Update in Gastroenterology & Nutrition is a one-day review course that focuses on important recent developments and current controversies in gastrointestinal and liver disease, gastrointestinal cancers, endoscopy and abdominal organ transplantation. The format will consist of succinct presentations and extensive discussion with audience participation. During the luncheon session, participants will have an opportunity for in-depth discussions with faculty on specific topics of their choosing.
The program is targeted toward a nationwide audience of gastroenterologists, internists, medical oncologists, nutritionists and surgeons. Topics to be covered will include, among others, challenges in GI disease related to anatomical structure and function; approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of IBS and IBD; an update in treating gastrointestinal malignancies; advances in GI and advanced hepatobiliary endoscopy, and the latest state-of-the-art developments in treating viral hepatitis.
At the conclusion of the program, participants will be better able to:
1. Describe new pharmacotherapy in
the treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, including treating Crohn’s
disease and ulcerative colitis, and enhanced surgical treatments for
2. Improve the ability to monitor and both optimize and personalize the dosing of anti-TNF agents.
3. Gain insight and understanding of the role and appropriate use of use anti-integrin therapy.
4. Describe the safety profile of various therapeutics in treating IBD in the pregnant patient.
5. Discuss the role of new therapies for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and hepatocellular carcinoma.
6. Describe new developments in the treatment of C. difficile colitis.
7. Recognize the utility of pharmacologic and endoscopic therapies for reflux disease and Barrett’s esophagus.
8. Gain insight on the endoscopic management of esophageal cancer.
9. Describe the role of endoscopic mucosal dissection and endoscopic surgery and STER for treating early GI malignancies.
10. Determine appropriate candidates for ablation of Barrett’s esophagus.
11. Understand the role of new endoscopic techniques such as POEM for treating achalasia.
12. Describe the role of therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound in clinical practice.
13. Understand the potential role for probiotics in the management of gastrointestinal disorders.
14. Learn novel endoscopic techniques for improving care of patients with complicated hepatobiliary diseases and pancreatitis.
15. Recognize the clinical utility of endoscopic techniques for managing pancreatic fluid collections.
16. Describe the current treatment options for chronic pancreatitis
17. Improve understanding of how to evaluate and treat patients with upper gastrointestinal motility and functional bowel disorders.
18. Learn optimal dosing strategies for colonoscopy bowel preparation so as to improve adenoma detection and colon cancer prevention.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Columbia University. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Physicians (ACCME) Credit Designation Statement
Amedco LLC designates this live virtual activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) MOC Credit
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 5.50 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. You must request your certificate within 30 days of the activity to meet the deadline for submission to PARS.
PAs may claim a maximum of 7.00 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) recognizes the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as approved accreditors and allow reciprocity for AANPCP continuing education credit. Maximum of 7.00 hours.
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