Postgraduate Course

Learning Luncheon 04: Approach to the Patient With Refractory Esophageal Symptoms

Saturday, October 6
12:20 PM - 1:35 PM
Location: 119B (level 100)

Category: Esophagus

Admission to the optional Learning Luncheon sessions on Saturday and Sunday may be purchased for $75 each; register online at until September 28, 2018. 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; Medical Director, Digestive Health Center; Chair, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Head, Esophageal and Swallowing Center
MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, OH

Ronnie Fass, MD, is the Medical Director of the Digestive Health Center, chairman of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and head of the Esophageal and Swallowing Program at the MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH. He is also a tenured professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Fass has served in leadership positions in many societies. He has served as the treasurer of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society, and the chair of the Functional Esophageal Disorders Committee for Rome IV. In addition, Dr. Fass has served as a member of many committees in different GI societies. Dr. Fass is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology and he is the editor-in-chief of The Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility. He is a frequent lecturer and presenter and is a reviewer for more than 70 journals, and is on the editorial board of 27 journals. Dr. Fass is the recipient of the AGA's Award for Digestive Sciences in Clinical Research, the 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 ACG Research Award three times, and the AMA Resident-Mentor Award twice. He was selected as Best Doctors in Arizona (2004-2011) and Northern Ohio (2012-2016), and was named World’s Leading Expert in the research and treatment of GERD by (press release 11/2013). Dr. Fass has published more than 600 articles, editorials, commentaries, and abstracts in journals such as Gastroenterology, Gut, American Family Physician, The American Journal of Gastroenterology, and Archives of Internal Medicine. He has published three books and has written 52 book chapters.


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