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President's Message

Professor Guilherme Macedo Elected President of the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO)

Professor Guilherme Macedo, MD, PhD, FACG, FASGE, AGAF, FAASLD, was elected as the 2021-2023 President of the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) by the General Assembly during GASTRO 2021 Prague on 10 December 2021.

Prof. Macedo is the Head of the Gastroenterology Department in Centro Hospitalar Universitario de São Joao and University of Porto Faculty of Medicine, Porto, Portugal, which also includes the World Gastroenterology Organisation Gastroenterology and Hepatology Training Center.

Prof. Macedo has served on both the Governing Council and Executive Committee as Treasurer (2015-2019), WGOF Chair (2019-2021) and President-elect (2019-2021). As Treasurer, he was also Chair of the Finance Committee for those terms.

He has served as the Director of the WGO Porto Gastroenterology and Hepatology Training Center since its inauguration in 2015 (and has been a member of the Training Center Committee in this capacity since then).

He has additionally served on several WGO committees as a member of the Train the Trainer Committee (2009-2021) including serving as Faculty at various Train the Trainers workshops, the Hepatology Interest Group (2009-2021), the WDHD committee (2013 and 2018), Scientific Program Committee (2017-2019) and the WGO Foundation board (2017-2019).

He is currently also President of the WGO Member Society, Sociedade Portuguesa de Gastrenterología, since 2021.

“These are the times to pursue WGO values with persistence, foresight, selflessness, creativity and enthusiasm: we´ll feel globally, think globally and act globally,” said Prof. Macedo.

Please join me in welcoming the members of the 2021-2023 WGO Governing Council:

Professor Guilherme Macedo

Professor Guilherme Macedo

Professor Geoffrey Metz

President-Elect and
Chair of the WGO Foundation

Professor Geoffrey Metz

Professor Carolina Olano

Secretary General
Professor Carolina Olano

Professor Mark Topazian

Professor Mark Topazian

Professor Naima Amrani

Past President and
Chair of Nominations

Professor Naima Lahbabi-Amrani

Professor Kaichun Wu

At-Large Member
Professor Kaichun Wu

Chair, Clinical Research Committee
Professor Govind Makharia

Chair, Endoscopy, Other Procedures and Outreach Interest Group
Professor Vivek Kaul

Professor Alejandro Piscoya

Chair, Guidelines Committee
Professor Alejandro Piscoya

Chair, Hepatology Interest Group
Professor Nancy Reau

Chair, Scientific Programs Committee
Professor Joost Drenth
The Netherlands

Chair, Train the Trainers Committee
Professor Kelly Burak

Chair, Training Centers Committee
Professor Luis Carlos Sabbagh

Chair, Publications Committee
Professor Dan Dumitrascu

Chair, Young Members Committee
Professor Aasma Shaukat

Promotion of Education in Asia-Pacific Region
Professor Professor Varocha Mahachai

President, Pan-American Gastroenterological Association (OPGE)
Professor Arnoldo Riquelme

President, Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE)
Professor Justin Che-Yuen Wu
Hong Kong
Professor Reda Elwakil

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

Professor Helena Cortez Pinto, UEG Representative Chair, United European Gastroenterology (UEG) National Societies Committee
Professor Helena Cortez-Pinto



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