Amrita Sethi is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical center in New York and a member of the GI department’s Interventional Ensdoscopy Service. Amrita is also the current Director of Pancreaticobiliary Endoscopy Services and Director of Experimental Endoscopy. She has trained over 10 interventional fellows during her time there. And has authored multiple single center and multicenter studies.
For the past several years she has co-directed multiple live endoscopy courses including the Peter D. Stevens Course in GI Innovation, as well as the Caribbean Congress on Therapeutic Endoscopy and the NYSGE Annual Postgraduate Course. She has also participated as faculty in multiple national and international live endoscopy courses.
Amrita has had the privilege of participating in multiple ASGE projects including the Don Wilson International Award in 2011, the Leadership, Education, and Development (LEAD) project in 2014, and the Ambassador Program in Myanmar in 2015. She has served on multiple committees including Research, and currently sits on the Technology Committee.
Uzma D. Siddiqui, MD is the Associate Director of the Center for Endoscopic Research and Therapeutics (CERT), Director of Advanced Endoscopy Training and Endoscopic Ultrasound and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago.
Uzma began her path to the present by graduating from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, completing her internal medicine residency and George Washington University and her gastroenterology fellowship at NYU. She also completed an advanced endoscopy fellowship at Yale University. Today, Dr. Siddiqui’s focus is on therapeutic endoscopy. Her clinical practice is centered on interventional endoscopy procedures related to pancreaticobiliary disease and GI tract neoplasms (EUS, ERCP, EMR, ESD). Dr. Siddiqui has extensive experience teaching and has published…..
Jeanin van Hooft is consultant gastroenterologist at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. She is a Principal Investigator in the field of pancreatico-biliary diseases and enteral stenting. Her research group consist of two PhD fellows, four students and is supported by four physicians/endoscopists.
To date, she has authored or co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed publications and has lectured at more than 100 national and international meetings. Additionally, she is the chair of the Guideline Committee of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Besides her work as physician and researcher, she has a strong interest in management and governance, which motivated her to obtained a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA). Subsequently, she was appointed chair of the Gastro Intestinal Oncology Center Amsterdam (GIOCA), a dedicated multidisciplinary outpatient clinic that centers diagnostics and treatment around patients with GI malignancies.
Simone Guaraldi, MD has practiced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and ERCP at INCA (National Cancer Institute, Brazil) since 2008. Dr. Guaraldi has a passion for implementing new health technologies to improve outcomes for patients. She holds a position as a research assistant physician in INCA’s Carcinogenesis Program and is currently working on expanding her knowledge on molecular carcinogenesis (pancreatic neoplasia) and the use confocal endomicroscopy (pCLE).
Throughout her career Dr. Guaraldi has been involved with educational activities at many levels. She has lectured at more than 50 national and international meetings. She served as co-organizer of the “ENEO” (the National Endoscopic Oncology Course) and the “Program for Endoscopic Teachers” (a WEO program), currently serves as an International Reviewer for GIE® and Endoscopic Ultrasound Journals and helped educate young doctors in the prevention, early detection and control of cancer through the INCA Educational Programs. Simone is an active member of both SOBED and ASGE. Simone has been president for Endoscopic Ultrasound Core at SOBED and currently is the CLEUS (Latin America Endoscopic Ultrasound Club) president.
Besides her work as physicians and researcher she has a strong interest in books, art and sports, the reason she is always looking forward and using motivating activities to enrich herself and the ones beside her.
Roberta Maselli, MD, PhD, got her degree in Medicine and Surgery and later the specialty in General Surgery at “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy. She also attended a one year theoretical and practical fellowship at the SUITE “Showa University International Training Center for Endoscopy”, Northern Yokohama Hospital, Yokohama, Japan under the direction of Professors Haruhiro Inoue and Shin-ei Kudo during which time she achieved the Japanese “Permission of Advanced Clinical Training” for Foreign Medical Practitioner. The fellowship mainly focused on: POEM for esophageal achalasia, Diagnosis (NBI, Magnifying Endoscopy, Endocytoscopy) and endoscopic treatment (EMR,ESD) of GI cancers, SET.
Roberta also attended 6 month theoretical and practical Fellowship at the BIDS, “Baldota Institute for Digestive Sciences”, Mumbai, India directed by Dr. Amit Maydeo, the focus of which was Therapeutic ERCP and Diagnostic and Therapeutic EUS. She was conferred a PhD on “advanced technologies in surgery” at “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy in 2016.
Since September, 2015 Dr. Maselli has been the Endoscopic Unit of Humanitas Research Hospital, Rozzano, Milan, Italy alongside Dr. Alessandro Repici. Her clinical and research activity is mainly focused on the diagnosis and endoscopic treatment of early GI neoplasia and advanced endoscopic procedures, as well as on the NOTES (Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery).
In April, 2017 she was recognized as recipient of the “Gerry Scotti Award 2017” for the ongoing project of “POEM and Microbial Translocation.” Roberta has authored more than 50 papers published in recognized international scientific journals. She is member of the Italian Society of Digestive Endoscopy (SIED), Italian Society of Young Surgeons (SPIGC) where she is the National Referent for Endoscopic Surgery, European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).