World Gastroenterology Organisation

Global Guardian of Digestive Health. Serving the World.

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Scientific Programs Committee

The Scientific Programs Committee oversees the program development of all future meetings which involve the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO). This task can involve large world congresses or smaller meetings in collaboration with regional and member societies.

Carolina Olano

Committee Chair

Carolina Olano

Joost Drenth

Committee Vice Chair

Joost Drenth


Rakesh Aggarwal (India)
Maryam Al Khatry (UAE)
Rhimou Alaoui (Morocco)
Serhat Bor (Turkey)
Gamal Esmat (Egypt)
John Fang (USA)
Seth Gross (USA)
Kazuhiko Koike (Japan)
Justin Yeong Yeh Lee (Malaysia)
Jonathan Leighton (USA)
Elias Makhoul (Lebanon)
Miguel Muñoz Navas (Spain)
Rado Ramanampamonjy (Madagascar)
Gerhard Rogler (Switzerland)
Prateek Sharma (USA)
Suliman Hussein Suliman (Sudan)
Ming-Shiang Wu (Taiwan)
Yunsheng Yang (China)
Anca Trifan (Romania)
Tetsuo Takehara (Japan)
Babatunde Duduyemi (Ghana)
Claudia Defilippi (Chile)
Varocha Mahachai (Thailand)
Alexander Ford (United Kingdom)
Rodrigo Jover (Spain)

Staff Liaison

Marissa Lopez, WGO/WGOF Executive Director


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