48th Annual Gastroenterology Update Treatment of Special Cases Course Overview Featured Lectures

48th Annual Gastroenterology Update
Treatment of Special Cases
Endorsed by
November 8 – 9, 2012
InterContinental Hotel &
Bank of America Conference Center
Cleveland, OH
Course Overview
Unique cases, in addition to the advances in diagnosis and treatment of
gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, challenge GI practitioners to remain up to
date on the most current data. The course addresses developments in
research, clinical trials, techniques, and treatments, providing GI clinicians
the opportunity to stay abreast of the information and interpret its impact
on clinical practices, thus improving the quality of patient care.
Target Audience
This course is designed for practicing physicians, nurses, physician
assistants, and nurse practitioners in gastroenterology, internal medicine,
family practice, and gastrointestinal surgery.
Learning Objectives
After completing this educational activity, the participant will be able to do
the following:
• Review the most current evidence on liver diseases including
management of portal vein thrombosis and emerging therapies for
biliary cirrhosis and primary sclerosing cholangitis;
• Discuss nutritional concerns and other areas of care in pregnant
patients with GI tract disorders with a focus on liver disease and
inflammatory bowel disease (IBD);
• Describe the most up to date medical approaches to obesity and
nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH);
• Compare pros and cons of endoscopy uses for treating upper GI
bleeding, evaluating pancreatic cysts, and managing difficult cases
of polypectomy;
• Describe optimal practices for using endoscopic therapy for IBD and
minimizing toxicity from IBD therapy;
• Summarize recent evidence on eosinophilic esophagitis, achalasia
therapy, and treatments of Barrett’s esophagus;
• Describe an evidence-based approach to the early diagnosis
and treatment of neoplasia, including polyposis syndromes and
hepatocellular cancer.
Featured Lectures
Mark Blue Memorial Lecture
Endoscopic Management of Obesity
Steven Alphonse Edmundowicz, MD
Washington University School
of Medicine
Charles Brown Memorial Lecture
Tricks of the Trade: Managing the
Hepatitis C Patient on Triple Therapy
Nizar N. Zein, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Richard Farmer Honorary Lecture
Health Care Maintenance in the IBD
Patient: What You Need to Know and Do
Francis A. Farraye, MD, MSc
Boston University School of Medicine
George Rankin Honorary Lecture
Bariatric Surgery
Philip R. Schauer, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Featured Luncheon Speakers
Health Care Delivery in Cleveland
Delos M. Cosgrove, MD
Cleveland Clinic
James Young, MD
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College
of Medicine of Case Western
Reserve University
This activity has been approved for
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM .
Topics and Sessions
Liver Diseases
• Management of Portal
Vein Thrombosis
• Primary Biliary Cirrhosis and
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis:
Emerging New Therapies
• Living Donor Liver Transplant:
Who and When?
Pregnancy and the GI Tract
• Liver Diseases
• IBD
• Nutritional Considerations
Obesity
• Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis
• Medical Approaches to Obesity
Swallowing Center/Esophageal Diseases
• Eosinophilic Esophagitis
• Achalasia Therapy
• Recent Advancement in the
Treatment of Barrett’s Esophagus
Inflammatory Bowel Disorder (IBD)
Potpourri
• Minimizing Toxicity from
IBD Therapy
• Endoscopic Therapy in IBD
Endoscopy
• Treatment of Upper GI Bleeding
in 2012
• Evaluation and Management of
Pancreatic Cysts
• The Difficult Polypectomy
Nursing Program
• Feature Lectures and Hands-On
Workshops
• Management of GI Bleeding
• Biliary Stone and Stricture
Management
• Plastic and Metal Stenting of
the Biliary Tree
Early Diagnosis and Treatment
of Neoplasia
• Polyposis Syndromes
• Hepatocellular Cancer
For full course information and
online registration:
www.ccfcme.org/gastro12
48th Annual Gastroenterology Update
Treatment of Special Cases
November 8 – 9, 2012
Cleveland Clinic Faculty
Endorsed by
Cleveland, OH
Activity Director
InterContinental Hotel & Bank of America Conference Center
Bret A. Lashner, MD, MPH, FACG
Professor of Medicine
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Steven Alphonse Edmundowicz, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Endoscopy
Director, Interventional Endoscopy
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
Guest Faculty
James Collins, RN, CNOR
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Activity Director, Nursing Program
www.ccfcme.org/gastro12
For full course information and
online registration:
Jean-Paul Achkar, MD, FACG
Sigurbjorn Birgisson, MD
Carol Burke, MD, FACG
Prabhleen Chahal, MD
Delos Cosgrove, MD
Kyrsten Fairbanks, MD
Sunguk Jang, MD
Laura Jeffers, RD
Binu John, MD, MPH
Donald Kirby, MD, FACG
Arthur McCullough, MD
Carlos Romero-Marrero, MD
Thomas Rice, MD
Madhusudhan Sanaka, MD, FACG
Philip Schauer, MD
Bo Shen, MD, FACG
Tyler Stevens, MD, FACG
Prashanthi Thota, MD, FACG
John Vargo, MD, MPH
Jamile Wakim-Fleming, MD
Yinghong Wang, MD, PhD
James Young, MD
Claudia Zein, MD, MSc
Nizar Zein, MD
Francis A. Farraye, MD, MSc
Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Clinical Director, Section of Gastroenterology
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
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