Emily Couric Memorial Lecture
National Registry Benchmarking for Colonoscopy Quality:
The “High Road” Toward Improving the Performance of
Colonoscopy and Cancer Prevention
Irving M. Pike, MD, FACG
Tuesday, October 20 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm Kalakaua Ballroom B
Whether you are currently incorporating quality measures into your
practice or not, you may have wondered, is there an endpoint in practice?
Learn about the impact of measuring performance on improving
GI endoscopic quality when you attend the Emily Couric Memorial
Lecture, “National Registry Benchmarking for Colonoscopy Quality:
The ‘High Road’ Toward Improving the Performance of Colonoscopy
and 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 October of 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.
Irving M. Pike, MD, FACG, is currently the Chief Medical Officer
of John Muir Health located in the Bay Area of California. He serves
as Treasurer for the American College of Gastroenterology and the
President of the GI Quality Improvement Consortium, Ltd (GIQuIC).
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,
Virginia from 1983-2012.
Media Interview Requests:
Press room and video recording facilities will be available onsite. To arrange an interview with any ACG experts or abstract authors please contact Jacqueline Gaulin of ACG via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 301-263-9000. From Sunday, October 18 – Wednesday, October 21, in ACG Press Room (Room 317B; Phone: (808) 792-6633 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu.