Leonardo Sosa Valencia
Prof. Sosa Valencia is an internationally renowned Franco-Venezuelan expert in the field of Gastroenterology and more specifically in Pancreatic Echo-Endoscopy, a state-of-the-art technique for the diagnosis and therapy of pancreatobiliary pathologies. During the course of his career, he was President of the Venezuelan Gastroenterology Society and editor of the Venezuelan Journal. He was also a professor at West General Hospital and founder of CITE (Centro de Investigaciones Tecnológicas y Ecoendoscópicas), the national referral centre for Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) in Caracas. Since 2010, he has been Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Division of Gastroenterology at the Johns Hopkins University. Since 2017, he is both Professor and Director of the International Endoscopic Ultrasound Therapeutic Course at the IHU Strasbourg. He is also a doctor and researcher currently conducting several preclinical and clinical projects using artificial intelligence, navigation and Endoscopic Ultrasound.