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2016 Postgraduate Course USB

Postgraduate Course Resources

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Order the USB from the 2016 AGA Postgraduate Course: Cognitive and Technical Skills for the Gastroenterologist to gain acces to the the newest advances in gastroenterology that will help you make confident decisions for your patients. Watch presentations and learn new information even when your Internet connection is limited.

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View all of the 2016 AGA Postgraduate Course Resources.

Who Should Take this Course

This activity is intended for gastroenterologists, GI fellows, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health-care professionals who treat GI disorders.

Takeaways

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Balance the application of cognitive and technical skills to best meet the needs of your patients.
  2. Utilize pharmacological, psychological and dietary approaches to manage functional GI disorders.
  3. Appraise the pros and cons of existing and emerging approaches to manage Crohn‘s disease and ulcerative colitis.
  4. Apply evidence-based strategies to manage common esophageal disorders.
  5. Formulate effective approaches for managing acute pancreatitis, biliary strictures and pancreas cysts. 
  6. Comprehend the management of liver diseases, including hepatitis B and C, liver masses, NAFLD and the complications of portal hypertension.
  7. Understand the pathogenesis of common GI cancers and apply rational endoscopic and non-endoscopic approaches to prevent and manage familial and non-familial colon cancer.
  8. Analyze and assimilate the current best practices for managing colonoscopy preparations, and anti-coagulants/anti-platelet agents in the peri-procedure period.
  9. Implement quality-based metrics in clinical practice. 

About the Instructors

Course Director: Adil E. Bharucha, MBBS, MD, AGAF
Co-Directors: Edward V. Loftus Jr., MD, AGAF, and Norah Terrault, MD, MPH

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