1. Understand the arguments for and against colonoscopy for colon cancer screening.
2. Recognize updates to the treatment arsenal for IBD and eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders.
3. Recognize patients who benefit from screening for Barrett’s Esophagus.
4. Identify current approaches to alcohol use, malnutrition and frailty in potential liver transplant candidates.
5. Compare and utilize current treatment approaches to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.
6:30-7:45 am Attendee Registration Check-in and Breakfast
7:45-8:00 am Welcome and Introductory Comments
Session I – High-Yield Topics in Luminal Gastroenterology
Moderator: Blake Jones, MD
8:00-8:20 am New and Emerging Therapies for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
8:20-8:40 am Updates in the Treatment of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders and Future
8:40-9:00 am Best Practices in Neuro-Gastroenterology, Involving CBT and Hypnotherapy
9:00-9:20 am Panel Discussion
9:20-9:40 am Break
9:40-10:00 am Building Capacity for Colorectal Cancer Screening in Medically Underserved Communities - Links of Care Program
10:00-10:30 am NETWORKING AND COALITION BUILDING
Session II– High-Yield Topics in Hepatology
Moderator: Avash Kalra, MD
10:30-10:50 am A Practical Approach to Malnutrition and Frailty in Chronic Liver Disease
10:50-11:10 am Alcoholic Hepatitis and Liver Transplant: When is Transplant Appropriate?
11:10-11:30 am It's 2023. What Can We Offer for the Treatment of NASH?
11:30-11:50 am Panel Discussion
11:50-12:30 pm Lunch Break
Session III – High-Yield Topics in Therapeutic Endoscopy
Moderator: Blake Jones, MD
12:30-12:50 pm Updates on Screening, Surveillance, and Management of Barrett's Esophagus
Kusuma Pokala, MD
12:50-1:10 pm Endoscopic Resection: Indications and Techniques
1:10-1:30 pm Endoscopic Management of Complex Biliary Obstructions: Art of the Trade
1:30-1:50 pm Panel Discussion
1:50-2:45 pm Reception: Faculty, Attendees, and Industry Representatives
Session IV – Updates in Colorectal Cancer Prevention
Moderator: Steven Edmundowicz, MD
2:45-3:30 pm Debate: Choosing a Colon Cancer Screening Test
Pro: Colonoscopy is Better Than the Rest!
Blake Jones, MD
Con: The Best Test is the Test That Gets Done!
Swati Patel, MD
3:40-3:40 pm Closing Remarks
3:40 pm Adjourn
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