DAVID SUN LECTURE
David A. Johnson, MD, MACG
Translational Approaches to Common GI Diseases…Thinking Out of the Box…The Future is Now!
Saturday, October 6 | 10:00 am – 10:30 am | Terrace Ballroom
Hear Dr. David A. Johnson discuss how diet, prebiotic/microbiome changes, sleep/behavioral, and non-prescription medication use can act as pathways for optimizing disease management when he presents the ACG David Sun Lecture.
Dr. David A. Johnson is Professor of Medicine and Chief of Gastroenterology at Eastern Virginia School of Medicine in Norfolk, VA. He has been published in many peer-reviewed journals and books. He is a Past President of ACG (2006-2007). Since 2000, he has served on both the GI Multi-society CRC Screening Task Force and ACG guidelines committee for CRC screening and has co-authored these screening guidelines and others. He has delivered multiple named lectures, including the AJG, Couric, and Berk Lectures at the national ACG meetings. He has been honored by the ACG as a “Master,” received the ACG’s Berk/Fise Clinical Achievement Award for lifetime achievements and contributions in 2012, and in 2015, received the ACG Board of Governors William D. Carey Award for lifetime distinguished contributions. In 1999-2000, he worked with State Senator Emily Couric to develop the historic legislation to mandate colon cancer screening with colonoscopy as the preferred standard.
About the David Sun Lecture: The David Sun Lecture, held during the Postgraduate Course, was established by Mrs. Sun in memory of her husband, Dr. David Sun, an outstanding gastroenterologist and investigator. Each year, a lecturer with a distinguished background in gastroenterology or an allied field is chosen by the Course Directors of the Postgraduate Course subject to the approval of the ACG Educational Affairs Committee and the ACG Board of Trustees.