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Program 2019

3rd Annual GUILD Conference Program

Gastroenterology Updates IBD and Liver Disease 2019 Program

Saturday, February 16, 2019 • 2:00 – 6:00 PM Registration

• Boot Camp for Nurse Practioners + Physician Assistants •
  • 4:00 – 4:40 PM IBD Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Natural History. Fernando Velayos, MD
  • 4:40 – 5:20 PM Management of Crohn’s Disease. Christina Ha, MD
  • 5:20 – 6:00 PM Management of Ulcerative Colitis. Darrell Pardi, MD
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM Reception for NPS and PAs.
TimeSunday (2/17/19)Monday (2/18/19)
Note Time Changes
Tuesday (2/19/19)Wednesday (2/20/19)
Note Time Changes
7:30 – 8:30 AMBreakfast with faculty:
Posters / Exhibits
(Hawaiian Blessing 8:15 am)
Breakfast with Faculty:
Posters / Exhibits
Breakfast with Faculty:
Posters / Exhibits
Breakfast with Faculty:
Posters / Exhibits
8:30 – 9:20 AM

Questions: 9:20-9:30

Year in Review:
Ulcerative Colitis

William J Sandborn, MD

Edward Loftus, MD
Year in Review:
TIME: 8:30 – 9:15 AM

Viral Hepatitis

Norah Terrault, MD
Kris Kowdley, MD
Year in Review:
 Crohn’s Disease

David Rubin, MD
Miguel Regueiro, MD
Year in Review:
TIME: 8:30 – 9:15 AM
New Concepts in Pathogenesis and Management of Routine and Refractory GERD

Rhonda Souza, MD
9:30 – 9:55 AM

Questions: 9:55-10:00

State of the Art:
The Role of Endoscopy in IBD

David Rubin, MD
State of the Art:
TIME: 9:15 – 9:45 AM
NASH: Diagnosis and Management

Kris Kowdley, MD
Hot Topic:
Emerging Therapies in IBD

William Sandborn, MD
Hot topic:
9:15 – 9:45 AM
Motility Disorders of the Esophagus: Diagnosis and ManagementJohn DeWitt, MD
10:00 – 10:20 AM

Questions: 10:20-10:25

Post-Operative Crohn’s DiseaseMiguel Regueiro, MD
Hot Topics:
TIME: 9:45 – 10:15 AM
Drug Induced Liver DiseaseLupe Garcia-Tsao, MD
Outside the Box:
Lessons from Psoriasis: Novel therapies and management of skin adverse events of biologic therapiesGeorge Martin, MD
State of the Art:
TIME 9:45 – 10:15 AM
Eosinophilic Esophagitis:
When to suspect, How to treatRhonda Souza, MD
10:25 – 11:00 AMBreak / ExhibitsBreak / Exhibits (10:15-10:40 AM)
Break / ExhibitsBreak / Exhibits (10:15-10:40 AM)
11:00 – 11:40 AMAsk the Consultant:
Managing Spondyloarthropathy in the patient with IBDArthur Kavanaugh, MD
State of the Art:
TIME 10:40 – 11:20 AM
State of the Art: Rising rates of Liver Cancer in the U.S.: who, why and what to doHashem El-Serag, MD
How I do it:
The Pregnant Patient with IBDUma Mahadevan, MD
Advances in GI:
How I do it:
What, When and Why:
Endoscopic Mucosal Resection and Endoscopic submucosal dissectionJohn DeWitt, MD
11:40 AM – 12:20 PMHot Topic:
Biosimilars: Everything you ever wanted to knowFernando Velayos, MD
Hot Topics:
TIME 11:20 – 11:50 AM
IgG4 diseaseKris Kowdley, MD

TIME 11:50 AM – 12:30 PM
Managing Portal Vein Thrombosis

Lupe Garcia-Tsao, MD

Therapeutic Drug MonitoringAdam Cheifetz, MD
Guidelines 2018:
The Incidental Pancreatic Cyst: What do I do now?Raman Muthusamy, MD
12:20 – 12:40 PMBreakBreak (12:30-12:40 PM)
BreakBreak (12:30-12:40 PM)
12:40 – 1:30 PM

Lunch and Lecture

Improving Quality of Care:
Diet and Nutrition in the patient with IBDAdam Cheifetz, MD
State of the Art:
TIME 1:00 – 1:30 PM
Management DilemmasHashem El Serag, MD
Diagnostic Dilemmas:
Disorders of the Ileoanal pouchEdward Loftus, MD
Improving Quality of Care:
Managing Chronic Pancreatitis: Beyond OpioidsRaman Muthusamy, MD
1:30 – 3:30 PM
Afternoon Workshops
Cases with the Faculty:
Faculty will discuss cases presented by the moderator as well as by attendees.Uma Mahadevan, MD and IBD Faculty
Liver Cases with the Faculty:
Pregnancy, HBV reactivation, Cirrhosis with HRSNorah Terrault, MD and all Liver Faculty
The Other Colitides
Microscopic Colitis and SCADDarrell Pardi, MD
6:00 – 9:00 PMReception and Dinner
Under the Stars
 Reception and Dinner
Under the Stars


Breakfast and Breaks: Posters and Exhibits
At the breakfast session and at the breaks between sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to review poster presentations, interact with the authors, and view the exhibit area. Faculty will be in the breakfast area meeting informally with the attendees.

Session Descriptions

Year in Review.
Two speakers will have about 15 minutes each to present and defend their choice for the important papers/abstracts/news stories/etc. from the previous year on key topics. At the end, there will be 10 minutes available for audience Q&A and discussion.

“Outside the Box” and Special Seminars:
One speaker will cover a topic relevant to but perhaps outside of traditional gastroenterology topics. 30 minutes for lecture, 10 minutes for Q & A.

“How I do it” Seminar:
One speaker will cover a topic in gastroenterology from their expert personal perspective, supplemented by literature review, and presented in case format for 20 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A.

Hot Topic
One speaker will cover a topic of particular new relevance to gastroenterologists, presenting the latest evidence, recommendations, etc. 20-30 minutes for lecture, 10 minutes for Q&A

Review by leading expert, an often author, of society guidelines in a particular topic and how to implement them in your practice. 30 minute talk with 10 minutes for audience Q&A.

Ask the Consultant
A gastroenterologist will be able to present short, common cases to a non-GI specialist for their practical advice. This year, we will quiz a rheumatologist on disease and drug related arthralgias and rheumatic events in IBD.

The Hot Seat
One faculty member presents cases to a panel of faculty and to the audience to stimulate discussion on approaches to challenging cases.

Talks will address both technologic and therapeutic advances in topic areas.

Improving Quality of Care
“Quality” is a buzzword in medicine today. This series addresses specific topics where providers can troubleshoot and improve their patient care.

Panel Discussions:
All faculty and the audience members participate and give their assessment of and opinions on key topics in our field.

Afternoon Workshops:
These 110 minute sessions will cover practical issues relevant to the clinic. The format will be hands on or video, with subjects, supplemented by a lecture and discussion, with the goal of allowing clinicians to learn about novel techniques or participate in complex case discussion

Please Note: Speakers and sessions are subject to change.


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