ACG 2016 Eastern Regional Postgraduate Course

The American College of Gastroenterology is pleased to make available downloadable versions of speaker slides from the 2016 Eastern Regional Postgraduate Course in Washington, DC. Final presentations provided by faculty at the course are posted below. To access presentation slides, please click on the title.

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Course Directors:
Fouad J. Moawad, MD, FACG, Vanessa M. Shami, MD, FACG, Paul J. Thuluvath, MD, FACG

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Session 1: Endoscopy
Moderator: Vanessa M. Shami, MD, FACG
7:35 am Update on the Management of Anticoagulants and Endoscopy
Vivek Kaul, MD, FACG
7:55 am New Approaches in the Management of Non-Variceal Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Bryan G. Sauer, MD, MSc
8:15 am Management of Recurrent and Refractory Esophageal Strictures
Vanessa M. Shami, MD, FACG
Session 2: Colon
Moderator: Sergey V. Kantsevoy, MD, PhD
8:55 am Navigating Through Difficult Colons
Firas H. Al-Kawas, MD, FACG
9:15 am Tips to Improve Adenoma Detection Rates During Colonoscopy
Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FACG
9:35 am Handling Large Sessile or Flat Polyps
Sergey V. Kantsevoy, MD, PhD
Session 3: Esophagus
Moderator: Fouad J. Moawad, MD, FACG
10:35 am Eosinophilic Esophagitis – What to Do When Topical Steroids Fail?
Fouad J. Moawad, MD, FACG
10:55 am GERD – What Is the Next Step After Incomplete Response to PPI?
Michael F. Vaezi, MD, PhD, MSc(Epi), FACG
11:15 am Barrett’s Esophagus – Who Should Undergo Surveillance and What Techniques Can Improve Detection of Dysplasia?
Prateek Sharma, MD, FACG
Session 4: IBD
Moderator: Matilda N. Hagan, MD
12:45 pm Systemic Complications in IBD Patients
Raymond K. Cross, Jr., MD, MS
1:05 pm Biologics in 2016: How Do We Select the Most Appropriate Agent?
Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD, FACG
1:25 pm Utility of Biomarkers in IBD
Matilda N. Hagan, MD
2:35 pm-5:00 pm
General Sessions
2:35 pm Hepatitis C: Drugs of Choice for G1-6
Bruce A. Luxon, MD, PhD, FACG
3:25 pm Is it Celiac Disease or Gluten Sensitivity?
Mark T. DeMeo, MD, FACG
4:15 pm The Difficult ERCP: Tips to Succeed
Andrew Y. Wang, MD, FACG

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Session 5: Functional and Luminal Bowel Disorders
Moderator: Brooks D. Cash, MD, FACG
7:30 am Management of Dyspepsia
John K. DiBaise, MD, FACG
7:50 am Treatment of IBS – Diet or Drugs?
Brooks D. Cash, MD, FACG
8:10 am H. pylori – How to Handle It if Refractory to the Initial Treatment Course?
David A. Peura, MD, MACG
8:30 am Clostridium difficile – When to Use FMT?
Lawrence J. Brandt, MD, MACG
Session 6: Pancreaticobiliary
Moderator: Vanessa M. Shami, MD, FACG
9:10 am Incidental Pancreatic Cysts: When to Survey, Sample, Resect, or Ablate?
Anne Marie Lennon, MD
9:30 am Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis: Work-up and Management
Gregory A. Coté, MD, MS
9:50 am Evaluation and Management of Refractory Biliary Stricture
J. David Horwhat, MD, FACG
Session 7: Liver
Moderator: Paul J. Thuluvath, MD, FACG
10:50 am NASH: Progress in the Last Decade
Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG
11:10 am Alcoholic Hepatitis
Paul J. Thuluvath, MD, FACG
11:30 am What Is Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure?
David E. Bernstein, MD, FACG