Alberta Digestive Disease Summit

Saturday Program

Saturday, June 1

7:30 - 8:30 am

Fellows Breakfast with Alan Barkun


8:00 - 8:30 am

Registration and Light Breakfast


8:35 - 8:40 am Morning Kick-Off

Puja Kumar, ADDS Program Chair


8:40 - 10:20 am Anemia in the Gastroenterology Patient


10:40 - 11:40 am Functional GI


11:40 - 12:40 pm Liver


12:00 - 1:50 pm

Family Lunch

1:45 - 3:00 pm

Alberta GI Section Annual General Meeting
ASG Annual General Meeting

3:00 - 6:30 pm

Free Time

6:30 - 9:30 pm

ASG Awards Dinner
Mount Temple B/C Ballroom

Keynote Presentation:

Scienceploitation and the Rise of Science-y Unproven Therapies
Tim Caulfield, University of Alberta

These are exciting times in biomedicine. Research areas like stem cells, personalized medicine, and the microbiome are leading to promising new developments.  But too often the language of real science is used to market unproven therapies and health concepts. In this presentation, Timothy Caulfield will argue that “scienceploitation” has emerged as a significant health policy issues, one that is have an adverse impact on both individuals and healthcare systems throughout the world.