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Global Approach to Optimal Management of GI Disorders
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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.

Sunday, October 15, 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 2A: Quality in Colonoscopy: What You Need to Know in 2017  Disponible en Español
  • Measuring and Reporting Colonoscopy Performance
  • Optimal Resection of Colon Polyps <10 mm
  • Enhancing the Quality of Colonoscopy
  • Approach and Management of Serrated Polyps and Serrated Polyposis Syndrome
10:00 am Session 2B: Practical Approaches to Pancreaticobiliary Disorders  Disponible en Español
  • Approach to Cystic Lesions of the Pancreas
  • Management of Acute Pancreatitis
  • Nutrition and Pain in Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Diagnosis and Management of Biliary Strictures
  • Autoimmune Pancreatitis
12:20 pm Sunday Optional Learning Luncheons – Choose from 12
(You must register separately for learning lunches during the registration process)
  • 13.  Techniques for Completing the Difficult Colonoscopy - Douglas K. Rex, MD, MACG
  • 14.  Social Media and Your Practice - David T. Rubin, MD, FACG
  • 15.  How to Set Up Your Practice for MACRA and MIPS Reporting - Irving M. Pike, MD, FACG
  • 16.  Updates in Management of Gastroparesis - Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG
  • 17.  H. pylori: Who to Treat and How? - William D. Chey, MD, FACG
  • 18.  PPI Therapy: Indications, Monitoring, and When to Stop - Kenneth R. DeVault, MD, FACG
  • 19.  Update on Management of Ischemic Colitis - Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, MACG
  • 20.  NAFLD and NASH: Diagnostic Tools and Management - Nahum Méndez-Sánchez, MD, MSc, PhD, FACG
  • 21.  Post-surgical Management of Crohn’s Disease - Miguel D. Regueiro, MD, FACG
  • 22.  Preventive Care for Patients with IBD - Francis A. Farraye, MD, MSc, FACG
  • 23.  Systematic Interventions to Improve Bowel Cleansing - Shahnaz Sultan, MD, MHSc
  • 24.  Approach to Abnormal Liver Function Tests - Paul Y. Kwo, MD, FACG
1:45 pm Session 2C: Endoscopic Approaches to GI Diseases  Disponible en Español
  • Management of Anti-thrombotic Agents for Endoscopy
  • Advances in the Management of Variceal Bleeding
  • Advances in the Management of Non-variceal Upper GI Bleeding
  • EMR and ESD: Tools and Techniques
3:45 pm Simultaneous Symposia – Choose from 3

Symposium D: GI Cancers: A Practical Approach

  • Hereditary Causes of Colon Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer: Diagnostic Approach and Surveillance in High-risk Populations
  • Gastric Cancer: Endoscopic Management and Surveillance

Symposium E: Viral Hepatitis  Disponible en Español

  • The Global Burden of Hepatitis C
  • Goals of Therapy in HBV
  • Therapy for Hepatitis C

Symposium F: Management of Obesity: Role of the Gastroenterologist

  • Pros and Cons of Endoscopic Procedures for Obesity
  • Medical Management Pre- and Post-bariatric Treatments
  • Managing Complications of Bariatric Surgery
5:00 pm Adjourn