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47th Annual Gastroenterology Update:

The Next Generation in Diagnosis and Treatment
 

 

November 17-18, 2011
 

InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center
Cleveland, Ohio

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Description

Advances in diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are complex and ever changing, with new research, clinical trials, techniques, and treatments arriving on the scene daily. These advances pose challenges to GI practitioners to stay abreast of the information and interpret its impact on clinical practices. Through this educational offering, the Cleveland Clinic strives to produce significant knowledge gains in health care practitioners regarding gastroenterology, knowledge that will, in turn, improve the quality of patient care.

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Target Audience

This course is designed for practicing physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners in gastroenterology, internal medicine, family practice, and gastrointestinal surgery.

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Objectives

  • Discuss efficacy and safety of biologic agents in treatment of inflammatory bowel disease;
  • Identify medical and surgical indications for intestinal transplantation;
  • Develop a tailored approach to hepatitis C treatment, incorporating IL28B polymorphisms and direct-acting antiviral agents;
  • Describe newer genetic markers for early detection of colorectal cancer;
  • Review endoscopic techniques for management of Barrett’s esophagus and chronic pancreatitis;
  • Summarize the impact of health care reform on the practice of gastroenterology;
  • Describe an evidence-based approach to chronic abdominal pain.

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Directors
 

Bret A. Lashner, MD, MPH, FACG
Professor of Medicine
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic

Kyrsten Fairbanks, MD
Staff
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Transplant Center
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic

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Guest Faculty

John M. Dewitt, MD, FACG, FACP, FASGE
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Indiana University
Indianapolis, IN

Costas H. Kefalas, MD, FACG, FASGE
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Vice Chair
Gastroenterology Section
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Rootstown, OH

Irving M. Pike, MD, FACG, FASGE
Assistant Professor Clinical Internal Medicine
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Gastroenterology Consultants
Virginia Beach, VA

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Cleveland Clinic Faculty

Jean-Paul Achkar, MD, FACG
Staff
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute

Kathy Barco, RD, LD, CNSD
Intestinal Rehabilitation Dietitian
Center for Human Nutrition
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute

David S. Barnes, MD, FACG
Vice Chairman
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute

Philippe Berenger, MD
Staff
Department of Pain Management
Anesthesiology Institute

Aaron Brzezinski, MD, FACG
Staff
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute

Carol Burke, MD, FACG
Staff
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute

Prabhleen Chahal, MD
Staff
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute

James Collins, RN, CNOR
Staff
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute

Sunguk Jang, MD
Staff
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute

Binu John, MD, MPH
Staff
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute

Ahmed Kandiel, MD
Staff
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute

Donald F. Kirby, MD, FACG
Director
Center for Human Nutrition
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute

Brandie H. Leach, MS, CGC
Certified Genetic Counselor
Genomic Medicine Institute

Arthur McCullough, MD
Staff
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute

K.V. Narayanan Menon, MD
Staff
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute

James Merlino, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Chief Experience Officer
Department of Colorectal Surgery
Digestive Disease Institute

Robert O’Shea, MD
Staff
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute

Cristiano Quintini, MD
Director
Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Program
Department of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and
Transplant Surgery
Digestive Disease Institute

Maged K. Rizk, MD
Director
Chronic Abdominal Pain Center
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute

Madhusudhan Sanaka, MD, FACG
Staff
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute

Bo Shen, MD, FACG
Section Head and Professor of Medicine
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute

Tyler Stevens, MD, FACG
Staff
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute

Giries W. Sweis, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist
Department of Neurological Center for Pain
Neurological Institute

Prashanthi Thota, MD, FACG
Staff
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute

Bruce Vrooman, MD
Staff
Department of Pain Management
Anesthesiology Institute

Yinghong Wang, MD, PhD
Staff
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute

Nizar N. Zein, MD
Chief
Section of Hepatobiliary Disease
Medical Director, Liver Transplantation
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute

Gregory Zuccaro, Jr, MD, FACG
Staff
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute

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Agenda

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
7:00 am Continental Breakfast / Registration / Exhibits
7:55 am Welcome - Bret Lashner, MD
  IBD/Biologic Therapies
Moderator: Bret Lashner, MD
8:00 am Which Patient/Which Biologic? - Ahmed Kandiel, MD
8:20 am Monotherapy or Combination Therapy - Jean-Paul Achkar, MD
8:40 am Biologic Therapies for Fistulas - Yinghong Wang, MD, PhD
9:00 am Richard Farmer Honorary Lecture
Next Generation of Biologic Therapies for IBD - Aaron Brzezinski, MD
9:30 am Case Presentation / Panel Discussion
10:00 am Refreshment Break / Exhibits
  Nutrition/Intestinal Rehabilitation Program
Moderator: Donald F. Kirby, MD
10:30 am Short Bowel Syndrome or Real Estate Gone Wild! - Donald F. Kirby, MD
10:50 am Intestinal Rehabilitation: Tricks of the Trade Prior to Intestinal Transplant - Kathy Barco, RD
11:10 am George Rankin Honorary Lecture
Small Bowel Transplantation: State-of-the-Art - Cristiano Quintini, MD
11:30 am Case Presentation / Panel Discussion
12:00 pm Lunch
 
GI Advocacy - Costas H. Kefalas, MD
  Liver Diseases
Moderator: Kyrsten Fairbanks, MD
1:00 pm Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy - Robert O’Shea, MD
1:20 pm IL28B Polymorphisms - Binu John, MD, MPH
1:40 pm Management of the Difficult to Treat Autoimmune Hepatitis Patient - David Barnes, MD
2:00 pm Direct-Acting Antivirals for Hepatitis C - Nizar Zein, MD
2:30 pm Case Presentation / Panel Discussion
3:00 pm Refreshment Break / Exhibits
  Colorectal Neoplasia: Implications for Your Practice
Moderator: Carol Burke, MD
3:30 pm Serrated Lesions of the Colon - Carol Burke, MD
3:50 pm Tips for Endoscopy Use in Your Clinic to Diagnose Hereditary Colon Cancer - Brandie Leach, MS
4:10 pm Charles Brown Memorial Lecture
Enhancing Quality in Colonoscopy: Benchmarking and Quality Assurance Programs - Irving M. Pike, MD
4:40 pm Case Presentation / Panel Discussion
5:00 pm Reception
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011
  Endoscopy
Moderator: Tyler Stevens, MD
8:00 am Ablative Therapies for Barrett’s Esophagus - Sung Jang, MD
8:30 am Techniques to Improve Adenoma Detection Rate at Colonoscopy - Madhu Sanaka, MD
9:00 am Endoscopic therapy for chronic pancreatitis - Tyler Stevens, MD
9:30 am Pancreatic Cysts - Prabhleen Chahal, MD
10:00 am Panel Discussion
10:30 am Refreshment Break / Exhibits
11:00 am Mark Blue Memorial Lecture
Interventional Endoscopic Ultrasound - John Dewitt, MD
12:00 pm Lunch
 
Health Care Reform - James Merlino, MD
  Subspecialty Clinics
Moderator: Bret Lashner, MD
(includes discussion time for each presentation)
1:00 pm Hepatocellular Carcinoma Clinic - K.V. Narayanan Menon, MD
1:30 pm Pouchitis Clinic and Therapeutic Endoscopy for IBD - Bo Shen, MD
2:00 pm NAFLD Clinic - Arthur McCullough, MD
2:30 pm Swallowing Center - Prashanthi Thota, MD
3:00 pm Refreshment Break / Exhibits
  Comprehensive Gastroenterology
Moderator: Maged K. Rizk, MD
3:30 pm The Gastroenterologists’ Approach to Chronic Abdominal Pain - Maged K. Rizk, MD
3:45 pm Differential Nerve Blockade: Why and How? - Bruce Vrooman, MD
4:00 pm Therapeutic Options for Patients with Visceral Abdominal Pain - Philippe Berenger, MD
4:15 pm Biofeedback for Chronic Abdominal Pain - Giries Sweis, PsyD
4:30 pm Case Presentation / Panel Discussion
5:00 pm Adjourn

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Location

InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center
9801 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone: 216.707.4100 or 877.707.8999


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Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the InterContinental Hotel until 5:00 pm ET October 14, 2011. To make your reservations, contact the Hotel Reservations Department at 216.707.4100 or 877.707.8999. Please identify yourself as being with the Cleveland Clinic Gastroenterology Update for a special rate of $189 single/double plus tax. As an option, click the link www.ccfcme.org/gastro11hotel and use online code RCV.

The InterContinental Hotel is located at 9801 Carnegie Avenue on the Cleveland Clinic campus.

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Ground Transportation

Taxi service is available from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to the hotel.

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Parking

Parking is available in the East 100th Street Visitor’s Parking Garage at prevailing rates. Valet parking is available at the hotel for an additional charge.

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Additional Information

For further information about the event, contact Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education at:

Local: 216.448.0770
Toll Free: 800.238.6750
Email: clevelandclinicmeded@ccf.org

For questions about registering online, call 216.448.0777 or email CMEregistration@ccf.org.

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Faculty Disclosure

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial Support requiring resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest. Faculty declaring a relevant commercial interest will be identified in the activity syllabus.

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Americans with Disabilities Act

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education fully intends to comply with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need assistance, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the course.

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Accreditation

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association Council on Continuing Medical Education for Category 2 credit.

The Ohio Board of Nursing will accept at face value the number of contact hours awarded for an educational course that has been approved for CE by a nationally accredited system of CE approval. Therefore the 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ will be accepted for nursing credits. Nurses from other states should contact their State Board of Nursing.

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Online Registration/Fees
 

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Course fee includes Flash drive syllabus, continental breakfasts, lunches, refreshment breaks, and reception.
Category Event Fees
Physician $445.00
CCF Comprecare $306.75
CCF Alumni $287.00
Resident / Fellow $270.00
Physician Assistant / Nurse / Nurse Practitioner $270.00
CCHS Physician $445.00
CCHS Non-Physician Employees $270.00
CCF Staff Physician $150.00
CCF Non-Physician Employees $125.00

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Registration & Cancellation

Preregistrations are accepted by fax or online until 9:00 am ET November 15, 2011. To register after this date, please do so onsite. In case of cancellation, a full refund will be made if canceled by November 3, 2011. After November 3, 2011, a $100 cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund. Written notification of your cancellation is required in order to process your refund.

NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER DECEMBER 9, 2011.

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