UC San Diego School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education
(858) 534-3940 | ocme@ucsd.edu | cme.ucsd.edu

This interactive one-day conference will present cutting edge new opportunities for improving assessment and management of patients with gastrointestinal conditions, and place recent advances in context of current assessment and management paradigms.

Specific topics that will be covered include:

  • Management of Dysplasia in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Colonoscopy Quality
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cysts
  • Colorectal Polyp Surveillance
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis and Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroparesis
  • Anal Incontinence
  • Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
  • Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Hepatic Fibrosis
  • Viral Hepatitis

The format includes keynote presentations by internationally known guest speakers, short, evidence-based updates by UC San Diego faculty, and interactive presentations and panel discussions of challenging cases.

Target Audience

This conference is designed for gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, internal medicine physicians and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with GI issues.

Educational Objectives

At the completion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Identify best practices for surveillance of inflammatory bowel disease associated dysplasia
  • Discuss the most current approaches to treating Crohn’s disease
  • Discuss the strengths and limitations of current guidelines for management of pancreatic cysts
  • Apply optimal approaches to identification and management of gastric cancer
  • Recall the most important colonoscopy quality metrics, and assess how to implement these in practice
  • Apply novel approaches to diagnosing and managing gastroparesis
  • Identify the best approaches to diagnosing and managing anal incontinence
  • Describe advances in treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
  • Identify which patients co-infected with HIV and HBV and/or HCV may benefit from treatment
  • Describe new non-invasive approaches to diagnosing hepatic fibrosis and cirrhosis

About Us

The UC San Diego Division of Gastroenterology strives to be nationally recognized through its faculty as well as innovations that will improve the care of patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases nationwide. The mission of the UC San Diego Division of Gastroenterology is to provide the best clinical care to those afflicted with gastrointestinal and liver diseases, investigate at the clinical and basic levels the best way to improve those diseases, and educate trainees on how to best approach the care of patients with those diseases.

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