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.
Grace H. Elta, MD has been on the faculty in the Gastroenterology Division at the University of Michigan for 35 years. In 2015, she was named the H. Marvin Pollard Collegiate Chair of Gastroenterology. She is currently the Associate Chief for Clinical Programs in Gastroenterology and the Physician Lead for the Medical Procedures Unit. She also has been married for 44 years, has three children, one grandson and one granddaughter.
Dr. Elta earned her bachelor of science and medical degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she also completed her internship. At Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston, she completed her residency in Internal Medicine and her fellowship in Gastroenterology.
Since 2001, she has been on the annual list of “Best Doctors in America” and she is the recipient of many grants and awards. She has received two University of Michigan Outstanding Clinician awards. In 2013, she received both the AGA’s Distinguished Clinician Award and the ASGE Distinguished Educator Award. Dr. Elta is a frequent speaker at national and international meetings, and has authored over 100 original peer-reviewed manuscripts as well as numerous abstracts and book chapters. Interventional endoscopy has been her GI subspecialty.
Grace has been very involved in the ASGE and served as Society president from 2007 to 2008. She also served as an ex officio member of the AGA governing board from 1996-1999. Currently, she serves as Chair of the Digestive Disease Week® Council, which is a four-society group that delivers the largest annual GI professional conference in the world.
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).
Pankaj Jay Pasricha, MD is currently the Vice Chair of Medicine for innovation and commercialization at Johns Hopkins. He is also the Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Neurogastroenterology as well as the newly created Food, Body and Mind Center. In addition, he holds appointments as Professor in the Department of Neurosciences in the School of Medicine and at the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business.
At a national level, Dr. Pasricha is the chair of the NIH-funded multi-center gastroparesis consortium. In the past, he served on the National Commission on Digestive Diseases. He is also the founding Chair of the Center for Gastrointestinal Innovation and Technology, a body created by the AGA for the promotion of technological innovation. In addition, he served on the FDA GI Drug Advisory Committee for several years and continues to provide advice to the Agency on an ad hoc basis. He also consults for numerous biomedical device and drug companies in gastroenterology and endoscopy.
Dr. Pasricha holds more than 50 patents and has co-founded several companies within both the medtech/endoscopy and biotech GI space. His contributions to endoscopy include the use of botulinum toxin for GI disorders, cryotherapy, novel stents, and the POEM procedure among others. His research interests span endoscopic, clinical and bench research. He has been a recipient of federal funding for his research since 1995 and currently is principal investigator on several NIH grants. His laboratory is interested in molecular mechanisms of visceral pain and gastrointestinal motility and restoration of enteric neural function with novel strategies including neural stem cell transplants.
Dr. Pasricha has authored nearly 300 manuscripts and book chapters including contributions to Cecil Textbook of Medicine, Yamada Textbook of Gastroenterology and Goodman and Gilman’s Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics; he has also edited and authored a textbook on visceral pain. He has been the Associate Editor for Gastroenterology, the senior editorial advisor for Digestive Diseases and Sciences and has served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and Associate Editor for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Meghan Scanlon works as Vice President, Marketing, for Boston Scientific’s (BSC) Endoscopy Division. In her role, Meghan is responsible for developing the strategic plan for the Endoscopy Division, aligning delivering franchise activities and portfolio investments and ensuring the global execution of marketing and commercial initiatives. She is a member of the BSC Endoscopy Division’s global management board.
Prior to joining BSC in 2014, Meghan worked for 14 years in marketing within the Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy division of Johnson & Johnson, where her last role was Worldwide Vice President, Marketing, Sports Medicine. Earlier in her career, Meghan worked as a mechanical engineer at The Gillette Company.
In her role, Meghan demonstrates a strong commitment to developing talent while reinforcing the importance of employees driving their own career development. She is a strong advocate for accelerating the development of diverse leaders and works as a mentor to many of BSC’s top talent. Meghan has an MBA and an MSME from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BSME from Tufts University.
Meghan lives in Duxbury, Massachusetts with her husband, Tom, and her two young children, James and Brooke.
Ingrid Vanderveldt is the Chairman and CEO of Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 (EBW2020). Previously, she was the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) for Dell Inc. where she oversaw entrepreneurial initiatives worldwide helping to build a $250 million business segment and founded the $125M Dell Innovators Credit Fund, Dell Founders Club, and the Dell Center for Entrepreneurs during her three-year term.
Ingrid sits on the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council, is a Managing Partner of Belle Capital, founding organizer of the GLASS Forum (Global Leadership & Sustainable Success), and co-founder of The Billionaire Girls Club. She also created and hosted CNBC’s first original primetime series, “American Made,” reaching over one million viewers around the globe and serves on the advisory boards of Springboard Enterprises, Current Motor, and is a Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) Member.
Ingrid has been featured on outlets including NBC, CNBC, FOX, ABC, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, CNN Money, Fortune Magazine, Fast Company, Inc Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine. In 2016 she was named one of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 Global Leaders. She was ranked #1 Super Connector by Fast Company, is the recipient of the Forbes and Northwestern Mutual Global “Entrepreneur in Excellence Award” and was just named the 100th Champion Celebration for the HearStrong Foundation. She holds a Master's degree in Architecture at the Savannah College of Art & Design and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from the University of Texas at Austin.