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CME : 30 | MOC : 30
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This conference has been CANCELLED.

Gastroenterology 2020 is organized by Harvard Medical School (HMS) and will be held from Jun 08 - 11, 2020 at Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America.

Who Should Attend:
• Gastroenterologists
• Internists
• Surgeons
• Nurse Practitioners
• Physician Assistants

• 30.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
• 30.00 ABIM MOC points

Course Description:
The Comprehensive 2020 Gastroenterology Update
This Harvard Medical School CME program, which sold out the last three years, ensures participants are current with state-of-the-art GI strategies and clinical practices. It covers recent advances and their impact on clinical approaches and on patient outcomes. Updates, best practices, and new guidelines are presented by nationally recognized GI experts and master clinicians. 

Gastroenterology 2020 provides a comprehensive update for clinicians who care for patients with GI disorders. It covers state-of-the-art clinical strategies, updates and expanded options for treatment and diagnosis, and guidance for complex and unusual cases. This program is led by the nationally and internationally recognized GI leaders at Harvard Medical School and its major teaching hospitals: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Learners leave this program with comprehensive updates and evidence-based approaches from master clinicians. Education is results focused, incorporating cases and guidance that show participants how to achieve improved clinical and quality-of-life outcomes for patients with GI disorders.

The field of gastroenterology is continually evolving, and this impacts many different areas of our practice. New conditions such as GI complications from immunotherapy have emerged, and new biologic therapies for IBD reach the market regularly. In the endoscopic arena, there are many exciting developments to enhance polyp detection and resection, to control bleeding, and to ablate Barrett’s esophagus. Scientific advances have also brought provocative new approaches such as fecal transplant into our therapeutic armamentarium.

As gastroenterologists, we are entrusted to manage an incredibly broad array of disorders that span the gastrointestinal, hepatic, and pancreaticobiliary systems. Our goal is to ensure that you are up to date with the current approaches for the diagnosis and management of these disorders so that you are prepared to provide the best care for your patients. Importantly, our talented faculty is highly responsive to you, and we consider it a priority to take the time to address individual questions you may have. 

Practical, Results-Driven Education
Highlights of the 2020 program include:
• Updated guidelines for the use of biologics in IBD
• Therapeutic drug monitoring in IBD treatment
• Managing GI complications of immunotherapy
• Improved management of IBS, pelvic floor disorders, and functional dyspepsia
• Expanded options to diagnose hereditary GI cancer syndromes
• Management of fatty liver disease in 2020
• Best practices for treatment of HBV and HCV
• How to improve your adenoma detection rate (ADR)
• Steps to ensure delivery of high-quality endoscopic care
• Techniques to effectively control GI bleeding
• When FMT is indicated for treatment
• New strategies to treat common GI problems
• Guidance to diagnose and treat complex cases
• A comprehensive update of national guidelines

As new strategies, guidelines, and diagnostic and treatment options are presented, they are coupled with specific recommendations for incorporating these updates into your day-to-day work.

Education to Optimize Your Patient Outcomes
The evidence-based recommendations provided in this program cover:
• GI Complications of Immunotherapy
• Microscopic Colitis
• Hepatitis B and C
• Fatty Liver
• Barrett’s Esophagus
• Eosinophilic Esophagitis
• C. difficile Colitis
• Refractory GERD
• Acute Pancreatitis
• Chronic Pancreatitis
• Celiac Disease
• GI Bleeding
• Colorectal Cancer Screening
• Nutritional Management in GI Disorders

Recent Advances and Innovations
Clinicians can rely on this program for education on:
• Biological therapies for IBD: How to choose which agent to start with? How to monitor during treatment? What is the role for therapeutic drug monitoring? When to switch? What new agents are now available?
• Managing refractory pouchitis
• GI complications of immunotherapy — a common and heterogeneous disorder: How to approach and treat effectively?
• Antiviral therapies for hepatitis B and C: How to select which regimen to use? Understanding long-term risks of therapy
• Eosinophilic esophagitis: How to decide between drug therapy and dietary therapy?
• The stool microbiome: Understanding the science behind clinical applications
• Celiac disease: Making sense of the multiple serologic tests—new therapeutic strategies are on the horizon
• Adenoma detection rates: Critical to measure and how to incorporate strategies to increase your rate

This program also offers a glimpse into the future of gastroenterology with engaging lectures given by world-renowned experts on inspiring and cutting-edge topics. 

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
• Interpret major advances in the field of gastroenterology
• Incorporate the most up-to-date diagnostic approaches to GI disorders
• Identify therapeutic options for GI disorders in an evidence-based manner
• Manage patients with both common and rare GI disorders using established guidelines 

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Douglas Keith Pleskow
Douglas Keith Pleskow


Tyler M. Berzin
Tyler M. Berzin


Anna Elizabeth Rutherford
Anna Elizabeth Rutherford



Devon Ann
Devon Ann


Russell I. Heigh
Russell I. Heigh


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Registration Desk

Contact No. : 617-384-8600


Registration Type Last Date Price
Physicians - Regular Fee 07 Jun,2020 USD 1445.00
Allied Health Professionals - Regular Fee 07 Jun,2020 USD 1295.00
Residents, Fellows and Trainees - Regular Fee 07 Jun,2020 USD 1195.00
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Venue Address

Fairmont Copley Plaza
138 St James Ave
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Official Hotel

Fairmont Copley Plaza,

138 St James Ave,

Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America 02116,

+1 617-267-5300

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