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39th Annual Update in Gastroenterology and Hepatology for the Primary Care Provider

November 2, 2019 - November 3, 2019

On the agenda:

  • Dysphagia: Review recently published guidelines for management in the primary care setting, including referral for endoscopy
  • Barrett’s Esophagus: Review the risk factors, natural history and current recommendations for screening and surveillance
  • Safety of Long-term Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) Use
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Diagnostic criteria and treatment
  • Refractory Clostridium Difficile Infection Management
  • Food Fads and Supplements: Separate fact from fiction in diets and supplements
  • Fatty Liver Disease: Current and Future Therapies: Diagnosis, treatment options, and when to refer to a specialist
  • Approach to Cholestasis in Liver and Biliary Diseases: Differential diagnoses and approach to the patient
  • Diagnosis and Management of Liver Cancer: Recent guidelines for screening and diagnosis of liver cancer will reviewe and emerging therapies
  • Management of Liver Cirrhosis: Diagnosis and the most up-to-date management of complications
  • The ABCs of Inflammatory Bowel Disease for the PCP: Review the two major IBD types and how they are managed
  • Management of Hemorrhoids: Diagnosis and treatment from the colorectal surgery perspective

Optional Lunch Sessions:

  • Chronic Hepatitis C: Treatment Regimen Update
  • Autoimmune Liver Disease
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease Management
  • Hepatitis B Management: Case Discussions (bring case to discuss)
  • When to Repeat Colonoscopy for Colon Cancer Screening or Adenoma Surveillance

Optional Breakfast Sessions:

  • Management of Anal Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease Management
  • Pancreatitis

10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

10 AAPA Category 1 Credits

10 CNE contact hours


November 2, 2019
November 3, 2019


Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course
Monterey, California 93940, United States
Monterey, CA 93940 United States