Dr. MICHAEL BOURKE, Key Advisor
Dr. Michael Bourke is the Director of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at Westmead Hospital and the immediate past Chairman of the Australian Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Association. Dr. Bourke is a global leader in diagnostic and interventional endoscopy including ERCP and Barrett's esophagus. He is Co-editor of the journal Endoscopy (Journal of the European society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy), associate editor and Colorectal section editor for the Video journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy an Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Encyclopaedia of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and a member of several other editorial boards. He is clinical professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney Medical School.
He is a co-founder of NETI (The National Endoscopy Training Initiative) and the convenor of the Sydney International Endoscopy Symposium (the annual Westmead Endoscopy meeting), with a delegation of more than 500 registrants annually. His clinical and research interests encompass many different facets of diagnostic and interventional endoscopy. Endoscopic resection for advanced mucosal neoplasia at all sites in the gastrointestinal tract has been a focus.