Carlos F. M. Francisconi, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul School of Medicine
Pontifical School of Medicine of Rio Grande do Sul
Porto Alegre, BRAZIL

Dr. Francisconi is an Assistant Professor of Medicine of the School of Medicine of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and of the Pontifical School of Medicine of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. He graduated from the former in 1970. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Santa Casa de Misericordia Hospital. After this he completed a Clinical Fellowship Program at the University of North Carolina, in Chapel Hill. In 2003 he completed a PhD Degree in Gastroenterological Science at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul with a thesis on “Relationship between readability and recall of informed consent in Upper GI Endoscopy”.

He has received scholarship awards by the Rotary Foundation, The Japanese International Cooperation Agency and by Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Foundation for medical training as fellow at the UNC, Early Gastric Cancer training program and Ibero American/Intensive Course in Bioethics respectively.

Academically, Dr. Francisconi has focused his contributions mainly in three areas: gastroenterology, medical education and bioethics, in which he had written many papers and book chapters.

He has served on numerous different nationals and international medical societies. He is the current President of the Latin American Neurogastroenterological Society and Ethics Advisor of the World Gastroenterological Organization.

His current research is focused on the Portuguese translation and validation of the Rome III modular questionnaire for dyspepsia and the Patient Assessment of Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders – Quality of Life (PAGI-QOL). He is also working on a large unicentric clinical trial on the effect of the eradication of Helicobacter pylori in Functional Dyspepsia (registered on FDA ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00404534).