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Bethesda, MD (May 9, 2017) — Sheila E. Crowe, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FACG, AGAF, of University of California, San Diego (UCSD), will begin her term as 112th president of the AGA Institute immediately following Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2017.
A former AGA Governing Board member and chair of the AGA Council, which plans DDW, Dr. Crowe has had a successful career in research while also developing a robust clinical practice focused on celiac disease and food allergy.
“Health policy changes and the evolving demographics of our society have forced the greatest changes in clinical practice since the advent of Medicare in 1965. AGA recognizes this moment as an inspiring juncture in the evolution of medicine,” says Dr. Crowe, professor of medicine and director of research in the Division of Gastroenterology at UCSD. “AGA has consistently adapted to change over the years, developing initiatives that provide a forward-looking vision for our members.”
Dr. Crowe has been in academic gastroenterology for her entire career with experience at several renowned institutions including McMaster University, the University of Texas-Galveston, the University of Virginia and now UCSD.
In addition to her work on the AGA board and council, Dr. Crowe she has served on AGA committees related to research, education and women. She has been appointed by AGA leadership to several key task forces, to direct key educational activities and to reevaluate our governance and organization.
To learn more about Dr. Crowe, read the Gastroenterology article detailing her early life, academic background, history and awards at AGA and beyond.
About the AGA Institute
The American Gastroenterological Association is the trusted voice of the GI community. Founded in 1897, the AGA has grown to more than 16,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology. The AGA Institute administers the practice, research and educational programs of the organization.www.gastro.org.
About Digestive Disease Week® (DDW)
Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) is the largest international gathering of physicians, researchers and academics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. Jointly sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), DDW takes place May 6-9, 2017, at McCormick Place, Chicago. The meeting showcases more than 5,000 abstracts and hundreds of lectures on the latest advances in GI research, medicine and technology. More information can be found at www.ddw.org.