Introduction: Dispatches From The Guild Conference 2018

Dispatches from the GUILD Conference 2018

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Uma Mahadevan MD, Professor of Medicine, Medical Director, UCSF Center for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease

Dear Reader: As Chairman of the GUILD (Gastroenterology Updates, IBD, Liver Disease) Conference (, I would like to welcome you to the second annual series “Dispatches from the GUILD Conference.” The GUILD conference is a 4 day, high impact course held in Maui, HI, focusing on inflammatory bowel disease (2 days), liver disease (1 day) and a fourth day of rotating hot topics in gastroenterology. Continuing medical education (CME) and maintenance of certification (MOC) points are offered. The course features the nation’s top faculty and innovative presentation formats in a relaxed setting conducive to interactive learning, networking and camaraderie. GUILD and Practical Gastroenterology have teamed up to bring you the highlights from GUILD. Mahalo and enjoy!

Uma Mahadevan, MD

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