Dr. Thomson has been president of the
Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, a member of the Bockus
Society, two-term Governor for Western Canada for the American College
of Gastroenterology, winner of the prestigious University Cup in 2001, a
recipient of the Gold Medal in Medicine, Chef Royal College examiner in
Gastroenterology, Director of the Division of Gastroenterology,
three-time Teacher of the Year at the University of Alberta, and
2003 Award for Excellence in Mentoring Graduate Students and Postdoctoral
Dr. Thomson joined the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta
in 1975, where he began his career as a clinician, teacher, and
investigator. He cherishes the privilege of having helped train more
than 50 GI training fellows and graduate students.
Dr. Thomson's basic research interest is in the mechanisms of intestinal
adaptation, the absorption of nutrients, and the modification of this
adaptive response in health and in disease models. His clinical research
interests involve the study of human gastric secretion and the
coordination and conduct of clinical trials for patients with peptic
disorders as well as inflammatory and irritable bowel diseases.
Dr. Thomson has authored over 600 scientific papers, and has edited 7
Professor Dr. Alan Thomson has been a
member of the International Advisory Board of the
& 2011 Conferences.
He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org