Chair, Guidelines Committee

Prof. David Armstrong
Canada
McMaster University
Department of Medicine
Hamilton, Ontario

Chair, Hepatology Interest Group, Prof. Saeed Hamid

Chair, Hepatology Interest Group

Prof. Saeed 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
Hospital Guillermo Kaelin de La Fuente
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

Pan-American Gastroenterological Association (OPGE)

Prof. Eduardo Gutierrez Galiana
Uruguay
Clinica Platinum
Montevideo

Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE)

Prof. Daiming Fan
China
Xijing Hospital of Digestive Diseases
Fourth Military Medical University
Xi'an

 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

Axel Dignass, UEG Representative

United European Gastroenterology (UEG)

Prof. Axel Dignass
Germany
Agaplesion Markus Hospital
Frankfurt