J. EDWARD BERK DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
Linda Rabeneck, MD, MPH, MACG
Post-Colonoscopy Colorectal Cancer: How Are We Doing?
Tuesday, October 29 | 10:05 am – 10:35 am | Stars at Night Ballroom
Learn about best practices, incidences and causes, and review approaches to reduce the risk of post-colonoscopy colorectal cancer in clinical practice when Dr. Linda Rabeneck presents ACG’s J. Edward Berk Distinguished Lecture.
Dr. Rabeneck is a gastroenterologist, clinician scientist, and health care executive, serving as Vice President of Prevention and Cancer Control at Cancer Care Ontario. She is also a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and Senior Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Toronto, and currently serves as Chair of the Colorectal Cancer Screening Committee of the World Endoscopy Organization (WEO). Her scholarly work focuses on the evaluation of health care and health system performance, and she is best known for her research on colorectal cancer screening.
Dr. Rabeneck has authored more than 240 peer-reviewed publications and played a leadership role in the launch of ColonCancerCheck in Ontario, Canada’s first organized, province-wide colorectal cancer screening program. She received her medical degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC), followed by post-graduate training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at UBC and the University of Toronto. She received her Master of Public Health degree from Yale University, where she trained as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. Dr. Rabeneck is a Master of the ACG and a recipient of ACG’s Berk/Fise Clinical Achievement Award and UBC’s Medical Alumni Association Wallace Wilson Leadership Award. In 2017, she was elected President of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS).
About the J. Edward Berk Distinguished Lecture: The J. Edward Berk Distinguished Lecture is awarded to individuals prominent in gastroenterology or a related area. The lecturer is nominated by the ACG President and the appointment is subject to approval by the ACG 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.