2016-04-28 14:54:58 UTC

H. Pylori Infection: Consensus and Controversy

Chicago, IL.




Review of treatments for H. Pylori Infection:

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About the Instructors

Nimish B. Vakhil, MD, AGAF, FASGE, FACP

Dr Vakil is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison WI. Dr Vakil is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association the American College of Physicians & the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.  He is currently the US editor of Endoscopy and served for many years as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. 

He has published over 240 articles in such journals as New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, American Journal of Gastroenterology, and Archives of Internal Medicine. He has chaired the Practice parameters committee of the American College of Gastroenterology and served on the publications committee of the American College of Gastroenterology and the Research committee of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He serves on the editorial board of the following journals: Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Evidence-based Gastroenterology and Digestive and Liver Diseases.  Dr Vakil led an international consensus on the definition of GERD (Montreal Definition of Gasro-esophageal reflux disease that has become the most cited publication in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. He co-authors the section on Peptic Ulcer disease for Uptodate and authored the chapter on Peptic Ulcer Disease in the current edition of Slesinger and Fordtran’s Textbook of gastroenterology.

Dr Vakil has received a number of awards including the Blaine Brower fellowship of the American College of Physicians, the research prize of the European H. Pylori study group and an alumnus award from Northwestern University.   His research interests include GERD, peptic ulcer disease, H pylori infection and dyspepsia.   

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