02 July 2023

Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency


Welcome to the BSG Global Grand Rounds, brought to you by the International Section of the BSG. This webinar series aims to cover the SCE curriculum with speakers from across the globe giving us an international perspective on common gastro- intestinal conditions.

Learning Points

  • PEI is associated with malnutrition, quality of life and survival 
  • The most appropriate diagnostic test depends on the clinical setting and availability of resources 
  • Educating patients on the use of PERT is essential

About our speakers

Dr Analia Pasqua, Gastroenterologist, Hospital Italiano De Buenos Aires

  • Doctor graduated in Universidad de Buenos Aires.
  • Gastroenterologist dedicated to the care of patients with pancreatic diseases at Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires.
  • Member of care units for patients with cystic fibrosis, IgG4 related disease and VHL syndrome.
  • Member of residents and fellows trainers committee.
  • Member of Sociedad Argentina de Gastroenterologia (board of directors in 2009-2011).
  • Member of Club del Pancreas de Argentina (Gastroenterology coordinator since 2018).

Prof Keith Roberts, HPB and Liver Transplant Surgeon, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Prof Keith Roberts is a HPB and liver transplant surgeon at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust and Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham. He is the pancreas cancer subspeciality lead for the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Honorary Treasurer to the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. His research expertise is in pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, post operative pancreatic fistula and pathways to surgery for pancreatic cancer. 

Dr Noor Bekkali, Consultant Gastroenterologist, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Dr Noor Bekkali completed her training for Gastroenterologist in 2016 at the Academic Medical Centre (AMC) in Amsterdam after completing her doctorate (PhD). Her training incorporated dedicated training in pancreatobiliary (PB) medicine at AMC and subsequent PB-endoscopy fellowships at the University College London Hospitals and the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. She is now holding a consultant Gastroenterologist post at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford since 2018. She is participating in the European Society for Gastroenterology (ESGE) working subgroup to develop minimal standards and training for EUS and ERCP and is part of a JAG UK Delphi EUS-user group. She is involved in national & international trials relating to PB endoscopy and co-organised annual EUS/ERCP and Live Endoscopy courses. Research interests include cholangioscopy, EUS-diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and endoscopic management of severe pancreatitis.