Have an attendance code?Submit This live web event has ended. Thank you for attending. Contributors Elizabeth Breen, MD Dr. Elizabeth Breen Dr. Breen is a member of the Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA where she also serves at the Colon and Rectal Residency Program Director. Anjali Kumar, MD Dr. Anjali Kumar Dr. Kumar was recruited from an academic practice in Washington DC to initiate and direct a Colorectal Surgery Program at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA. She served in this role for 2.5 years. She was the co-Chair of the Program Committee for the 2017 Annual Meeting in her hometown of Seattle. Prior to that she Chaired the ASCRS Young Surgeons Committee for three years. Originally from Seattle, she went to the University of Washington for undergraduate and medical school. She completed general surgery residency at the University of California San Francisco East Bay program in Oakland, CA. She did two years of cancer research at University of California San Francisco Mt. Zion campus, during which time she was awarded several grants and won the UCSF Chancellors Award for the Advancement of Women. She serves on the Research and Grants Committee for SAGES, as well as the Social Media committee for ASCRS. She is an alumnae of the Seattle Girls' Choir, which she joined in 1985. She now sings with (and serves as Board President of) Ancora, a Seattle-based Women's Chamber Choir. In her new role as Clinical Education Director, Surgery for Washington State University, she is working with a leadership team to create the curriculum for Undergraduate Medical Education and Graduate Medical Education in surgery which will be carried out in rural and underserved areas of her home state of Washington, centering around WSU's four clinical campuses: Everett, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver. Her clinical and research interests in Colon & Rectal Surgery include non-operative management of rectal cancer, advanced endoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic techniques, reduction of pain and suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases and management of complex pelvic floor / functional disorders. Follow her on Twitter @anjukumd Daniel Popowich, MD Dr. Daniel Popowich Daniel Popowich, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Popowich has cutting-edge training and expertise in the fields of inflammatory bowel disease, colon and rectal cancer, laparoscopic colorectal surgery, single incision laparoscopic surgery, transanal endoscopic microsurgery, and sphincter preserving surgery. He also has experience in the management of benign anorectal disease and extensive experience in the surgical management of constipation and fecal incontinence, including sacral nerve stimulation. Paralleled with Dr. Popowich’s clinical interests, he is active in many research projects evaluating the medical and surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease, colon and rectal cancer and quality improvement.