World Congress at ACG2017

Presidential Plenary Session 1 (Free Paper/Abstract Presentations)

Presidential Plenary Session 1 (Free Paper/Abstract Presentations)

Monday, October 16
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Valencia Ballroom (Level 4)

David J. Bjorkman

Professor
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, Utah

David J. Bjorkman, M.D., M.S.P.H., is the President of the World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO). He is a Professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Dr. Bjorkman served as the Dean of the University of Utah School of Medicine from 2004 to 2011 and as the Executive Medical Director of the University of Utah Medical Group from 2001 to 2011. He then was Dean and Executive Director of Medical Affairs for the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine from 2011 to 2016 before returning to the University of Utah as a Professor. Dr. Bjorkman holds a medical degree from the University of Utah, a master's degree in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health at Harvard University, a master's degree in Public Health and Health Services Administration and a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Utah. He is also board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Bjorkman is a past president of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. His research interests include upper gastrointestinal bleeding, Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug injury to the gastrointestinal tract and clinical outcomes in gastroenterology. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London, the American College of Physicians, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Gastroenterology and the American Gastroenterological Association.

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Carol A. Burke

Director, Center for Colon Polyp and Cancer Prevention; Vice Chair, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH, US

Dr. Carol A. Burke, MD, FACG, is immediate past president of the American College of Gastroenterology and a past president of the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer. She is Vice Chair of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Cleveland Clinic and has been a staff member there since 1993 after completion of her GI fellowship at the Clinic. She holds joint appointments in the Taussig Cancer Center and the Department of Colorectal Surgery. She is the Director of the Center for Colon Polyp and Cancer Prevention and leads the section of Polyposis in the Sanford R. Weiss MD Center for Hereditary Colorectal Neoplasia. She is internationally known for her expertise in inherited colon cancer syndromes and the prevention of colorectal neoplasia. Her clinical and research interests include prevention of colorectal neoplasia in sporadic individuals and those with inherited colorectal cancer syndromes. She has funded research through the NCI, NIH, USDA, and industry. She has been involved in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows since 1991, and has developed and coordinated the digestive disease curriculum for trainees in the in- and out-patient setting in the Department, was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2014 by the GI fellows, and is the Chair of the GI Fellowship Clinical Competency Committee. She has authored over 100 publications. She is a visiting professor and invited speaker at national and international conferences on the prevention of colorectal neoplasia and the inherited colon cancer syndromes. She is past associate editor for The American Journal of Gastroenterology, reviewer for many journals including Gut, Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, PLOS one, Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Digestive Disease and Sciences, and The American Journal of Gastroenterology, to name a few. Her passions include her family, yoga, and improving the wellness of herself, patients, and co-workers.

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