Speaker & Chairs


Carolyn R. Aldigé
President and Founder of the Prevent Cancer Foundation // Alexandria, VA

Curriculum Vitae          Abstract          Lecture



Berndt Birkner
Gastroenterologist; Vice-President German Network against Colorectal Cancer // Munich, Germany

Curriculum Vitae          Abstract 1        Lecture 1
                                    Abstract 2        Lecture 2        



Johannes Blom
Specialist in General Surgery at the Colorectal Unit, Clinical Teacher & Researcher at the Dept.
of Clinical Science, Intervention & Technology, Karolinska Institutet at Karolinska University Hospital
// Stockholm, Sweden

Curriculum Vitae          Abstract          Lecture



Meinhard Classen
Former Chief of Gastroenterology at the Hospital of the Technical University Munich;
Vice-President of the German Network against Colorectal Cancer; Chairman of the IDCA
// Munich, Germany

Curriculum Vitae         

Meinhard Classen was unfortunately not able to appear at the Symposium, due to other commitments.



Katie Couric
Anchor and Managing Editor, CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC;
Correspondent, 60 Minutes // New York, NY

Curriculum Vitae         



Jean Faivre

Gastroenterologist, Hépato-Gastro-Enterologie of the Burgundy University;
Head of the Burgundy Digestive Cancer Registry // Dijon, France

Curriculum Vitae          Abstract          Lecture



Melissa Farmer
Health Research Scientist, VA, HSR&D Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare
Provide Behavior // Greater Los Angeles, CA

Curriculum Vitae           Abstract           Lecture



Lynn Faulds Wood
Founder of Lynn's Bowel Cancer Campaign; President of the European
Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) // Twickenham, UK

Curriculum Vitae          Abstract          Lecture



Steven Itzkowitz
Director of the GI Fellowship Program; Associate Director of the GI Division;
Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine // New York, NY

Curriculum Vitae          Abstract          Lecture



Carrie Klabunde
Epidemiologist, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute // Bethesda, MD

Curriculum Vitae          Abstract          Lecture



Marian S. Krauskopf
Director of Cancer Prevention and Control, Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Control,
New York City Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene // New York, NY

Curriculum Vitae           Abstract          Lecture



David Lieberman

Chief of Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Oregon Health and Sciences
University // Portland, OR

Curriculum Vitae          Abstract          Lecture



Laura A. Linnan
Dept. of Health Behavior and Health Education, Gillings School of Global Public Health,
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Member of the Lineberger Comprehensive
Cancer Center // Chapel Hill, NC

Curriculum Vitae          Abstract          Lecture



Christa Maar
CEO of the Felix Burda Foundation; President of the German Network against
Colorectal Cancer // Munich, Germany

Curriculum Vitae           Abstract          Lecture



Daniel Mauss
Chief Company Physician of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company
(EADS) Germany // Unterschleissheim, Germany

Curriculum Vitae           Abstract          Lecture



Michael Pignone
Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill;
Member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center // Chapel Hill, NC

Curriculum Vitae          Abstract           Lecture



Mark Pochapin
Director of the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health; Chief of Gastrointestinal
Endoscopy, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; Ass. Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of
Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Weill Medical College  of Cornell University // New York, NY

Curriculum Vitae          Abstract          Lecture



Felice Schnoll-Sussman
Director of Research of the Jay Monahan Center of Gastrointestinal Health; Assistant
Attending Physician of the Dept. of Gastroenterology, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital,
Ass. Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Weill Medical
Center of Cornell University // New York, NY

Curriculum Vitae          



Laura Seeff
Associate Director of Colorectal Cancer Programs Division of Cancer Prevention and Control,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) // Atlanta, GA

Curriculum Vitae          Abstract          Lecture



Moshe Shike
Director of Clinical Nutrition and Attending Physician, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center;
Professor of Medicine, Weill Medical Center of Cornell University // New York, NY

Curriculum Vitae          Abstract          Lecture



Monika Sieverding
Gender Research, Psychological Institute, Ruprecht-Karl-University of Heidelberg
// Heidelberg, Germany

Curriculum Vitae          Abstract          Lecture



Hans F.A. Vasen
Medical Director of the Netherlands Foundation for the Detection of Hereditary Tumors, Leiden;
Dept. of Gastroenterology, Leiden University Medical Centre // Leiden, The Netherlands

Curriculum Vitae          Abstract           Lecture



Lawrence von Karsa
Head of the Quality Control Screening Group, Coordinator of the European Cancer
Network (ECN), International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) // Lyon, France

Curriculum Vitae          Abstract          Lecture



Sidney Winawer
Former Chief of Gastroenterology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center;
Paul Sherlock Chair in Medicine at MSKCC; Co-Chair of the International Digestive
Cancer Alliance (IDCA) // New York, NY

Curriculum Vitae          Abstract          Lecture