Postgraduate Course

Optional Learning Luncheons (registration required)

Learning Luncheon 22: Preventive Care for Patients With IBD

Sunday, October 15
12:20 PM - 1:35 PM
Location: W311AB (Level 3)

Category: IBD

Admission to the optional Learning Luncheon sessions on Saturday and Sunday may be purchased for $75 each; register at http://worldcongressacg2017.org. During the meeting, visit the Registration Desk to purchase admission; some sessions may be sold out.

Learning Objectives:

Francis A. Farraye

Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine; Clinical Director, Section of Gastroenterology; Co-Director, Center for Digestive Disorders
Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Farraye received his MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed an internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and a Masters Degree in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Farraye's clinical interests are in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease and the management of colon polyps and colorectal cancer. He is currently investigating C. difficile infection in IBD patients, the management and diagnosis of dysplasia and cancer in patients with IBD; vaccinations in patients with IBD; and the role of hyperplastic polyps as an alternative pathway to the development of colorectal cancer. Dr. Farraye has authored or co-authored over 400 original scientific manuscripts, chapters, reviews, and abstracts. He is the series editor for Curbside Consultations in Gastroenterology, and co-wrote the text, Curbside Consultation in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Gastrointestinal Emergencies. His books for patients are Questions and Answers about Ulcerative Colitis, Questions and Answers about Crohn's Disease, and Ulcerative Colitis for Dummies. Dr. Farraye is a Fellow of the ACG, ACP, and ASGE. He has served on numerous committees including as a member of the ACG Board of Trustees. He is currently is a member of the CCFA Professional Education Committee and the Chapter Medical Advisory Committee for the New England CCFA, where he was past chairman. The New England CCFA named Dr. Farraye Humanitarian of the Year in 2003. In 2009, the ACG awarded Dr. Farraye the William Carey Award for service to the college. In 2013, Dr. Farraye received the Boston University School of Medicine Department of Medicine Research Mentor of the Year Award. Dr. Farraye was recognized as a Top Doctor in Gastroenterology by Boston Magazine and U.S. News and World Report, 2010 through 2016.

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