ACG 2013 Western Regional Postgraduate Course

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Course Co-Directors: Douglas G. Adler, MD, FACG and Kenneth J. Chang, MD, FACG

Friday, January 25, 2013

Session 1: Live Cases and Videos
12:05 pm Barrett’s Case, Pancreatic Cyst, ERCP/EUS, Colon
Moderator: Douglas G. Adler, MD, FACG
Session 2: Esophagus
2:30 pm Achalasia: Dilate, Botox, Surgery, or POEM?
Peter J. Kahrilas, MD, FACG
2:50 pm Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Treat with Diet, Treat with Drugs?
Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, FACG
3:10 pm GERD: How to Manage Treatment Failures
John C. Fang, MD
3:30 pm Barrett’s Esophagus and Early Esophageal Cancer
Kenneth J. Chang, MD, FACG
Session 3: Stomach
4:00 pm Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia and Carcinoids-What to Do?
David C. Metz, MD
4:20 pm New Hemostatic Tools and Techniques 
John R. Saltzman, MD, FACG
4:40 pm Occult and Overt Obscure GI Bleeding: Scan, Scope, or Surgery?
Jonathan A. Leighton, MD, FACG
5:00 pm Enteral Stenting: What’s New in 2013?
Douglas G. Adler, MD, FACG

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Session 4: IBD
7:30 am Update on Biologics
David A. Schwartz, MD, FACG
7:50 am Management of Pouchitis
Bo Shen, MD, FACG
8:10 am Recognition of Flat Dysplasia
Uma Mahadevan, MD
8:30 am Microscopic Colitis: Beyond Bismuth!
Darrell S. Pardi, MD, FACG
Session 5: Colon
9:00 am C. difficile Colitis: New Risk Factors and Treatments
Darrell S. Pardi, MD, FACG
9:20 am The Difficult Polyp: What to Do
Gregory Ginsberg, MD, FACG
9:40 am The Difficult IBS Patient
Amy Foxx-Orenstein, DO, FACG
10:00 am Quality in Endoscopy – Why Should I Care?
David A. Greenwald, MD, FACG
Session 6: Pancreaticobiliary
11:00 am Unexplained Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis
Michelle A. Anderson, MD
11:20 am Pancreatic Cysts: New Ways to Think About an Old Problem
Kenneth J. Chang, MD, FACG
11:40 am The "Difficult Cannulation"
John G. Lee, MD
12:00 pm Management of Complex Biliary Stones
John A. Martin, MD
12:30 pm Lunch Presentation: The Response of Hospitals and Health Care Systems to Reform
Ronald J. Vender, MD, FACG

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Session 8: Liver
7:30 am Metabolic Liver Disease – What’s New in Diagnosis and Therapy?
Bruce R. Bacon, MD, FACG
7:50 am Hepatitis B: Update in Clinical Management
Ke-qin Hu, MD
8:10 am Hepatitis C: Update in Clinical Management
Bruce R. Bacon, MD, FACG
8:40 am Complications of Portal HTN: What to Do?
Fredric D. Gordon, MD
9:00 am PSC: New Ideas for Looking at an Old Disease
Douglas G. Adler, MD, FACG
9:20 am What’s New in Transplant?
Fredric D. Gordon, MD
Session 9: Endoscopy
10:30 am PEG, PEJ, of PEG-J-Which Tube for Which Patient?
John C. Fang, MD
10:50 am ERCP in Post-surgical Anatomy
John G. Lee, MD
11:10 am EMR-Can Anyone Do This?
Norio Fukami, MD