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: three half-day courses, the GI Pathology and Imaging Course, the What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course, and the Practice Management Summit; and one full-day course, the ASGE Endoscopy Course.

What’s New in GI Pharmacology Course

Friday, October 21, 2022 | 1:45 pm – 5:20 pm

Course Directors: Brooks D. Cash, MD, FACG, and William D. Chey, MD, FACG

1:45 pm Introduction
Brooks D. Cash, MD, FACG, and William D. Chey, MD, FACG
1:50 pm In the Belly of the Beast: Acute and Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction
Brooks D. Cash, MD, FACG
Apply best evidence for the pharmacologic therapy of acute and chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction.
2:10 pm What’s New and What’s Best for the Medical Treatment of NAFLD
Nancy S. Reau, MD, FACG
Identify current best practices for assessing and treating NAFLD and review emerging therapies.
2:30 pm Mastering the Medical Management of Portal Hypertension and Hepatic Encephalopathy
Benjamin D. Renelus, MD
Explain current and emerging medical therapies for compensated and decompensated chronic liver disease.
2:50 pm Weighing the Evidence for Pharmacologic Options for Obesity and Post-Bariatric Surgery Patients
Violeta Popov, MD, PhD, FACG
Describe currently available medical and endoscopic bariatric therapies and optimal patient selection.
3:10 pm Q & A
3:25 pm Break
3:40 pm Expert Opinion on CIC/IBS-C: Focus on the ACG/AGA Clinical Practice Guideline
William D. Chey, MD, FACG
Discuss updated guidance for the medical management of IBS-C and CIC.
4:00 pm Best Practices in Crohn’s Disease: Current Standard of Care and Emerging/Investigational Therapies
Bruce E. Sands, MD, MS, FACG
Evaluate the evidence supporting current pharmacologic options for Crohn’s disease and discuss therapies in development.
4:20 pm View from the Top: Management of Chronic Abdominal Pain
Lin Chang, MD, FACG
Explain and apply the rationale for pain modulating therapies in patients with chronic abdominal pain.
4:40 pm Stop the Bleeding: Managing Anticoagulation in the Periendoscopic Period
Neena S. Abraham, MD, MSc (Epid), FACG
Describe the newest information regarding the management of anticoagulation in the periendoscopic period and in patients with acute and chronic GI bleeding.
5:00 pm Q & A
5:20 pm Course Adjourns