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Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition – 36th Annual Update

December 6, 2019 - December 7, 2019

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


December 6, 2019
December 7, 2019


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