WGO’s GEORGES BROHÉE LECTURESHIP
Eamonn M. M. Quigley, MD, MACG
News From a Dark Continent – An Assessment of the Diagnostic and Therapeutic Implications of the Gut Microbiome
Tuesday, October 17 • 3:40 pm – 4:10 pm • Valencia Ballroom A
Much has been learned of the microbiology of the human gut microbiome and laboratory experiments have revealed potential involvement of a disturbed microbiome in a number of gastrointestinal and systemic diseases. This lecture will explore to what extent this promise has translated into clinical value.
Dr. Quigley’s clinical and research interests include irritable bowel syndrome, gastrointestinal motility, and the role of the gut microbiota in health and in gastrointestinal and metabolic disorders. He has authored over 900 publications and edited or co-edited 22 books or monographs. He has received numerous awards worldwide. He served as president of both the American College of Gastroenterology and the World Gastroenterology Organisation and is a past editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Gastroenterology. Dr. Quigley is the David M. Underwood Chair of Medicine in Digestive Disorders, Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical Director of the Lynda K. and David M. Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders and Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College at Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA.
About The Georges Brohée Lectureship: The Georges Brohée Lectureship and medal is delivered during each World Congress to commemorate Georges Brohée, the founder of the first International Association of Gastroenterology. The lecturer is chosen by the WGO Governing Council from either the host country or the respective region.