World Congress at ACG2017

Symposium 5B: Quality and Technique in Colonoscopy

Building a Better Colonoscopist: Improving Quality With Technique and Technology

Wednesday, October 18
11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Location: Valencia Ballroom D (Level 4)

Category: General Endoscopy

Learning Objectives:

Evelien Dekker

Professor and Gastroenterologist
University of Amsterdam, Academic Medical Center
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Professor Dr. Evelien Dekker is a board-qualified gastroenterologist working at the Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology of the Academic Medical Center at the University of Amsterdam. She graduated from the same university, and obtained her PhD in 1996 at the same university. She received her training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the Academic Medical Center. Dr Dekker joined the AMC-staff in 2005 and is currently head of the multidisciplinary clinic for hereditary colorectal cancer and medical director of an expert colonoscopy center at the AMC. She was appointed as a professor in GI Oncology at the University of Amsterdam in 2013. She is actively involved in the national screening program for colorectal cancer since more than 10 years, for which she has been awarded a honourable "Pearl" by ZonMW. Prof Dekker leads research group of 10 fellow and 4 research-nurses. Her research focuses on quality and new techniques in colonoscopy, population screening for colorectal cancer and familial cancer and polyposis syndromes and takes part in several national and international research consortia. She has supervised 25 students for their PhD-thesis, and has been an examiner for PhD candidates over 20 times (for most universities in the Netherlands and some abroad). She has co-authored over 240 scientific articles and has chaired and participated in several national and international guidelines.

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