Keynote Speakers



Professor Georg Kähler MD, PhD

Medical Center Mannheim / University of Heidelberg

Medical School  University Jena / Germany
1978 - 1985
Graduated 1.9. 1985
MD 1988
Surgical Training University hospital, surgical department, University Jena
1.9. 1985 - 31.12.1989
Resident Surgeon University hospital, surgical department, University Jena
1990 - 1994
Staff surgeon University hospital, surgical department, University Jena
1994 - 2003
Foundation of Department for Surgical Endoscopy
Head of Department 2003 - 2010 Section Endoscopy
University hospital Mannheim, surgical department
Since 2010 Central Interdisciplinary Endoscopy 
University of Heidelberg / Germany
Habilitation 2007 "Endoscopic resection in the GI Tract"
Professorship 2010 University of Heidelberg
Functions President of the German Society for Endoscopy and imaging technologies for 2016

Editor in chief Visceral Medicine (since 2014)
Qualification Surgery, Visceral surgery,
GI Endoscopy, Endoscopic ultrasound,
Trachrobronchial Endoscopy
Nutritional medicine
Emergency medicine
Diagnostic radiology
Awards Visiting Professor University of Zurich / Switzerland 2008
Felicien-Steichen-Award Germany Society of Surgery 2008


Professor Gregory Dore

St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney

Professor Dore is Head, Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney, and Infectious Diseases Physician, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, Australia. He has been involved in viral hepatitis and HIV epidemiological and clinical research, clinical care and public health policy for 20 years. He has developed extensive national and international collaborations, and is internationally recognised in the areas of HCV natural history and epidemiology, therapeutic strategies for acute and chronic HCV infection, particularly among people who inject drugs, and HCV elimination strategies.

He holds large-scale ongoing public sector research funding from U.S. National Institutes for Health and Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Professor Dore has been President of the Australian Society for HIV Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM), a member of NHMRC Council, and is a NHMRC Practitioner Fellow. He is a member of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

Professor Dore established the St Vincent's Hospital viral hepatitis service in 1999, and has led its development into one of the leading national and international HCV treatment services, with a particular focus on marginalised populations including people who inject drugs and homeless persons. 


Dr Helen Griffiths, DNSci, MSc, RGN, Cert MHSc

Helen is a semi-retired Nurse Consultant in Gastroenterology continuing to work as an endoscopist undertaking diagnostic and therapeutic upper GI endoscopy and additionally private consultancy work within endoscopy services.

She works as a lead assessor for the Joint Advisory Group for Gastroenterology (JAG) at the Royal College of Physicians and as the Deputy Head of assessors. She is the decontamination advisor for the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) and sits on a number of BSG committees and working parties producing guidelines and quality standards.

She lectures nationally and internationally on a wide range of subjects but her passion is in promoting and supporting nurses and nursing practice. 


Kay Greveson

Kay Greveson RGN, MSc, a qualified independent nurse prescriber, now works as lead IBD nurse at the Royal Free Hospital, London.

She trained at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where she was first appointed an IBD specialist nurse in 2005. Her research interests include in travel health and IBD, transitional care and screening prior to Anti-TNF therapy.

She founded IBD Passport website in 2014 and has since won numerous prestigious medical and nursing awards for its development and success in the UK. A speaker at national and international events, she has published work in numerous journals and co-authored a chapter for 'IBD Nursing'.

Kay is the chair of the nurses committee of the European Crohns and Colitis Organisation and has been involved in IBD-related projects for the National Institute for Health and Care excellence and in Europe.



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