Postgraduate Course

Optional Learning Luncheons (registration required)

Learning Luncheon 09: Functional Esophageal Disorders

Saturday, October 14
12:20 PM - 1:35 PM
Location: W308BC (Level 3)

Category: Esophagus

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

Learning Objectives:

Ronnie Fass

Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University; Director, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Head, Esophageal and Swallowing Center
MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, OH

Ronnie Fass, MD, is the chairman of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, director of the Digestive Health Center at the MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland Ohio. He is also a tenured professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Fass did his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, where he later became a Chief Resident. He then completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of California in Los Angeles where he focused on GI motility. Dr. Fass is the former treasurer of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society as well as the chair of the education committee. He has served as the chair of the Functional Esophageal Disorders committee for Rome IV. Dr. Fass is the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology (2017), he is the editor-in-chief of The Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility and associate editor of Diseases of the Esophagus. Dr. Fass is a frequent lecturer and presenter and is a reviewer for more than 70 journals. He is on the editorial board of 27 journals. Dr. Fass is the recipient of the American Gastroenterological Association Award for Digestive Sciences in Clinical Research, the Tucson VA hospital Investigator of the Year Award, and the International Foundation of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Senior Clinical Investigator Award. He has received the University of Arizona Dean's Research Award, the Glaxo Institute of Digestive Health Clinical Research Award twice, the American College of Gastroenterology Research Award three times, the American Medical Association Resident-Mentor Award twice. Dr. Fass has published more than 550 articles, editorials, commentaries, and abstracts in journals such as Gastroenterology, Gut, American Family Physician, American Journal of Gastroenterology and Archives of Internal Medicine. He has published two books (GERD and NCCP) and has written 50 book chapters.


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