The selection process of participants for the first WEO International School of EUS training program (WISE) successfully concluded with highly qualified applications received worldwide. Important factors for successful application were previous experience with EUS procedures, a high level of English and proof of academic achievements.

Professor Dong-Wan Seo, WEO leader of the project, looks forward to welcoming the skilled group of six young specialists early in March. Participants from the United Kingdom, Italy, Taiwan, India, Egypt and Brazil will take part.

WEO congratulates the winners:

Dr Margarete Keane, London

Dr Dario Ligresti, Palermo

Dr Yu-Ting Kuo, Taipei City

Dr Radhika Chavan, Hyderabad

Dr Shaimaa Seleem, Cairo

Dr Stefano Baraldo Paraboli Silva, Sao Paulo


WISE is a state-of-the-art EUS training program organized in partnership with the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (KSGE) and the Asian EUS Group (AEG). Faculty from Singapore, Taiwan, the Republic of Korea, Hong Kong and Japan will cover all aspects of EUS training and guide the participants through didactic lectures, hands-on training, close observation of real patient examinations and individual case presentations.