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THE ANNUAL REPORT 2013
-19th Edition -
GASTROINTESTINAL MOTILITY LABORATORY
GI MOTILITY RESEARCH PROGRAM
DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE
GANGNAM SEVERANCE HOSPITAL
YONSEI UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
The Annual Report for the year ending 31st December 2013
Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University was founded in 1983 and this is the 19th Annual Report, a report on the work of the gastrointestinal motility laboratory having appeared each year since 1995.
Gangnam Severance Hospital is a nation-wide referral center for GI motility disorders. We have a solid multi-disciplinary team for clinical services covering all aspects of gastrointestinal motility disorders as well as very active academic program for research and education. A number of postgraduate researchers joined with our department and were active within GI Motility Research Program, making Gangnam Severance Hospital one of the major centers for GI motility research center in Korea.
During 2013, clinical activities and researches continued to expand in the our department. The 14th Recent Update of neurogastroenterology and Motility Symposium, which is one of our proud heritage in our department, was held in Busan, Korea. The major focus of this year was ‘Gastric accomodation’. An invited speaker was Dr. Tadayuki Oshima, Hyogo College, Japan, who contributed highly successful meeting. This has now become established as an important meeting for all those interested in GI motility diseases in Korea.
During the year we were delighted to have Dr. Jae Joon Park join us a new member of the staff. He was appointed clinical assistant professor with a special interest in lower GI disorders. Professor Sang In Lee retired in February 2013. He made an inestimable contribution to our department and the hospital as clinician, teacher and researcher, and he continued to be active as director of health promotion center. I was appointed as a chief, division of gastroenterology and director, endoscopy unit from September, 2013.
The year has been successful. The future will be interesting. The editor would like to thank all contributors, and especially Dr. Yoo Mi Park for her administrative assistance.
Hyojin Park, MD, PhD