Raf Bisschops obtained his Medical Degree in 1997 , a PhD degree and certification in gastroenterology in 2005 at the University of Leuven. He is head of clinic and associate professor at the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), faculty of medicine. He is director of endoscopy since 2013 in a service with over 25.000 endoscopic procedures per year. His main interest is advanced endoscopic imaging and therapeutics for premalignant conditions (Barrett, HNPCC, colitis), artificial intelligence and quality in endoscopy. He was co-editor of the journal Endoscopy between 2011 and 2020. He was the president of the Belgian society of Gastrointestinal endoscopy between 2018-2021. Within the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, he is currently the Secretary General, and served as chairman of the ESGE quality committee and chairman of the ESGE curriculum working group.