Friday Courses

Receive in-depth updates on the latest in GI and hepatology, endoscopy, and practice management when you attend one or more of the optional Friday courses. Four courses are offered: two half-day courses, the GI Pathophysiology Course and the What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course; and two full-day courses, the Practice Management Course and the ASGE Endoscopy Course.

Attending the Postgraduate Course? Register for the GI Pathophysiology and the What’s New in GI Pharmacology Courses and save up to 10 percent! The GI Pathophysiology Course, the What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course, along with the Postgraduate Course make up the Three-Day Clinical Review, your comprehensive clinical update.

Course Directors: Darwin L. Conwell, MD, MS, FACG, and Ikuo Hirano, MD, FACG

Gain a better understanding of gastrointestinal disease processes and their impact on clinical presentation of patients when you attend the GI Pathophysiology Course. Experts will review the underlying causes and clinical implications of commonly encountered diseases seen in practice.

Apply concepts to care when you attend the GI Pathophysiology Course. This half-day program illustrates the mechanisms behind novel diagnostic strategies, helps to formulate a plan using appropriate testing methodologies, and offers practical implementation strategies.

Save up to 10% when you register for the Three-Day Clinical Review!

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 7:00 am – 12:30 pm
6:00 am Registration
6:30 am Continental Breakfast
7:00 am Welcome and Introductions
Darwin L. Conwell, MD, MS, FACG, and Ikuo Hirano, MD, FACG
7:05 am Functional Genomics and Precision Medicine: What Every Gastroenterologist Should Know
David C. Whitcomb, MD, PhD, FACG
Discuss how to use functional genomics and precision medicine to improve patient care and outcomes in gastrointestinal disorders.
7:45 am Interpretation and Therapeutic Implications of Physiologic Testing in the Management of Esophageal Disorders
Ikuo Hirano, MD, FACG
Identify the pearls and pitfalls in the use of motility, impedance, impedance planimetry, and pH testing in the assessment of patients with esophageal disorders.
8:25 am Celiac Disease: Novel Therapeutic Approaches Beyond Gluten Withdrawal
Peter H. R. Green, MD, FACG
Explain the mechanisms behind novel diagnostic strategies and pharmacologic approaches for patients with celiac disease.
9:05 am Scientific Basis of Novel Immunologic Approaches to IBD
Anita Afzali, MD, MPH, FACG
Apply concepts regarding the immunologic basis of novel biologic therapies to the management of IBD.
9:45 am Q & A
10:00 am Break
10:15 am How to Apply Molecular and Genetic Testing to Colon Polyps and Cancer Management
Elena M. Stoffel, MD, MPH
Formulate an approach to the use of molecular and genetic testing in the evaluation and management of colon polyps and cancer.
10:55 am Physiologic Basis of Current and Future Approaches to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Zobair M. Younossi, MD, MPH, FACG
Develop a conceptual framework for the appropriate utilization of novel therapeutics for fatty liver diseases.
11:35 am Mechanistic Underpinnings for the Management of Refractory Constipation
Darren M. Brenner, MD
Apply concepts regarding the physiologic basis of constipation to inform therapeutic decisions for patients with refractory constipation.
12:15 pm Q & A
12:30 pm GI Pathophysiology Course Adjourns