December 21, 2020
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, Japan||Ryan Law, USA|
|Shimaa Afify, Egypt||Roberta Maselli, Italy|
|Asma Alkandari, Kuwait||Georgios Mavrogenis, Greece|
|Marianna Arvanitakis, Belgium||Jong H. Moon, Korea|
|Harry Aslanian, USA||Diogo Moura, Brazil|
|Mohammad Bilal, USA||Rahul Pannala, USA|
|Majidah Bukhari, Saudi Arabia||Sravanthi Parasa, USA|
|Ming-Yan Cai, China||Kalpesh Patel, USA|
|Sandra Canseco, Argentina||Nonthalee Pausawasdi, Thailand|
|Lisa Cassani, USA||Sharmila Sachithanandan, Malaysia|
|Chris Chapman, USA||Payal Saxena, Australia|
|Emmanuel Coronel, USA||Robert Jay Sealock, USA|
|Martin Coronel, USA||Amrita Sethi, USA|
|Evelien Dekker, Netherlands||Ravi Shankar, Singapore|
|Edward Despott, UK||Rajvinder Singh, Australia|
|Fabian Emura, Colombia||Roy Soetikno, USA|
|Phillip Ge, USA||Andrew Storm, USA|
|Victoria Gomez, USA||Shou-Jiang Tang, USA|
|Simone Guaraldi, Brazil||Miguel Tanimoto, Mexico|
|Shradda Gulati, UK||Anthony Teoh, Hong Kong|
|Jürgen Hochberger, Germany||Selvi Thirumurthi, USA|
|Shayan Irani, USA||Mark Topazian, Ethiopia|
|Mouen Khashab, USA||Noriya Uedo, Japan|
|Truptesh Kothari, USA||Kevin Waschke, Canada|
|Toshio Kuwai, Japan||Nabi Zaheer, Indida|
Our goals are to:
- Conduct monthly webinars with input from various experts around the world
- 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