World Congress at ACG2017

Symposium 2C: Global Perspectives in IBD: Evolution and Management

Symposium 2C: Global Perspectives in IBD: Evolution and Management

Monday, October 16
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Location: Valencia Ballroom A (Level 4)

Category: IBD

Charles N. Bernstein

Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical and Research Centre
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Dr. Charles Bernstein is Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Director of the University of Manitoba Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical and Research Centre and Bingham Chair in Gastroenterology. He graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine, and the UCLA Division of Gastroenterology Fellowship Training Program. He developed among the largest validated population based databases of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). His main research interests are primarily related to IBD; in terms of optimizing management approaches; exploring predictors of clinical outcomes; and disease etiology. More recently, he has been actively involved in exploring the biological and clinical intersection between different chronic immune mediated inflammatory diseases. He has published 396 peer reviewed articles, 29 book chapters and is a co-editor of one of the seminal gastrointestinal clinical-pathology textbooks (Lewin, Weinstein and Riddell's Gastrointestinal Pathology and its Clinical Implications.). He has been elected into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (2008) and Royal Society of Canada -Life Sciences Division of the Academy of Science (2012). In 2012, he was awarded the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Research Excellence Award. In 2014, he was named as Distinguished Professor at the University of Manitoba. In 2017 he has been named as the recipient of the Dr. John M. Bowman Memorial Winnipeg Rh Institute Foundation Award, recognizing outstanding research accomplishments by a senior University of Manitoba faculty.


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Stephen B. Hanauer

Professor of Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Stephen B. Hanauer is past President of the American College of Gastroenterology (2014-2015). He completed a medical degree, with honors, at the University of Illinois in Chicago. His postdoctoral training included an internship and residency in internal medicine, as well as a fellowship in gastroenterology, at the University of Chicago. He served as the Joseph B. Kirsner Chair Professor of Medicine and was Chief of the Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition where he served from 2000-2014. Dr. Hanauer is currently the Medical Director of the Digestive Health Center at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and Clifford Joseph Barborka Professor of Medicine. He is Board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Gastroenterology, respectively. Has memberships in several professional societies and is Fellow of ACG, AGA, and the ACP. In connection with the AGA, he served as chair for the Inflammation, Immunology, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Section and the Clinical Practice Section, and subsequently served as Councilor for Clinical Research on the AGA Governing Board. He is a prior member of the Specialty Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has served as a Member and Chair of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Advisory Panel for Gastrointestinal Disorders, and is a member and former-Chairman of the International Organization for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Dr. Hanauer has authored over 400 peer-reviewed journal articles, books and book chapters, abstracts, monographs, and editorials. He is ex-Editor-in-Chief of Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology & Hepatology and served as Associate Editor (IBD) of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He is a member of the editorial boards of numerous journals, including The American Journal of Gastroenterology, and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.


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