Symposium 1: Non-IBD Colitides
Moderator: Aline Charabaty, MD
- Microscopic/Collagenous Colitis: Beyond Budesonide
Anita Afzali, MD, MPH, FACG
Explain the diagnosis and etiologies of colitis, with a focus on treatment of difficult-to-treat disease.
- Poo-pourri: Immune, NSAIDs, and Beyond
Aline Charabaty, MD
Discuss the presentation and management of common non-IBD etiologies of colitis, including NSAID-induced, immune-mediated, and more.
- Bugs, Vectors and Toxins: A Primer on Infectious Colitides
Brooks D. Cash, MD, FACG
Recognize infectious colitides commonly seen in GI practice.
||Symposium 2: Common Scenarios in Crohn’s Disease: What Should I Do?
Moderator: David A. Schwartz, MD, FACG
- Post-Operative Recurrence
Miguel D. Regueiro, MD, FACG
Describe monitoring and medical treatment of Crohn’s disease after surgical resection.
- Management of Perianal Disease
David A. Schwartz, MD, FACG
Explain traditional and experimental treatments used in management of perianal Crohn’s disease.
- Small Bowel Crohn’s
Gil Y. Melmed, MD, MS, FACG
Discuss the available tests for diagnosis and treatment of small bowel Crohn’s using CT, MR, capsule, and balloon enteroscopy.
||Symposium 3: Refractory Conditions of the Esophagus: Diagnosis and Treatment
Moderator: John C. Fang, MD
- Approach to Refractory Esophageal Strictures
John C. Fang, MD
Identify the different methods to successfully treat refractory esophageal strictures.
- Identification and Management of Esophageal Manifestations of Dermatologic Conditions
Magnus Halland, MD
Recognize the clinical, endoscopic, and histopathologic presentations of dermatologic diseases affecting the esophagus.
- Management of Treatment Failure in Achalasia
Joel E. Richter, MD, MACG
Explain management strategies for post myotomy reflux and chest pain in patients with achalasia
||Symposium 4: Recent Developments in Barrett’s Esophagus
Moderator: Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, FACG
- New Tools for Diagnosis
Gary W. Falk, MD, MS, FACG
Describe the recent advances in diagnosis and surveillance of Barrett’s, including pre- and post-ablation which may allow for earlier, better detection of dysplasia and cancer.
- Current Approach to Ablation
Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, FACG
Discuss the outcomes of studies on RFA/cryoablation for Barrett’s esophagus - dysplastic and non-dysplastic - and the current controversies in treatment of BE.
- Role of Chemoprevention
Joel H. Rubenstein, MD, FACG
Evaluate current chemoprevention options - as well as drugs in the clinical trial stage – aimed at preventing dysplasia and cancer in patients with BE.
||Symposium 5: NASH
Moderator: Cynthia A. Moylan, MD
- Natural History of NAFLD
Cynthia A. Moylan, MD
Discuss the epidemiology and epigenetics of NAFLD.
- Diagnostic Approach to NAFLD
Naim Alkhouri, MD
Identify the diagnostic approaches to NAFLD.
- Therapy for NAFLD
Zobair M. Younossi MD, MPH, FACG
Outline the dietary and medical therapies for NAFLD.
||Symposium 6: Updates in Liver Transplantation and HCC for the Busy Gastroenterologist
Moderator: Philip K. Henderson, DO
- Liver Transplantation
Philip K. Henderson, DO
Recognize patients in need of liver transplant evaluation.
- Outpatient Management of OLT Patients
Gina Choi, MD
Understand the long-term follow-up for patients who have undergone liver transplantation to promote quality care.
- Hepatocellular Carcinoma Primer
Anjana A. Pillai, MD
Identify patients with HCC and those who would benefit from medical therapy or liver transplantation.
||Symposium 7: Nausea and Vomiting: Evolving Insights and Clinical Challengesy
Moderator: Braden Kuo, MD
- Practical Insights From the Neurobiology of Nausea and Vomiting
Braden Kuo, MD
Describe how the neurobiology of nausea and vomiting influences treatment options.
- Emerging Treatment: Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic Options for Nausea and Vomiting
Linda Anh B. Nguyen, MD
Compare latest treatment strategies for nausea and vomiting.
- Treatment of Gastroparesis: Beyond the Old Standbys
Baharak Moshiree, MD, FACG
Summarize recent pharmacologic and interventional advances in the management of gastroparesis.
||Symposium 8: 50 Shades of Bloating: Multiple Perspectives on a Vexing Condition
Moderator: Kyle D. Staller, MD, MPH
- It’s All Gas Production: Dietary and Microbial Factors
Ali Rezaie, MD, MSc
Recognize the role of gut microbiota and diet in the pathogenesis of bloating.
- It’s All Hot Air: Bloating Is a Sensory Symptom
Kyle D. Staller, MD, MPH
Explain the role of the brain-gut axis in the generation of bloating symptoms.
- Motility Matters Most!
Gregory S. Sayuk, MD, MPH, FACG
Appraise the evidence available regarding motility agents in bloating.
||Symposium 9: Endoscopy in 2020 and Beyond: An Update
Moderator: Michael J. Levy, MD (Mayo Rochester)
- Best Practice Paradigms for Performing a High Quality ERCP
Vivek Kaul, MD, FACG
Explain the evidence-based best practice principles for performing a high quality ERCP for optimal patient outcomes.
- Endoscopic Ultrasound: Current Status and Future Direction
Michael J. Levy, MD
Illustrate current and future developments in EUS as they relate to a general GI practice and quality parameters.
- Bariatric Endoscopy: Strides Made and the Road Ahead
Violeta B. Popov, MD, PhD, FACG
Discuss how the field of bariatric endoscopy has evolved and what the future holds, including challenges and opportunities.
||Symposium 10: What’s New With Small Bowel Disorders?
Moderators: Peter H.R. Green, MD, FACG
- Common Clinical Scenarios Surrounding Celiac Disease
Peter H.R. Green, MD, FACG
Differentiate celiac disease from mimicking conditions and define the approach to non-responders on a gluten-free diet.
- Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth: What’s New?
Richard J. Saad, MD, FACG
Discuss the ACG guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of SIBO.
- Short Bowel Syndrome: An Update
Carol E. Semrad, MD, FACG
Identify current challenges in the care of patients with short bowel syndrome and describe treatment strategies.
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