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AGA POSTGRADUATE COURSE

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AGA POSTGRADUATE COURSE

The Full Scope of GI Advances

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May 6 & 7, 2017 • McCormick Place • Chicago, IL

Held in Conjunction with DDW® 2017.

The Full Scope of GI Advances

May 6 & 7, 2017
McCormick Place • Chicago, IL

Held in Conjunction with DDW® 2017

Step beyond basic learning and get the full scope of GI advances during this multi-topic course. In just 1.5-days, world-renowned leaders will test your knowledge in real-time and provide your pathway for optimal care that will guide your clinical decisions all year long.
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Step beyond basic learning and get the full scope of GI advances during this multi-topic course. In just 1.5-days, world-renowned leaders will test your knowledge in real-time and provide your pathway for optimal care that will guide your clinical decisions all year long.
Measure

MEASURE

AGA’s Postgraduate Course provides a rapid way for you to catch up on the latest treatment advances. Test your knowledge — and how you stack up against fellow attendees — by participating in real-time pre- and post-tests given by each presenter.

Learn

LEARN

Look to the future of GI during a new Hot Topics session. Then critically assess current approaches to treating five other disease states — disorders of the gut and upper GI tract, functional GI disorders, liver and pancreatic biliary disease, IBD, and hepatitis.

Apply

APPLY

You will leave this course with key action items that you can immediately implement in your practice. Each presentation will conclude with one technological or therapeutic advance.

“The 2017 course will be interactive, relevant and fun.”

– Suzanne Rose, MD, MSEd, AGAF, course director

WHAT TO EXPECT

Six general sessions, 29 breakouts, 60+ speakers, more than 3,000 attendees.

Watch these videos to find out why you should sign up for the 2017 course. Dr. Uma Mahadevan also gives an overview of the course, explains the new Hot Topics general session and outlines exciting course features.

PRICING
EARLY BIRD
By March 22, 2017
$405
MEMBERS

NONMEMBERS $555

TRAINEE MEMBERS $90

NONMEMBER TRAINEES $240

SENIOR MEMBERS $135

YOUNG GI MEMBERS $345

PA/NURSE MEMBERS $245

PA/NURSE NONMEMBERS $345

REGULAR & ON SITE
After March 22, 2017
$480
MEMBERS

NONMEMBERS $630

TRAINEE MEMBERS $165

NONMEMBER TRAINEES $320

SENIOR MEMBERS $210

YOUNG GI MEMBERS $420

PA/NURSE MEMBERS $320

PA/NURSE NONMEMBERS $420

Not an AGA Member?

Save even more when you join AGA. We offer several membership options that can help you advance your career.

If applying for AGA membership, your application must be received no later than March 10, 2017, to qualify for the AGA member early bird rate. If renewing your AGA membership, dues must be received no later than March 17, 2017, to qualify for the AGA member early bird rate.

If applying for AGA membership, your application must be received no later than April 7, 2017, to qualify for the AGA member standard rate. If renewing your AGA membership, dues must be received no later than April 14, 2017, to qualify for the AGA member standard rate.

Cancellation Policy

Requests for registration cancellation must be received by March 31, 2017, to receive a refund. These requests must be sent in writing via email (DDW@xpressreg.net) or mailed to DDW (4930 Del Ray Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814).

Phone cancellations are strictly prohibited. Requests will not be honored after March 31. Substitutions are not permitted. All refunds are subject to a $50 cancellation fee per ticketed event.

AGENDA

SATURDAY, MAY 6

Session 1 – Hot Topics

Moderators: Uma Mahadevan, MD, AGAF, and Suzanne Rose, MD, MSEd, AGAF

Time Session Name & Speaker
8:15–8:20 a.m. President’s Welcome
Timothy Wang, MD, AGAF
8:20–8:25 a.m. Course Overview
Suzanne Rose, MD, MSEd, AGAF
8:25-8:43 a.m. Abdominal Pain and Opioid Therapy: What Every Gastroenterologist Needs to Know
David Dickerson, MD
8:45-9:03 a.m. What Does Microbiome Have to Do With Obesity?
Octavia Pickett-Blakely, MD, MHS
9:05-9:23 a.m. Viral Hepatitis: After the Cure
Norah Terrault, MD, MPH
9:25-9:43 a.m. Fecal Microbiota Transplant: How, When and Why
Lawrence Brandt, MD, AGAF, MACG, FASGE
9:45-10:05 a.m. Refreshment Break
Session 2 – IBD: It’s a Beautiful Day (IBD) to discuss Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Moderators: Edward V. Loftus Jr., MD, AGAF, and Uma Mahadevan, MD, AGAF

Time Session Name & Speaker
10:05-10:23 a.m. Selecting the Correct Therapy for Your Outpatient with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: From Mesalamine to Biologics
David Rubin, MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP
10:25-10:43 a.m. Severe Ulcerative Colitis in the Hospitalized Patient
William Sandborn, MD, AGAF
10:45-11:03 a.m. Surveillance for Dysplasia: What is the Standard of Care in 2017?
Fernando Velayos, MD, AGAF
11:05-11:23 a.m. Managing Special Populations: The Transitioning Adolescent, the Elderly and the Gravid
Sunanda Kane, MD, MSPH, AGAF
Luncheon Breakouts
Time Session Name & Speaker
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Approach to an Incidental Liver Lesion
Bilal Hameed, MD
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Approach to a Pancreatic Cyst
Elizabeth Rajan, MD, FASGE
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Barrett’s Dysplasia: The Role of EMR, Ablation and Surgery
Gary Falk, MD, MS, AGAF
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Health-Care Disparities in Gastroenterology: Closing the Gap
Lukejohn Day, MD
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Caring for the Geriatric Patient with GI Disorders
Brijen Shah, MD
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Quality Improvement in Endoscopy
Grace Elta, MD, AGAF, FASGE
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Health-Care Advocacy and Legislative Changes
John Allen, MD, MBA, AGAF
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Gastroparesis
Michael Camilleri, MD, AGAF
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Motility Testing
C. Prakash Gyawali, MD, MRCP, AGAF
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Pregnancy and IBD
Meenakashi Bewtra, MD
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. New Therapies in Liver Disease
Naga Chalasani, MD
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Genetics of Colon Cancer
Jeffrey Lee, MD, MAS
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Transitioning the Child with Chronic Gastrointestinal Disease to the Adult Gastroenterologist
Laura Raffals, MD
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. GI Neoplasia: Advances in Detection and Treatment
Michelle Kim, MD, MSc, AGAF
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Sex-Based Differences in GI Disorders
Asyia Ahmad, MD
Session 3 – The Biliary Tree and Pancreas

Moderators: Michelle Kim, MD, MSc, AGAF, and David E. Cohen, MD, PhD, AGAF

Time Session Name & Speaker
12:45-1:03 p.m. Benign and Malignant Strictures
Douglas Adler, MD, FASGE
1:05-1:23 p.m. Acute Pancreatitis: Management and Treatment of Sequelae
Timothy Gardner, MD
1:25-1:43 p.m. Chronic Pancreatitis
Matthew DiMagno, MD
1:45-2:03 p.m. Pancreatic and Biliary Neoplastic Disease
Michelle Kim, MD, MSc, AGAF
Session 4 – Love the Liver

Moderators: Anna Rutherford, MD, and David E. Cohen, MD, PhD, AGAF

2:05-2:23 p.m. Viral Hepatitis
Robert Brown, MD, MPH
2:25-2:43 p.m. Alcoholic Hepatitis and Cirrhosis
Michael Lucey, MD
2:45-3:03 p.m. Autoimmune and Cholestatic Liver Disease
Keith Lindor, MD, AGAF
3:05-3:23 p.m. NAFLD and NASH
Rohit Loomba, MD, MHSc
3:25-3:43 p.m. Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Lewis Roberts, MD, PhD, AGAF
3:45-4 p.m. Refreshment Break
Case-Based Sessions
Time Session Name & Speaker
4-5:30 p.m. 21 y/o College Student Returning from Spring Break with Traveler’s Diarrhea
Byron Cryer, MD
4-5:30 p.m. 26 y/o Law Student Just Diagnosed with Achalasia … How do You Get Him through Exams?
Stuart Spechler, MD, AGAF
4-5:30 p.m. 32 y/o Woman s/p Liver Transplant Who Wants to Get Pregnant
Natalie Bzowej, MD
4-5:30 p.m. 56 y/o with Third Episode of C. diff
Neil Stollman, MD
4-5:30 p.m. 66 y/o s/p Surgery on Opioids with Constipation
Michael Camilleri, MD, AGAF
4-5:30 p.m. 55 y/o with Obscure GI Bleeding
Lauren Gerson, MD, MSc, AGAF
4-5:30 p.m. 50 y/o Refusing Colonoscopy for Screening: What are Your Options?
Jeffrey Lee, MD, MAS
4-5:30 p.m. 48 y/o Seeking Bariatric Intervention: The Role of Endoscopy
Christopher Thompson, MD, MSc, FACG, FASGE
4-5:30 p.m. 35 y/o with HCV: Choosing the Right Therapy
Raymond Chung, MD, FAASLD
4-5:30 p.m. 25 y/o Crohn’s Patient Who Has Failed All FDA-Approved Therapies: Assessment and Therapeutic Options
Edward V. Loftus Jr., MD, AGAF
4-5:30 p.m. 42 y/o Media Consultant with Severe IBS
Lin Chang, MD, AGAF
4-5:30 p.m. 37 y/o with New Dysphagia
Yuri Saito, MD
4-5:30 p.m. Techniques to Enhance Imaging of Upper GI Tract Lesions
Gary W. Falk, MD, MS, AGAF
4-5:30 p.m. 42 y/o with Abnormal LFTs
Anna Rutherford, MD

SUNDAY, MAY 7

Session 5 – All Guts and Glory: Esophagus, Stomach and Small Intestine

Moderators: Stuart Spechler, MD, AGAF, and Suzanne Rose, MD, MSEd, AGAF

Time Session Name
8:30-8:48 a.m. Barrett’s Esophagus
John M. Inadomi, MD, AGAF
8:50-9:08 a.m. Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Rhonda Souza, MD, AGAF, FASGE
9:10-9:28 a.m. Functional Heartburn
C. Prakash Gyawali, MD, MRCP, AGAF
9:30-9:48 a.m. The Truth about PPIs
Byron Cryer, MD
9:50-10:08 a.m. Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity
Sheila Crowe, MD, AGAF, FRCPC, FACP, FACG
10:10-10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
Session 6 – Bringing Up the Rear: Disorders of the Colon and Rectum

Moderators: David E. Cohen, MD, PhD, AGAF; Uma Mahadevan, MD, AGAF; and Suzanne Rose, MD, MSEd, AGAF

Time Session Name & Speaker
10:30-10:48 a.m. Colon Cancer Screening and Surveillance: Who, When and How?
Uri Ladabaum, MD, MS
10:50-11:08 a.m. Does Every Big Polyp Need EMR?
Douglas K. Rex, MD, AGAF, FASGE
11:10-11:28 a.m. When in Rome: Update on the Rome IV Criteria for Functional Bowel Disorders
Asyia Ahmad, MD
11:30-11:48 a.m. Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Constipation
Jennifer Christie, MD
11:50 a.m.-12:08 p.m. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Lin Chang, MD, AGAF
12:10-12:28 p.m. Disorders of the Anorectum
Neil Hyman, MD
12:30-12:35 p.m. Conclusion
Don’t miss out. Earn up to 12 points each of CME and MOC.
Don’t Miss Out. Earn up to 12 points each of CME and MOC.

CME STATEMENT

The AGA Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AGA Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education, all faculty and planning partners must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 12 months. The AGA Institute implements a mechanism to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST YEAR

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ACCOMODATIONS
We are pleased to offer discounted rates at Chicago’s finest hotels. You can only take advantage of these discounts by reserving your hotel room when you register for the course. View this year’s hotel list, map and rate chart online.
Contact Us

For questions related to the program, please contact Sandra Megally Amos, director of education.

For questions related to registration and AGA membership, please contact AGA Member Relations & Constituency Programs at 301-654-2055 or by email.

Interested in sponsoring?

Please contact Amy Woodward, director, corporate relations and business development.

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