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Several internal medicine residents, fellows and faculty from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine recently attended the World Congress of Gastroenterology at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course in Orlando, Fla.
At the meeting, attendees were able to gain invaluable insight as world-leading gastroenterologists discussed a global view of gastroenterology, hepatology and treatments.
USA gastroenterology fellows – Dr. Manoj Kumar, Dr. Benjamin Niland and Dr. William Sonnier – along with USA internal medicine residents – Dr. Andrew Berry and Dr. M. Caitlin Marshall – presented their research at the event.
Several faculty members from the USA College of Medicine also attended the conference, including Drs. Brooks Cash, professor of internal medicine, chief of the division of gastroenterology and director of the USA Digestive Health Center; Jack Di Palma, professor of internal medicine and program director for the division of gastroenterology; Phillip Henderson, assistant professor of internal medicine; Jorge Herrera, professor of internal medicine and director of the section of hepatology; and Reynaldo Rodriguez, assistant professor of internal medicine.
At the conference, Dr. Berry presented six research projects and received the 2017 Presidential Award in the esophagus category.
According to Dr. Berry, conducting research and presenting his findings at the conference enhanced his medical education. “My experience designing several multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional research projects has helped me understand the ethical importance of patient care, enriching team communication skills, better adjusting to setbacks and hurdles along the way, and facing risk and uncertainty while not steering away from innovation — all qualities that can transition to quality patient care,” he said.
The American College of Gastroenterology is a recognized leader in educating gastroenterology professionals and the general public about digestive disorders. Their mission is to advance world-class care for patients with gastrointestinal disorders through excellence, innovation and advocacy in the areas of scientific investigation, education, prevention and treatment.
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