The University of Chicago Digestive Diseases Review 2017

The University of Chicago Digestive Diseases Review 2017


The University of Chicago Digestive Diseases Review

University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences Specialty Review (SA-CME)

This comprehensive review covers management of gastrointestinal diseases; including endoscopic therapy, surgical intervention, screening, and the management of complicated GI diseases via a multi-disciplinary approach.

Stay Current in Digestive Diseases

This activity draws from the expertise of the University of Chicago’s internationally and nationally renowned physicians, who will help you to better:

  • Keep up with the latest advancements regarding the biology and treatment of patients with digestive diseases
  • Apply new knowledge in GI, hematology, and nutrition with this review in gastroenterology
  • Integrate current guidelines into daily practice when preventing and managing digestive diseases

Topics / Speakers

Liver Diseases

  • Updates in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease – Michael Charlton, MD
  • Current Management of Hepatitis C – Andrew Aronsohn, MD
  • State-of-the-Art in Liver Transplantation – John J. Fung, MD, PhD
  • Panel and Case Discussion – Faculty

Colorectal Polyps and Cancer

  • KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Colorectal Cancer Screening in 2017 – Carol Burke, MD, FACG
  • Panel and Case Discussion – Faculty
  • Management of Gastrointestinal Bleeding on Antithrombotics – Neil Sengupta, MD
  • Challenging Cases from the University of Chicago – Faculty

Esophageal, Gastric and Small Bowel Diseases

  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis in 2017 – Robert Kavitt, MD, MPH
  • Novel Endoscopic Obesity Treatments – Christopher Chapman, MD
  • State-of-the-Art in Small Bowel Bleeding – Carol E. Semrad, MD
  • Panel and Case Discussion – Faculty
  • Updates in Pancreatic Diseases – Andres Gelrud, MD, MMSc
  • Updates in Fecal Microbial Transplant – Joel Pekow, MD

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

  • IBD Therapy in 2017 – Russell D. Cohen, MD
  • Therapeutic Monitoring in IBD – Sushila Dalal, MD
  • Surgery for IBD in the Era of Biologic Therapies – Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS
  • Panel and Case Discussion – Faculty


The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Date of Original Release: July 15, 2017

Learning Objectives

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

  • Evaluate up-to-date evidence-based medical practices in the diagnosis and treatment of liver diseases
  • Identify patients that can benefit from liver transplantation using the latest scientific evidence
  • Describe strategies to screen for, treat, and manage colorectal cancer and polyps
  • Recognize the role of emerging technologies for medical and surgical management of gastrointestinal diseases
  • Apply new knowledge to challenging cases in gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition
  • Compare therapeutic options available to patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Intended Audience

This activity has been planned for Gastroenterologists, Surgeons, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Residents/Fellows.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *