Sheila E. Crowe, M.D,

Professor of Medicine

University of California

Meeting Agenda

6:00 PM Social Time

7:15  PM Lecture

Q & A Discussion to Follow


The Rainier Club

820 4th Avenue

Seattle, WA 98104


Self-parking is included with dinner at the Columbia Tower Parking Garage, which is located on the north side of Columbia Tower. The entrance is on the left, off Columbia Street. Please bring your parking ticket into the Rainier Club and the front desk will validate the parking for you. 

​​​​Please join us as we conclude the 2017 "Meet the Professor" Dinner Program by welcoming the President of the American Gastroenterological Association, Dr. Sheila E. Crowe. She will be presenting: 

What's the Problem With Eating Wheat? Is it Gluten, Wheat Starch, Allergies, the Microbiome or Something Else? 

Dr. Sheila E. Crowe received her medical degree from McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, where she also completed her internship, residencies (internal medicine and gastroenterology) and her research fellowship. Since 2011, Dr. Crowe has been a professor of medicine and director of research at University of California, San Diego. Previously, Dr. Crowe has held professional appointments at McMaster University, the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, and the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

Dr. Crowe’s research explores the interaction of luminal contents including microbes with the gastrointestinal mucosa that can lead to inflammatory disease and associated epithelial cancer. She has focused on the role of oxidative stress in modulating host responses to bacteria, antigens and inflammatory processes and examining the multi-functional regulatory protein, AP endonuclease-1, as it regulates epithelial cell responses. Dr. Crowe is also a world-renowned expert in celiac disease and other adverse reactions to food in the GI tract as well as Helicobacter pylori infection.

For more than 20 years, Dr. Crowe has been an active AGA member, serving on a variety of committees including the AGA Institute Research Policy Committee, AGA Institute Education and Training Committee, AGA Women’s Committee, AGA Nominating Committee, and as chair of the AGA Institute Publications Committee. Dr. Crowe also served on the AGA Institute Council representing the esophageal, gastric and duodenal disorders section and then as the AGA Council Chair. She directed the 2010 AGA Spring Postgraduate Course. Dr. Crowe currently serves as president on the AGA Institute Governing Board. Dr. Crowe previously served on the governing board as councillor-at-large from 2010 to 2013.

Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).  

The Pacific Northwest Gastroenterology Society (PNWGS) is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The PNWGS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 1.5 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

NOTE: PNWGS offers ABIM MOC points for this activity for learners choosing to participate in the MOC program. Learners are NOT required to participate in any MOC activities in order to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for this activity.​

MOC Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Join us for Dinner

November 30, 2017