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 Pathology and Imaging 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 Pathology and Imaging Course and the What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course and save up to 10 percent! The GI Pathology and Imaging 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: Brooks D. Cash, MD, FACG, and William D. Chey, MD, FACG

Experts will define and describe the use and management of new pharmacological therapies as well as provide updates on current pharmacological treatment options for a variety of GI disorders during the What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course.

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


Friday, October 23, 2020 | 1:45 pm – 5:15 pm
1:45 pm Welcome and Introductions
Brooks D. Cash, MD, FACG, and William D. Chey, MD, FACG
1:50 pm Causes and Solutions for PPI-Refractory Heartburn
Describe the evaluation, pathophysiology, and prescription options for patients who may have heartburn from PPI use.
2:10 pm The Latest “Need to Know” Information on Gastric Acid Inhibition
Identify the latest key information that clinicians need to know about H2RAs, PPIs, and PCABs.
2:30 pm Disaccharidase Deficiencies: When to Consider and How to Treat?
Discuss the prevalence of lactase and SI deficiency, means of diagnosis, and treatment options.
2:50 pm Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency: What the Busy Clinician Needs to Know
Recognize exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, how to diagnose it, and how to treat it.
3:10 pm Q & A
3:25 pm Break
3:40 pm The Ins and Outs of Fecal Incontinence Treatments
Define treatment options for fecal incontinence including diet, fiber, medical therapies, biofeedback, and surgery.
4:00 pm Choosing Among the Expanding Armamentarium of IBD Therapies
Examine the different classes of IBD therapies, balancing indication for use, mechanisms of action, and adverse effects.
4:20 pm Contemporary Management of Hepatitis B
Explain the current standard of care for HBV and emerging therapeutic approaches.
4:40 pm Celiac Disease: Will There Ever Be a Medicine Available?
Summarize the drug development pipeline for celiac disease medications.
5:00 pm Q & A and Course Wrap-Up
5:15 pm What's New in GI Pharmacology Course Adjourns