World Congress at ACG2017

Simultaneous Plenary Session 4D: Best of Original Latin American Research

Simultaneous Plenary Session 4D: Best of Original Latin American Research (Presented in Spanish)

Wednesday, October 18
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Location: Valencia Ballroom A (Level 4)

Carolina Olano

Associate Professor of Gastroenterology
Universidad de la Republica
Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay

Dr Olano received her MD degree from the Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1993, and achieved a postgraduate degree in Gastroenterology at the same university in 1996. She completed her GI endoscopy training at the Gastroenterology Clinic and associated public hospitals in Montevideo. After an internship at the Gastroenterology, Hepatology and infectious diseases department at the Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany in 2008, she specialized in video-capsule endoscopy and enteroscopy. She has demonstrated deep interest in GI education, achieving in 2010 a Masters degree (MSc (Ed)) at a private university of Montevideo (Universidad ORT). Dr. Olano participates in educational activities from the World Gastroenterology Organization: she has been part of the Spanish "Train the Trainers" program's faculty since 2010, she was part of the Methodology research committee she is currently Co-chair of the Scientific Programs Committee. She is currently in charge of the unique national program to achieve a Diploma in Endoscopy, and as part of her position she is involved in postgraduate training in Gastroenterology. She has held several positions within the Uruguayan Society of Gastroenterology, including President, Secretary, and National Issues Chair. Her major areas of interest include small bowel diseases, capsule endoscopy, enteroscopy, and medical education.


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Flavio Steinwurz

Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein
Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Flavio Steinwurz, MD, MACG, received his medical degree in 1980 and completed his residency in 1984 at São Paulo Federal University, in Brazil. In 1987, he trained in gastroenterology with a focus in inflammatory bowel diseases at Lenox Hill Hospital, NY, under Dr. Burton I. Korelitz. In 1988, he returned to Brazil and became an Assistant Professor at Santos School of Medicine and was board certified in gastroenterology by the Brazilian Medical Association (AMB) and the Brazilian Federation of Gastroenterology (FBG). In 1994, he became a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology (FACG) and in 1996, he received, with honor, his Mastership in Gastroenterology by the Brazilian Institute for the Study and Research in Gastroenterology. He served as President of the Brazilian Association for Crohn's and Colitis from 1999 to 2015. From 2004 to 2010, he was the ACG Governor for Brazil and from 2007 to 2010, the Director of Research of the Albert Einstein Jewish Hospital, São Paulo, Brazil. In 2010, Dr. Steinwurz became a member of the International Organization for the study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IOIBD). He is also a member of the advisory board and/or reviewer for many scientific journals including The American Journal of Gastroenterology, Digestive Disease and Sciences, Journal of Crohn's and Colitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Clinics. Dr. Steinwurz received the 2010 Geraldo Siffert Award for the Best Abstract presented at the Brazilian Week of Gastroenterology. In 2012, he was honored with the ACG International Leadership Award and in 2014, he received the ACG William D. Carey Award. He was elected General Secretary of the Panamerican Crohn's and Colitis Organization (PANCCO) in 2014. In 2016, he became the Coordinator of the International Relations Committee of the Brazilian Federation of Gastroenterology, as well as Emeritus President of the Brazilian Association for Crohn's and Colitis, and was elected Secretary General of the São Paulo Gastroenterology Society.


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