World Congress at ACG2017

Presidential Plenary Session 2 (Free Paper/Abstract Presentations)

Presidential Plenary Session 2 (Free Paper/Abstract Presentations)

Monday, October 16
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Valencia Ballroom (Level 4)

Irving M. Pike

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
John Muir Health
Walnut Creek, CA, US

Irving M. Pike, MD, FACG, is currently the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of John Muir Health located in Walnut Creek in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. Dr. Pike is President of the John Muir Health Specialty Medical Group. He serves as President Elect of the ACG. Dr. Pike is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center Dallas, Parkland Memorial Hospital. He practiced gastroenterology in Virginia Beach, VA, from 1983-2012. Dr. Pike served on the Executive Committee of the Virginia Beach Medical Society as well as serving the society in a term as President. Dr. Pike has served on committees of the ACG and chaired the Practice Management committee. He served as co-chair of the 2005-2006 and 2014-2015 ACG/ASGE Task Force for the development of GI Endoscopic Quality Indicators.

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Cihan Yurdaydin

Chief, Department of Gastroenterology
University of Ankara Medical School
Ankara, Turkey

Professor Cihan Yurdaydin specialized in Internal Medicine at the University of Ankara Medical School, Turkey, after gaining his medical degree from the same establishment. After a year of national service at Gümüssuyu Military Hospital and two years at Van State Hospital, he returned to the University of Ankara Medical School to specialize in gastroenterology. Dr. Yurdaydin has worked for one year on hepatic encephalopathy at the University of Vienna, Austria, and was a visiting fellow at the Liver Diseases Section of the National Institutes of Health between 1991 and 1993. Professor Yurdaydin currently is Chief of Gastroenterology at the University of Ankara Medical School and is also Chief of the Hepatology Institute, University of Ankara. Professor Yurdaydin was an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Hepatology from 1995 to 2000, and was Editor-in-Chief of The Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology from 1999 to 2013. He was an associate editor for Liver International from 2007 to 2012. Prof. Yurdaydin has published in peer reviewed journals such as the NEJM, Nature Reviews, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Journal of Hepatology. He co-organized 2 EASL Monothematic Conferences in Istanbul, one on hepatitis B and the other on hepatitis Delta. An active member of the AASLD, EASL, and Turkish Society for Gastroenterology, Professor Yurdaydin is also a member of the Turkish Association for the Study of the Liver and the Turkish Transplantation Society. He was an Executive Member of ASNEMGE and has served in the Scientific Committee of EASL. Prof. Yurdaydin was Educational Councilor to EASL from 2013 to 2015 and is currently serving as president-elect for the World Gastroenterology Organization.

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