World Gastroenterology Organisation

Global Guardian of Digestive Health. Serving the World.


Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee is a group formed from inside the membership of the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) for the purpose of overseeing the nominations process resulting in the selection of candidates to serve in the leadership, committees and interest groups of WGO.

Cihan Yurdaydin

Committee Chair

Cihan Yurdaydin
WGO Past President (Turkey)


Naima Amrani, WGO President, (Morocco)
David Bjorkman, WGO Past Past President (USA)
KR Palaniswamy (India)
Miguel Valdovinos (Mexico)
Javier San Martin, At-large representative from region 1: Americas (Uruguay)
Joost Drenth, At-large representative from region 2: Europe (Netherlands)
Yunsheng Yang, At-large representative from region 3: Asia Pacific (China)
Damon Bizos, At-large representative from region 4: Africa/Middle East (South Africa)

Staff Liaison

Marissa Lopez, WGO/WGOF Executive Director


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