35th Annual Columbia And Cornell Update in Gastroenterology And Hepatology

Start Date : November 29, 2018
End Date : December 1, 2018
Time : 7:00 am to4:15 pm

Phone : 2123422107
Email : khm2101@cumc.columbia.edu

Location :
Columbia University - Department of Medicine, Bard Hall, 50 Haven Avenue, New York, 10032, United States


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Update in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition is a two-day review course that focuses on important recent developments and current controversies in gastrointestinal and liver disease, gastrointestinal cancers, endoscopy and abdominal organ transplantation. The format will consist of succinct presentations and extensive discussion with audience participation. During the luncheon session, participants will have an opportunity for in-depth discussions with faculty on specific topics of their choosing. 


The program is targeted toward a nationwide audience of gastroenterologists, internists, medical oncologists, nutritionists and surgeons. Topics to be covered will include, among others, challenges in GI disease related to anatomical structure and function; approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of IBS and IBD; an update in treating gastrointestinal malignancies; advances in GI and advanced hepatobiliary endoscopy, and the latest state-of-the-art developments in treating viral hepatitis.


At the conclusion of the program, participants will be better able to:


Describe new pharmacotherapy in the treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, including treating Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and enhanced surgical treatments for IBD.


Improve the ability to monitor and both optimize and personalize the dosing of anti-TNF agents.


Gain insight and understanding of the role and appropriate use of use anti-integrin therapy.


Describe the safety profile of various therapeutics in treating IBD in the pregnant patient.


Discuss the role of new therapies for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and hepatocellular carcinoma.


Describe new developments in the treatment of C. difficile colitis.


Recognize the utility of pharmacologic and endoscopic therapies for reflux disease and Barrett's esophagus.


Gain insight on the endoscopic management of esophageal cancer.


Understand the role of new endoscopic techniques such as POEM for treating achalasia.



Physicians : USD 425.0

Nurses and PAs: USD 325.0

Fellows: USD 150.0


Speakers: Columbia University Medical Center Faculty , Weill Cornell Medical College Faculty

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