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Gastroenterology & Hepatology 2016
Saturday, June 18th | 7:30AM-4:00PM
UW Campus, Genome Sciences Building
Foege Auditorium, 1705 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195-5065
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This full-day course is specifically designed for gastroenterologists, hepatologists, surgeons, GI/transplant hepatology nurses, and other health care providers who treat patients with digestive diseases; and who are interested in keeping abreast of the latest advances in research and state-of-the-art clinical practices in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology. A distinguished and experienced UW faculty panel will share this knowledge through discussion of selected and relevant research findings presented at two major national conferences, The Liver Meeting 2015 and Digestive Disease Week 2016. Topics include the diagnosis and treatment of GI and liver diseases, evidence-based research affecting clinical practice, and new developments in technology and procedural innovations.

Program Contact: Danielle Del Rosario

Course Directors: Renuka ​Bhattacharya, MD | ​Jason A. Dominitz, MD, MHS

Special Guest Speakers: Bruce E. Sands, MD, MS | ​Norah A. Terrault, MD, MPH​​​​​​

  • CME Accreditation
    • Sponsored by the University of Washington School of Medicine Office of
      Continuing Medical Education and the Division of Gastroenterology.

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

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

  • CNE Accreditation
    • Co-Provided by the UW School of Nursing Office of Continuing Nursing Education

      A certificate for 6.5 contact hours will be awarded.

      Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing (UWCNE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

  • About This Course
    • Gastrointestinal (GI) and liver disorders are among the most common causes for both inpatient and outpatient healthcare utilization and result in significant morbidity and mortality. For example, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and the hepatitis C virus infects approximately 2 million Americans. As with all specialties of medicine, our understanding of gastrointestinal and liver disorders is in constant evolution, shaped by new evidence in our diagnostic and treatment approaches.

      In the field of gastroenterology and hepatology, the most important scientific meetings to attend are The Liver Meeting, sponsored by AASLD, and Digestive Disease Week, sponsored by AASLD, AGA, ASGE, and SSAT. Both annual meetings are host to the largest gathering of physicians and researchers in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy, and gastrointestinal surgery. More than 10,000 clinicians and scientists gather to learn about the latest research and updates in clinical practice. Many of the presentations at these meetings result in changes to patient care.

      However, many community GI and liver health care providers (gastroenterologists, surgeons, nurses and other health care providers) cannot personally attend these annual meetings. This educational program is a combination of our previous course offerings, Best of DDW and Best of AASLD, and affords Pacific Northwest care providers a community forum to gather and discuss the latest issues and topics in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology; and to provide an opportunity to assess clinical practice and research findings that they would not be able to focus on otherwise.

  • Course Objectives
    • Discuss the most relevant research findings presented at the Liver Meeting 2015
      and Digestive Disease Week 2016;

      Define recent developments in the diagnosis and treatment of GI and liver diseases;

      Discuss the state-of-the-art of colorectal cancer screening;

      Define new developments in gastrointestinal endoscopy;

      Discuss evidence-based research that affects the practice of clinical gastroenterology and hepatology; and

      Apply evidence-based approach to construct new treatment strategies.

  • Target Audience
    • Gastroenterologists, hepatologists, fellowship trainees, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, surgeons, gastrointestinal endoscopy nurses, and other health care providers who treat patients with digestive and liver diseases or are involved in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology research.

  • Course Agenda: Morning Session
    • ​07:30AM-08:30AM BREAKFAST, REGISTRATION & EXHIBITORS

      08:30AM-08:35AM Welcome
      Speaker: Renuka Bhattacharya, MD
      Clinical Assistant Professor &
      Chief of Clinical Hepatology
      University of Washington Medical Center

      08:35AM-09:00AM Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)
      Speaker: George N. Ioannou, MD, MS
      Associate Professor & Director of Hepatology
      VA Puget Sound Health Care System

      09:00AM-09:25AM Hepatitis B
      Speaker: Iris W. Liou, MD
      Assistant Professor
      University of Washington Medical Center

      09:25AM-09:55AM Hepatitis C
      Guest Speaker: Norah A. Terrault, MD, MPH
      Professor of Medicine & Surgery
      Director, Viral Hepatitis Center                                                  University of California, San Francisco

      09:55AM-10:20AM Q&A with Faculty Panel

      10:20AM-10:35AM BREAK & EXHIBITORS

      10:35AM-11:00AM Autoimmune Liver Disease
      Speaker: Anne M. Larson, MD
      Clinical Professor & Chief, Liver Clinic
      UW Medicine, Northwest Hospital

      11:00AM-11:25AM Fibrosis and Portal Hypertension
      Speaker: Charles S. Landis, MD, PhD
      Assistant Professor
      Harborview Medical Center

      11:25AM-11:50AM Hepatocellular Carcinoma & Transplant
      Speaker: Renuka Bhattacharya, MD
      Clinical Assistant Professor &
      Chief of Clinical Hepatology
      University of Washington Medical Center

      11:50AM-12:10PM Q&A with Faculty Panel

  • Course Agenda: Afternoon Session
    • 12:10PM-01:15PM LUNCH & EXHIBITORS

      01:15PM-01:25PM Welcome
      Speaker: Jason A. Dominitz, MD, MHS
      Professor & GI Section Chief
      VA Puget Sound Health Care System

      01:25PM-01:50PM Upper GI
      Speaker: Joo Ha Hwang, MD, PhD
      Associate Professor & GI Section Chief
      Harborview Medical Center

      01:50PM-02:15PM Inflammatory Bowel Disease
      Guest Speaker: Bruce E. Sands, MD, MS
      Burill B. Crohn Professor of Medicine
      Chief, Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology
      Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

      02:15PM-02:40PM Q&A with Faculty Panel

      02:40PM-02:55PM BREAK & EXHIBITORS

      02:55PM-03:30PM Pancreas/Biliary
      Speaker: Bryan L. Balmadrid, MD
      Clinical Assistant Professor &
      Director of Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship
      Harborview Medical Center

      03:20PM-03:45PM Colorectal Cancer Screening
      Speaker: Jason A. Dominitz, MD, MHS
      Professor & GI Section Chief
      VA Puget Sound Health Care System
       
      03:45PM-04:10PM The Future of Gastroenterology
      Speaker: John M. Inadomi, MD
      Cyrus E. Rubin Professor & Head,
      Division of Gastroenterology
      University of Washington School of Medicine
       
      04:10PM-04:35PM Q&A and Adjourn with Faculty Panel

  • Course Sponsors & Exhibitors
    • The University of Washington Division of Gastroenterology would like to thank the following sponsors and exhibitors for their generous support:

      Abbvie

      Bayer

      Boston Scientific

      Bristol Myers Squibb

      Gilead Sciences, Inc.

      Medtronic

      Merck

      Olympus

      Salix Pharmaceuticals

      Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

      UCB

       

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