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 gastrointestinal motility disorders, non-acid reflux disease, colorectal cancer screening and prevention, gastrointestinal bleeding, acute pancreatitis, novel treatments for hepatitis C, portal hypertension, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and inflammatory bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

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 the symposium participants should be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology, work up, and management of common GI motility disorders
  • Diagnose and treat non-acid reflux disease
  • Identify new advances in colorectal cancer screening and prevention
  • Summarize an approach to identification of individuals with hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes
  • Assess evidence-based management of GI bleeding
  • Implement evidence-based strategies for management of acute pancreatitis from both the medical and surgical perspectives
  • Summarize and implement current options for pharmaceutical treatment of hepatitis C
  • Describe evidence based strategies for management of complications of portal hypertension
  • Outline an evidence based approach to risk stratification and management of individuals with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
  • Identify novel and standard-of-care strategies for medical management of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Characterize the role of surgery in management of individuals with inflammatory bowel disease

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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