World Congress at ACG2017

Symposium 5A: Approaches to Acute and Chronic Diarrhea

Diagnosis and Prevention of Acute Diarrhea: What Do the Guidelines Say?

Wednesday, October 18
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Location: Valencia Ballroom BC (Level 4)

Category: Small Intestine

Learning Objectives:

Bradley A. Connor

Clinical Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York

Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College and Attending Physician at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Connor is the director of the New York Center for Travel and Tropical Medicine. His main research interests include chronic gastrointestinal disorders in returned travelers, emerging gastrointestinal pathogens, and enteric parasitic diseases. He was part of the Kathmandu, Nepal, team that first described the clinical illness associated with Cyclospora infections and made subsequent contributions to the understanding of its pathogenesis, epidemiology, and treatment. Widely published in these fields, he is co-editor of the textbook Travel Medicine, now in its 3rd edition. Dr. Connor is Past President of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM), an organization of over 3,000 physicians and allied health professionals in over 75 countries. He is a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has been part of the Health Information for International Travel working group in the Division of Global Migration since 1997. He is the New York City site director for GeoSentinel, the emerging infectious diseases network of the CDC and ISTM. Dr. Connor has served as a consultant to the White House Medical Unit and is an advisor in Travel Medicine for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team. Dr. Connor received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed both his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center Hospitals in San Antonio and his fellowship in gastroenterology at the New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical College. Dr. Connor is a Fellow of the AGA, a Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America (FIDSA), and was awarded Fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow) FFTM, FRCPS.


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