World Congress at ACG2017

Symposium 5C: Controversies in GERD

Symposium 5C: Controversies in GERD

Wednesday, October 18
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Valencia Ballroom A (Level 4)

Category: Esophagus

Naïma Amrani

Professor of Medicine and Hepatology, Mohammed V University of Rabat - Morocco
Secretary General, World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO); Director, Centre de Formation WGO - Rabat; President, African Middle Eastern Society of Digestive Oncology (AMSDO)
Rabat, Morocco

Professor Naima Amrani is on the Faculty of Medicine at the University Mohammed V – Rabat, Morocco. She serves as the Secretary General of the World Gastroenterology Organisation and is President of the African Middle Eastern Society of Digestive Oncology (AMSDO) and is the Director of the WGO Rabat Training Center. Professor Amrani has been named an Honorary President of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology, and is a member of the Executive Committee African-Middle Eastern Association of Gastroenterology, Executive Council of the International Digestive Cancer Alliance, Governing Council of Pan-Arab Society of Gastroenterology, and the Governing Council of Moroccan Society of Gastroenterology, and is the Founding Member of the Association Africaine Francophone de Formation Continue en Hepato-Gastroenterologie (AAFFCHGE). Professor Amrani obtained a certificate of specialized studies on Human Biology with a focus on Physiology and Functional Digestive Exploration from Claude Bernard University in Lyon, France. She has served as the Head of the Hepato-Gastroenterology Unit at CHU Ibn Sina-Rabat; Director of UFR-HGE; Vice Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Rabat, President of the Moroccan Society of Gastroenterology, and is a member of numerous gastroenterology societies and associations. Professor Amrani also has royal decoration from the throne to the order of the Knight.


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Samir A. Shah

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Chief of Gastroenterology, The Miriam Hospital
Gastroenterology Associates, Inc.
Providence, RI, US

Dr. Samir A. Shah is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University in Providence, RI, and Chief of Gastroenterology at the Miriam Hospital. He is a partner with Gastroenterology Associates, Inc., in Providence. Dr. Shah earned his BA in Biochemistry magna cum laude at Brown and his MD at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. After graduating, he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He continued on for a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the same institution where he was awarded a Howard Hughes Postdoctoral Fellowship for Physicians and spent two years in the laboratory studying murine models of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Dr. Shah has authored or co-authored more than 100 articles/book chapters/abstracts, and has given over 100 invited presentations primarily devoted to inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Shah is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including Brown University's Teaching Recognition Award, The Dean's Teaching Excellence Certificate, Brown University's Excellence in Teaching Award for Clinical Faculty, the Beckwith Family Award for Outstanding Teaching, the ACG's Freshman Governor's Award and later the William D. Carey Award. The New England Chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America named him Humanitarian of the Year for 2009. Rhode Island Monthly magazine consistently names him among the Top Doctors in Rhode Island. He currently serves as co-chair of the CCFA Professional Education Committee and as one of the ACG representatives to the Digestive Diseases National Coalition (DDNC). He also serves on the ACG's Board of Trustees. He has participated in several multi-center clinical trials of cutting-edge therapies for IBD and was co-principal investigator for OSCCAR (Ocean State Crohn's and Colitis Area Registry).


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