Annual Scientific Meeting

80% Colorectal Cancer Screening by 2018: How Did We Do and Where Do We Go From Here? (Couric Lecture)

Tuesday, October 9
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom 2-3 (level 400)

Category: Colorectal Cancer Prevention

The Emily Couric Memorial Lecture, developed by the ACG, the Virginia Gastroenterological Society and the Old Dominion Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, is in honor of Virginia State Senator Emily Couric, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2001. Senator Couric was a strong advocate for health care issues, particularly in her instrumental work to pass the nation’s first legislation mandating health insurance coverage for colorectal cancer screening.

Learning Objectives:

David A. Greenwald

Director of Clinical Gastroenterology and Endoscopy
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY, US

Dr. David Greenwald is currently Director of Clinical Gastroenterology and Endoscopy at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Previously, he was Fellowship Program Director in Gastroenterology at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine for nearly two decades, and was Associate Division Director of Gastroenterology at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. He was a Medical Director of the Advanced Endoscopy Center. Dr. Greenwald graduated with a BA from Wesleyan University and an MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He did both a residency in Internal Medicine and a Gastroenterology Fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. He is a past president of the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and currently serves as that organization's Education Director. He is Treasurer of the ACG and a member of the Board of Trustees, and previously was Chair of the ACG Board of Governors. He has been active in many ASGE committees and was Chair of the ASGE's Public and Member Outreach Committee. He was recognized by ASGE with a Master Endoscopist Award in 2006. He is a Board Member of GIQuIC, the GI Quality Improvement Consortium. He has been a member of the Steering Committee of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable and is now the Co-Chair of that organization's Public Awareness and Social Media Committee. In New York, he is the co-chairman of the Citywide Colorectal Cancer Control Coalition (C5). He served for many years as the Chair of the Subcommittee on GI Endoscopy for the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). His interests in endoscopy include new technology, reprocessing and infection control in endoscopy, training, quality in endoscopy, sedation, patient preparation, GERD, colon cancer screening and prevention, and capsule endoscopy.


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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 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. He is a past director and past president of GIQuIC.


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