Postgraduate Course

Session 1C: Difficult-to-Treat Esophageal Disorders

Session 1C: Difficult-to-Treat Esophageal Disorders

Saturday, October 14
1:45 PM - 3:25 PM
Location: Valencia Ballroom (Level 4)

Category: Esophagus

Nicholas J. Shaheen

Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology; Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC, US

Nicholas Shaheen, MD, MPH, FACG, is the Bozymski-Heizer Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and the Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at UNC. Dr. Shaheen completed his undergraduate degree at Harvard University and earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, where he also completed his internship and residency. He completed his clinical fellowship training at the University of North Carolina (UNC), where he also earned his masters degree at the School of Public Health. Concurrently, he completed a National Institutes of Health-sponsored fellowship in Epidemiology. He joined the faculty at UNC in 1998. His research interest is in the epidemiology and management of esophageal diseases. He is the author of over 300 journal articles related to reflux disease, Barrett's esophagus, and esophageal cancer. Dr. Shaheen receives research funding from the National Institutes of Health and multiple private foundations and corporations to pursue clinical and translational research in esophageal diseases. Dr. Shaheen is a past president of the North Carolina Society of Gastroenterology, past Chairman of the Clinical Practice section of the AGA, and currently is the Director of the ACG Institute. He is a Fellow of the ACG, AGA, and ACP.

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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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