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The Gastroenterology and Hepatology symposium will focus on practical and evidence-based aspects of managing the difficult GI disorders in gastroenterology and hepatology practice. This 3-day symposium will provide guidance to attendees on diagnostics and management of challenging cases in clinical practice and latest advances in the field, including esophageal diseases, liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, small bowel and pancreatic diseases, and endoscopy. Each session will include didactic presentations followed by a panel discussion about the optimal approach to the diagnosis and management of the presented topics.

The Advanced Capsule Endoscopy Workshop is designed for to enhance the reading skills of current practitioners using capsule endoscopy. Didactic lectures and review of actual full cases with faculty direction and interactive discussion will be presented, focusing on advanced clinical indications and findings, and an approach to special situations in capsule endoscopy.

The Gastroenterology Skills Workshop will include interactive hands-on skills stations on ESD, EMR, POEM, EUS FNA, endoscopic closure techniques, Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal ablation, endoscopic hemostasis, endoluminal stents, ERCP cholangioscopy, and bariatric devices (balloons and sleeves).

By Attending, You Will Be Able To:

  • Discuss latest treatment options for hepatitis B, hepatocellular cancer and alcoholic liver disease
  • Recognize new diagnostic modalities and therapeutic options for patients with Barrett’s esophagus, gastroparesis, refractory GERD and fecal incontinence
  • Review recent advances and challenges in the management of inflammatory bowel disease and implement strategy for optimizing medical and surgical therapy in IBD patients
  • Define the best management strategies and apply the latest endoscopic methods and techniques to treat patients with GI emergencies including GI bleeding, foreign bodies, bowel perforation
  • Identify current indications and applications for advanced endoscopic techniques EMR, ESD, POEM, stenting, and combined endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures
  • Formulate a strategy for identifying patients with hereditary colon cancer
  • Identify strategies to optimize polyp detection during colonoscopy and review interdisciplinary approach to management of patient with colorectal cancer

Topics

  • Capsule Endoscopy Course
  • Hands-on Skills Course
  • Endoscopy and Colonoscopy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Video Forum to optimize outcomes
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Hepatology
  • Pancreaticobiliary
  • Panel Discussions

Who Should Attend?

Physicians, residents, fellows, nurses, physician assistants, and allied health professionals specializing in gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy, internal medicine and other interested health care professionals.