Rocky Mountain Highlights in Gastroenterology and Hepatology Course

Saturday, August 10, 2024

University of Colorado Anschutz Health Sciences Building

Donald M. Elliman Conference Center

1890 N Revere Ct, Aurora, CO 80045   

Course Directors:


FREE CME, MOC, and Nursing Credit!


Learning Objectives


1. Apply updates in common gastroenterology topics - including gastroparesis, pancreatic cysts, and Barrett's Esophagus - to management of patients.

2. Understand the complex management of post-operative Crohn's disease, comparing approaches from Gastroenterology, Colorectal Surgery, and Nutrition.

3. Discover the multidisciplinary approach to alcohol-associated liver disease, incorporating perspectives from Transplant Hepatology and Addiction Medicine.

4. Summarize current approaches to eosinophilic esophagitis from Gastroenterology and Allergy/Immunology.

5. Recognize endoscopic management of sessile serrated adenomas.

The 11th Annual Rocky Mountain Highlights in
Gastroenterology and Hepatology Agenda



6:30-7:45 am                Attendee Registration Check-in and Breakfast

7:45-8:00 am                Welcome and Introductory Comments

   Course Directors: Debbie Cheng, MD, Kelli DeLay, MD, and Avash Kalra, MD


Session I – High-Yield Topics in Luminal Gastroenterology

Moderator:  Kelli DeLay, MD

8:00-8:20 am                 Updates in Gastroparesis

    Ben Cassell, MD


8:20-8:40 am                 Updates in Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Cale Steiner, MD


8:40-9:00 am                 Updates in Hereditary Colon Cancer

    Swati Patel, MD


9:00-9:20 am                 Updates in Management of Celiac Disease

    Ben Click, MD

9:20-9:40 am                 Panel Discussion


9:40-10:00 am               Break


Session II– High-Yield Topics in Hepatology and Therapeutic Gastroenterology

Moderator: Avash Kalra, MD

10:00-10:20 am              Updates in Cholestatic Liver Disease: PBC and PSC

     Avash Kalra, MD


10:20-10:40 am              Updates in Management of Pancreatic Cysts

     Gus Atwell, MD


10:40-11:00 am              Management of Choledocholithiasis

     Collette Crane, MS

Session III – Multidisciplinary Clinical Vignettes: Part 1

Moderator: Avash Kalra, MD

Multidisciplinary Approach to Alcohol Associated Liver Disease

11:00-11:10 am              Transplant Hepatology 
                                          Transplant Hepatology Faculty

11:10-11:20 am              Addiction Medicine

     Emily Harding-Theobald, MD

11:20-11:30 am              Transplant Psychology

     Tyler Branagan, PhD


11:30-11:45 am              Group Discussion/Questions 

11:45-12:30 pm              Lunch Break


Session IV – Multidisciplinary Clinical Vignettes: Part 2

Moderator: Kelli DeLay, MD and Avash Kalra, MD

Multidisciplinary Approach to Post-Operative Crohn's Disease

12:30-12:40 pm              IBD

     Ben Click, MD


12:40-12:50 pm              Colorectal Surgery

     Shane McNevin, MD

12:50-1:00 pm                Nutrition

     Brooklin White, MS, RD

1:00-1:15 pm                  Group Discussion/Questions 


Multidisciplinary Approach to Eosinophilic Esophagitis

1:15-1:25 pm                  GI

     Paul Menard-Katcher, MD


1:25-1:35 pm                  Allergy/Immunology

     Anjeli Kalra, MD

1:35-1:45 pm                  Nutrition

     Katherine Holmes, RD

1:45-2:00 pm                  Group Discussion/Questions 


2:00-2:45 pm                  Rooftop Reception: Faculty, Attendees, and Industry Representatives


Session V – Debate

Moderator: Kelli DeLay, MD


2:45-3:30 pm                  Debate: The Use of Artificial Intelligence Technology During Colonoscopy
                                          Thomas Enke, MD and Larissa Muething, MD

3:30-3:40 pm                  Closing Remarks and Adjourn
                                          Course Directors: Debbie Cheng, MDKelli DeLay, MD, and Avash Kalra, MD

Accreditation and Designation:



The University of Colorado School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 6.25 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.  

To earn board credit, the attendee must participate in the CME activity including the evaluation component.  By participating in this event and requesting board credit, I understand that my learner completion data will be shared with the ACCME and the applicable certifying board(s)

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:

The University of Colorado College of Nursing is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational offering for 5.75 contact hours is provided by the University of Colorado College of Nursing Office of Continuing Education.


Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

CU Anschutz

Academic Office One

12631 East 17th Avenue


Aurora, CO 80045

CU Anschutz

Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion

1635 North Aurora Court

Aurora, CO 80045

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