David Sun Lecture
Functional Disease of the Gastrointestinal Tract: Is There a Light at the End of the Tunnel?
Nicholas J. Talley, MD, MBBS, PhD, MMedSci, FACG
Saturday, October 15 • 10:00–10:30 am • Venetian Ballroom
Nicholas J. Talley, MD, MBBS, PhD, MMedSci, FACG, describes the current understanding of functional GI diseases and discusses future approaches to move from symptom-based therapies to cure in this year’s David Sun Lecture, “Functional Disease of the Gastrointestinal Tract: Is There a Light at the End of the Tunnel?, on Saturday, October 15, at 10:00am.
About Dr. Talley: Laureate Professor Nicholas J. Talley, MD, MBBS, PhD, MMedSci, FACG, was formerly Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, where he held the rank of Professor of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology. Dr. Talley is currently Pro Vice-Chancellor, Global Research at theUniversity of Newcastle, Australia.
A practicing neurogastroenterologist, he is an expert clinician, educator and researcher, with extensive experience as a leader in the medical and University sectors. He previously held an appointment as Pro Vice-Chancellor (and Dean) of the Faculty of Health and Medicine at the University of Newcastle.
Dr. Talley has published over 900 original and review articles in the peer-reviewed literature, and is considered one of the world’s most influential clinician-researchers (H index 122, Scopus). He is also a leading medical educator and the author of the highly regarded textbooks Clinical Examination and Examination Medicine. Dr. Talley served as Co-Editor of The American Journal of Gastroenterology from 2004-2009.
In June 2014, Dr. Talley was inaugurated as one of the first 15 Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (FAHMS) and was elected to the Academy Council Executive. He holds an appointment as a Senior Staff Specialist and gastroenterologist at John Hunter Hospital and attends clinic and endoscopy lists on a weekly basis. Dr. Talley currently holds adjunct research appointments as Professor at Mayo Clinic (and Supplemental Consultant), the University of North Carolina, and the Karolinska Institute. He was the Foundation Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney, Nepean Hospital for nearly a decade. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (and Past President), the Royal College of Physicians (both London and Edinburgh), the American College of Physicians, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Gastroenterological Association.
About the David Sun Lecture: The David Sun Lectureship in Postgraduate Education was established by Mrs. Sun in memory of her husband. Dr. Sun died at the peak of his career. He was an outstanding gastroenterologist and investigator. The speaker, with a distinguished background in gastroenterology or an allied field, is chosen by the President and Course Directors of the Postgraduate Program subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees.