ACG’s EMILY COURIC MEMORIAL LECTURE
Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG, ACG Treasurer
Colon Cancer: Polyps, Prevention, and Progress
Tuesday, October 17 • 3:40-4:10 pm • Valencia Ballroom B-D
Understand new treatment options in the prevention of colon cancer when Mark B. Pochapin, MD, FACG, presents the Emily Couric Lecture, “Colon Cancer: Polyps, Prevention, and Progress.”
Dr. Pochapin specializes in advanced gastrointestinal endoscopy and focuses on the prevention, early detection, and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers. His research interests center on innovative endoscopic technologies, quality in endoscopy, and the early detection of precancerous and cancerous lesions. Dr. Pochapin has received over 30 teaching awards, including the Elliot Hochstein Teaching Award for “the qualities of compassion, skill, and distinction as a physician and teacher” and the Humanism in Medicine Award in recognition of “compassion, sensitivity, respect, and cultural competence in the delivery of care to patients and their families.” He is the author of “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Colorectal Cancer.” Dr. Pochapin is Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Director of the Division of Gastroenterology, and The Sholtz-Leeds Professor of Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center / NYU School of Medicine. He is the current Treasurer of the ACG.
About The Emily Couric Memorial Lecture: 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.