ACG 2015 Southern Regional Postgraduate Course

The American College of Gastroenterology is pleased to make available downloadable versions of speaker slides from the 2015 Southern Regional Postgraduate Course in Nashville, Tennessee. Final presentations provided by faculty at the course are posted below. To access presentation slides, please click on the session title below.


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Course Directors:
Brooks D. Cash, MD, FACG, and Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACG

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Session 1: Upper GI (Esophagus / Stomach)
Moderator: Brooks D. Cash, MD, FACG
7:45 am Esophageal Physiologic Testing: Why, When, How, and Then What?
Michael F. Vaezi, MD, PhD, MSc(Epi), FACG
8:05 am Eosinophils in the Esophagus: What Does It Mean and How Should We Respond?s
Joel E. Richter, MD, MACG
8:25 am Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of Barrett’s Esophagus
Udayakumar Navaneethan, MD
8:45 am Functional Dyspepsia and Nausea: Where Do We Stand in 2015?
Brian E. Lacy, MD, PhD, FACG
Session 2: Endoscopy
Moderator: Whitfield L. Knapple, MD, FACG
9:25 am SOD: 2015
Paul R. Tarnasky, MD, FACG
9:50 am Acute Pancreatitis
Laith H. Jamil, MD, FACG
10:15 am Cystic Lesions of the Pancreas: When to Resect, When to Follow, and When to Forget
Walter J. Coyle, MD, FACG
10:40 am Peri-endoscopic Management of Antithrombotics and Anticoagulants
Vivek Kaul, MD, FACG
Session 3: Lower GI
Moderator: Lawrence R. Schiller, MD, FACG
11:15 am C. difficile Infection: An Update
Christina M. Surawicz, MD, MACG
11:35 am Diarrhea in the Non-IBD Patient: Microscopic Colitis, Collagenous Colitis, Other
Lawrence R. Schiller, MD, FACG
11:55 am Improving Colonoscopy Quality: Practical Advice
David H. Robbins, MD, MSc, FACG
12:45 pm Luncheon Presentation – Leading Teams: 20 Bad Habits and How To Avoid Them
Kenneth R. DeVault, MD, FACG
2:00 pm-5:45 pm
Breakout Sessions
IBS in 2015: What’s New and What Works?
Brooks D. Cash, MD, FACG
Evidence-based Approach to the Contemporary Diagnosis and Management of CD and UC
David T. Rubin, MD, FACG
Small Bowel: Obscure Overt and Occult GI Bleeding: Guideline Based Review
Jonathan A. Leighton, MD, FACG
The Cirrhotic Patient: Management of Chronic Liver Disease and Minimizing Complications
Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD, FACG

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Session 4: Liver
Moderator: Jorge L. Herrera, MD, MACG
8:00 am Hepatitis C: Making Sense of It All
Jorge L. Herrera, MD, MACG
8:25 am Hepatitis B: The Other Virus
Paul Y. Kwo, MD, FACG
8:50 am Non-viral Hepatitis: AIH and ETOH
Dawn M. Torres, MD
9:15 am NAFLD: 2015
Naga P. Chalasani, MD, FACG
Session 5: IBD
Moderator: Jean-Paul Achkar, MD, FACG
10:30 am Common Questions in Crohn’s: Dual vs Monotherapy, When to Check Levels or TNF Antibodies, When to Make a Biologic Class Switch
Jean-Paul Achkar, MD, FACG
10:55 am Health Maintenance in IBD: What’s Required and Who’s Responsible?
Francis A. Farraye, MD, MSc, FACG
11:20 am Ulcerative Colitis Not Responding to Mesalamine
David A. Schwartz, MD, FACG