World Congress at ACG2017

Symposium 5A: Approaches to Acute and Chronic Diarrhea

Management of Acute Diarrhea in Adults: A Global Perspective

Wednesday, October 18
11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Location: Valencia Ballroom BC (Level 4)

Category: Small Intestine

Learning Objectives:

Michael J.G. Farthing

Hon Professor Medicine
University College London
London, England, United Kingdom

Michael Farthing is Honorary Professor and Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist at UCL Medical School, University College London. He was formerly Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sussex until 2016, Principal of St George’s, University of London, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Glasgow and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Bart’s and the London. He graduated from the University College Hospital Medical School and undertook training posts in Cambridge, London and Boston, USA.

His major research interests include the pathogenesis of intestinal infection and inflammation, the mechanisms and control of intestinal secretion and the relationship between brain and gut function. His research involved examination of the neuro-immune control of epithelial cell fluid and ion transport, especially where it relates to enterotoxin-mediated secretory diarrhoea and the discovery of new therapeutic targets for its control.

He was editor of Gut from 1996-2002 and is an editorial board member of several international gastroenterology journals. He has served as President of the British Society of Gastroenterology and President of United European Gastroenterology. He has taken an active interest in research and publication integrity and in misconduct in biomedical research. He was founding chairman of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) between 1998 and 2003. He is Vice Chair and a member of the Board of the UK Research Integrity Office. He is a member of the governing board of the UK medical regulator, The General Medical Council.


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