Visiting Clinical Professorship

The CAG Visiting Clinical Professorship award is offered annually to a member of CAG who is a proven educator and an outstanding clinician with interest in clinical research.

The recipient of this award will visit a minimum of six centres across Canada and depending upon their area of expertise, present education talks, engage in small group case-based discussions, demonstrate new endoscopic techniques or assist in quality assurance endeavors in the region. The CAG will support air travel and the host centres will be responsible for associated visit costs. The CAG Visiting Clinical Professor is available as a benefit to CAG members in the community.

For information on scheduling a visit to your centre please contact Joanne Ardron (CAG National Office).

 

2019-2020 Award Recipient

Dr. Alan Barkun, McGill University

Montréal, QC

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2019-2020 CAG Visiting Clinical Professor

ALAN BARKUN, MD, MSc, FRCPC

 

Alan Barkun is Professor of Medicine, Director of Digestive Endoscopy, Chief Quality Officer, and director of the Therapeutic Endoscopy Third Tier Fellowship Training Program in the Division of Gastroenterology at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, Montréal, Canada. He is recipient of the DG Kinnear Chair in Gastroenterology at McGill University, holding a medical degree and an MSc in epidemiology and biostatistics from McGill University. Recipient of many national and international awards, Dr. Barkun has published over 900 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts; he has given over 700 international presentations on emerging digestive endoscopic technologies, with an emphasis on methodological, clinical and cost-effectiveness trials of treatments for upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB), bilio-pancreatic diseases and colorectal cancer screening. He is also the current President of the colorectal Cancer screening implementation committee for the province of Quebec.

 

Potential topics of presentation:

  • Selected aspects or general review on patients presenting with Upper GI bleeding
  • Selected aspects or general review on patients presenting with Lower GI bleeding
  • Selected aspects or general review on Colorectal cancer screening
  • Selected aspects or general review on patients presenting with common bile duct stones
  • Selected aspects or general review on patients presenting with Malignant biliary obstruction
  • General review on mentoring
  • Motivational talk on the life as a clinician scientist in Gastroenterology

Selected publications:

1: Barkun A, Bardou M. Proton-Pump Inhibitor Prophylaxis in the ICU - Benefits
Worth the Risks? N Engl J Med. 2018 Dec 6;379(23):2263-2264. doi:
10.1056/NEJMe1810021. Epub 2018 Oct 24. PubMed PMID: 30354949.

2: Almadi MA, Barkun A, Martel M. Plastic vs. Self-Expandable Metal Stents for
Palliation in Malignant Biliary Obstruction: A Series of Meta-Analyses. Am J
Gastroenterol. 2017 Feb;112(2):260-273. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2016.512. Epub 2016 Nov
15. Review. PubMed PMID: 27845340.
3: Lu Y, Adam V, Teich V, Barkun A. Timing or Dosing of Intravenous Proton Pump
Inhibitors in Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Has Low Impact on Costs. Am J
Gastroenterol. 2016 Oct;111(10):1389-1398. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2016.157. Epub 2016
May 3. PubMed PMID: 27140030.

4: Chen YI, Barkun AN. Hemostatic Powders in Gastrointestinal Bleeding: A
Systematic Review. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2015 Jul;25(3):535-52. doi:
10.1016/j.giec.2015.02.008. Epub 2015 Apr 18. Review. PubMed PMID: 26142037.

5: Martel M, Barkun AN, Menard C, Restellini S, Kherad O, Vanasse A. Split-Dose
Preparations Are Superior to Day-Before Bowel Cleansing Regimens: A
Meta-analysis. Gastroenterology. 2015 Jul;149(1):79-88. doi:
10.1053/j.gastro.2015.04.004. Epub 2015 Apr 8. PubMed PMID: 25863216.

6: Lau JY, Barkun A, Fan DM, Kuipers EJ, Yang YS, Chan FK. Challenges in the
management of acute peptic ulcer bleeding. Lancet. 2013 Jun 8;381(9882):2033-43.
doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)60596-6. Review. PubMed PMID: 23746903.

7: Barkun AN, Bhat M, Armstrong D, Dawes M, Donner A, Enns R, Martin J, Moayyedi
P, Romagnuolo J, Stitt L. Effectiveness of disseminating consensus management
recommendations for ulcer bleeding: a cluster randomized trial. CMAJ. 2013 Feb
19;185(3):E156-66. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.120095. Epub 2013 Jan 14. PubMed PMID:
23318399; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3576461.

8: Almadi MA, Barkun AN, Martel M. No benefit of covered vs uncovered
self-expandable metal stents in patients with malignant distal biliary
obstruction: a meta-analysis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013
Jan;11(1):27-37.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2012.10.019. Epub 2012 Oct 23. PubMed
PMID: 23103324.

9: Jones DJ, Barkun AN, Lu Y, Enns R, Sinclair P, Martel M, Gralnek I, Bardou M,
Kuipers EJ, Sung J; International Consensus Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Conference Group. Conflicts of interest ethics: silencing expertise in the
development of international clinical practice guidelines. Ann Intern Med. 2012
Jun 5;156(11):809-16, W-283. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-156-11-201206050-00008.
PubMed PMID: 22665816.

10: Almadi MA, Barkun JS, Barkun AN. Management of suspected stones in the common
bile duct. CMAJ. 2012 May 15;184(8):884-92. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.110896. Epub 2012
Apr 16. Review. PubMed PMID: 22508980; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3348191.

11. Grover SA, Barkun AN, Sackett DL. The rational clinical examination. Does this patient have splenomegaly? JAMA. 1993 Nov 10;270(18):2218-21. No abstract available. Erratum in: JAMA. 2011 Apr 13;305(14):1414. PMID:8411607.

 

 

 

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Application Process

Step One: Nomination - Deadline is August 31 11:59 PM ET

Nominators are required to submit an online nomination form. Nominators must be CAG members.

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1. Letter of Support
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Step Two: Review

The CAG Education Affairs Committee will review the nominations and make recommendations to the executive, who will make the final decision regarding recipients.

Step Three: Approval

Only the award recipient will be notified via email. The award is presented at CDDW™.

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