Dr D Nageshwar Reddy, founder and head of the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology and chairman of World Endoscopy Organisation Research Committee was conferred with the world’s highest gastroenterology award in Shanghai, China, at a function held on September 23.
Nageshwar Reddy was presented the award by the then president of World Gastroenterology Organisation at the world conference on gastroenterology which was attended by around 10,000 gastroenterologists from across the world.
The award is given to a very select group of gastroenterologists once in every four years and this year it was awarded to Nageshwar Reddy from India and Dr Joseph J Y Sung from Hong Kong. Nageshwar Reddy is the only gastroenterologist to receive this award from India.
The Masters of the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) award is the highest honour WGO can bestow on a member and is granted only to those individuals who have provided outstanding dedication to the mission of the WGO and achieved distinction in areas such as research, teaching, service to WGO and the community at large.
The Masters of the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO)Award is a capstone career award and is given in conjunction with each World Congress of gastroenterology.
Recipients of the Masters of the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) Award will receive an engraved plaque to be presented at the General Assembly and all Masters of the WGO use the title ‘Master of the WGO’ and the letters ‘MWGO’ in conjunction with their respective names.