Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has been awarded this year's David Sun Lecture. The title of his presentation will be, "Gastroenterology and Public Health in the Era of Health Reform." Held during the Annual Postgraduate Course, The David Sun Lectureship in Postgraduate Education was established by Mrs. Sun in memory of her husband, Dr. David Sun, an outstanding gastroenterologist and investigator. The Lecturer, with a distinguished background in gastroenterology or an allied field, is chosen by the Course Directors of the Postgraduate Program subject to the approval of the Educational Affairs Committee and the Board of Trustees. All who are registered for the Postgraduate Course are invited to attend.
The American Journal of Gastroenterology Lecture
The Emerging Role of the Microbiome in the Pathogenesis and Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Monday, October 14 • 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm • Ballroom 6C
The American Journal of Gastroenterology lecture, “The Emerging Role of the Microbiome in the Pathogenesis and Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease,” will be presented jointly by David T. Rubin, MD, FACG, of the University of Chicago and Stephen M. Collins, MBBS, of McMaster University. In this presentation, Dr. Rubin will address the emerging role of the microbiome in the management of patients with IBD, and Dr. Collins will discuss the role of the microbiome in the pathogenesis of IBD. To view previous AJG lectures and learn more about the upcoming lecture, visit
This year’s J. Edward Berk Distinguished Lecture has been awarded to Christina M. Surawicz, MD, MACG, who will present “Avoiding Burnout: Finding Balance Between Work and Everything Else.” Awarded to individuals prominent in gastroenterology or a related area, the J. Edward Berk Distinguished Lecturer is nominated by the President and the appointment is subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. The lectureship was established in recognition of the significant contributions made by J. Edward Berk, MD, MACG, to clinical gastroenterology during his long and distinguished clinical and academic career. A nationally and internationally renowned physician and teacher, Dr. Berk also served as ACG President from 1975-1976. All who are registered for the Annual Meeting are encouraged to attend.
Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, FACG has been designated to deliver the Emily Couric Memorial Lecture. The title of his presentation will be “Can We Prevent Cancer in Barrett's Esophagus?” This lecture was developed by the ACG, the Virginia Gastroenterological Society and the Old Dominion Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates to honor Virginia State Senator Emily Couric who died of pancreatic cancer in October of 2001. Senator Couric was a strong advocate for health care issues, particularly in her instrumental work to pass the nation’s first legislation mandating health insurance coverage for colorectal cancer screening. All who are registered for the Annual Meeting are encouraged to attend.
Eamonn M. M. Quigley, MD, FACG is being honored this year as presenter of the David Y. Graham Lecture, “Leadership in Medicine 2013: Do We Need a New Approach?” The presenter is chosen by the President and is subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. This named lectureship was established in 2004 in recognition of the many contributions to clinical gastroenterology made by David Y. Graham, MD, MACG. The lectureship was made possible through a donation by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Inc., and Meretek Diagnostics, Inc. All who are registered for the Annual Meeting are encouraged to attend.
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