April 2-3, 2022
The Seaport Hotel | Boston, MA
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Course Directors:
Jessica R. Allegretti, MD, MPH, FACG & Sita S. Chokhavatia, MD, MACG
Saturday, April 2, 2022 │ All times are listed in the Eastern Time Zone
7:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:40 am Welcome & Introductions
Jessica R. Allegretti, MD, MPH, FACG, & Sita S. Chokhavatia, MD, MACG
SESSION 1: Infectious Diseases
Moderator: Colleen R. Kelly, MD, FACG
7:45 am Post-COVID GI Sequela
Daniel E. Freedberg, MD
Review current data on the GI effects of COVID as well as the post-COVID GI sequela.
8:05 am ACG Guidelines Update: Diagnosis and Management of C. difficile infection
Colleen R. Kelly, MD, FACG
Summarize the current guidance regarding CDI diagnosis and management of primary and recurrent CDI.
8:25 am H. pylori Management
Steven F. Moss, MD, FACG
Discuss diagnosis and management of H. pylori with focus on the recent guidelines.
8:45 am Antibiotic Stewardship: When Are Antibiotics Actually Needed?
Neil H. Stollman, MD, FACG
Discuss the role of antibiotics for acute diverticulitis, acute pancreatitis, ischemic colitis, and acute gastroenteritis.
9:05 am Panel Discussion / Q & A
SESSION 2: Motility Disorders
Moderator: Braden Kuo, MD
9:20 am Gastroparesis vs Functional Dyspepsia: Diagnosis and Differentiation
Braden Kuo, MD
Discuss key diagnostic and management differences between gastroparesis and functional dyspepsia.
9:40 am Gastropysch: What the Practicing Clinician Needs to Know
Megan E. Riehl, PsyD, MA
Review the role of psychological therapies including CBT, hypnotherapy, and other behavioral therapies in treating GI disorders.
10:00 am IBS-C vs Chronic Constipation: Management Strategies
Jennifer X. Cai, MD, MPH
Discuss key diagnostic and management differences between IBS-C and chronic constipation.
10:20 am Approach to Pelvic Floor and Anorectal Dysfunction
Amanda B. Pressman, MD, FACG
Describe the evaluation and management of pelvic floor disorders including fecal incontinence, rectocele/prolapse, and dyssynergic defecation.
10:40 am Panel Discussion / Q & A
10:55 am Break / Visit Exhibits
Moderator: Loren G. Rabinowitz, MD
11:15 am New Kids on the Block: Where to Position Small Molecules in UC
Sonia Friedman, MD, FACG
Discuss the safety and efficacy data on tofacitinib and ozanimod and review their positioning in the ulcerative colitis treatment paradigm.
11:35 am Perianal Crohn’s: Time to Call the Surgeon?
Amy L. Lightner, MD
Define work-up and surgical treatment options for perianal fistulas, abscess, and fissures.
11:55 am CAM in IBD: Is There a Place in the Treatment Paradigm?
Loren G. Rabinowitz, MD
Consider the use of complementary and alternative therapies in IBD including cannabis as well as review the role of diet.
12:15 pm Telemedicine for IBD: Incorporating It Into Your Practice
Ari M. Grinspan, MD, FACG
Discuss real approaches to incorporating telemedicine into IBD care, reviewing practical applications as well as appropriate and inappropriate scenarios for use.
12:35 pm Panel Discussion / Q & A
12:50 pm Break / Lunch
A buffet luncheon will be available for all registered attendees.
1:05 pm Working Luncheon Presentation: How to Stay Up to Date in GI Using Social Media
Walter W. Chan, MD, MPH, FACG
Recognize the importance of social media and review its use in gastroenterology practice.
1:50 pm Break / Dessert in the Exhibit Hall
Session 4: Improving Your Clinical Practice
2:10 pm The Use of FMT Beyond CDI: Panacea or Broken Promise?
Jessica R. Allegretti, MD, MPH, FACG
Recognize the emerging evidence on the use of fecal microbiota transplantation for GI disorders outside of C. difficile infection, including IBD, PSC, and obesity.

2:55 pm How to Provide Culturally Competent Care in GI
Renee L. Williams, MD, MHPE, FACG
Analyze racial disparities that exist within GI care including diagnosis and management of GI disorders as well as discuss strategies to minimize disparities in care.

3:40 pm Digital Technology in GI: From Apps to AI
Tyler M. Berzin, MD, FACG
Describe the current state of artificial intelligence for colon cancer screening as well as review apps that can assist with patient care.

4:25 pm Advances in Endoscopic and Medical Management of Obesity
Pichamol Jirapinyo, MD, MPH
Define best approaches for obesity management including current medical options as well as novel endoscopic techniques.

5:10 pm Course Adjourns for the Day
Sunday, April 3, 2022
7:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:55 am Welcome and Announcements
Jessica R. Allegretti, MD, MPH, FACG, and Sita S. Chokhavatia, MD, MACG
SESSION 5: Upper GI Disorders
Moderator: Walter W. Chan, MD, MPH, FACG
8:00 am What Is the Current Role of Impedance Planimetry Using Functional Lumen Imaging Probe (FLIP)?
Dustin A. Carlson, MD, MSCI
Describe the rationale and practical approach for using impedance planimetry in your GI practice.
8:20 am Drugs, Diet, or Dilate: Which Treatment to Choose for EoE?
Ellen M. Stein, MD, FACG
Discuss the role of PPIs, elimination diets, and endoscopic management of eosinophilic esophagitis.
8:40 am Cough, Hoarseness, and Sore Throat: Hacking Up an Approach to Extraesophageal GERD
Walter W. Chan, MD, MPH, FACG
Define the appropriate diagnosis and management of both typical and extraesophageal GERD symptoms and review both medical and surgical treatment options.
9:00 am Burn, Clip, or Spray: Best Practices for Upper GI Bleeding
Loren A. Laine, MD, FACG
Evaluate all current strategies to treat various causes of UGI bleeding including GAVE, peptic ulcers, AVMs, and variceal bleeding.
9:20 am Panel Discussion / Q & A
9:40 am Refreshment Break / Visit the Exhibit Hall
SESSION 6: Liver and Pancreas
Moderator: Julia McNabb-Baltar, MD, MPH
10:00 am Chronic Pancreatitis: Pain Management and Quality Metrics
Julia McNabb-Baltar, MD, MPH
Evaluate management and best approaches for care of chronic pancreatitis patients including strategies for pain management.
10:20 am Endoscopic Hepatology: A New Emerging Field
Marvin Ryou, MD
Analyze the data and the potential role for endoscopic liver biopsy and evaluation.
10:40 am Fatty Liver: Work-Up or Refer?
Dawn M. Torres, MD, FACG
Examine the approach to the diagnosis of both NAFLD and ALFD including diagnostic tools and key current management strategies.
11:00 am Pancreatic Cysts: Fluid Analysis and Follow-Up: Is it Time to Replace Traditional CEA?
Anne Marie Lennon, MD, PhD, MBBCh, FACG
Discuss guidelines for work-up and follow-up of pancreatic cysts as well as the role of intra-cystic fluid sampling and molecular testing.
11:20 am Panel Discussion / Q & A
11:40 am Course Wrap-Up & Take-Away Points
Jessica R. Allegretti, MD, MPH, FACG & Sita S. Chokhavatia, MD, MACG
12:00 pm Course Adjourns