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Prof Pere Clavé, MD, PhD.


Pere Clavé is a digestive surgeon, professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and Director of Research and Innovation at the Consorci Sanitari del Maresme. He has an extensive career in the world of research and more specifically in digestive neurophysiology.

Dr. Clavé is also the Founding President of the European Society for Swallowing Disorders (ESSD) and founder of the Fundació de Recerca en Gastroenterologia (Gastroenterology Research Foundation (FUREGA)).

He is also head of the Digestive Motility Department at Hospital de Mataró, a multidisciplinary unit that works in conjunction for the diagnosis, treatment and research of oropharyngeal dysphagia.

His proactivity in spreading knowledge on dysphagia to professionals from all over the word is well known: he is the director of the Master’s Degree and Postgraduate Diploma on Swallowing Disorders, multidisciplinary courses offered by the UAB; and he is also the coordinator of an online practicum available for SLP students at UAB focused on dysphagia.

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Omar Ortega, MSc, PhD.


Postdoctoral researcher at Hospital de Mataró (Fundación Salut del Consorci Sanitari del Maresme) and affiliate partner of the Center for Biomedical Research in Hepatic and Digestive Diseases Network (CIBERehd, Instituto de Salud Carlos III;

Degree in Biology. Master’s Degree in Advanced Microbiology from the Universitat de Barcelona. Doctor in Medicine (2016) at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.