Postgraduate Course

Symposium D: GI Cancers: A Practical Approach

Symposium D: GI Cancers: A Practical Approach

Sunday, October 15
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Valencia Ballroom D (Level 4)

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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Jaw-Town Lin

Dean, College of Medicine
Fu Jen Catholic University
New Taipei, New Taipei, Taiwan (Republic of China)

Dr. Jaw-Town Lin received his Bachelor degree in 1978, and MD/PhD at Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Taiwan University in 1986. He completed his residency and fellowship training at the Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital. He was promoted as the professor of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University in 1995. He is the Dean and Chair Professor of College of Medicine, Fu-Jen Catholic University; and Professor Emeritus, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. He is currently the President of Gastroenterological Society of Taiwan (GEST) and the Councilor of Asian-Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE). Dr. Lin is a physician scientist and gastroenterologist. He has actively involved in the basic, clinical, and epidemiological research of digestive endocopy, pancreatic cancer, peptic ulcer disease, H. pylori infection, and gastric cancer. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles in these areas. He is now serving as the editor of Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Gut, Helicobacter, Hepato-gastroenterology, Digestive Endoscopy, and Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology.

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