Professor Adrian Săftoiu, MD, PhD, MSc, FASGE has a long standing expertise as a senior gastroenterologist, being the Scientific Director of the Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Craiova, Romania. Prof. Săftoiu graduated in 1995 in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Craiova, followed by specializations in internal medicine (2000) and gastroenterology (2002). Prof. Săftoiu has received intensive training in advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, with emphasis on endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), in several centers, including University Hospital Aarhus and Gentofte University Hospital, Denmark. Other clinical stages included telemedicine training at the East-West Space Science Center, University of Maryland at College Park, USA, confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) training at the University of Mainz, Germany and a short-term observer visit in MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA. From September 2012, Prof. Săftoiu holds a position of Visiting Clinical Professor at the Department of Endoscopy, Copenhagen University Herlev Hospital, Denmark.