ACG’s J. EDWARD BERK DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
John J. Vargo, II, MD, MPH, FACG
Are Our Patients Sleeping Safely and Soundly? The State of Endoscopic Procedural Sedation in 2017
Tuesday, October 17 • 10:10-10:45 am • Valencia Ballroom A-C
Understand optimal sedation practices for GI endoscopy, review the extended physiologic monitoring techniques, and learn about the pharmacoeconomic landscape of sedation practice when John J. Vargo, II, MD, MPH, FACG, presents ACG’s J. Edward Berk Distinguished Lecture.
Dr. Vargo is currently the Chairman of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Cleveland Clinic. He also serves as Director of Enterprise Endoscopy Operations as well as Director of Endoscopic Research and Innovation in the Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr Vargo holds the Pier C. and Renee Borra Family Endowed Chair in Gastroenterology and Hepatology He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Rochester. After completing an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Health Science Center, Dr. Vargo completed fellowships in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. A member of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation since 1994, Dr. Vargo’s research interests include sedation, physiologic monitoring, outcomes, and training. His endoscopic practice includes ERCP, EUS, advanced imaging techniques, stenting, ESD and deep enteroscopy.
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.