​​​The 2021 "Meet the Professor" Evening Program Calendar

Session 1: April 22, 2021
"Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening "

Virtual Evening Event
Folasade (Fola) P. May, M.D., Ph.D., M.Phil., Assistant Professor of Medicine, 

Vatche & Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases;
Director, Melvin and Bren Simon Gastroenterology Quality Improvement Program;
Staff Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System;
Adjunct Investigator, VA HSR&D Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation & Policy;
Director of Grants and Postgraduate Research, UCLA Global Health Program
Assistant Director, UCLA STAR Program

Session 2: September 23, 2021
"Updates in Colorectal Cancer Screening: 45 is the New 50"

Virtual Evening Event
Swati G. Patel MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Director, Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk and Prevention Center
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center

​Session 3: October 14, 2021
University of Washington: UW Fellows and Expert Panel Roundtable

Please check back soon for updates to the Evening Program Schedule! 

For 2021, we hosted the Spring Event virtually, and September 23rd will also be a Virtual Evening Event.  We are planning to gather in person at the Rainier Club for the October 14th Evening Event.

PNWGS Women’s Brunch
Spring 2022

We are proud to host our first Women’s Networking Event for our female PNWGS members. Join our President, Kunjali T. Padhya, M.D. from Swedish Medical Center and Board Member, Blaire E. Burman, M.D. from Virginia Mason Medical Center for a special brunch and conversations with your colleagues. Chris Simmons, Market Development Manager with Boston Scientific, will give a brief overview of Boston Scientific’s commitment to include, empower, and advance Women in the field of Endoscopy.

We will be announcing the updated date for this special event in the Spring of 2022.

Location: Mr. West Cafe Bar, U-Village, Seattle

Please join us for our next event!

2021 "Meet the Professor"  Evening Program


Thursday, Oct0ber 14, 2021

Harry L. Teicher, M.D.

Swedish Medical Center

presenting a very special evening

"Experts Vs. Fellows: Challenging Cases in GI"

Our mission is to expand knowledge through engaging and educational events that foster relationships in the field of gastroenterology in the greater Pacific Northwest.  

  • Attend our dinner series at a discounted price available to members only.
  • Members may also be considered for leadership opportunities that may be available on our Board of Directors.

It’s important to us to provide a quality educational experience to our members.  Contact us for many ways to become involved today.

We are excited to launch 

High Fiber, our new monthly

Podcast Series bringing you

consistently informative content.

Catch Up with the PNWGS!  Here's our latest email communication in case you've missed it in your inbox.  

Listen to Episode 3 Now! You can listen directly from our website or search your favorite podcast service provider for High Fiber.

Episode 3: Best Laid Plans with Klaus Mergener, M.D., Ph.D., MBA

Join host Kunjali Padhya, M.D. as we look back on a year full of surprises with the recent President of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Dr. Klaus Mergener. 

Annual Membership Dues