AGENDA

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Friday, June 14, 2019

12:00 – 12:50 PM         

Registration/Lunch

 

12:50 – 1:00 PM           

Welcome/Introduction

Conference Co-chairs: Maria Abreu, MD & Paul Martin, MD

 

Current Topics in Hepatology I  

Moderator:  Nancy Reau, MD

 

1:00 – 1:25 PM             

HBV: Which treatments are currently available and what is on the horizon?
Nancy Reau, MD 

 

1:25 – 1:50 PM             

HCV Elimination: Screening, linkage and treatment 
Eric Lawitz, MD

 

1:50 – 2:15 PM             

Management of complications of cirrhosis:  Hepatic encephalopathy and thrombocytopenia

Robert Brown, MD, MPH

 

2:15 – 2:40 PM             

PBC: Screening, diagnosis and treatment 
Naim Alkhouri, MD

 

2:40 – 3:00 PM             

Q&A/Panel discussion

 

3:00 – 3:15 PM             

Break

 

Current Topics in Gastroenterology I  

Moderator:  Lawrence Schiller, MD

 

3:15 – 3:45 PM             

Chronic abdominal pain: Making a diagnosis and what to do when you can't 
Lawrence Schiller, MD

 

3:45 – 4:15 PM             

Evidence-based non-pharmacological approaches to managing patients with irritable bowel syndrome
Peter Gibson, MD

 

4:15 – 4:45 PM             

Pancreatic cysts and risk for pancreatic cancer
Andres Carrion, MD  

 

4:45 – 5:15 PM             

Q&A/Panel discussion

 

5:15 – 5:30 PM             

Day 1 wrap-up

 

5:30 – 7:00 PM             

Welcome reception

Saturday, June 15, 2019

 


7:30 – 8:20 AM             

Breakfast/Optional Symposium (Non-Accredited)

 

8:20 – 8:30 AM            

Welcome

 

Current Topics in Gastroenterology II  

Moderator:  Joel Richter, MD

 

8:30 – 8:55 AM            

Treatment of non-achalasia motor disorders (EGJ outlet obstruction, spasm, and jackhammer)
Joel Richter, MD

 

8:55 – 9:20 AM            

Impact of bariatric surgery on esophageal function and GERD 
Michael Vaezi, MD, PhD

 

9:20 – 9:45 AM            

Endoscopic therapy for GERD 
Ronnie Fass, MD

 

9:45 – 10:10 AM          

Q&A/Panel Discussion

 

10:10 – 10:25 AM        

Break

 

10:25 – 11:25 AM        

Parallel Sessions (Select one)

  • GI Woes from Head to Toe

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Colorectal Cancer

  • Viral Hepatitis/Cholestatic Disease/Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

  • Complications of Cirrhosis with Focus on Hepatic Encephalopathy, Thrombocytopenia and Hepatocellular Carcinoma

 

11:25 AM –  11:40 AM

Lunch Break

 

11:40 AM - 12:30 PM    

Lunch/Optional Symposium (Non-Accredited)

Plenary Session (Ethics Credit)  

 

12:35 – 1:20 PM          

The Compassionate Practice

Evonne Kaplan-Liss, MD, MPH 

 

Current Topics in Hepatology II  

Moderator:  Paul Martin, MD

 

1:20 – 1:45 PM             

NAFLD/NASH: Screening, current management and treatments on the horizon

Paul Martin, MD
 

1:45 – 2:10 PM             

Hepatocellular carcinoma:  Screening and treatment   
Roberto Firpi, MD 

2:10 – 2:30 PM             

Q&A/Panel Discussion

2:30 – 2:45 PM             

Break

 

Current Topics in Gastroenterology III

Moderator:  Stephen Hanauer, MD

 

2:45 – 3:10 PM             

IBD:  Transforming guidelines and pathways into practice
Stephen Hanauer, MD 

3:10 – 3:35 PM             

Management of IBD complications including iron-deficiency anemia 
Maria Abreu, MD

3:35 – 4:00 PM             

Updates in screening and early-onset colorectal cancer 
Daniel Sussman, MD

 

4:00 – 4:30 PM             

Q&A/Panel Discussion

4:30 – 4:45 PM             

Closing Remarks

 

Please note this agenda is subject to change.
 

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This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie, Gilead,
Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Prometheus Laboratories Inc., and Salix Pharmaceuticals.

Jointly provided by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences 
at Eisenhower, the Gastrointestinal and Liver Association of the Americas (GALA), and the Texas Liver Institute.

www.galamericas.org