2016 Postgraduate Course Syllabus (Book)
Series: Postgraduate Course Resources
Order the printed syllabus from the 2016 AGA Postgraduate Course: Cognitive and Technical Skills for the Gastroenterologist and learn about the newest advances that will help you make confident decisions for your patients.
The syllabi include comprehensive details of all sessions, including abstracts, key points, references, slides, graphs, charts and tables, learning objectives and reference lists.
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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.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Balance the application of cognitive and technical skills to best meet the needs of your patients.
- Utilize pharmacological, psychological and dietary approaches to manage functional GI disorders.
- Appraise the pros and cons of existing and emerging approaches to manage Crohn‘s disease and ulcerative colitis.
- Apply evidence-based strategies to manage common esophageal disorders.
- Formulate effective approaches for managing acute pancreatitis, biliary strictures and pancreatic cysts.
- Comprehend the management of liver diseases, including hepatitis B and C, liver masses, NAFLD and the complications of portal hypertension.
- 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.
- Analyze and assimilate the current best practices for managing colonoscopy preparations, and anti-coagulants/anti-platelet agents in the peri-procedure period.
- Implement quality-based metrics in clinical practice.