Second Annual Peter D. Stevens Course on Innovations in Digestive Care

April 25 & 26, 2013
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY

Take advantage of breakout sessions, live OR cases and animal hands-on labs to get the latest updates on innovations for the management of gastrointestinal diseases and disorders. You will also have an unique opportunity to learn about the current trends in interventional and surgical procedures — with topics covering patient selection, familiarizing yourself with instrumentation, understanding present day limitations and opportunities of new technologies and approaches.

Target Audience

Colon and rectal surgeons; GI and general surgeons; interventional gastroenterologists; interventional endoscopists; nurses; pediatric gastroenterologists; pediatric surgeons; thoracic surgeons

Course Co-Directors

John Chabot, MD, FACS
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Michel Kahaleh, MD, AGAF, MACG, FASGE
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Charles Lightdale, MD, AGAF, MACG, FASGE
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Jeffrey Milsom, MD, FACS, FACG
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Amrita Sethi, MD
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Robbyn Sockolow, MD, AGAF
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understand endoscopic drainage of pancreatic fluid collections.
  • Update on minimally invasive techniques in surgery.
  • Review of options in acute and chronic pancreatitis.
  • Understand the latest progress in biliary and pancreatic cancer.
  • Review the use of ablation therapy for GI cancer.
  • Learn and discuss the latest in prevention of complications in endoscopy.
  • Understand and discuss the endoscopic approach/management of surgical complications.
  • Review the most current advances in pancreatic disorders.
  • Understand single port laparoscopy.
  • Discuss the early diagnosis of esophageal and gastric cancer.
  • Explore different palliation for pancreatic-biliary cancers.
  • Review and discuss the latest advances in colorectal cancer surgery.
  • Increase knowledge of pediatric surgery.
  • Learn the latest advances in therapeutic endoscopy.
  • Review the most current pediatric nutrition advances.
  • Increase knowledge of optimal screening for pancreatic and biliary cancers.
  • Understand the latest advances in pediatric gastroenterology.
  • Understand the management of malignant and benign biliary strictures.
  • Increase knowledge of the usage of interventional echoendoscopy.
  • Increase knowledge of the use of robotics in the digestive track.
  • Understand the place of NOTES and alternative pathways in endoscopy.


Bentley Hotel
500 East 62nd Street
New York, NY 10065
Phone: 1-888-664-6835
Fax: 212-207-4800

In order to take advantage of the negotiated group rate of $249/night plus tax at the Bentley Hotel, please make your reservation by Monday, March 25, 2013. You must reference NewYork-Presbyterian Innovations in Digestive Care to receive the negotiated group rate. The room block will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Use the phone number above to make a reservation. 

CME Information

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses adn physician assistants are encouraged to check with their accrediting organization to ensure they accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

Additional Information

If you have specific questions regarding the course, contact Jessica Scully at or 201-346-7011.

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