The EAGEN Council consists of 16 top European Gastroenterologist Specialists. Meet the professors at one of our meetings…

Petr Dite ( 1941) is Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology of Department Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology Masaryk University Brno and Ostrava Medical Faculty, University Ostrava. He received his MD from Charles University Hradec Králové Czech Republic in 1966. He had his training in Dept. of Clinical Biochemistry University Hospital Hradec Králové , Sahlgrenska University Hospital Gotenburg – Gastrolaboratory and in Medical Department Univ. Hospital Hradec Králové. In l990 he moved to Brno as a Head of Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

Professor Dite has been a President of Czech Society of Gastroenterology, Member of WGO Committee for Education,Member of Generaly Assembly of UEGF.     Recently he is a member of EUMS committee. Member of the Board of European Pancreatic Club and he is a President of European Association for Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Nutrition ( EAGEN).

His main clinical and researche acivities are focus on pancreatic disease, pancreato-biliary endoscopy ,chronic inflammation and cancerogenesis, gastrooncology. Professor Dite is a member of editorial board of Digestive Disease and Hepatogastroenterogy.

Petr Dite                                                                                                                                                                               
Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology
Department Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology
Masaryk University Brno and Ostrava
Jihlavska Str.2O
625 Brno
Czech Republic
Phone: +???????
Fax: +???????

Heinz Hammer is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the Medical University of Graz in Austria and Chief of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at Kastanienhof private hospital in Graz, Austria ( He received his MD from the University of Graz in 1985. He received training in internal medicine and gastroenterology at the University of Graz, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, USA (1987 – 1990) and Mayo Medical School in Rochester, USA (1994-1995).

Professor Hammer has been board member of the Austrian Society of Gastroenterology (OeGGH) and Chairman of the Austrian Working Group on Functional GI Disorders, secretary of the European Association for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy (EAGE) since 2000, delegate to the UEGF General Assembly 2005 – 2011, and member of the UEGF Educational Committee from 2008 – 2011.

His main research interests are malabsorption and related diseases, intestinal perception and motility, intestinal microbiom and enteral nutrition . He is author or co-author of about 70 scientific articles in medical publications as well as multiple scientific communications to medical meetings and book chapters. He is honorary member of the Hungarian Society of Gastroenterology.

Dr. Heinz Hammer                                            
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Auenbruggerplatz 15
8036 Graz
Phone: +43 316 385 13350
Fax: +43 316 385 12648

Marco J. Bruno (1963) is professor of Gastrointestinal Oncology and director of Gastroenterology & Endoscopy at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam. He had his specialty training at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam under the supervision of professor Guido Tytgat. His clinical and research activities focus on gastrointestinal oncology, hepato-pancreato-biliary diseases and interventional endoscopy, including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He has a special interest in pancreatic diseases. He also serves as an international editorial board member of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Word Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He has been a speaker, chairman and organizer at numerous international symposia and congresses and contributed to various international live endoscopy workshops. He is treasurer of the Dutch Society of Gastroenterologists and chair of the education committee of the European Association of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy (UEGF).

Prof. dr. M.J. Bruno                                                                   
Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Erasmus Medical Center’s
Gravendijkwal 230
3015 CE, Rotterdam
The Netherland
t: +31 (0)10 703 59 46
f: +31 (0)10 703 46 82

Secretary: Mrs. C.E.G. (Carla) Capel Scheel

Peter Malfertheiner is Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases at the Otto v. Guericke University of Magdeburg in Germany, an appointment he has held since 1995. He received his MD from the University of Bologna, Italy in 1975, and gained subsequent medical experience at the Regional Hospital of Bozen, Italy, and the University Hospital of Ulm, Germany, before becoming a Research Fellow at the Mayo Clinic GI Unit in Rochester, MN, USA. Professor Malfertheiner has been Chairman of the UEGF (2004) and President of the UEGW 2006 and of the Education Committee of the United European Gastroenterology Federation (UEGF). He is also the Editor ofDigestive Diseases, Associate Editor of the American Journal of Gastroenterology, and a member of the Editorial Boards of several other journals; the European Journal of GastroenterologyHelicobacterDigestive Surgery, and the International Journal of Pancreatology. His main research interests are Helicobacter pylori infection and related diseases, chronic inflammation and carcinogenesis, gastric cancer, hepatocellular cancer, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), development of metaplasia in the esophagus, and pancreatitis.

Prof. Dr. med. Peter Malfertheiner                                         
Direktor der Klinik für
Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie und Infektiologie
Leipziger Str. 44
39120 Magdeburg
t: 0391 671 31 00

Guenter J. Krejs (1945) is Professor of Internal Medicine and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Medical University in Graz, Austria. Hereceived his M.D. from the University of Vienna (1969), trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology in Zurich, Switzerland and from 1975 to 1986 was a faculty member (full professor after 1984) in the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. In 1986 he took the chair in internal medicine at Karl-Franzens-University in Graz and served in that capacity until 2005.

Professor Krejs was the President of the 11th World Congress of Gastroenterology in Vienna in 1998 (13000 participants) and served as Chairman of the Coordinating Council of UEGF preparing its foundation in 1991. He was president among other societies ofEAGEN (founding society of UEGF), the Austrian Society of Internal Medicine, the Austrian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Bockus International Society of Gastroenterology. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation. He serves on the Supreme Medical Council of the Republic of Austria.

His research interests pertain to GI-hormones, neuroendocrine tumors, endoscopy, GERD and intestinal secretion.

Guenter J. Krejs, M.D.                                   
Professor of Medicine
Chair of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Department of Internal Medicine
Medical University of Graz
Auenbruggerplatz 15
A-8036 Graz
t: ++43 316 385 14388
++43 316 385 17560

Tomica Milosavljević (1955) is Professor of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinic, University of Belgrade. He graduated from the Belgrade Medical School in 1979 where he also finished his master degree studies in 1983 and PhD in 1988. He is a specialist of internal medicine with sub specialization of gastroenterology. Milosavljević finished professional specialization in Munich (Klinikum rechts der Isar), Amsterdam (Academic Medical Center) and London (St. Mark’s Hospital). Since 2001 he was the assistant of managing director of Clinical Center of Serbia and the managing director of the gastroenterology clinic. In 1996, he was chosen for the position of president of Yugoslav Committee for gastroenterology endoscopy. He is a member of presidential board of several committees and one of the editors of the magazine “Gastroenterohepatological Archive”. He was a chairman of the Organizational Board of the First Yugoslav School for digestive endoscopy.

Prof. dr. T. Milosavljevic               
Clinical Center of Serbia, Clinic for Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of Belgrade, School of Medicine
Dr Koste Todorovica 2
11000 Belgrad

Juan Malagelada graduated from Barcelona Medical School in 1967. Soon after graduation, he emigrated to the United States on a Scholarship from the “Juan March” Foundation. In the United States, he completed his medical training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, first in Boston (Tufts University Program) and from 1971 to 1974 at Mayo Clinic and Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota. In 1974, he was appointed Consultant in Gastroenterology at Mayo Clinic and achieved in 1981 the rank of Full Professor of Medicine of Mayo Medical School of the University of Minnesota. In 1983, he was appointed Director of Mayo GI Training Program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. In 1987, he returned to his native Barcelona, Spain, where he is presently Head of the Department of Digestive Diseases and Professor of Digestive Diseases of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. As a researcher, he has focused on the physiology and pathophysiology of the digestive tract, chiefly gut motility and sensitivity, acid-peptic disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and pancreatic pathology. He is author or co-author of about 600 scientific articles in medical publications as well as multiple scientific communications to medical meetings. He has received several international awards including the Max Siurala Award, the Ewald Prize, the McKenna Lecture, the Torsoli Prize, and the Janssen Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digestive Diseases. His teaching activities have included Lectures and Visiting Professorships in different Universities and Medical Institutions worldwide. He is a member of the Board of several medical societies as well as scientific European and American Journals. He is the past President of the Spanish Society of Digestive Diseases, of the European Association for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy and of the Bockus International Society of Gastroenterology, past Chairman of the Steering Committee of the International Group for Neurogastroenterology and Motility and past Secretary General of the United European Gastroenterology Federation. He is a past President of the United European Gastroenterology Federation.

Prof. dr. Juan-R. Malagelada                                                                                      
Chief Gastroenterology Department and Professor of Digestive Diseases
Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron
Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
t: +34 93 2746259
f: +34 93 4894456

Secretary: Gloria Santaliestra

Tamara Matysiak-Budnik graduated from the Medical School in Wroclaw, Poland in 1986. She completed her post-graduate training in internal medicine and in gastroenterology at the University Hospital in Wroclaw. She had a research training in the Research Unit of Alcohol Disease at the University of Helsinki in Finland, and then in INSERM (French National Institute for Health and Medical Research) in Paris, France. She is currently Professor of Gastroenterology and Chief of the Digestive Oncology Unit at the Department of Gastroenterology in Nantes. Her main research interest is focused on Helicobacter pylori, celiac disease, digestive oncology and new endoscopic techniques.

Tamara Matysiak-Budnik, M.D., Ph.D.                               
Institut des Maladies de l’Appareil Digestif
Hépato-Gastroentérologie, Hôtel Dieu
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire
1 Place Alexis Ricordeau
44093 Nantes, France
t: 33 (0)2 40 08 33 93
f: 33 (0)2 40 08 31 54

Jaroslaw Regula graduated at University Medical School in Warsaw, Poland, in 1981. He completed his gastroenterology training in 1992. Research fellow at the University College London, UK in 1992-93. Fellow of European Board of Gastroenterology (EUMS). Member of international Editorial Board of Endoscopy journal (1995-2005). Board member of European Association of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy (EAGE) since 2003. Member of UEGF General Assembly since 2005. Presently a Professor and Head of the Department of Gastroenterology, Medical Center for Postgraduate Education and Institute of Oncology in Warsaw. Research interests include mainly digestive endoscopy, colorectal cancer screening and Barrett’s oesophagus. Landmark paper: Regula J et al. Colonoscopy in colorectal-cancer screening for detection of advanced neoplasia. N Engl J Med 2006;355:1863-72

Prof. Jaroslaw Regula MD                                                     
Head of Department of Gastroenterology
Medical Centre for Postgraduate Education
Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center
Institute of Oncology
5, Roentgen Street
02-781 Warsaw
t: +48 22 546 23 28
f: +48 22 546 30 35


Professor Jan Tack is currently a Head of Clinic in the Department of Gastroenterology, a Professor in Internal Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Pathophysiology at the University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, and a principal researcher in TARGDI (the Translational Research Center for Gastrointestinal Disorders at the University of Leuven). He is in charge of a research group which comprises 6 postdoctoral researchers, 11 doctoral research fellows and 7 research technicians.

He graduated summa cum laude in 1987 from the University of Leuven and specialized in internal medicine and gastroenterology at the same institution. A research fellow at the Department of Physiology at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, from 1989 to 1990, he has been a research fellow at the Center for Gastroenterological Research at the University of Leuven since 1990. Professor Tack’s research lies in the field of neurogastroenterology and motility, and includes diverse topics such as the physiology and pharmacology of the enteric nervous system, GI hormones, intestinal inflammation and the pathophysiology of FD, GERD and IBS. He has published more than 390 articles and 40 book chapters on various aspects of scientific and clinical gastroenterology.

Professor Tack won several awards for Basic and Clinical Research in GI Science. Professor Tack is President of the Inernational Society for Diseases of the Esophagus, editor of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, and section editor for Gastroenterology. He has served as associate editor for Gut and Digestion and serves or has served as a member of the editorial board of Gastroenterology, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Journal of Gastroenterology, Journal of Internal Medicine and Bailliere’s Best Practice and Research in Clinical Gastroenterology.

Prof. Tack
Department of Gastroenterology -Gastrocentrum
University Hospital Gasthuisberg
Herestraat 49
3000 Leuven
Phone: +32-16-344225         Fax: +32-16-344419

Curriculum vitae
Zsolt Tulassay, M.D., born May 1. 1944 in Galantae
Hungary, lives in Budapest, Hungary
Medical Doctor (1969), Semmelweis University 394/1969
Medical School, Budapest, Hungary
Postgraduate specialisation:
1974 Specialist for internal medicine
1992 Specialist for gastroenterology
Postgraduate training:
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Teaching Hospital München-Neuperlach, 1984
Scientific graduation:
Ph.D. (1980) Thesis: The role of ERCP in pancreatic diseases
D.Sc. (1991) Thesis: Somatostatin in the gastroenterology

Prof. Dr. Zsolt Tulassay
Internal Medicine
2 nd Medical Clinic of Semmelweis University
H-1088 Budapest, Hungary
Szentkirályi str. 46
t: 00-36-1-266-4616
f: 00-36-1-266-4616

Prof. Antonio Gasbarrini was born in Bologna the October 11th, 1963. Laurea summa cum laude in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Bologna, in 1988. Postgraduate Schools of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. From 1990 to 1993 he was a Clinical and Research Fellow at the Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation Departments of the University of Pittsburgh (USA). He became Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the Catholic University of Rome in 1995 and from 2000 he is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine. He is a teacher in the Postgraduate Schools of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy, Allergology and Immunology at the Catholic University of Rome. From 2006 to 2008 he was Secretary General of the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver (AISF) and actually he is the President of the Italian Foundation for Research in Hepatology (FIRE). He is member of several National (Italian Society of Internal Medicine-SIMI, Italian Society of Gastroenterology-SIGE, Italian Association Study of Liver Diseases-AISF) and International (American Association Study of Liver Diseases-AASLD; European Association Study of the Liver-EASL, European Helicobacter Sudy Group-EHSG) Scientific Societies. From 2009 he is the National Coordinator of the Gut Microbiota Study Group of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology. From 2011 He is Full Professor in Gastroenterology in the Catholic University of Rome. He also is Director of the School of specialization in Gastroenterology in the UCSC of Rome. Then He is Director of Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine division at Gemelli Hospital in Rome. Finally He is Director for the graduate studies in UCSC in Rome.
He is referee and in the editorial board of several National and International Scientific Journals. His fields of interests are: gut microbiota in physiological and pathological conditions, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of liver diseases and functional and organic gastrointestinal diseases. He has been invited for lectures in more than 220 national and international Universities and Institutions. Author of more than 800 papers: 450 of which as full papers on indexed International Scientific Journals. He was co-author of more than 1200 abstracts presented at National and International Meetings. He has an impact factor for his publications over 1070 and an H-Index over 50.

Prof. Antonio Gasbarrini                            
Catholic University Hospital Rome
Dept. of Internal Medicine
Policlinico “A. Gemelli”
Catholic University
Largo Gemelli, 8
00168 ROME

Prof Davor Štimac MD PhD is graduated at School of Medicine, University of Rijeka, Croatia. He is a Head of Gastroenterology department at Division of Internal Clinic at University Hospital Rijeka and full professor at School of Medicine, University of Rijeka, Croatia and vice president of Croatian Academy of Medical Siences. He is a former President of Croatian Society of Gastroenterology, actual President of Croatian Pancreatic Club and Vice president of Croatian Society for Enteral and Parenteral nutrition.

He is member of European Board of Gastroenterology, member of WGO Guidelines committee, member of UEGF Future trends committee and councelour of National Societies commitee of ASNEMGE. His main scientific interests are focused on new endoscopic techniques, IBD and pancreatic diseases. He published more than 400 abstracts and articles in peer reviewed journals.

Prof Davor Štimac                                   
Clinical Hospital Center Rijeka
Clinic for Internal Medicine
Krešimirova 42, Rijeka 51000
Phone: ++385 51 658 122
Fax: ++ 385 51 658 826

László Herszényi is associate professor of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Clinical Oncology, Clinical Pharmacology and master of Health Management at the Semmelweis University Medical School and Head of Department of Gastroenterology at Medical Centre, Hungarian Defence Forces in Budapest, Hungary.

He received his MD from the University of Medicine and Pharmacology of Marosvásárhely (Tg. Mures) in 1985. He served his residency in internal medicine, followed by fellowship in gastroenterology at the Semmelweis University, Budapest. He later completed a Clinical Research Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Clinical Oncology at European Training Center of Gastroenterology, University of Padova, Italy (1993-1996).

He is the president of Hungarian Society of Gastroenterology, secretary general of Hungarian Society of Internal Medicine and council member of Hungarian College of Gastroenterology. László Herszényi has been council member of UEG – National Societies Committee (2012-2015) and member of the UEG-Education Committee (2014-2015).

His main research interests are gastrointestinal endoscopy, clinico-pharmacology of acid-related disorders, gastrointestinal oncology and the role of proteolytic enzymes in gastrointestinal tract.

Dr. László Herszényi                                             
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Gastroenterology, Clinical Oncology, Clinical Pharmacology
Department of Gastroenterology
Medical Centre, Hungarian Defence Forces
Semmelweis University Teaching Hospital

H-1062 Budapest, Hungary
Podmaniczky str. 111
t: +36 1 302 0841
f: +36 1 475 2669

Dan L Dumitrascu graduated the Faculty of Medicine from Cluj-Napoc, Romania in 1982 and worked as research fellow in Bucharest and Cluj before becoming assistant professor at the Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca. 1996/1997 research fellow of the Humboldt Foundation in Augsburg, Germany. Gastroenterologist and internist.

Since 2007 professor of medicine and head of the 2nd department of internal medicine in Cluj-Napoca. President of the Romanian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (2015-2017), chairman of the International Liaison Committee of the Rome Foundation (2013-2017), Hon. president of the Romanian Society of Neurogastroenterology, board member of the European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine.

Main interests: functional disorders, motility, psychosomatic medicine.

Prof Dan L. Dumitrascu                            
Clinica Medicala 2
str Clinicilor 2-4
RO 400003 Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Juozas Kupčinskas is Associate Professor of Medicine and Head of the Department of Gastroenterology at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences in Kaunas, Lithuania. Currently, he is also the Dean of Postgraduate Study Center at the same university. He received his MD from the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences in Lithuania in 2009. He has completed his PhD at Otto Von Guericke University (Magdeburg, Germany) in 2012 and gained subsequent medical experience at University of Kiel (Germany) and Rambam hospital (Haifa, Izrael). He is a friend of UEG Young Talent group. Since 2018, he is Secretary General of Lithuanian Society of Gastroenterology. He is a member many international research consortia including PANcreatic Disease ReseArch (Pandora), European Microscopic Colitis Study Group (EMCG), Gastric Cancer Research (staR), and European Network for the Study of Cholangiocarcinoma and others. His main research interests are premalignant and malignant GI cancers, H. pylori, microRNAs, microbiome and fecal transplantation.

Juozas Kupcinskas, MD, PhD                                     
Head of Department of Gastroenterology
Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
Eiveniu str. 2
Kaunas, LT-50009

Prof. Tim Vanuytsel, MD PhD Translational Research Center for Gastrointestinal Disorders (TARGID), Department of Chronic Diseases, Metabolism and Ageing (ChroMetA), KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Leuven Intestinal Failure and Transplantation Center, University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. Prof. Tim Vanuytsel graduated summa cum laude in 2007 from Leuven University Medical School. He obtained a PhD degree in biomedical sciences in 2014 with a thesis on the role and mechanisms of intestinal permeability in functional gastrointestinal disorders. During his PhD training, he worked as a researcher in the lab of Prof. Terez Shea-Donohue at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (USA) in 2011. Prof. Vanuytsel currently holds a position as a consultant gastroenterologist in Leuven University Hospitals with a clinical focus on intestinal failure, clinical nutrition and functional gastrointestinal disorders. He is the co-founder and medical director of the Leuven Intestinal Failure and Transplantation center (LIFT), which is the largest intestinal failure center and the only small bowel and multivisceral transplant center in Belgium. Tim Vanuytsel is an assistant professor at the University of Leuven and his research interests include the pathophysiology and treatment of functional gastrointestinal disorders and intestinal failure and transplantation. He has published >105 original research articles and reviews in international peer-reviewed journals on both clinical and basic science aspects of gastroenterology. He is the (co-)supervisor of 15 PhD students and 2 postdoctoral fellows. He is the editor in chief of Acta Gastroenterologica Belgica, associate editor of the GI section of Current Opinion in Pharmacology and member of the editorial board of Neurogastroenterology and Motility.
It is with deep sadness that we learnt our dear friend and EAGEN council member Radislav Nakov passed away on November 11th. Radi had been bravely fighting a chronic illness for several years. He always kept his enthusiasm and energy, especially through his activity on social media for EAGEN, UEG, ESNM, … Let’s never forget what – already at his young age - he meant for the GI community in Bulgaria and Europe. Our thoughts are with his family and his wife Radina in this difficult period
Head of Molecular Gastroenterology and Microbiota-associated Diseases Section and GI research laboratory at the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION and INTERESTS Medical education:                    Medical Academy Novosibirsk, Russia and Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany Fellowiship:                               Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases at Otto-von-Guericke Universitiy Magdeburg, Germany (under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Peter Malfertheiner) Doctoral thesis:                         “Effect of a single dose naproxen on the arachidonic acid metabolism in gastroduodenal Mucosa”. Under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Peter Malfertheiner, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany Postdoctoral fellowship:            GI Cancer Research Laboratory, Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor Research Institute and Sammons Cancer Center, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA under the supervision of Prof. Dr. C. Richard Boland and Dr. Ajay Goel Scientific Interests:                   GI microbiota, fecal microbiota transplantation, helicobacter pylori, carcinogenesis, biomarkers in GI diseases, epigenetics, inflammation, hereditary cancer syndromes Clinical expertise:                     Diagnostic and interventional GI endoscopy and ultrasonography Teaching interests:                   Development and implementation of new teaching format for improvement of theoretical and practical education of medical students


Guido N.J. Tytgat (1937) gained his medical qualification at the University of Louvain in Belgium. Following this, he completed his post-graduate training in gastroenterology and a research fellowship with the Belgian Fund of Scientific Research. He is now a Professor Emeritus of Gastroenterology at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and a Consultant in Gastroenterology at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam.
The department he helped create at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam is a leading training unit in gastroenterology and world-renowned for diagnostic imaging, therapeutic endoscopy, and basic and clinical research in inflammatory bowel disease, hepatic transport mechanisms, gallstone disease, and pancreatic diseases.
Professor Tytgat is author or co-author of over 800 research publications and several book chapters, and serves on the editorial boards of several gastroenterology journals. He is currently associate editor of Gastroenterology and Editor-in-Chief of Bailliere’s Clinics in Gastroenterology. Professor Tytgat is also an Honorary Professor at the Shanghai Second Medical University, at the University of Isai, Romania, and the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He is a member of numerous professional associations, including the American Gastroenterological Association, The Royal Dutch Academy of Science, and the British Society of Gastroenterology. He was President of the World Gastroenterology Organisation from 2002 – 2005.

Emeritus Prof. dr. G.N.J. Tytgat               
Diepenbrockstraat 52
1077 WB Amsterdam

Name:         Prof. Giovanni B. Gasbarrini M.D
Date of birth:         August 30, 1936
Place of birth:         Padova, Italy
Marital Status:         Married

Dept. of Internal Medicine
Policlinico “A. Gemelli”
Catholic University
Largo Gemelli, 8
00168 Rome
t: +39 06 30 15 43 34/5; +39 06 35 50 03 10
f: +39 06 35 50 27 75

Lars Lundell completed his medical studies and examinations at the University of Lund, Sweden. He presented his PD thesis “on gastric mucosal histamine and acid secretion” at the Institute of Physiology of the same university. His basic surgical training was done at the Central Hospital of Jönköping from where he then moved to the University of Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, where he subsequently became a chairman of the section for upper GI surgical services.

Lars Lundells current position is professor of surgery at the Department of Surgery, Gastrocentrum, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

During Lars Lundells academic carrier he has supervised more than 10 PhD thesis and he has had a number of important positions such as being the president of the EAGE, currently being boardmember of EAGE and previous chairman of the education committee of the UEGF and currently being independent member of the committee.

The main research interests are pathophysiogical mechanisms involved in peptic ulcer disease, medical and surgical treatment of GERD and the pathogenesis of the same disease entity. Modern therapeutic approaches to cancer of the upper GI tract with particular emphasis on the esophagus and GI junction represent an important part of his research activities. Lars Lundell has contributed to the current international guidelines of management of hemorrhage from the upper GI tract.

Lars Lundell                             
Professor of Surgery
Karolinska University Hospital
S141 86 Stockholm
Phone: +46858580549
Fax: +46858586366