Saint Louis University

David Whitcomb
David Whitcomb, M.D., Ph,D.

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology will host the Frank R. Burton, M.D., Memorial Lectures March 6-7.

David Whitcomb, M.D., Ph,D., will be the event's featured speaker. Whitcomb is a professor of medicine, cell biology and physiology, and human genetics and chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of Pittsburg.

Case Presentations will be present from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in room 112-113 of the Learning Resources Center.

Whitcomb will present GI Grand Rounds from 4 to 5 p.m. in Auditorium B of the Learning Resources Center. His topic is "Acute Pancreatitis: Saving Victims From the Fire." The lecture learning objectives include:

  • To recognize the progressive states of acute pancreatitis.
  • Define the risks and mechanisms of severe disease.
  • Learn to provide live-saving therapy in advance.

An alumni cocktail reception will take place 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Hotel Ignacio.

Whitcomb will also present at Internal Medicine Grand Rounds at 7:30 a.m. Friday, March 7, in Auditorium A of the Learning Resources Center. He will discuss
"Personalized Medicine: Prevention of Pancreatitis Proves the Point." Learning objectives include:

  • To recognize the limitations of 20th-century medicine
  • To understand a new paradigm of personalized medicine
  • To appreciate the application of personalized medicine to pancreatic disease

RSVP to Janet Neuhaus at

Saint Louis University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Saint Louis University Designates each live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Catergory 1 Credit TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.