Our mission is to improve the quality of endoscopy care around the world by offering open-access high-quality webinars and a video library to help trainees, nurses, technicians, and endoscopists.

The WEO provides free educational resources to all endoscopy personnel.

To further this aim the WEO has recruited educators, video producers, and leaders in the field. They all share one thing in common – a strong desire to serve the greater good of the world.

As I look at the group that came together for this work, it reminds me of a famous quote by Steve Jobs: “We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why else even be here?”

Let me present the WEO-Webinar Committee:

Seiichiro Abe, JapanRyan Law, USA
Shimaa Afify, EgyptRoberta Maselli, Italy
Asma Alkandari, KuwaitGeorgios Mavrogenis, Greece
Marianna Arvanitakis, BelgiumJong H. Moon, Korea
Harry Aslanian, USADiogo Moura, Brazil
Mohammad Bilal, USARahul Pannala, USA
Majidah Bukhari, Saudi ArabiaSravanthi Parasa, USA
Ming-Yan Cai, ChinaKalpesh Patel, USA
Sandra Canseco, ArgentinaNonthalee Pausawasdi, Thailand
Lisa Cassani, USASharmila Sachithanandan, Malaysia
Chris Chapman, USAPayal Saxena, Australia
Emmanuel Coronel, USARobert Jay Sealock, USA
Martin Coronel, USAAmrita Sethi, USA
Evelien Dekker, NetherlandsRavi Shankar, Singapore
Edward Despott, UKRajvinder Singh, Australia
Fabian Emura, ColombiaRoy Soetikno, USA
Phillip Ge, USAAndrew Storm, USA
Victoria Gomez, USAShou-Jiang Tang, USA
Simone Guaraldi, BrazilMiguel Tanimoto, Mexico
Shradda Gulati, UKAnthony Teoh, Hong Kong
Jürgen Hochberger, GermanySelvi Thirumurthi, USA
Shayan Irani, USAMark Topazian, Ethiopia
Mouen Khashab, USANoriya Uedo, Japan
Truptesh Kothari, USAKevin Waschke, Canada
Toshio Kuwai, JapanNabi Zaheer, Indida

Our goals are to:

  1. Conduct monthly webinars with input from various experts around the world
  2. Produce short educational videos on endoscopy procedures.

I am grateful for the opportunity to serve with this group of exceptional educators, who are passionate about making an impact on endoscopy care worldwide.

Author: G.S.Raju, MD, John Stroehlein Distinguished Professor, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA