World Congress at ACG2017

Symposium 1C: Colorectal Cancer Screening: Global Approaches

Symposium 1C: Colorectal Cancer Screening: Global Approaches

Monday, October 16
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Location: Valencia Ballroom A (Level 4)

Category: Colorectal Cancer Prevention

Carmelo Scarpignato

Professor of Pharmacology & Therapeutics; Associate Professor of Gastroenterology; Consultant Clinical Pharmacologist and Gastroenterologist; Head, Clinical Pharmacology & Digestive Pathophysiology Unit
University of Parma
Parma, Italy

Carmelo Scarpignato graduated in Biochemistry at the University of Messina, and in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Modena in Italy. He is currently Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at University of Parma, Medical School and Associate Professor of Gastroenterology at University of Nantes. He is also Consultant Clinical Pharmacologist at Maggiore University Hospital in Parma. He has been Visiting Professor at some prestigious European and USA Universities. Professor Scarpignato's main research interests focus on digestive clinical pharmacology, gastrointestinal motility, and upper GI pathophysiology. He has authored 560 publications (of which 330 are full papers or book chapters, 202 abstracts) on these topics, and has also edited 28 books on clinical evaluation of GI function and on Pharmacology and Therapeutics of Digestive Diseases. He is or has been on the editorial boards of Pharmacology, Gut, Digestion, Digestive Diseases, Current Gastroenterology Reports, Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, BMC Gastroenterology, BMC Medicine, World Journal of Gastroenterology, American Journal of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety and Current Clinical Pharmacology, amongst others. He is also a Section Editor (GI and Liver Pharmacology) of Fundamental and Clinical Pharmacology and of Gastroenterology International, and has been co-Editor of two prestigious book series, Frontiers of Gastrointestinal Research and Progress in Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. Professor Scarpignato is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London), the American College of Physicians, the American College of Clinical Pharmacology, the American College of Gastroenterology, and of the American Gastroenterological Association. In addition, he is a member of several national and international scientific societies, including the British Pharmacological Society and the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASFET). He is presently the Secretary General of the World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus (OESO) and Governor for Italy of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). His biography has been included into the 2009-2010 Edition of Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare.


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Aasma Shaukat

Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota; GI Section Chief
Minneapolis VAHCS
Minneapolis, MN, US

Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FACG, is the Section Chief of GI at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center and Associate Program Professor at the University of Minnesota. Broadly, Dr. Shaukat's research interests are colorectal cancer screening, translational and clinical research on gastrointestinal cancers, and chemoprevention among average-risk individuals, and those with IBD. She is studying quality indicators for colonoscopy and molecular markers of interval cancers. Her work involves understanding the pathways by which colon polyps develop and progress to colon cancer, developing and validating biomarkers of risk of colon cancer, identifying long-term benefits of CRC screening, and studying the effect of chemoprevention on reducing this risk.


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