New Challenges in Colorectal Cancer Screening and Surveillance


​​  Meeting Agenda
  6:00 PM Social Time
  7:15  PM Lecture
  Q & A Discussion to Follow

  Location 
  The Rainier Club
  820 4th Avenue
  Seattle, WA 98104

​​  Parking
  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 to conclude the 2019 "Meet the Professor" Dinner Program by welcoming Dr. David Lieberman from Oregon Health & Science University, who has recently been honored by the University of Washington as the Wade Volwiler Visiting Professor for 2019.


Dr. Lieberman`s special interests include esophageal diseases, colon cancer screening and outcomes in endoscopy. Board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, he heads the Division of Gastroenterology. Dr. Lieberman received his medical degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1976. He completed his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at OHSU. Dr. Lieberman has been a member of the OHSU faculty since 1982, and chief of the GI Division since 1998.


He directs several large clinical research studies including:

VA Cooperative Study on Colon Cancer Screening 1993-2002 Funding Source: Veterans Administration Clinical Outcomes Research Initiative ( CORI) 1995-2009 Funding: American Digestive Health Foundation NIH: 1 UO1 DK 57132-01 1999-2004 

Other national activities:  

Selected for Best Doctors in America publication, 1994 Associate Editor of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1994-1996 Director of NIH Workshop on Endoscopic Research Priorities 12/98 President, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2001-2 NIH Commission on Digestive Diseases 2006-2008 NIH Study Sections: 2002 to present Chair, CDC/American Cancer Society Task force on Colonoscopy Chair Multi-society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer Screening: 2006-present Elected to Association of American Physicians (AAP) - 2006.


About Dr. Volwiler
Dr. Volwiler was recruited to the University of Washington in 1949, where he went on to lead the Division of Gastroenterology for the next thirty-one years. His research interests included hepatitis and cirrhosis, celiac
disease, metabolism of plasma proteins, and malabsorption. His leadership in academic medicine is attested to by his presidency of three major societies: the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (1956), the Western Association of Physicians (1965), and the American Gastroenterological Association (1966), which awarded him the Friedenwald Medal for his lifetime of outstanding contributions.

​​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.