Prof. Henry Cohen - Speaker at Microbiota events
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Prof. Henry Cohen

Professor and chairman of gastroenterology, Hospital de Clínicas (Montevideo, Uruguay)

Prof. Henry Cohen is a Professor and Chairman of Gastroenterology at Hospital de Clínicas (National University of Uruguay). He is also the Director of ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) Project Uruguay. ECHO is an international collaborative model of medical education and care management that helps clinicians provide expert-level care to patients wherever they live. Prof. Cohen is former President and Master of the World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO).

  • Former President World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO)
  • Past President of the National Academy of Medicine of Uruguay

Prof. Henry Cohen is a Professor and Chairman of Gastroenterology at Hospital de Clínicas (National University of Uruguay). He is also the Director of ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) Project Uruguay. ECHO is an international collaborative model of medical education and care management that helps clinicians provide expert-level care to patients wherever they live. Prof. Cohen is former President and Master of the World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO).

  • Former President World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO)
  • Past President of the National Academy of Medicine of Uruguay
Why you should listen

Prof. Henry Cohen is a medical graduate of National University of Uruguay with a specialization in Gastroenterology. Since 2004, he is a Professor and Chairman of Gastroenterology at Hospital de Clínicas (National University of Uruguay). He is also the Director of ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) Project Uruguay, an international collaborative model of medical education and care management that helps clinicians provide expert-level care to patients wherever they live. Prof. Cohen was President of the Fundación Manuel Quintela (Uruguay). He is a former President of World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO) and the National Academy of Medicine of Uruguay.

 

During his career, Prof. Cohen has received multiple awards including Uruguayan Society of Gastroenterology award, the “Miguel Benzo” of the Spanish Association of Hydatidology and the International Leadership Award from the American College of Gastroenterology. He was awarded as Master of the WGO in 2019.

 

During the pandemic, Prof. Cohen was one of the three honorary advisors of the President of Uruguay, and he was decorated by the government in July 2021. He also received the “Médaille du Sénat” in France in 2021.

 

His main subjects of research include Hepatic Hydatic Disease, Helicobacter Pylori and Gastroesophageal reflux disease and Microbiota. His scientific productions include more than 300 presentations, lectures, original articles and books presented or published in Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Guatemala, Cuba, Mexico, USA, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Thailand, Turkey, China, Egypt, Morocco, Sudan, Singapore, India, Hong Kong and Japan.

 

Prof. Cohen is also implicated in education and training in the field Gastroenterology and is a member of multiple Editorial boards of international journals.

Key Studies

Suárez-Jaramillo A. et al

Duodenal microbiome in patients with or without Helicobacter pylori infection.  

Helicobacter. 2020 Dec;25(6):e12753.  

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32896972/  

Ramirez J. et al

Antibiotics as Major Disruptors of Gut Microbiota.  

Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2020 Nov 24;10:572912. 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33330122/ 

Cárdenas P-A. et al

Effect of Saccharomyces boulardii CNCM I-745 as complementary treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection on gut microbiome.  

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2020 Jul;39(7):1365-1372.  

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32125555/  

Holtmann G. et al

"It ain't over … till it's over!" Risk-mitigation strategies for patients with gastrointestinal diseases in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Jul;35(7):1117-1123.  

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32511791/  

Olano C. et al.

Irritable bowel syndrome in celiac disease - relationships to celiac disease antibodies and levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines.  

Rev Gastroenterol Peru. 2020 Apr-Jun;40(2):127-135.  

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32876628/ 

Prof. Henry Cohen’s Microbiota Events

Thursday, 20th May 2021
7:00pm - 8:30pm (CEST)

The bidirectional interactions between some commonly used drugs like antibiotics and the gut microbiome in industrialized countries.