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Gastroenterology & Hepatology 2017
Saturday, December 2nd | 7:30AM-4:30PM
UW Campus, Genome Sciences Building
Foege Auditorium, 3720 15th Ave. NE,
Seattle, WA 98195-5065

SAVE THE DATE -- REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

This full-day course is specifically designed for gastroenterologists, hepatologists, surgeons, NPs, PAs, GI/Hepatology nurses, and other health care professionals who treat patients with digestive and liver diseases; and who are interested in keeping abreast of the latest advances in research and state-of-the-art clinical practices in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology. A panel of distinguished and experienced faculty will present data on multiple topics, including viral hepatitis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, acute-on-chronic liver failure, living and deceased donor liver transplant, renal failure in cirrhosis, hepatic malignancies, celiac and non-celiac diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal neoplasia, pancreaticobiliary disorders, esophageal disorders, and endoscopy.  

Program Contact: Danielle Del Rosario

Course Directors: Scott W. Biggins, MD, MAS | Kiran Bambha, MD, MSc | ​Bryan L. Balmadrid, MD

Special Guest Speakers:Sheila E. Crowe, MD​​​​​​ | Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MD​​​​​​

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

      University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.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
      7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • CNE Accreditation
    • Jointly provided by the UW School of Nursing Office of Continuing Nursing Education

      A certificate for 7.5 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.

  • Course Objectives
      1. Apply advances in HCV and HBV treatment to clinical practice
      2. Be aware of emerging diagnostics and therapeutics in Non-Alcohol Steatohepatitis
      3. Identify and treat acute on chronic liver failure
      4. Discuss the approach to renal insufficiency in patients with cirrhosis
      5. Discuss recent changes in liver transplant allocation and when to consider live donor transplant
      6. Identify patients with HCC or CCA who are appropriate for liver transplantation
      7. Differentiate celiac and non-celiac wheat sensitivity
      8. Discuss advances in IBD treatment and apply these advanced to clinical practice
      9. Discuss new techniques in pancreatic, and biliary disease diagnostics and treatments
      10. Discuss the constantly changing field of colorectal cancer screening and how to apply this information to general practice
      11. Discuss advances in treatment of Barrett’s esophagus

  • Target Audience
    • This full-day course is specifically designed for gastroenterologists, hepatologists, surgeons, NPs, PAs, GI/Hepatology nurses, and other health care professionals who treat patients with digestive and liver diseases; and who are interested in keeping abreast of the latest advances in research and state-of-the-art clinical practices in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology.

  • Course Agenda: Morning Session
    • ​07:30AM-08:00AM BREAKFAST, REGISTRATION & EXHIBITORS

      08:00AM-08:05AM Welcome
      Speaker: Scott W. Biggins, MD, MAS
      Associate Professor, Hepatology Section Chief & Director,
      UW Medicine - Liver Care Line

      08:05AM-08:30AM
      Advances in HCV: Applications to Clinical Practice
      Speaker: Charles S. Landis, MD, PhD
      Associate Professor, UW Medicine - Liver Care Line

      08:30AM-08:55AM
      Advances in HBV: Applications to Clinical Practice
      Speaker: Anne M. Larson, MD
      Clinical Professor & Chief, Northwest Liver Clinic
      UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital
       
      08:55AM-09:20AM
      Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advances in Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
      Speaker: Kiran Bambha, MD, MSc
      Associate Professor & Medical Director, Live Donor Liver
      Transplant Program, UW Medicine - Liver Care Line
       
      09:20AM-09:35AM - Q&A SESSION
       
      09:35AM-09:45AM - BREAK
       
      09:45AM-10:25AM
      Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure:

      A New Paradigm and Relevance to Clinical Practice
      Speaker: Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MD
      Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University
       
      10:25AM-10:50AM
      Renal Insufficiency in Cirrhosis:
      Tricks of the Trade from the UW Kidney-Liver Team
      Clinical Associate Professor, UW Medicine - Nephrology
       
      10:50AM-11:10AM - Q&A SESSION
       
      11:10AM-11:35AM
      Getting Patients to Liver Transplant Before It's Too Late:
      Live Donation and Other Advances
      Speaker: Scott W. Biggins, MD, MAS
      Associate Professor, Hepatology Section Chief & Director,
      UW Medicine - Liver Care Line
      Assistant Professor & Surgical Director, Live Donor Liver
      Transplant Program, UW Medicine - Transplant Surgery
       
      11:35AM-12:15PM
      HCC and Cholangiocarcinoma: Case-Based Review
      UW Medicine Multidisciplinary Liver Tumor Board
      Speaker: Rex G. Cheng, MD
      Clinical Assistant Professor, UW Medicine - Liver Care Line
      Speaker: Renuka Bhattacharya, MD
      Clinical Associate Professor & Medical Director,
      Liver Transplant, UW Medicine - Liver Care Line
      Speaker: Guy E. Johnson, MD, PharmD
      Assistant Professor, UW Medicine - Interventional Radiology
      Speaker: William P. Harris, MD
      Assistant Professor, UW Medicine - Medical Oncology
      Speaker: Martin I. Montenovo, MD
      Assistant Professor & Surgical Director, Live Donor Liver
      Transplant Program, UW Medicine - Transplant Surgery
       
      12:15PM-12:30PM - Q&A SESSION

  • Course Agenda: Afternoon Session
    • 12:30PM-01:00PM LUNCH & EXHIBITORS

      01:00PM-01:05PM - Welcome
      Speaker: Bryan L. Balmadrid, MD
      Clinical Assistant Professor,
      UW Medicine Gastroenterology, Harborview

      01:05PM-01:45PM
      Celiac or Non-Celiac Wheat Sensitivity
      Speaker: Sheila E. Crowe, MD
      Professor, University of California, San Diego
      President, American Gastroenterological Association

      01:45PM-02:10PM
      Mangement of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
      Speaker: Scott D. Lee, MD
      Associate Professor & Director, IBD Program
      UW Medicine - Gastroenterology

      02:10PM-02:35PM
      Colon Cancer Screening
      Speaker: Jason A. Dominitz, MD, MHS
      Professor & GI Section Chief,
      VA Puget Sound Health Care System
      UW Medicine - Gastroenterology

      02:35PM-02:50PM - Q&A SESSION

      02:50PM-03:00PM - BREAK

      03:00PM-03:25PM
      Advances in Pancreatic Disease: Applications to Clinical Practice
      Speaker: Bryan L. Balmadrid, MD
      Clinical Assistant Professor,
      UW Medicine - Gastroenterology, Harborview

      03:25PM-03:50PM
      Advances in Biliary Disease: Applications to Clinical Practice
      Speaker: Adam W. Templeton, MD
      Clinical Assistant Professor,
      Digestive Health Center
      UW Medicine - Gastroenterology

      03:50PM-04:15PM
      Barrett's Esophagus
      Speaker: Michael D. Saunders, MD
      Clinical Professor & Director,
      Digestive Health Center
      UW Medicine - Gastroenterology

      04:15PM-04:30PM - Q&A SESSION

      04:30PM-04:30PM - ADJOURN

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

       

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