Kjetil Søreide, Stavanger, Norway
Stavanger University Hospital and University of Bergen
Travel period: Spring 2017 and Fall 2018
Cities visited: Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Edinburgh, Toronto and Boston
I should like to start out with thanking those who nominated me for this prestigious travel award as I am truly humbled and flattered from having been given this opportunity. Also knowing that it is a rare feat to have travellers from Norway (the last Norwegian traveller being prof. Frank Bergan in 1966) among the past travellers of the BI & ROW, I am truly grateful for the gracious opportunity to visit other parts of the world to learn, engage and interact. The hosts have truly been outstanding and presented a day-to-day program at each site that went over and beyond what I could expect or even anticipate. A truly grateful thanks goes out to all who so generously hosted me during my travels. I can but echo the testimony given by previous travellers to the great value this opportunity gives to interact with other colleagues in other institutions around the globe.