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

This interactive one-day activity 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

  • Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndromes
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease
  • Screening and Surveillance of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Indications for Liver Transplantation
  • Novel approaches to managing Hepatitis C, Crohn’s Disease, and Ulcerative Colitis

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 initiative 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:

  • Describe epidemiology and management of Barrett’s esophagus, including indications for radio frequency ablation
  • Identify patients who should be tested for hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes
  • Optimize clinical use of capsule endoscopy
  • Implement strategies for diagnosing and treating irritable bowel syndrome, gluten sensitivity, and celiac disease
  • Summarize indications and approaches for hepatocellular cancer screening and surveillance
  • Identify patients who will benefit from liver transplantation
  • Describe current options for treatment of hepatitis C
  • Identify current and emerging medical and surgical therapies for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Present cutting edge new opportunities for improving assessment and management of patients with GI conditions
  • Place new findings in context of current assessment and management paradigms

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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