2014 James W. Freston Conference — Therapeutic Innovations in Microbiome Research and Technology: A Further Look into Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

Aug. 16 & 17, 2014 • InterContinental Chicago, IL

If you attended the conference and are looking for slides, please contact Jamie Parreco directly.

International experts will examine how fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has reached innovative heights as well as prompted more aggressive research in utilizing gut microbiota to treat various GI disorders. Attendees will address issues regarding translational studies of FMT, including its safety and efficacy in the clinical setting. Investigators will be able to explore how FMT impacts the treatment of C. difficile infection, IBD, and whether FMT has the potential to serve as a remedy for more prevalent diseases such as obesity.

The scheduled breakout sessions will also allow for more focused learning on specific aspects of FMT — from implementing protocols to emerging applications — and provide additional opportunities for networking with faculty and colleagues.

Don’t miss it: Attend the wine and cheese reception with poster session on Saturday at 4:30 to network with your colleagues.

Course Directors

Stacy A. Kahn, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Gastroenterology
University of Chicago, IL
David T. Rubin, MD, AGAF
Professor of Medicine
University of Chicago, IL

View an attendee list to find out who else is at the meeting.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the scientific basis and rationale for FMT.
  • Better understand existing and potential clinical applications of FMT.
  • Discuss regulatory issues surrounding FMT.
  • Recognize the ethical and social issues associated with FMT.

Refund Policy

A written cancellation request must be faxed to AGA Member Services at 301-272-1774, or emailed to member@gastro.org, by Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. There is a $50 processing fee for cancellations received on or before Aug. 1. Refunds will be processed upon cancellation, minus fee. Cancellations received after the stated deadline and “no shows”, will not be issued a refund.

Cancellation Policy for Complimentary Registration

Cancellation of complimentary registration must be made by Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Cancellations made after this date, as well as “no-shows,” will be assessed a $50 cancellation fee.


The AGA Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

The AGA Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

If you have questions or concerns about your CME credits, or would like a certificate sent to you via email, please email education@gastro.org

At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to claim 8 Maintenence of Certification (MOC) points. If you are board certified and intend to claim MOC for the course, please send an email to MOC@gastro.org with your first name, last name, and ABIM number to receive further instructions. Please note that MOC for this course will be available until Aug. 18, 2015.

Additional Information

For questions or concerns regarding registration contact AGA Member Services at member@gastro.org.

AGA staff encourages you to fill out the evaluation provided to you at the beginning of the meeting; if you have questions or feedback about the course in addtiion to this, please contact Jamie Parreco at jparreco@gastro.org.

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