We offer a variety of continuing medical education opportunities throughout the year, from single day events
focusing on topics currently impacting patient care and clinical practice, to a weekly series with rotating topics
and presentation formats, such as journal club and grand rounds. The aim of the continuing medical education
program offered by the Division of Gastroenterology and the University of Washington is to support the continuing
education needs of faculty, students, and graduates, as well as primary care providers and other healthcare
professionals in our community. Our programs are focused on the improvement of patient care and are chaired by a
combination of University of Washington faculty, as well as national and international experts in different fields.
Frontiers in Gastroenterology & Hepatology
This series is a weekly conference of rotating topics focused on the latest updates and advances in research
and improvement of patient care. The series is taught and led by Division faculty and fellows, as well as faculty
members from collaborating University of Washington departments, such as Pathology, Surgery, and Radiology. Invited
local, national, and international experts in different fields are also invited to speak on subjects of their expertise
in areas of particular current interest.
PNWGS Meet the Professor Evening Program
Hosted by the Pacific Northwest Gastroenterology Society, and in collaboration with the UW Division of Gastroenterology,
the Meet the Professor Evening Program is a dinner series that occurs six times per year, accommodating practicing physicians
whose schedules may not allow for attendance at a day time series. National and international experts in different fields are
invited to speak on topics focused on the latest updates and advances in research and patient care.
Liver Transplant Partner Program
Medical Providers with an interest in transplant medicine are invited to join the UW Medicine Liver Care Line for a unique continuing medical education program. This program is a 4-day hands-on, interactive experience designed to educate practicing gastroenterologists and hepatologists regarding all aspects of liver transplant care. This includes participation in transplant rounds, multiple medical and surgical clinics, various transplant-related conferences, and observation of procedures, including ERCPs and, potentially, liver transplants. Physicians will use this knowledge to better care for their patients with liver disease, including those who are awaiting or have received a liver transplant.