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Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition – 36th Annual Update

December 6 - December 7

This two-day review course will focus on developments and current controversies in gastrointestinal and liver disease, endoscopy and abdominal organ transplantation.

Format: lecture presentations, discussions with audience participation, luncheon sessions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe new pharmacotherapy of IBD and surgical treatment
  • Improve the ability to monitor and both optimize and personalize the dosing of anti-TNF agents
  • Understand of the role and appropriate use of anti-integrin therapy
  • Describe the safety profile of various therapeutics in treating IBD in the pregnant patient
  • Discuss the role of new therapies for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Describe new developments in the treatment of C. difficile colitis
  • Recognize the utility of pharmacologic and endoscopic therapies for reflux disease, Barrett’s esophagus, and esophageal cancer
  • Describe the role of endoscopic mucosal dissection and endoscopic surgery and STER for treating early GI malignancies
  • Determine appropriate candidates for ablation of Barrett’s esophagus
  • Understand the role of POEM in treating achalasia
  • Describe the role of therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound in clinical practice
  • Understand the role of probiotics in GI disorders management
  • Learn novel endoscopic techniques for improving care of patients with complicated hepatobiliary diseases and pancreatitis
  • Recognize the clinical utility of endoscopic techniques for managing pancreatic fluid collections
  • Describe the current treatment options for chronic pancreatitis
  • Understand how to evaluate and treat patients with upper gastrointestinal motility and functional bowel disorders
  • Learn optimal dosing strategies for colonoscopy bowel preparation

Details

Start:
December 6
End:
December 7
Website:
http://www.columbiamedicinecme.org/ccgi.html

Venue

William Black Medical Research Building, Alumni Auditorium
New York, New York 10032, United States
New York, NY 10032 United States

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Email
khm2101@cumc.columbia.edu