J. Edward Berk Distinguished Lecture
GI and Endoscopic Training for the Future Gastroenterologist
Tuesday, October 21
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Terrace Ballroom 3
This year’s J. Edward Berk Distinguished Lecture has been awarded to Richard A. Kozarek, MD, FACG. Awarded to individuals prominent in gastroenterology or a related area, the J. Edward Berk Distinguished Lecturer is nominated by the President and the appointment is subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. The lectureship was established in recognition of the significant contributions made by J. Edward Berk, MD, MACG, to clinical gastroenterology during his long and distinguished clinical and academic career. A nationally and internationally renowned physician and teacher, Dr. Berk also served as ACG President from 1975-1976. All who are registered for the Annual Meeting are encouraged to attend.
Richard A. Kozarek, MD, FACG, is currently the Executive Director of the Digestive Disease Institute at Virginia Mason, as well as Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Dr. Kozarek has contributed almost 400 scientific papers, invited reviews, editorials, and books to the medical literature on topics ranging from therapeutic endoscopy, inflammatory bowel diseases and practice economics. A past president of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), he was the 2005 recipient of the ASGE’s highest honor, the Schindler Award. Dr. Kozarek is the President of the Society for Gastrointestinal Intervention and the President-Elect of the World Gastroenterology Organization (OMGE).