Prof Thierry Ponchon
Head of Digestive Diseases Department
Edouard Herriot University Hospital, Lyon, France
Thierry Ponchon is Head of the Digestive Disease Department at Edouard Herriot University Hospital, Lyon, France. He has been president of the French Society of Digestive Endoscopy (SFED). He is now President of the European Society of Digestive Endoscopy (ESGE) and he was chairman of the public affairs committee of the United European Gastroenterology. He developed experimental research activities in INSERM U1012 (Medical applications of ultrasounds and non-ionizing radiations), and clinical research activities as head of the research committees of the SFED and ESGE. He is in charge of the French diploma on interventional endoscopy and he is now editor-in-chief of the journal Endoscopy International Open.