Attend the Postgraduate Course:
Global Approach to Optimal Management of GI Disorders

Postgraduate Course

Course Co-Directors: Geoffrey Metz, AM, FRACP, MD, FRCP, FACP, Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FACG, and Marcelo F. Vela, MD, MSCR, FACG

The popular Postgraduate Course provides a world view of GI disease for the World Congress of Gastroenterology. Learn what is on the horizon that may impact your practice, hear experts address a global approach to managing GI disorders, and discuss the common and not-so-common disorders seen in practice. Leave the course with practical takeaway points that you can implement in practice.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 7:50 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am Registration
7:50 am Introduction by Course Directors  Disponible en Español
8:00 am Session 1A: Updates in Gastroduodenal Disorders  Disponible en Español
  • Management of Functional Dyspepsia
  • Updates in Pharmacological Therapy for IBS
  • Dietary and Other Non-pharmacological Management Options for IBS
  • Wheat Sensitivity: Is it Celiac Disease?
10:00 am The David Sun Lecture – Screening and Surveillance of Barrett's Esophagus: Where Are
We Now and What Does the Future Hold?
 Disponible en Español

Gary W. Falk, MD, MS, FACG

10:30 am Session 1B: Complex Issues in Inflammatory Bowel Disease  Disponible en Español
  • Loss of Response to Anti-TNFs - What Should I Do Next?
  • Enhanced Imaging for Detection of Dysplasia in IBD Surveillance
  • Use of Anti-TNF Antibodies, Drug Levels, and Other Serological Markers in IBD
  • Diet, FMT, and Other Non-pharmacologic Management Options for IBD
12:20 pm Saturday Optional Learning Luncheons – Choose from 12

(You must register separately for learning lunches during the registration process.)

  1. Diarrhea, Bloating and Abdominal Pain: Work-up and Treatment Algorithms - Amy S. Oxentenko, MD, FACG
  2. Screening and Surveillance Intervals for Colonoscopy: Navigating the Gray Zones - Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FACG
  3. Diagnostic Tools for Esophageal Disease - Miguel A. Valdovinos, MD
  4. Predicting the Disease Course of IBD and Tailoring Therapy - Jesús K. Yamamoto-Furusho MD, MSc, PhD
  5. Biosimilars for IBD: Changing the Landscape - David T. Rubin, MD, FACG
  6. Achalasia: Diagnosis and Management - John E. Pandolfino, MD, MSCI, FACG
  7. Gut Microbiota Manipulation in FGID - Eamonn M. M. Quigley, MD, MACG
  8. Post-ERCP Pancreatitis: Who’s at Risk and How to Treat - Yan G. Bakman, MD
  9. Functional Esophageal Disorders - Ronnie Fass, MD, FACG
  10. Updates in the Management of Portal Hypertension - K. Rajender Reddy, MD, FACG
  11. Tips and Techniques for Removing Large Polyps - Michael B. Wallace, MD, MPH, FACG
  12. HBV Reactivation With Immunosuppressive Therapy and Management During Pregnancy - Joseph K. Lim, MD, FACG
1:45 pm Session 1C: Difficult to Treat Esophageal Disorders  Disponible en Español
  • PPI-Refractory Symptoms: Evaluation and Management
  • Barrett’s: Natural History, When to Ablate, and How
  • Management of EoE:  Beyond the Basics
  • Practical Approach to Management of Extra-esophageal GERD
3:45 pm Simultaneous Symposia – Choose from 3

Symposium A: Approach and Treatment of Non-IBD Colitis  Disponible en Español

  • Spectrum of Diverticular Disease; SUDD, SCAD
  • Microscopic Colitis: Therapy and Endpoints
  • Treatment of Recurrent C. difficile Infection

Symposium B: Colon Cancer Screening: State of the Science

  • Role of Noninvasive Testing (FIT, Stool DNA, and Serum Based) in Colon Cancer Screening
  • Capsule Based Endoscopy and CT Colonography for Colon Cancer Screening
  • Making Sense of New and Often Contradictory Guidelines for Colon Cancer Screening

Symposium C: Updates in Liver Disease

  • Autoimmune Liver Disorders
  • Diagnosis and Multi-Modality Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Management of Alcoholic Hepatitis
5:00 pm Adjourn