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 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: novel treatments for irritable bowel syndrome, evaluation and management of constipation, treatment of ulcerative colitis, fecal microbiota transplantation for inflammatory bowel disease, post polypectomy colonoscopy surveillance, cancer genetics, hepatic encephalopathy, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, endoscopic approaches to obesity, novel methods for treating GI bleeding and treatment of Barrett’s esophagus.

The format includes keynote presentations by internationally known guest speakers, short evidence-based updates by UC San Diego faculty, 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 conditions.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Evaluate the most current approaches to treating irritable bowel syndrome
  • Discuss approaches to evaluation and treatment of constipation
  • Apply optimal approaches to identification and management of inflammatory bowel disease, including the role of stool transplantation
  • Review current evidence to support surveillance for colon neoplasia in patients with colorectal polyps
  • Apply novel approaches to assessing patients for hereditary cancer syndromes
  • Examine the best approaches to diagnosing and managing hepatic encephalopathy
  • Describe advances in risk stratification of patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
  • Identify approaches to endoscopically managing obesity
  • Implement new approaches to treating GI bleeding
  • Assess approaches to optimizing outcomes of Barrett’s esophagus

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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