16th International Conference on

Gastroenterology and Digestive Disorders

Theme: Prevalence, Clinical Characteristics, and Management of Gastroenterology

OCM for Gastro Meet Series Conferences

Organizing Committee

OCM Member

Mohamed Fathy Abdel Ghaffar

Professor of hepatobiliary surgery
Ain shams universuty
Egypt

Biography Research Interest

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Sameer Smadi

Head of liver transplant unit
King Hussien medical center
Jordan

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Dimitris Roukos

Professor of Surgery
Ioannina University
Athens, Greece

Biography Research Interest

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Omer Engin

MD, General Surgeon
Buca Seyfi Demirsoy State Hospital
Turkey

Biography Research Interest

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Martin Sinclair

Consultant Laparoscopic & Upper GI Surgeon
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
United Kingdom

Biography Research Interest

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Ravinder Pal Malhotra

Director Liver & Multivisceral Transplant
Saroj Super Speciality Hospital,
India

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Ugo Cioffi

Professor of Surgery
University of Milan
Italy

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Sudheer O. V.

Clinical Professor
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
India

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Higinio Mappala

Dean
Jose R. Reyes Mem. Medical Center, St. Paul University
Philippines

Biography Research Interest

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Imran Abbas

Professor
Consultant Laparoscopic Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeon
Dubai, UAE

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Thwin Maung Aye

Consultant, Liver Transplantation,
National University Centre for Organ Transplantation National University Hospital
Singapore

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Saeed Qureshi

CEO Contours Obesity Management Center
Bariatric Surgeon at Massod Hospital
Pakistan

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Savvas Papagrigoriadis

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
King’s College Hospital
United Kingdom

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Sanjay Singh Negi

Director, HPB Surgery & Liver Transplantation
BLK Superspeciality Hospital
India

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Mohamad Miqdady

Physician, Chief, Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology
Sheikh Khalifa Hospital
United Arab Emirates

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Raul Oleas

Surgical Oncology - Hepatobiliary Surgery & Transplantation
HEPATOBILIARY & CANCER CENTER
Guayaquil (USA)

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Amin Gohary

Professor
Burjeel hospital
Abu Dhabi UAE

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Tarek Ghoniem

General Surgery Specialist
Mansoura University
United Arab Emirates

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Gastro Congress 2017

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David H. Van Thiel

Professor
Rush University Medical Center
USA

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Gerard E. Mullin

Associate Professor of Medicine
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
USA

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Shunlin Ren

Professor
Virginia Commonwealth University
USA

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Hassan Ashktorab

Professor
Howard Univeristy
USA

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Ahmed A Bolkhir

Assistant Professor
Oklahoma University Health Science center
USA

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Mohsin Rashid

Professor
Dalhousie University
Canada

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Lynnette Robin Ferguson

Professor
The University of Auckland
New Zealand

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Svetoslav Dimitrov Todorov

Professor
University of São Paulo
Brazil

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Vince Fragomeli

Clinical Nurse Consultant
Nepean Hospital
Australia

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Organizing Committee - Gastro 2017

OCM Member

David H. Van Thiel

Professor
Rush University Medical Center
USA

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Larry Good

CEO
Good Pharmaceutical Development Company
USA

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Maxwell M Chait

Professor
Columbia University
USA

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Anna Hohler

Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Assoc Prof of Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine
USA

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Robert D. Odze

Chief, Gastrointestinal Pathology
Brigham and Womens Hospital
USA

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Mohamed Amin el Gohary

Chief, Department of Paediatric Surgery
Burjeel Hospital
United Arab Emirates

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Antonio Iannetti

Honorary Member of UNIGASTRO
University “La Sapienza” Roma
Italy

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Arnolfo Petruzziello

Professor
National Cancer Institute, IRCCS, Fondazione G. Pascale
Italy

Biography Research Interest

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Errawan Wiradisuria

President
Indonesian Society of Endolaparoscopic Surgeons (ISES)
Indonesia

Biography Research Interest

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Ulysses Fagundes Neto

Professor
Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Brazil

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Pawan Mathur

Colorectal & Laparoscopic Surgeon
Royal Free London NHS Fundation Trust
United Kingdom

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Giovanni Domenico Tebala

Consultant Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgeon
Nobles Hospital
Isle of Man

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Ulrike Stein

Professor
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Germany

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Kenji Sasaki

MD, PhD
Home Medical Care Supporting Clinic Sendai
Japan

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Omer Engin

MD, General Surgeon
Buca Seyfi Demirsoy State Hospital
Turkey

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Bulent Calik

Assistant Chief
Tepecik Education and Researche Hospital
Turkey

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Gastroenterology 2017

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Bingrong Liu

President of The GI Hospital
Zhengzhou University, China
China

Biography Research Interest

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Amanda Brisebois

Associate Clinical Professor
University of Alberta, Canada
Canada

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Organizing Committee - Pediatric Gastroenterology 2016

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Dinesh S. Pashankar

Associate Professor
Yale University School of Medicine
USA

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Seungil Ro

Associate Professor
University of Nevada School of Medicine
USA

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Taiji Akamastu

Director
Nagano Prefectural Suzaka Hospital
Japan

Biography Research Interest

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Anthony F Porto

Director
Yale University School of Medicine
USA

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Organizing Committee - Clinical Gastroenterology 2016

OCM Member

Abdul Aziz Aadam

Director Endoscopy
Northwestern University
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Hiu Yee Kwan

Professor
Hong Kong Baptist University
China

Biography Research Interest

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Bingrong Liu

Chairman and Professor
Harbin Medical University
China

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Dr. Nathalie Rivard

Professor
Université de Sherbrooke
Canada

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Varsha Khatry

Medical Leader
Pfizer
India

Biography Research Interest

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Raul Antonio Brizuela Quintanilla

Head Therapeutic Endoscopy & Gastroenterology
National Center of Minimal Access Surgery
Cuba

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Indran B. Indrakrishnan

Director and Professor
GDC Endoscopy , Emory University
Atlanta GA

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Gastro 2016

OCM Member

Pawan Mathur

Colorectal & Laparoscopic Surgeon
Royal Free London NHS Fundation Trust
United Kingdom

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Mitusnori Yasuda

Director
Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
Japan

Biography Research Interest

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Nathalie Rivard

Professor
Université de Sherbrooke
Canada

Biography Research Interest

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MOHAMED AMIN EL GOHARY

Chief, Department of Paediatric Surgery
Burjeel Hospital
United Arab Emirates

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Errawan Wiradisuria

President
Indonesian Society of Endolaparoscopic Surgeons (ISES)
Indonesia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Nuria Pérez López

Head of the department
Gastroenterology Hospital Ángeles
Maxico

Biography Research Interest

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Ulrike Stein

Professor
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Germany

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Muhammad S Niam

Chairman of Indonesian Society of General Surgery
Brawijaya University School of Medicine
Indonesia

Biography Research Interest

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MOHAMMAD HAITHAM HATEM FAWWAL

Medical Board Director and CEO
BSC - Bariatric Surgery Clinic
Lebanon

Biography Research Interest

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Gokul Shanker

Consultant Surgical Gastroenterologist and Head of Surgical Gastroenterology
VGM Gastro Centre
India

Biography Research Interest

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K Sendhil Kumar

Director, Chairman and Head of the Department of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Gateway Clinics
India

Biography Research Interest

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Latif Bagwan

Gastroenterologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon
Gateway Clinics and hospital
India

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Gastroenterology 2016

OCM Member

Maxwell M. Chait

Professor
Columbia University
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Willingham F Field

President
Georgia Gastroenterologic and Endoscopic Society
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Abdullah M. S. Al-Osaimi

Division Chief, Hepatology
University of Temple Health System
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Qiang Cai

Professor of Medicine Director, Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship
Emory University School of Medicine
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Sergio Verboonen

Lead Surgeon at
Bariatric Mexico, Obesity Solutions & Hope Paradise
Mexico

Biography Research Interest

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Zhou Pinghong

Professor
Fudan University
China

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Amy Oestreicher

artist, author, speaker
for RAINN, writer for The Huffington Post
USA

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Ashwani K Singal

Professor
University of Alabama
USA

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Sudha Kodali

Assistant professor
University of Alabama
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Ahmed E. Lasheen

Professor
Zagazig University
Egypt

Biography Research Interest

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Dimitrios V. Tsamis

General Surgeon
University of Athens
Greece

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Romany Helmy Thabet

Professor
Northern Borders University
Saudi Arabia

Biography Research Interest

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Higinio Mappala

Dean at
Jose R. Reyes Mem. Medical Center, St. Paul University
Philippines

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Gastro-2015

OCM Member

Gilbert Simoni

Chief Gastroenterologist
Advanced Gastroenterology Inc
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Scot Michael Lewey

Medical Director & Professor
Department of Gastroenterology
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Sangeeta Agrawal

Chief
Division of Gastroenterology
Wright State University
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Quintin H. Gonzalez

Colorectal Surgeon
Humanitas Medical Group Coyoacán
Mexico

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Lu Liu

Senior Lecturer & Head
Gastrointestinal and Bladder Research
School of Medical Sciences
UNSW
Australia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Debby Laukens

Professor
Ghent University
Belgium

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Ovidiu Fratila

Associate Professor & Head
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Oradea
Romania

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Ahmed Zaki Helaly

Professor
Department of Gastroenterology
Alexandria University
Egypt

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Skerdi Prifti

Professor
Medical University of Tirana
Albania

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Yusuke Saitoh

Director & Professor
Digestive Disease Center
Asahikawa Medical University
Japan

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Gastroenterology-2015

OCM Member

Christos E. Constantinou

Professor
Stanford University
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Steven Teich

Director
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

David R. Lichtenstein

Director of Endoscopy
Boston University School of Medicine
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Fabio Cataldi

Senior Director
Pfizer Inc.
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Milutin Bulajic

Associate Professor
University of Belgrade
Serbia

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Jose Nieto

Interventional Gastroenterologist, ATEC Chairman
Borland-Groover Clinic
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan

Professor and Vice Chair of Research
University of California
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Ira-Ida Skvortsova

professor
Innsbruck Medical University
Austria

Biography Research Interest

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Vijaypal Arya

Director
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Michel Kahaleh

Professor
Weill Cornell Medical College
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Richard Day

Faculty of Medical Sciences
University College London
United Kingdom

Biography Research Interest

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Razvan Arsenescu

Director Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Center
Ohio State University - Columbus
USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Manoop S. Bhutani

Director of Endoscopic Research and Development
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Steve Goldschmid

Dean at
University of Arizona Health Sciences
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Robert Getzenberg

Director of Urological Research
University of Pittsburgh
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Steven M. Lipkin

Associate Professor
Weill Cornell Medical College
USA

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Scott T. Tagawa

Director
Weill Cornell Medical College
USA

Biography Research Interest

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Catherine Bauer

Nurse Manager GI Lab & ECEC
Vidant Medical Center
USA

Biography Research Interest

Organizing Committee - Gastroenterology-2014

OCM Member

Trevor A. Winter

Associate Professor
Stanford University, USA
Tel: 650-724-4509
Fax: 650-498-5174

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Christos E Constantinou

Professor
Stanford University, USA


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Min Li

Director of Cancer Research Program
The Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
The University of Texas Health Science Center, USA


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Maxwell M. Chait

Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, USA

Biography Research Interest

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Amr Amin

Professor
Biology Department
UAE University, UAE

Biography Research Interest

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Pankaj K. Singh

Associate Professor
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Tel: 402-559-2726


Biography Research Interest

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Mark Feitelson

Professor of Biology
Temple University, USA

Biography Research Interest

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Theresa C. Hemsworth-Peterson

Professor
Department of Medicine
Dalhousie University, Canada

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Ratna B. Ray

Professor
Department of Pathology


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OCM Member

Yan-Hua Chen

Associate Professor
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
East Carolina University, USA
Tel: 252-744-1341
Fax: 252-744-2850

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OCM Member

Carol A Podlasek

Department of Urology
Northwestern University, USA
Tel. 312-503-7247
Fax 312-908-7275

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Jennifer Davagian Ensign

Founder and CEO of Christcot Medical Company, USA

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Organizing Committee - Gastroenterology-2013

OCM Member

Christos E Constantinou

Stanford University
USA
Stanford University, USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Jennifer Davagian Ensign

Christcot Medical Company
USA
Christcot Medical Company, USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Carol A Podlasek

Northwestern University
USA

Northwestern University, USA

Biography Research Interest

OCM Member

Min Li

The University of Texas Health Science Center
USA
The University of Texas Health Science Center, USA

Biography Research Interest

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Jerzy Jankun

University of Toledo
USA

University of Toledo, USA

Biography Research Interest

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Dinesh Vyas

Michigan State University
USA

Michigan State University, USA

Biography Research Interest

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Paraskevi Theofilou

Panteion University
Greece

Panteion University, Greece

Biography Research Interest