World Congress at ACG2017

Symposium 1C: Colorectal Cancer Screening: Global Approaches

CRC Screening: Global Overview

Monday, October 16
11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Location: Valencia Ballroom A (Level 4)

Category: Colorectal Cancer Prevention

Learning Objectives:

Linda Rabeneck

Vice President, Prevention and Cancer Control
Cancer Care Ontario
Toronto, ON, Canada

Dr. Linda Rabeneck, a gastroenterologist, clinician scientist and health care executive, is Vice President, Prevention and Cancer Control at Cancer Care Ontario. Dr. Rabeneck is Professor of Medicine and Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, and Senior Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) in Toronto. Dr. Rabeneck received her medical degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC), followed by post-graduate training in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UBC and the University of Toronto. She received her Master's degree in Public Health from Yale University, where she trained as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. Dr. Rabeneck's previous roles include Director, Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Toronto, and Regional Vice President, Cancer Care Ontario. Dr. Rabeneck is a leader in health services research and evidence-based health policy. She played a leadership role in launching ColonCancerCheck in Ontario, Canada's first organized, province-wide colorectal cancer screening program. She leads an active research program focusing on the quality and effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening and has authored more than 200 peer reviewed publications. Dr. Rabeneck is an Associate Editor, Gastroenterology and Chair of the World Endoscopy Organization (WEO) Colorectal Cancer Screening Committee, which holds international fora to discuss and promote colorectal cancer screening. She is an ACG Master, recipient of the ACG's Berk/Fise Clinical Achievement Award, and recipient of UBC's Medical Alumni Association Wallace Wilson Leadership Award. Dr. Rabeneck is a Director, Council of Canadian Academies, and a Fellow and President-Elect, of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.


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