Bjørn Moum had his Medical degree (MD) in 1981 from the University of Århus, Denmark. He trained in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and was board certified in 1991. From 1990 until 1996 he combined his clinical consultant job with a PhD doctoral program on clinical epidemiology in inflammatory bowel disease as a work in the IBSEN study, a large inception cohort of more than 800 patients gathered in the south-eastern part of Norway between 1990-94. Furthermore he has been centrally involved in planning and conduction of a European study on IBD from 1991 and up to now. For his and the IBSEN Group he has received several national and international research prices as well as grants from University of Oslo, Regional Foundation for Scientific Research HSØ, Research Price from and Humira Price. He is appointed as Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology at Oslo University Hospital with research focus on clinical epidemiology, genetics and therapies in IBD, reflux disease of the oesophagus and endoscopy cancer palliation. His scientific work has resulted in author or co-authorship on more than 120 peer-reviewed papers and he has been main scientific advisor for 7 PhD candidates. He has been Board member in the Norwegian Gastroenterology Association 1998-2011 and President 2004-2009. He is a personal elected member of the International Organisation for IBD (IOIBD) and has been National Representative Member of the The European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO).
Biography Updated on 18 October 2012