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Speaker Spotlight: Jennifer A. Christie, MD

Jennifer A. Christie, MD
Jennifer A. Christie, MD

Jennifer A. Christie, MD

Professor of medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases, Emory School of Medicine; Clinical director of digestive diseases, The Emory Clinic
Twitter: @JChristieMD


ASGE Presidential Plenary II: “#StickItToCOVID — Advancing Endoscopic Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Lecture Title:

“Improving Diversity and Inclusion in Gastroenterology — The Path Ahead”

DDW Tracks:

  • Clinical Practice
  • Education and Training
  • Technologies and Procedural Innovation

Date and Time:

Saturday, May 22, 1–2:30 p.m.


1.5 hours

Session Description

Following the ASGE Presidential Plenary 1, ASGE President, Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, MBA, FASGE, and faculty leaders, will lead the ASGE Presidential Plenary II and discuss pertinent issues facing the profession during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Christie will be giving the J. Edward Berk Lecture, which will cover the current state of diversity and inclusion in medicine and gastroenterology and why it is important. She will also discuss strategies for moving diversity and inclusion initiatives forward at the individual and GI society level. This session will feature a live Q&A session so attendees can ask questions in real time.

This session is included in the cost of registration for DDW 2021 and will be available to watch live or on demand until Aug. 23, 2021. View the DDW Online Planner for the full DDW agenda over May 21-23.

Dr. Christie has been a board certified gastroenterologist for 20 years. Her clinical interests include women’s gastrointestinal health issues, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and gastrointestinal motility disorders. She serves as an ASGE Governing Board Councilor.

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