24 WORLD GASTROENTEROLOGY NEWS JULY 2014 Editorial | Expert Point of View | WDHD News | WGO & WGOF News | WGO Global Guidelines | Calendar of Events This year’s recipient of The Richard D. McKenna Memorial Lecture (Dr. McKenna was a founding mem-ber and the first President of CAG (1961-1962)), the associations highest honor, was Dr. Stephen Hanauer (Northwestern University, Chicago). Dr. Hanauer, a world leader in clinical IBD research, delivered a state-of-the-art lecture on “Personalizing Evidence Based Therapy in IBD”. This year, for the first time, the McKenna Lecture was followed by the awarding of ten CAG Fellows (CAGF) in recognition of their long-standing and meritorious service to the CAG and Canadian gastroenterol-ogy: Drs. Robert Bailey (University of Alberta) Stephen Collins (McMaster University), Carlo Fallone (McGill University), Gary Levy (University of Toronto), Richard Hunt (McMaster University), Jan Irvine (University of Toronto), Desmond Leddin (Dal-housie University), Connie Switzer (University of Edmonton), Philip Sherman (University of Toronto) and John Wallace (McMaster University). Congratulations to all the first in-ductees of CAGFs – your efforts have contributed in no small part to the success of the CAG. Can a conference really be consid-ered successful without encouraging collaborations, discussions and social interaction? It was gratifying for the conference organizers (the CAG and CASL Implementation Committee) to note the many, and often animated, conversations over the catered cof-fee breaks and lunches, during the McKenna Lecture Reception, the oversubscribed poster sessions and the participation of 240 delegates (room capacity) at the closing CDDW Gala on the theme of a “Taste of Toronto” – a very cosmopolitan city indeed. It was a fun evening for all! In closing, there is no doubt that CDDW 2014 was an outstanding success and we gratefully acknowl-edge Dr. Dan Sadowski (Past President, CAG) pres-ents Dr. Robert J. Bailey with the CAG Fellow Award. that this would be impossible without the herculean efforts of the CAG office staff and the invaluable participation of our Foundation, the Canadian Digestive Health Founda-tion (CDHF), and others such as our longstanding partner, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada (CCC). We appreci-ate your commitment to CAG and without which this meeting would be impossible and the success of many CAG programs severely diminished. Thank-you and we look forward to continuing this partnership. Mark your calendars for CDDW 2015 in Banff, Alberta February 26 – March 1, 2015.
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