Thomas Rösch is Professor of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology (appointed in 2001 at the Technical University of Munich). He has been director of the Clinic for Interdisciplinary Endoscopy at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf since 2008. He is former chairman of the endoscopy section of the German Society for Digestive and Metabolic Diseases (DGVS), former President of the German Society for Endoscopy and Imaging (DGE-BV) and on the committee of the European Society for Gastroenterological Endoscopy (ESGE). He is co-organizer and president (2009, 2012, 2015, ahead. 2018) of the Endoclub Nord (ECN) in Hamburg, the world’s largest live event and training for diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. He is also the former editor of the internationally renowned journal Endoscopy (until 2013) and currently deputy editor of the endoscopy section of the top international journal Gut (since 2013).