Columbia & Cornell Gastroenterology & Hepatology - 37th Annual
Columbia & Cornell Gastroenterology & Hepatology - 37th Annual is organized by Columbia University Department of Medicine.
Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Time: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.
Update in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition is a one-day review course that concentrates on significant developments and current controversies in gastrointestinal and liver disease, gastrointestinal cancers, endoscopy, and abdominal organ transplantation. The format will comprise of succinct presentations and general discussion with audience participation. During the luncheon session, attendees will have an opportunity for in-depth discussions with faculty on specific topics of their choosing.
This Online CME Course 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; strategies to the diagnosis and treatment of IBS and IBD; an update in treating gastrointestinal malignancies; improvements in GI and advanced hepatobiliary endoscopy, and the most exceptional developments in treating viral hepatitis.
At the conclusion of this CME activity, participants will be better able to:
• Define novel pharmacotherapy in the treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, along with treating Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and enhanced surgical treatments for IBD.
• Advance the capability to monitor and both optimize and personalize the dosing of anti-TNF agents.
• Attain insight and knowledge of the role and suitable use of anti-integrin therapy.
• Explain the safety profile of various therapeutics in treating IBD in the pregnant patient.
• Examine the role of novel therapies for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and hepatocellular carcinoma.
• Define new developments in the treatment of C. difficile colitis.
• Acknowledge the efficacy of pharmacologic and endoscopic therapies for reflux disease and Barrett’s esophagus.
• Acquire insight into the endoscopic management of esophageal cancer.
• Explain the role of endoscopic mucosal dissection and endoscopic surgery and STER for treating early GI malignancies.
• Discover appropriate candidates for ablation of Barrett’s esophagus.
• Learn the role of new endoscopic techniques such as POEM for treating achalasia.
• Outline the role of therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound in clinical practice.
• Experience the potential role of probiotics in the management of gastrointestinal disorders.
• Learn novel endoscopic techniques for improving the care of patients with complicated hepatobiliary diseases and pancreatitis.
• Identify the clinical utility of endoscopic techniques for managing pancreatic fluid collections.
• Explain the prevailing treatment options for chronic pancreatitis
• Develop an understanding of how to evaluate and treat patients with upper gastrointestinal motility and functional bowel disorders.
• Study optimal dosing strategies for colonoscopy bowel preparation so as to improve adenoma detection and colon cancer prevention.
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