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International Workshop Series: Gastroenterology Research Opportunities in Antimicrobial Resistance, Metagenomics, Clinical Surveillance and Wet-Lab Experiment.

The Helicobacter pylori and Microbiota Study Group is committed to supporting researchers and students in fulfilling their research potential to achieve international standard publications. A concrete program that provide insight into international standard publications, collaborative workshops with world-class speakers is an exciting program. Currently, one of the activities being held is the International Workshop Series: Gastroenterology Research Opportunities in Antimicrobial Resistance, Metagenomics, Clinical Surveillance and Wet-Lab Experiment.

The international workshop series will be held for five days starting from 19-23 March 2021 through online Zoom meetings and live on the H. pylori Study Group youtube channel. This workshop involved several experties speakers from six countries with various interesting and up to date topics. The speakers are:

  1. Dalla Doohan, MD, PhD., Institute of Tropical Disease, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia
  2. Ludovic Vallier, MD, PhD., Professor of Wellcome MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  3. Muhammad Miftahussurur, MD., PhD., Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga Indonesia
  4. Yoshio Yamaoka, MD., PhD., Professor of Department of Environmental and Preventive Medicine, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Japan
  5. David Y. Graham, MD, PhD., Professor of Medicine-Gastroenterology Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX US
  6. Langgeng Agung Waskito, MD, PhD., Institute of Tropical Disease, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia
  7. Yudith Annisa Ayu Rezkitha, MD., Institute of Tropical Disease, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia
  8. Ratha-korn Vilaichone, MD., PhD., FACG, AGAF., Professor of Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University Hospital, Pathumthani, Thailand
  9. Phawinee Subsomwong, PhD., Assistant Professor of Department of Microbiology and Immunology Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan
  10. Astri Dewayani, MD., Department of Infectious Disease Control, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Japan
  11. Wei-Chih Liao, MD., MSc., PhD., Associate Professor of National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
  12. Firman Setiawan, MD., Infection Control Science, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan
  13. Takashi Matsumoto, PhD., Department of Environmental and Preventive Medicine, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Japan
  14. Raissa Virgy Rianda, MD., Siti Khodijah Hospital, Indonesia
  15. Ricky Indra Alfaray, MD., Department of Environmental and Preventive Medicine, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Japan
  16. Kartika Afrida Fauzia, MD., Department of Environmental and Preventive Medicine, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Japan

At the opening ceremony, Prof. Maria Inge Lusida, MD, PhD as the Head of Institute of Tropical Disease, Universitas Airlangga said, “I do hope and believe that participants will get insight and benefits about the latest trends, up to date information, and the opportunity to develop gastroenterological research through this workshop”. Not only that, Dr. Langgeng Agung Waskito, MD, PhD as the head of the organizer in this workshop also expressed his pride for the high enthusiasm of all the participants. Participants in this workshop come from various backgrounds, included undergraduate students, master students, doctoral students, researchers, and health practitioners.

The International Workshop carries different interesting themes each day. On the first day, the theme was Gastroenterology. The second day’s theme is Metagenomic. The third day’s theme is Clinical Surveillance. The fourth day’s theme is Cell Culture. Then on the last day there were two themes, the first is H. pylori Infection and the second is Infection and Cancer.

The first day was opened with two honorable speakers, Dalla Doohan, MD, PhD who delivered material titled “Best practices for Polymorphism Study” and Prof. Ludovic Vallier, MD, PhD who delivered material titled “Pluripotent Stem Cells and Organoids to Study Liver Disease”. The committee recorded 121 participants who attended the first day of the workshop. The discussion was very interesting. The entire organizing committee hopes that this international workshop series can increase insight and provide benefits for many parties.

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