May 31, 2021
WEO is pleased to announce the inception of its new Superminimally Invasive Interventions (SMII) ad Hoc Committee, headed by Professor Enqiang Linghu from Beijing.
Superminimally invasive interventions focus on curing the disease while preserving the integrity of human organ anatomy, achieving a therapeutic effect similar to that of surgical treatment without damaging organ structure and function.
The new Committee’s goals are:
- To promote best practices of superminimally invasive interventions (SMIIs), also known as super minimally invasive surgery (SMIS), worldwide
- To establish a set of standardized theory systems and consensus
- To train more doctors in these techniques through lectures, meetings, live demonstration, and hands-on training
- To engage international cooperation.
The Committee Chair, Professor Enqiang Linghu, oversees seven major centers of gastroenterology and hepatology in China and heads the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the First Medical Center of the Chinese PLA General Hospital and Chinese PLA Medical College. He also has several prominent roles such as President of the Chinese Society of Digestive Endoscopology (CSDE) branch of the Chinese Medical Association, as well as being Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese Journal of Gastroenteroscopy Electronics.
“It is my great honor to chair the WEO Super Minimally Invasive Interventions Committee. I am confident that together with other international experts, we will be able to fulfill the goals set by the Committee and bring about better patient care and quality standards worldwide”, commented Professor Linghu. He feels equally honored to have the support of the following distinguished members:
Ningli Chai (China) – Vice-Chair
Qiang Cai (USA)
Philip W.Y. Chiu (Hong Kong, China)
Zhining Fan (China)
Mouen A. Khashab (USA)
Deliang Liu (China)
Ahmad Madkour (Egypt)
Dong Wan Seo (South Korea)
Prateek Sharma (USA)