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Advances in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Course Description

This interactive one-day virtual activity will present cutting edge new opportunities for improving assessment and management of patients with gastrointestinal conditions, and place recent advances in context of current assessment and management paradigms.

Specific topics that will be covered include:
•    New Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines
•    Achieving Health Equity in GI
•    Artificial Intelligence for Optimizing GI Practice
•    Current and Emerging Strategies for Addressing Gastrointestinal Bleeding and Biliary Stone Disease
•    Assessing and Treating Acute Liver Failure and Decompensated Cirrhosis
•    Treatment of Hepatocellular Cancer
•    New Strategies for Management of Ulcerative Colitis
•    Crohn’s Disease

The virtual format includes keynote presentations by internationally known guest speakers, short, evidence-based updates by UC San Diego faculty, and interactive presentations and panel discussions of challenging cases.

Target Audience

This initiative is designed for gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, internal medicine physicians and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with GI and liver disease.

Educational Objectives

At the completion of this symposium, participants will be able to:

  • Identify novel colorectal cancer screening guidelines
  • Describe strategies for achieving health equity in GI
  • Discuss emerging applications of artificial intelligence for improving GI practice
  • Identify new tools and techniques available for managing gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Recall new strategies for management of biliary stone disease
  • Identify approaches to distinguishing between acute on chronic liver failure and decompensated   cirrhosis
  • Discuss novel treatment approaches for hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Apply optimal approaches to management of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease

About Us

The UC San Diego Division of Gastroenterology strives to grow as a nationally recognized center for compassionate, comprehensive and innovative care for patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases .  We seek new treatments through research and we educate physicians and scientists on how best to approach the care of patients with these diseases.


Saturday, February 5, 2022
7:00 am      Registration Help Desk Open
General Gastroenterology        
7:30 am      Welcome & Introductions
7:35 am      45 is the New 50: The New US Preventive Services Task Force Guidelines                                           Samir Gupta, MD
7:50 am      Q & A
7:55 am      Keynote: Health Equity in Gastroenterology and Hepatology in your Practice and                    Community: Striving for Excellence, Folasade P. May, MD
8:25 am      Q & A
8:30 am      General GI Case                                                                                                                                            Case Moderator: Denise Kalmaz, MD                                                                                                   Case Presenter: Amanda Krause, MD    
8:50 am      Q & A
8:55 am      Break & Visit Virtual Exhibits
Innovations in Endoscopy    
9:05 am      Keynote - AI for GI: What is Here, What is Coming? Prateek Sharma, MD
9:35 am      Q & A    
9:40 am      GI Bleeding: The Latest and Greatest! Thomas Savides, MD
9:55 am      Q & A
10:00  am   Endoscopy Case                                                                                                                                     Case Moderator: Thomas Savides, MD                                                                                                   Case Presenter:  Donald Goens, MD    
10:20 am   Q & A
10:25 am   Break & Visit Virtual Exhibits
10:35 am   Keynote - Acute on Chronic Liver Failure vs Decompensated Cirrhosis: What’s in a                   Name? Elliot Tapper, MD
11:05 am   Q & A
11:10 am    What’s New in HCC Management, with a Focus on Systemic Therapies?                                         Adam Burgoyne, MD
11:25 am   Q & A
11:30 am   Hepatology Case                                                                                                                                       Case Mentor: Irine Vodkin, MD                                                                                                                 Case Presenter: Cynthia Hsu, MD, PhD
11:50 am  Q & A
Inflammatory Bowel Disease    
12:00 pm   Update on Crohn’s Disease, Brigid Boland, MD    
12:15 pm   Q & A
12:20 pm   Update on Ulcerative Colitis, Siddharth Singh, MD
12:35 pm   Q & A
12:40 pm   IBD Case                                                                                                                                                 Case Mentor: Chung Sang Tse, MD                                                                                                              Case Presenter: Eric Low, MD    
1:00 pm    Q & A
1:05 pm    Adjourn

Detailed Agenda


UC San Diego Course Directors

Samir Gupta, MD, MSCS
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology

Pranab Barman, MD                                                                                                                              Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine                                                                                                  Division of Gastroenterology

Thomas Savides, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief Experience Officer
Interim Chief, Division of Gastroenterology

Complete Faculty List


Register Online

Physicians & Allied Health    $100    
Residents & Fellows    $25    

Online registration closes February 2, 2022

Cancellation Policy: The full course tuition is refundable, less $25 if your cancellation is received in writing, on or before January 15, 2022.  No refunds will be allowed after this date.
In the unlikely event that the course is canceled, UC San Diego is responsible only for a full refund of the registration fee.

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The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA: The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. For the purpose of relicensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Disclosure: It is the policy of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners through one of the following mechanisms: 1) altering the financial relationship with the commercial interest, 2) altering the individual’s control over CME content about the products or services of the commercial interest, and/or 3) validating the activity content through independent peer review. All persons are also required to disclose any discussions of off label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Persons who refuse or fail to disclose will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity.

Exhibitor Opportunities  

Exhibit Fee - $750

  • Listed on virtual exhibit hall page with hyperlink to vendor website.
  • Acknowledged in Course Syllabus
  • Two complimentary admissions to virtual conference
  • Live chat with attendees via Zoom room at appointed time. *Vendor to supply zoom link.

Please read the UC San Diego CME Exhibitor Policy then apply to be an Exhibitor. Please note: Payment is due in full prior to the start of the program and no refunds will be issued for cancellations. Credit Card is the preferred method of payment.

For more information about exhibit opportunities, please contact:

Maureen Helinski Clarke, CMP
Program Manager
Phone: (858) 534-1302
Fax: (858) 534-1896

Contact Us

UC San Diego School of Medicine
Continuing Medical Education
9500 Gilman Drive, MC0947
La Jolla, CA 92093-0947
Phone: (858) 534-3940 or (888) 229-6263
Fax: (858) 534-1896

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