Dr Anil Asthana is a specialist Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist from Melbourne. He completed his undergraduate medical degree from King’s College in London. Anil is both an accredited surgeon from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a physician from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He has expertise in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and his special interest includes the use of intestinal ultrasound (IUS) in IBD. Anil has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals on this subject and has given numerous talks on the subject, both nationally and internationally. He is the founding chair of GENIUS (Gastroenterological Network for Intestinal Ultrasonography) and helped organise the inaugural AGW ultrasound workshop at the Gold Coast in August, 2017. He has also been the head of global education for IBUS (International Bowel Ultrasound Group in IBD) and was the international convener for the International Ultrasound Workshop, held in Melbourne in November 2018.