Postgraduate Course

Course Directors: Timothy B. Gardner, MD, MS, FACG, and Renee L. Williams, MD, MHPE, FACG

Attend this year’s Annual Postgraduate Course, “Practicing State-of-the-Art Gastroenterology in 2019” and leave with practical takeaway points that you can implement in practice. Learn better ways to integrate the newest tools in diagnosis with the latest therapeutic/treatment alternatives to achieve optimal outcomes, improve your awareness and ability to incorporate patient care decision-making issues relating to common and not-so-common GI patient conditions, and enhance your overall capacity to frame effective disease management strategies in your practice.

Sunday, October 27, 2019 | 7:50 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am Registration Opens
7:50 am Introduction by Course Directors
Timothy B. Gardner, MD, MS, FACG, and Renee L. Williams, MD, MHPE, FACG
8:00 am Session 2A: Esophageal Disorders
Moderator: Kenneth K. Wang, MD, FACG
  • Management of Dysplasia in Barrett’s Esophagus
    Kenneth K. Wang, MD, FACG
    Discuss management strategies for treatment of dysplasia in Barrett’s esophagus.
  • Endoscopic and Surgical Management of Achalasia
    Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH, FACG
    Detail the endoscopic and surgical management of achalasia.
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
    Kathy A. Peterson, MD, MSci
    Classify the most important new developments in the treatment and management of EOE.
  • Non-Achalasia Motility Disorders
    Joel E. Richter, MD, MACG
    Assess the diagnosis and management of non-achalasia motility disorders.
  • Panel Q & A
9:40 am Break
10:00 am Session 2B: Hot Topics in Hepatology
Moderator: Mark W. Russo, MD, MPH, FACG
  • Hepatitis C Drug Therapy: Is There Still a Role for Hepatologists?
    Paul Y. Kwo, MD, FACG
    Recognize the current state of hepatitis C therapy and the role of the hepatologist.
  • Medical and Surgical Management of NASH
    Mark W. Russo, MD, MPH, FACG
    Assess the current standard of care of patients with NASH.
  • Management of Portal Hypertension
    Suthat Liangpunsakul, MD, FACG
    Interpret the critical clinical pearls in the management of portal hypertension.
  • Hepatitis B in 2019
    Norah A. Terrault, MD, MPH, FACG
    Differentiate the principles of management for hepatitis B patients in 2019.
  • Liver Masses 101
    Fasiha Kanwal, MD, MSHS
    Summarize the approach and management of liver masses.
  • Panel Q & A
12:00 pm Break for Learning Luncheons
12:20 pm Sunday Optional Learning Luncheons – Choose from 12

(You must register separately for learning lunches during the registration process.)

  1. Tips and Tricks for Improving the Quality of Your Colonoscopy
    Douglas K. Rex, MD, MACG
    Describe endoscopic techniques to improve adenoma detection rates in your practice.
  2. How to Set up Your Practice for MACRA and MIPS Reporting
    Irving M. Pike, MD, FACG
    Discuss the current requirements for MACRA and MIPS reporting.
  3. Management of Acute Liver Failure
    Christina C. Lindenmeyer, MD
    Describe medical therapies and indications for transplant in acute liver failure.
  4. Endoscopic Assessment of Trainees
    Renee L. Williams, MD, MHPE, FACG
    Compare validated tools to assess endoscopic competence in trainees.
  5. Update on the Management of Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia
    Paul Moayyedi, MB ChB, PhD, MPH, FACG
    Identify guidelines and indications for gastric cancer screening in patients with intestinal metaplasia.
  6. Non-FAP Hereditary Colorectal Cancers
    John M. Carethers, MD, FACG
    Evaluate criteria and diagnosis of non-FAP hereditary CRC and screening strategies.
  7. The Difficult Foreign Body
    Neil H. Stollman, MD, FACG
    Utilize tips and tricks to improve foreign body removal.
  8. Refractory GERD in the Post-Bariatric Patient
    Kenneth R. DeVault, MD, FACG
    Identify management strategies for refractory GERD in the post-bariatric patient.
  9. Embracing Telehealth in Your Clinical Practices
    Corey A. Siegel, MD, MS
    Describe how to use telehealth effectively in your practice.
  10. Evaluation and Therapy of Chronic Nausea and Vomiting
    Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG
    Define evaluation and management strategies for the treatment of nausea and vomiting.
  11. Newer Therapies for Management of Varices
    David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG
    Detail the newer therapies for the management of variceal bleeding.
  12. Managing the Post-Liver Transplant Patient
    Paul Y. Kwo, MD, FACG
    Summarize important considerations including medication monitoring in the post-liver transplant patient.
1:35 pm Break
1:45 pm Simultaneous Symposia – Choose from 3

Symposium D: All Things GI Bleeding
Moderator: Brennan M. Spiegel, MD, MSHS, FACG

  • Management of Peri-Procedural Anticoagulation
    Neena S. Abraham, MD, MSc (Epid), FACG
    Illustrate the important considerations when determining the management of peri-procedural anticoagulation.
  • Approach to the Obscure/Occult GI Bleeding Patient
    Brennan M. Spiegel, MD, MSHS, FACG
    Describe the management strategies for patients with obscure GI bleeding.
  • Newer Technologies for Non-Variceal Bleeding
    Alan N. Barkun, MD, CM, MSc (Clin Epi), FACG
    Compare the newer techniques and therapies to control non-variceal bleeding.
  • Panel Q & A

Symposium E: Challenges in the Stomach and Small Bowel
Moderator: Amy S. Oxentenko, MD, FACG

  • Malabsorption Syndromes and the Small Bowel
    Amy S. Oxentenko, MD, FACG
    Identify and treat relevant small bowel malabsorption syndromes.
  • Management of Gastric Polyps
    Douglas G. Adler, MD, FACG
    Summarize the current management and treatment of gastric polyps.
  • Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
    William D. Chey, MD, FACG
    Discuss the entity of non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
  • Panel Q & A

Symposium F: All Things Motility
Moderator: Felice Schnoll-Sussman, MD, FACG

  • GERD and Dysmotility: Defining the Relationship
    Philip O. Katz, MD, MACG
    Illustrate and define the implications of the relationship between GERD and dysmotility.
  • New Technologies in the Diagnosis of Motility Disorders
    Felice Schnoll-Sussman, MD, FACG
    Interpret the latest clinical technologies to help diagnose motility disorders.
  • Pharmacologic Therapy for Motility Disorders
    Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG
    Describe the common medications to treat motility disorders.
  • Panel Q & A
3:00 pm Break
3:20 pm Session 2C: Pancreaticobiliary Disease
Moderator: Grace H. Elta, MD, MACG
  • Pancreatic Cysts – Making Sense of the Guidelines
    Grace H. Elta, MD, MACG
    Compare the different guidelines for the management of pancreatic cysts.
  • Autoimmune Pancreatitis 2019
    Phil A. Hart, MD
    Define management strategies for the treatment of autoimmune pancreatitis in 2019.
  • Treating the Pain of Chronic Pancreatitis
    Darwin L. Conwell, MD, MS, FACG
    Analyze treatment strategies for the pain of chronic pancreatitis.
  • Panel Q & A
4:40 pm Take-home Pearls: What Did We Learn Today?
Timothy B. Gardner, MD, MS, FACG, and Renee L. Williams, MD, MHPE, FACG
Review important and practical take-home messages from today’s talks.
5:00 pm Postgraduate Course Adjourns