†Tomer Adar (deceased July 30, 2018) was an Advanced Fellow in IBD at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and a Senior Gastroenterologist at the Digestive Diseases Institute at Shaare-Zedek Medical Center (SZMC), affiliated with Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. He graduated from the Hebrew University Medical School in Jerusalem, completed his internal medicine training at Hadassah Medical Center, and his GI training at SZMC, where he led the Gastro-Genetic Clinic. He also completed a research fellowship in GI cancer genetics at the Gastroenterology Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, and was a web editor for UEG’s e-learning team.
Kate Fleming is a Senior Lecturer in Social Epidemiology in the Department of Public Health, Policy and Systems at the Institute of Population Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK and Lead for Public, Preventative, and Global Health theme on the University of Liverpool’s MBChB programme. She trained first in Natural Sciences (pharmacology) at Cambridge University, then found her calling in epidemiology studying at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and completed her PhD at the University of Nottingham. Kate has a particular interest and expertise in the analysis of large health databases, with research interests spanning pregnancy, maternity and child health, gastrointestinal diseases, particularly liver disease, and alcohol-related harm. Kate is the longest serving faculty member of the UEG’s Young Investigators’ Meeting, teaching statistics and research methods to young gastroenterologists since 2007.