This program affords the opportunity for 35 gastroenterology/hepatology fellows to attend one congress that is highly relevant to their professional development, giving them an opportunity for education via didactic presentations and peer-to-peer interaction. Awarding travel grants to these educational forums for 2nd- and
3rd-year fellows within the gastroenterology and hepatology specialties creates a path for these young leaders  to receive cutting edge education and access to top opinion leaders within that therapeutic arena.
These 35 fellows have the opportunity to attend one of the following congresses in 2015:

  • Digestive Disease Week®, May 16-19, 2015, in Washington, DC
  • ACG 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course, October 16-21, 2015, in Honolulu, HI
  • The Liver Meeting®; AASLD’s 66th Annual Meeting, November 13-17, 2015, in San Francisco, CA
  • 2015 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (AIBD), Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Clinical & Research Conference, December 10-12, 2015, in Orlando, Florida

This activity was made possible by an unrestricted grant provided by
Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Lucinda Harris, MD (Chair)
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, AZ

Scott Gabbard, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Richard K. Sterling, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Jason Swoger, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

David T. Rubin, MD (Senior Advisor)
The University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL