We are proud to introduce the following speakers

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Lucy Carey

Lucy Carey is a dietitian in Christchurch, New Zealand. Her work for Pegasus Health (Charitable) Ltd includes group lifestyle education and cooking classes in the community, and supporting health professionals with nutrition and lifestyle education. Lucy also runs a private practice and blog www.eattypelive.com. Her areas of interest include disordered eating, lifestyle medicine, teen athletes and feeding kids.

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Jacob George

Jacob George is the Robert W. Storr Professor of Hepatic Medicine at the Storr Liver Centre, Westmead Institute for Medical Research, University of Sydney and Head of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Westmead Hospital and Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Services for the Western Sydney Local Health District. He undertakes basic and clinical research on MAFLD, hepatitis C, liver cancer and hepatic fibrosis. He is Associate Editor for Journal of Hepatology and other journals. He is on the executive of the International Association for the study of Liver (IASL), and Chair of the Liver Faculty of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia. He has published >505papers, has >43,000 citations and an h index of 91.

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Prof Sunanda Kane

Dr. Sunanda V. Kane is a Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. She has a busy clinical practice that reflects her expertise in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which is also the focus of her research work encompassing new therapies, gender-specific issues, and medication adherence.

She is a prolific researcher and writer, having published over 200 original articles, reviews and book chapters; she also authored a book for patients on self-management of IBD. She is a passionate teacher, not just to students, trainees and colleagues, but also to patients in her previous role as Chair of the National Patient Education Committee for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

She was the first female Associate Editor for Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics and serves in editorial roles for other journals as well. Amongst many leadership positions that she holds within Mayo Clinic is the Assistant Chair of Patient Experience within the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, but the pinnacle of Dr. Kane’s leadership journey was being President of the American College of Gastroenterology in 2019-2020.

She also just completed a 5-year service on the Gastroenterology Specialty Council of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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Prof James Lindsay

James Lindsay is the Professor of Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London and a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Barts Health NHS Trust. Along with a full multidisciplinary team he runs the adolescent and adult IBD service at The Royal London Hospital.

Professor Lindsay serves on the British Society of Gastroenterology IBD Clinical Trials Steering Group and is Chief Investigator for a series of investigator-led and commercial clinical trials in IBD. In addition, he leads a program of translational mucosal immunology research investigating leukocyte trafficking, monocyte / macrophage differentiation and the control of fibrosis in IBD.

He has recently been the Education Officer and a member of the Governing Board of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO). Before this he served as ECCO e-learning ambassador and chair of the ECCO Education Committee. He has also chaired working groups for the ECCO consensus on the management of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. He is a member of the International Organisation of IBD (IOIBD)