Syifa Mustika (Saiful Anwar General Hospital, Indonesia)

Being selected as one of the awardee of AYEA 2016, it's an unforgettable moments for me. I was placed in Seoul National University Hospital with Prof Ji Kon Ryu and Prof Yong Tae Kim. Both of them are great mentor and inspirator for me. Even though I only able to observed during this programme, but yet it still gives broaden aspects in terms of variety of cases and techniques especially in ERCP and EUS procedures. Thank you so much for the committee for this programme and this experience was very important in my journey of life as a gastroenterologist.
Shoilkhom Shakhaydarov (Republican Specialized Scientific Practical Medical Center of Pediatrics, Uzbekistan)

I am very grateful to the organizers for the opportunity to participate in this forum. Training in the KYUNGPOOK NATIONAL UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER had a very strong impact on my daily activities. During the training, I was lucky enough to witness the work of the Dream Team, the team of endoscopist led by Professor Jeon. Except training, I got experience of attendance at an international conference IDEN 2016. All of the above makes it possible for young professionals such as we develop as a practical and scientific. Thank You so much!!!
Imelda Rey (University of Sumatera Utara, Adam Malik General Hospital, Indonesia)

The AYEA 2016 Program was a very huge opportunity for me to get experience in endoscopic procedure. I also got a chance to present a study in IDEN 2016 and got very informative new knowledge in IDEN sessions. Thank you very much for AYEA committee for this opportunity. For all the staffs in Gastroenterology Department, Asan Medical Center, especially Professor Dong-Hoon Yang and Professor Jeong-Sik Byeon, thank you very much for having me there, thank you for your generosity with your precious time and experience. It’s truly an honor for me. All the new technique and guidance in endoscopic procedure, especially EMR and ESD, the highly sophisticated technology, the hardworking ethics that I have observed there, are really important to improve my skill and knowledge as young endoscopist .
Patricia Te (Chinese General Hospital, Philippines)

I love everything about my experience at AYEA 2016!
The Korean standard of gastroenterology and endoscopy is definitely at par with the best in the world. I have learned a lot and was inspired with how they were able to detect early cancers using image enhanced endoscopy, and how they managed it using endoscopic submucosal dissection.
The Korean method of submucosal dissection were one of the most efficient I saw!
My mentors are also passionate about research, and we have spent hours on interesting and stimulating discussions in the field of endoscopy. This proves that Korean gastroenterologists are not just simply followers, but also pioneers and innovators at this field. My Korean mentors were also very friendly and generous, they made me feel at home and like a family since the first day.
I would definitely recommend this program to my juniors & colleagues; and if given another chance I would love to have this experience again in the future.
Weiquan James Li (Changi General Hospital, Singapore)

The AYEA Programme is an outstanding initiative and I have benefitted immensely from my attachment to the Kosin University Gospel Hospital. The high level of professionalism and skill displayed by the Doctors and Nurses, and the efficient layout of the Endoscopy Suite are truly inspiring. From this attachment, I have advanced my knowledge of Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection and mini-probe EUS, as well as been involved in discussions on gastric cancer and research in the centre. As a result, I'm able to apply the best practices I have gathered at my own centre, and this experience will continue to shape my thinking and practice of Endoscopy in the years to come. Through this Programme, I have also made many new Korean friends and met colleagues from around the region. We still stay in touch, and it is my hope that our friendships will blossom as we each progress in our respective fields. My heartfelt gratitude to Professor Seung Ja Park and everyone in Kosin University Gospel Hospital! You have been very warm and generous in your hospitality. It is an honour to have been able to visit your centre and to know all of you!
Kanat Batyrbekov (Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics, Kazakhstan)

This AYEA program is very useful and versatile in the plan of learning skills of young endoscopists performing endoscopic operations like ESD, EMR, EUS, ERCP. Through this program we had the opportunity to learn and improve our skills with Korean colleagues and to know Korean culture and to see the sights of Seoul. I would like to say thank you for all Gastroenterology department of St. Mary’s Hospital of Catholic University of Seoul to their care and their being so kind to me.
Enkh-Amar Ayush (Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, Mongolia)

I want to express my heartily gratitude to AYEA and IDEN organizing committee, for their kind contribution and support in conducting short time fellow program in June, 2016. I would also like to express my appreciation to professor Kim Won Ho and their colleague in division of gastroenterology at the Severance Hospital of Yonsei University. During my prior studies, I observed lots of unique techniques and advanced instruments in the field of endoscopic treatment. AYEA 2016 project was really effective for young GI doctors for specially endoscopists.
Tsogt-Ochir Byambajav (Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, Mongolia)

Thank you AYEA 2016. I have met many wonderful, generous, supportive and hospitable people there.
My stay in Korea for training has been a great opportunity and experience. I learned from the kindest, very advanced specialist doctors of the endoscopic center, Severance Hospital. Also I could learn a lot from each and every session of IDEN 2016. Thank you very much for Professor Hyun Soo Chung, otherdoctors and all the staff at Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine for great opportunity and experience.
Wah Kheong Chan (University of Malaya Medical Centre, Malaysia)

I think the AYEA is an excellent program and it gives the opportunity for young endoscopist to learn at the centre of excellence in Korea. The experience at the Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital under Professor Jong-Ho Moon was very useful for me. Not only did I learn new knowledge and technique in endoscopy, but I was also inspired by the dedication of the excellent team there.
Andrew Kwek (Changi General Hospital, Singapore)

AYEA 2014 was certainly one of the major highlights of my year. I had a great experience with Prof. Dong Ki Lee at Gangnam Severance Hospital and Prof. Jong Ho Moon of Soonchunhyang University School of Medicine, Bucheon.  Not only was I impressed with the state-of-the-art technology, and the services and research activities, but I also admired the hardworking ethics of my mentors and their deep sense of humility and generosity with their time and experience.  Also, I received many tips and guidance on performing efficient and effective therapeutic endoscopy.  Last but not least, the sharing of our experience and projects with fellow AYEA awardees was an excellent opportunity for us to build new bonds and friendship with candidates from all over the world!
Hasan Maulahela (Univesity of Indonesia, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Indonesia)

As a young gastroenterologist and endoscopist in Indonesia, it is very fortunate for me to have the opportunity to join AYEA 2014. This program has given me a very valuable experience to enhance my knowledge and skill. I learn a lot from basic endoscopy procedure to advanced procedures. This program also allows me to have good connection and friendship between gastroenterologist from South Korea and around Asia. Thank you very much for all the staff at Anam Hospital, Korea University Medical Centre for the great experience.
Jeffrey Manaois Libuit (University of the Philippines, Philippines)

I had the privilege of being mentored by Dr. Jae Myung Park of Seoul St. Mary's Hospital. During the 2 weeks, I had the experience of seeing how early gastric cancer cases, which are not commonly seen in my country, are being managed- staging via EUS and endoscopic resection via EMR/ESD. Dr. Park also allowed us to rotate under other consultant staff and fellows of the Gastroenterology to maximize learning during our two-week rotation. I also had the opportunity of attending several multi-specialty conferences which gave me an opportunity to learn from Surgeons and Medical Oncologists from the hospital. Throughout the two weeks of my stay, I was able to enhance my knowledge and skills in gastrointestinal endoscopy that proved to be useful in my career; and to establish a connection with the Korean gastroenterologists. Again, thank you very much for this opportunity. I hope you continue advancing the skills of young gastroenterologists.
Rommel Parulan Romano (University of Santo Tomas Hospital, Philippines)

The AYEA is an outstanding program which provides young and starting endoscopists with an experience that exposes them to the best endoscopists in the region and in the world as well as to the cutting edge technology and advancements in endoscopy. It also gives the participants the opportunity to know and work with representatives from other countries which no doubt fosters camaraderie and encourages a rich network of experts and future leaders. The culminating conference - the IDEN - is one of a kind and truly showcases the latest in endoscopy. It was truly an honor and a privilege to be a part of AYEA 2014. Again, many thanks for the opportunity.
Daniel King Hung Tong (Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong)

The program is a prestige honor to the young endoscopist. They can learn endoscopic skills of Korea, particularly in those large and internationally renowned centers. They can also make friends of the field and therefore build up international relationship to enhance future development in endoscopy. This is a precious program that seldom encountered in Asia Pacific region and should be encourage continuing to benefit our next generation.
Sengdao Vannarath (Mahosot Hospital, Laos)

I got a lot of advance knowledges during training program such as ESD, EMR, ERCP and EUS. I think it was a first important step of collaboration and development plan in training of Endoscopy in the future between Laos and Korea. I would like to appreciate doctors of Gastroenterology department, Seoul St. Marry’s Hospital who take care me during training program, they were very kindness and friendly. Again I would like to thank you Korean Society of Gastroenterology Endoscopy and Korean Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Research Foundation for giving me an opportunity for Training in AYEA 2015.
Tin Moe Wai (Yangon General Hospital, Myanmar)

AYEA program was really fantastic for a gastroenterologist from developing countries like us. This program helped me in sharing the knowledge and experiences with gastroenterologists from other Asian countries and learning new techniques and experiences from Korean experts and the experts from other parts of the world. We could learn a lot from each and every session of IDEN 2015 as it was well organized and fruitful meeting. I am looking forward for future participation and contribution.