GI Pathology and Imaging Course

Polyps, Tumors, IBD, and More: Pathology and Imaging of the Colon and Rectum

Friday, October 5
11:15 AM - 12:20 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom 2-3 (level 400)

Category: Colon

Learning Objectives:

Robert D. Odze

Professor of Pathology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Robert D. Odze, MD, FRCPC, is Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Gastrointestinal (GI) Pathology Division at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA. Dr. Odze has a long standing commitment to gastrointestinal pathology, research and education. He is the senior editor and author of the largest and most comprehensive textbook of GI, liver, biliary tract and pancreatic pathology worldwide, which is currently in its 3rd edition (2015). Dr. Odze is currently associate editor of the IBD journal, and previous associate editor of The American Journal of Gastroenterology, and serves on the editorial board of many pathology journals. Dr. Odze has directed many international courses in GI Pathology including those presented at the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) and International Association of Pathology (IAP) annual meetings. Dr. Odze's research focuses on the pathogenesis of neoplastic precursors of the GI tract, particularly Barrett's esophagus and inflammatory bowel disease. In this capacity, he has published over 400 scientific papers, editorials, reviews and book chapters.


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David J. Vining

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX, US

David J. Vining, MD, is a Professor of Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. He completed his BS in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University in 1983, MD from the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport in 1987, Radiology Residency at the University Hospital in Shreveport in 1992, and Body Imaging/3D Imaging fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1993. Dr. Vining began his academic career at the Wake Forest University in 1993 where he invented "virtual colonoscopy," a minimally invasive colorectal cancer screening technique that utilizes CT scanning and 3D image analysis. From 1999-2004, he led a startup company, PointDx, that produced a radiology structured reporting product before the company was acquired by IDX. Dr. Vining returned to academia at the University of Maryland in Baltimore from 2005-2008 before joining the faculty at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2008. Dr. Vining continues to develop technologies related to colorectal cancer screening and bioinformatics. In 2012, he launched his second startup company, VisionSR, to commercialize a multimedia reporting solution, called ViSion, that creates structured data linked in timelines that can be used to calculate medical outcomes for pay-for-performance reimbursement.


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