Agenda: 4th Annual Digestive Diseases: New Advances

Thursday, March 23, 2017

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Registration: Pick up Badges

Friday, March 24, 2017

6:45 AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibits

7:25 AM

Welcome and Introductions
Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF, FAASLD

UPPER GI SESSION
Moderator: Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA

7:45 AM

Barrett’s Esophagus: An Overview
Stuart J. Spechler, MD

8:15 AM

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: New Management Approaches
Anthony J. Lembo, MD

8:45 AM

Eosinophilic Esophagitis: An Update
Stuart J. Spechler, MD

9:15 AM

Interactive Panel Discussion

9:30 AM

Break and Exhibits/Posters

10:00 AM

Risk-benefit Ratio of PPIs
David C. Metz, MD

10:30 AM

Celiac Disease: Overcoming Clinical Challenges
Peter H. R. Green, MD

11:00 AM

Gastroparesis: Are We Moving On?
Anthony J. Lembo, MD

11:30 AM

Gastroduodenal Ulcers: Still a Clinically Relevant Problem
David C. Metz, MD

12:00 PM

Interactive Panel Discussion

12:15 PM

Pick up Lunch/Fellows Corner and Poster Display
Michael Demyen MD, Steve Krawitz, MD, C.S. Pitchumoni, MD Walid Badura, MD

1:00 PM

Introduction of 4th Annual Digestive Diseases: New Advances Distinguished Lecturer 2017
Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA

4th Annual Digestive Diseases: New Advances Distinguished Lecturer 2017
Voyage to Value: In the Eye of the Hurricane

Vicente H. Gracias, MD

OBESITY/ GUT MICROBIOTA
Moderator: Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF, FAASLD

1:45 PM

Gut Microbiota and SIBO: An Overview
C.S. Pitchumoni, MD, MPH, FRCP(C)

2:15 PM

Obesity: Bariatric Surgery
Subhashini Ayloo, MD

COLORECTAL/IBD/IBS SESSION
Moderator: Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF, FAASLD

2:45 PM

Colorectal Screening: What’s New?
Siddharth Verma, MD

3:15 PM

Esophageal Cancer Pearls
Sushil Ahlawat, MD

3:45 PM

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis and Initial Treatment
Steven R. Brant, MD

4:15 PM

IBD: Difficult to Treat Populations
Farzana Rashid, MD

4:45 PM

Interactive Panel Discussion

5:00 PM

Clinical Case Conundrums

5:30 PM

Wine and Cheese Reception

5:45 PM

Independent Satellite Symposium
CME/CE not provided for this session

Saturday, March 25, 2017

7:00 AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibits

7:55 AM

Welcome Back
Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF, FAASLD

LIVER SESSION I

8:00 AM

Hepatic Encephalopathy: What??
Kevin Mullen, MD

8:20 AM

Fatty Liver Disease… We Are Progressing
Zobair M. Younossi, MD, MPH, FACG, FACP, AGAF

8:40 AM

Portopulmonary Hypertension Syndrome
Mark Klapholz, MD, FACC, FAHA

9:00 AM

Alcoholic Liver Disease: An Update
Kevin Mullen, MD

9:30 AM

Break and Visit Exhibits/Posters

LIVER SESSION II
Moderator:
Baburao Koneru, MD

10:00 AM

Viral Hepatitis B – Still An Issue
Vinod K. Rustgi, MD, MBA, FAASLD, FACP, AGAF, FACG, FRCP

10:30 AM

Treatment Strategies for Hepatitis C: One Size Fits All or Not There Yet?
Kimberly A. Brown, MD

11:00 AM

Hepatitis C: Do We Really Have Difficult to Treat Populations?
Zobair M. Younossi, MD, MPH, FACG, FACP, AGAF

11:30 AM

Primary Biliary Cholangitis: Old Disease New Treatments?
Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF, FAASLD

12:00 PM

Interactive Panel Discussion

12:15 PM

Break and Pick-up Lunch

12:30 PM

Independent Satellite Symposium
CME/CE not provided for this session

1:15 PM

Break/Visit Exhibits

PANCREAS/BILIARY/HCC SESSION
Moderator: Steve Krawitz, MD

1:30 PM

Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF, FAASLD

2:00 PM

Acute Pancreatitis: An Overview
C.S. Pitchumoni, MD, MPH, FRCP(C), MACP, MACG

2:30 PM

Gall and Choledochal Stones
Sushil Ahlawat, MD

3:00 PM

Interactive Panel Discussion

3:15 PM

Clinical Case Conundrums/Outstanding Poster Award Presentation

3:45 PM

Conference Ends - See you in 2018!

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