Spring Postgraduate Course
2013 AGA Spring Postgraduate Course: Putting Patients First: Actionable Evidence for Clinical Practice
Learn from the foremost experts on GI and hepatology, each of whom will end his or her talk with three actionable points that you can start using as soon as you return to your practice. The course ends with a roundup of the “best of the best” take-home points presented during the program.
NEW for 2013: The course schedule has changed to allow attendees the opportunity to participate in other DDW sessions, including the new AGA/ASGE Presidential Plenary on Saturday morning. The new Spring Postgraduate Course schedule is Saturday, May 18, 1–6 p.m. and Sunday, May 19, 8:30 a.m.–5:35 p.m.
Course Director: Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS, AGAF, FACG
Co-Directors: Neena Abraham, MD, MSCE, FACG, FASGE and Corey Siegel, MD, MS
Upper GI Tract
- PPI Adverse Events: Fact vs. Fiction.
- Barrett’s Esophagus: Who to Watch, When to Treat?
- Antithrombotics and the Endoscopist: What You Need to Know.
- Endoscopy Update: Clip, Drip, Spray and Burn: Tailoring Your Approach to Non-Variceal Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding.
Functional GI Disorders
- What Causes “Functional” Bowel Disorders? Recent Insights and What They Mean for the Clinician.
- Food: The Forgotten Factor in Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
- Evolving Science of Behavioral Treatments for Functional GI Disorders.
- Managing Fecal Incontinence: New Medical and Surgical Approaches.
NEW: Emerging Technologies in GI Clinical Practice: The Future is Now
- The Health Technology Revolution: Get Up to Speed, or Get Passed By.
- Dr. Twitter and Dr. Google at your Service: Real-Life Examples of Using Social Media for GI Patient Care and Clinical Research.
- The Electronic Patient Interview: Using PCs, Tablets and Smartphones to Assess GI Symptoms without Replacing the Doctor.
- The Quantified Patient: Using Apps and Wireless Sensors to Monitor Your Patients Between Visits.
Hepatology and Pancreaticobiliary
- Imaging the Biliary Tree: Choosing the Right Modality for your Patient.
- Pancreatic Cysts: Endoscopic Imaging and Management.
- The New Age of Hepatitis C Management: Clinical Pearls of Wisdom to Maximize Outcomes.
- Managing Ascites in 2013: Evolving Approaches to an Age-Old Problem.
- Endoscopy Update: Proven and Emerging Strategies for Variceal Hemorrhage.
- Not your Grandmother’s C. diff Infection.
- Colon Cancer Screening Strategies: Where Are We Now, And Where Are We Headed?
- Familial Polyposis: Recognizing and Referring Appropriately.
- Getting Patients Prepped: Strategies to Maximize Bowel Prep Quality.
- Endoscopy Update: Latest Approaches to Polyps Big and Small.
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
- Breaking Through: The Most Likely Next Available IBD Treatments.
- Optimizing Anti-TNF Therapy: Clinical Significance of Drug Levels, Antibodies and When to Switch.
- Personalizing Treatment Decisions for Crohn’s Disease: What to Start and When to Stop?
- Do IBD Medications Cause Cancer?
- Management of your Pregnant IBD Patients.
- Endoscopy Update: Evolving Strategies for Endoscopic Surveillance in IBD.
- Putting Patients First: Top Take-Home Points from the Meeting to Bring Back to your Patients
- Learn the top 10 clinical take-home points to bring back to your GI and liver patients.
- Gain new appreciation for the evolving role of health technology in your everyday GI practice, including social media, patient-provider portals, novel apps and wireless sensors for managing patients.
- Survey the latest data about foregut disorders, including Barrett’s esophagus, use of PPIs for acid-peptic disorders, GERD and upper GI hemorrhage.
- Review best practices for appropriately managing peri-procedural antithrombotics.
- Recognize approaches to better tailor and personalize safe and effective therapies for your patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
- Understand emerging and evidence-based models regarding the pathogenesis and management of functional GI disorders.
- Learn about novel imaging and management approaches for pancreatic diseases.
- Study emerging evidence for how best to manage liver diseases, including hepatitis C, ascites and variceal hemorrhage.
- Reevaluate your approach to colon cancer prevention with new data regarding colonoscopy screening, bowel preparations and polyp management.
The AGA Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AGA Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education, all faculty and planning partners must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 12 months. The AGA Institute implements a mechanism to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners.