RMH- August 6, 2022

Rocky Mountain Highlights in Gastroenterology and Hepatology Course

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Hyatt Regency Denver-Aurora Conference Center

13200 E 14th Pl, Aurora, CO 80011   


Learning Objectives


  1. Identify barriers to appropriate Hepatocellular Carcinoma Screening in at-risk populations.
  2. Understand the role for non-invasive fibrosis assessment in chronic liver disease.
  3. Understand best practices in evaluation and management of Helicobacter Pylori testing, treatment, and eradication.  
  4. Assess patients with constipation symptoms in the outpatient setting and offer evidence-based treatment approaches.
  5. Understand benefits and downsides of non-invasive colorectal cancer screening options.

The 9th Annual Rocky Mountain Highlights in
Gastroenterology and Hepatology Agenda


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

Course Directors: Swati Patel MD, MS and Amanda Wieland, MD


Session I – Updates in Colorectal Cancer Prevention

Moderator:  Swati Patel, MD

   8:00-8:20 am                  Optimizing Colorectal Cancer Screening Quality

                                           Blake Jones, MD


8:20-8:40 am                  Non-Invasive Colorectal Cancer Screening Options: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going? 

                                           Swati Patel MD, MS


   8:40-9:00 am                  Panel Discussion 


9:00-9:20 am                  Break


Session II– Updates in Therapeutic Endoscopy

Moderator: Steven Edmundowicz, MD

9:20-9:40 am                 Leaks, Fistulas, Strictures: Can We Avoid Surgery?

  Mihir Wagh, MD


   9:40-10:00 am               Tackling the Difficult Polyp

  Steven Edmundowicz, MD


   10:00-10:20 am             Management of Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis

  Raj Shah, MD


10:20-10:40 am             Bariatric Endoscopy Options in Patients with Weight Re-Gain After Bariatric Surgery

                                       Shelby Sullivan, MD


   10:40-11:00 am             Panel Discussion


11:00-11:45 am              Lunch Break


Session III – High-Yield Topics in Luminal Gastroenterology

Moderator: Swati Patel, MD

11:45 am–12:05 pm       Practical Approach to Chronic Constipation and IBS-C

                                        Robert Matthew Reveille, MD


12:05-12:25 pm              De-escalation of Medical Therapy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: When and in Whom to Consider?

   Waseem Ahmed, MD


12:25-12:45 pm              H. Pylori Testing, Treatment, and Eradication: Why it Matters and How to Get it Done!

   Debbie Cheng, MD


12:45-1:05 pm                Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth: When to Think of it and What to Do

                                        Kelli Delay, MD


1:05-1:25 pm                  Panel Discussion


   1:25-2:00 pm                  Networking and Cocktail Break


Session IV – Hot Topics in Hepatology

Moderator: Amanda Wieland, MD

2:00-2:20 pm                  Updates in Non-Invasive Evaluation of Liver Fibrosis

   Amanda Wieland, MD


2:20-2:40 pm                  Eliminating Disparities in Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Can We Get There?

                                        Prashanth Francis, MD


2:40-3:00 pm                  Liver Donor Scarcity: Expanding the Donor Pool 

                                        John Paul Norvell, MD


3:00-3:20 pm                  Women’s Health in Chronic Liver Disease: A Case Based Approach

                                        Avash Kalra, MD


                         3:20-3:40 pm                  Panel Discussion


   3:40-3:45 pm                  Closing Remarks

   Course Directors: Swati Patel and Amanda Wieland


   3:45 pm                           Adjourn


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