The Westin Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

March 15 - 16, 2019

 
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Agenda

(Agenda subject to change. Please check back for updates )

Friday, March 15, 2019

7:30 AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibits/Posters

8:10 AM

Welcome and Introductions
Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA

Session I

 

8:20 AM

Heartburn: Modern Diagnosis of GERD
C. Prakash Gyawali, MD, MRCP

8:50 AM

The Risk and Benefits of Proton Pump Inhibitor
David C. Metz, MD

9:20 AM

Esophageal Motility Disorders
C. Prakash Gyawali, MD, MRCP

9:50 AM

Interactive Panel Discussion

10:05 AM

Break and Visit Exhibits/Posters

Session II

 

10:35 AM

Minimally Invasive Approaches to Esophageal Disorders
Stavros Stavropoulos, MD

11:05 AM

IBD: Epidemiology and Clinical Symptomatology  
James D. Lewis, MD, MSCE

11:35 AM

Treatment of IBD in 2019   
Steven R. Brant, MD

12:05 PM

IBD in Difficult to Treat Populations
James D. Lewis, MD, MSCE

12:35 PM

Interactive Panel Discussion

12:50 PM

Luncheon

1:05 PM

Independent Symposium    
CME/CE not provided for this session

1:50 PM

Dessert/Visit Exhibits

2:05 PM

Introduction of the 6th Annual Digestive Diseases: New Advances Distinguished Lecturer 2019
Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA

6th Annual Digestive Diseases: New Advances Distinguished Lecturer 2019
Cardiac Complications in Patients with Liver Disease

Marc Klapholz, MD

Session III
 

2:55 PM

Gut Microbiota and Liver Disease
Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD

3:20 PM

Endoscopic Resection of GI Neoplasms: Beyond EMR and Polypectomy
Stavros N. Stavropoulos, MD

3:45 PM

Primary Biliary Cholangitis
Julie Thompson, MD, MPH

4:10 PM

Management of Patients with Compensated Cirrhosis
Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD

4:30 PM

Interactive Panel Discussion

4:45 PM

Clinical Case Conundrums

5:10 PM

Session Adjourns

Saturday, March 16, 2019

6:45 AM

Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibit/Posters

7:10 AM

Independent Symposium    
CME/CE not provided for this session

8:10 AM

Break and Visit Exhibits/Posters

8:25 AM

Welcome Back
Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA

Session I

 

8:30 AM

Alcoholic Liver Disease Update
Vijay Shah, MD

9:00 AM

NASH Conundrums
Zobair M. Younossi, MD, MPH

9:30 AM

Management of Patients with Decompensated Cirrhosis
Vijay Shah, MD

10:00 AM

Liver Cancer: An Evolving Field
Nikolaos Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA

10:30 AM

Interactive Panel Discussion

10:45 AM

Break and Visit Exhibits/Posters

Session II

 

11:15 AM

Hepatitis B Overview
Robert S. Brown Jr., MD, MPH

11:45 AM

Quality of Care After HCV Treatment
Zobair M. Younossi, MD, MPH

11:35 AM

Hepatitis C Treatment in 2019
Robert S. Brown Jr., MD

12:15 PM

Maximizing the Donor Potential for Liver Transplant  
James V. Guarrera, MD

1:00 PM

Interactive Panel Discussion

1:15 PM

Luncheon

1:30 PM

Independent Symposium    
CME/CE not provided for this session

2:15 PM

Dessert and Visit Exhibits Break

Session III
 

2:20 PM

Colorectal Cancer Screening: New Approaches     
Steven H. Itzkowitz, MD

2:50 PM

Considerations When Prepping a Patient for Colonoscopy
David M. Kastenberg, MD

3:20 PM

Colorectal Cancer Screening in Patients with IBD
Steven H. Itzkowitz, MD

3:50 PM

How to Approach a Patient with IBS
Douglas A. Drossman, MD

4:20 PM

Interactive Panel Discussion

4:40 PM

Residents or Clinical Case Conundrums/Outstanding Poster Award Presentation

5:00 PM

Conference Ends – See you in 2020!

 

 

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