Professor Dr. Alan B. R. Thomson (MD, MSc, PhD, FRCPC, FACP, FACG), Professor of Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, in the University of Alberta, Canada.

Dr. Thomson has been president of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, a member of the Bockus Society, two-term Governor for Western Canada for the American College of Gastroenterology, winner of the prestigious University Cup in 2001, a recipient of the Gold Medal in Medicine, Chef Royal College examiner in Gastroenterology, Director of the Division of Gastroenterology, three-time Teacher of the Year at the University of Alberta, and 2003 Award for Excellence in Mentoring Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows.

Dr. Thomson joined the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta in 1975, where he began his career as a clinician, teacher, and investigator. He cherishes the privilege of having helped train more than 50 GI training fellows and graduate students.

Dr. Thomson's basic research interest is in the mechanisms of intestinal adaptation, the absorption of nutrients, and the modification of this adaptive response in health and in disease models. His clinical research interests involve the study of human gastric secretion and the coordination and conduct of clinical trials for patients with peptic disorders as well as inflammatory and irritable bowel diseases.

Dr. Thomson has authored over 600 scientific papers, and has edited 7 books.

Professor Dr. Alan Thomson has been a member of the International Advisory Board of the IOMC 2010 & 2011 Conferences.

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