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Symposium 5D: Global Education: WGO

Symposium 5D: Global Education: WGO

Wednesday, October 18
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: W414 (Level 4)

Category: WGO Global Education

David J. Bjorkman

Professor
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, Utah

David J. Bjorkman, M.D., M.S.P.H., is the President of the World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO). He is a Professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Dr. Bjorkman served as the Dean of the University of Utah School of Medicine from 2004 to 2011 and as the Executive Medical Director of the University of Utah Medical Group from 2001 to 2011. He then was Dean and Executive Director of Medical Affairs for the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine from 2011 to 2016 before returning to the University of Utah as a Professor. Dr. Bjorkman holds a medical degree from the University of Utah, a master's degree in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health at Harvard University, a master's degree in Public Health and Health Services Administration and a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Utah. He is also board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Bjorkman is a past president of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. His research interests include upper gastrointestinal bleeding, Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug injury to the gastrointestinal tract and clinical outcomes in gastroenterology. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London, the American College of Physicians, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Gastroenterology and the American Gastroenterological Association.

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Guilherme G. Macedo

Head, Department of Gastroenterology
Centro Hospitalar São João
Porto, Portugal

Dr. Macedo is the Head of the Gastroenterology Department, Centro Hospitalar S.Joao, and Professor of Gastroenterology at University of Porto Medical School. He is the Director of the Porto WGO Gastroenterology and Hepatology Training Center, WGO Treasurer, and Member of the WGO Train The Trainers Committee and Liver Interest Group. Dr. Macedo is the Vice President of the Portuguese Society of Gastroenterology and is a Past President of the Portuguese Society of Endoscopy and Portuguese Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Dr. Macedo was awarded the ACG 2015 International Leadership Award.

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