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48th Annual Gastroenterology Update Treatment of Special Cases


November 8-9, 2012

 

InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center
Cleveland, Ohio

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Overview

Unique cases, in addition to the advances in diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, challenge GI practitioners to remain up to date on the most current data. The course addresses developments in research, clinical trials, techniques, and treatments, providing GI clinicians the opportunity to stay abreast of the information and interpret its impact on clinical practices, thus improving 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

After completing this educational activity, the participant will be able to do the following:

  • Review the most current evidence on liver diseases including management of portal vein thrombosis and emerging therapies for biliary cirrhosis and primary sclerosing cholangitis;
  • Discuss nutritional concerns and other areas of care in pregnant patients with GI tract disorders with a focus on liver disease and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD);
  • Describe the most up-to-date medical approaches to obesity and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH);
  • Compare pros and cons of endoscopy uses for treating upper GI bleeding, evaluating pancreatic cysts, and managing difficult cases of polypectomy;
  • Describe optimal practices for using endoscopic therapy for IBD and minimizing toxicity from IBD therapy;
  • Summarize recent evidence on eosinophilic esophagitis, achalasia therapy, and treatments of Barrett’s esophagus;
  • Describe an evidence-based approach to the early diagnosis and treatment of neoplasia, including polyposis syndromes and hepatocellular cancer.

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Featured Lectures

Mark Blue Memorial Lecture
Endoscopic Management of Obesity
Steven Alphonse Edmundowicz, MD, Washington University School of Medicine

Charles Brown Memorial Lecture
Tricks of the Trade: Managing the Hepatitis C Patient on Triple Therapy
Nizar N. Zein, MD, Cleveland Clinic

Richard Farmer Honorary Lecture
Health Care Maintenance in the IBD Patient:
What You Need to Know and Do
Francis A. Farraye, MD, MSc, Boston University School of Medicine

George Rankin Honorary Lecture
Bariatric Surgery
Philip R. Schauer, MD, Cleveland Clinic

Featured Luncheon Speaker
Health Care Delivery in Cleveland
Delos M. Cosgrove, MD, Cleveland Clinic

James Young, MD
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of
Case Western Reserve University

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Nursing Program Description

This interactive course for nurses and associates will be feature lectures and hands-on workshops focusing on various advance techniques in the management of GI Bleeding, Biliary Stone and Stricture management, and Plastic and Metal Stenting of the Biliary Tree.

 

Activity Director

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

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Activity Director - Nursing Program

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

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Guest Faculty

Steven Alphonse Edmundowicz, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Endoscopy
Director, Interventional Endoscopy
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Francis A. Farraye, MD, MSc
Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Clinical Director, Section of Gastroenterology
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA

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Cleveland Clinic Faculty

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

Sigurbjorn Birgisson, MD
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

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

J. Michael Henderson, MD
Chairman
Quality and Patient Safety Institute

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

Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD
Outpatient Nutrition Manager
Center for Human Nutrition
Digestive Disease Insitute

Binu John, MD, MPH
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

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

Thomas Rice, MD
Section Head
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Carlos Romero-Marrero, MD
Staff
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute

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

Philip Schauer, MD
Director
Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
Chief
Minimally Invasive General Surgery

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

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

John Vargo, MD, MPH
Chair
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute

Jamile Wakim-Fleming, MD
Staff
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute

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

James Young, MD
Professor of Medicine
Executive Dean
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University Chairman, Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute

Claudia Zein, MD, Msc
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

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Agenda

Thursday, November 8, 2012
7:00 am Continental Breakfast, Registration, and Exhibits
7:55 am Welcome and Introduction
Bret Lashner, MD
Live Diseases
Moderator:
Krysten Fairbanks, MD
8:00 am Management of Portal Vein Thrombosis
Binu John, MD
8:20 am Primary Biliary Cirrhosis and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: Emerging New Therapies
Claudia Zein, MD
8:40 am Living Donor Liver Transplant:  Who and When?
Carlos Romero-Marrero, MD

9:00 am Charles Brown Memorial Lecture
Tricks of the Trade: Managing the Hepatitis C Patient on "Triple Therapy”
Nizar Zein, MD, Cleveland Clinic

9:30 am Case Presentation and Panel Discussion

10:00 am Refreshment Break and Exhibits
Pregnancy and the GI Tract
Moderator: Bret Lashner, MD

10:30 am Liver Diseases
Jamile Wakim-Fleming, MD

10:50 am Inflammatory Bowel Disorder (IBD)
Yinghong Wang, MD

11:10 am Nutritional Considerations
Laura Jeffers, RD

11:30 am Case Presentations and Panel Discussion

12:00 pm Lunch Presentation
Health Care Delivery in Cleveland
J. Michael Henderson, MD
Obesity
Moderator: Donald Kirby, MD

1:30 pm Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis
Arthur McCullough, MD

1:50 pm Medical Approaches to Obesity
Donald Kirby, MD

2:10 pm George Rankin Honorary Lecture
Bariatric Surgery
Philip Schauer, MD

2:30 pm Case Presentations and Panel Discussion

3:00 pm Refreshment Break and Exhibits
Swallowing Center / Esophageal Diseases
Moderator: Prashanthi Thota, MD

3:30 pm Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Sigurbjorn Birgisson, MD

3:50 pm Achalasia Therapy
Thomas Rice, MD

4:10 pm Recent Advancement in the Treatment of Barrett’s Esophagus
Prashanthi Thota, MD

4:40 pm Case Presentations and Panel Discussion

5:00 pm Reception

Friday, November 9, 2012
7:00 am Continental Breakfast and Exhibits
Endoscopy
Moderator: John Vargo, MD, MPH

8:00 am Treatment of Upper GI Bleeding in 2012
Sunguk Jang, MD

8:20 am Evaluation and Management of Pancreatic Cysts
Prabhleen Chahal, MD

8:40 am Mark Blue Memorial Lecture
Endoscopic Management of Obesity
Steven Alphonse Edmundowicz, MD
9:10 am The Difficult Polypectomy
Madhusudhan Sanaka, MD

9:30 am Case Presentation and Panel Discussion

10:00 am Refreshment Break and Exhibits
10:30 am Video Quiz
Tyler Stevens, MD

12:00 pm Lunch Presentation
Preserving the Profession – Preserving the Passion:
Innovations in Medical Education
James Young, MD
IBD Potpourri
Moderato: Jean-Paul Achkar, MD

1:30 pm Richard Farmer Honorary Lecture
Health Care Maintenance in the IBD Patient: What You Need to Know and Do
Francis A. Farraye, MD, MSc

2:00 pm Minimizing Toxicity From IBD Therapy
Bret A. Lashner, MD

2:20 pm Endoscopic Therapy in IBD
Bo Shen, MD

2:40 pm Case Presentations and Panel Discussion

3:00 pm Refreshment Break and Exhibits
Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Neoplasia
Moderator: Carol Burke, MD

3:30 pm Pancreatic Dysplasia
Tyler Stevens, MD

3:50 pm Polyposis Syndromes
Carol Burke, MD

4:10 pm Hepatocellular Cancer
Narayanan Menon, M.D. 

4:30 pm Case Presentations and Panel Discussion

5:00 pm Adjourn
Nursing Program - Friday, November 9, 2012
Endoscopy
Moderator: John Vargo, MD, MPH

8:00 am Treatment of Upper GI Bleeding in 2012
Sunguk Jang, MD

8:20 am Evaluation and Management of Pancreatic Cysts
Prabhleen Chahal, MD

8:40 am Mark Blue Memorial Lecture
Endoscopic Management of Obesity
Steven Alphonse Edmundowicz, MD
9:10 am The Difficult Polypectomy
Madhusudhan Sanaka, MD

9:30 am Debates and Discussion
10:00 am Refreshment Break and Exhibits
10:30 am Video Quiz
Tyler Stevens, MD

12:00 pm Lunch Presentation
Digestive Systems Myth or Fact?
Jim Collins, RN
1:30 pm Management of GI Beeding
Bob Barkley
2:30 pm Refreshment Break and Exhibits
3:00 pm Room 203
Biliary Stone and Stricture Management*

Sunguk Jang, MD
4:00 pm Plastic and Metal Stenting of the Biliary Tree*
Sunguk Jang, MD
4:50 pm Evaluations
*Work stations will be at the conclusion of the oral presentation

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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
Web Address: www.intercontinental.com

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Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the InterContinental Hotel until 5:00 pm ET October 8, 2012. To make your reservations, contact the Hotel Reservations Department at 216.707.4000 or 877.707.8999. Please identify yourself as being with the Cleveland Clinic Gastroenterology Update for a special rate of $190 single/double plus tax. As an option, click the link www.ccfcme.org/gastro12hotel 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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Information

For additional information about this course, contact the Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education at:

Local: 216.448.0770  
Toll Free: 800.238.6750

Web address: www.ccfcme.org/gastro12

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

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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 $18.00.

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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 for Category 2 credit.

The Ohio Board of Nursing will accept at face value the number of contact hours awarded for an educational activity 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.

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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 activity.

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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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Registration and Cancellation

Preregistrations are accepted by fax or online until 9:00 am ET November 5, 2012. To register after this date, please do so onsite. In case of cancellation, a full refund will be made if canceled by November 3, 2012. After November 3, 2012, 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 5, 2012.

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Fee includes: continental breakfast, lunches, refreshment breaks, and reception.
Category On or before Sept. 16, 2012 After Sept. 16, 2012
Physician $395.00 $445.00
Resident/Fellow* $220.00 $270.00
Nurse/PA/NP $220.00 $270.00
Allied Health/Other $220.00 $270.00

*Letter from program director must be received in our office prior to the course to receive this fee.

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