What's New in GI 2017? (RP1702A)

Dallas, TX US
February 18, 2017

This program is designed to provide attendees with the latest updates on what's new in gastrointestinal disease. We will have an ethics presentation that will discuss how to identify various healthcare disparities in gastrointestinal disorders. Emphasis will also be placed on how to determine when to select medical therapy versus endoscopic therapy for Barrett's Esophagus, management of difficult pancreaticobiliary interventional cases, and how to recognize symptoms and use current data to establish diagnosis and formulate the appropriate treatment plan. The attendees will gain a better overall understanding of the newest treatment approaches for gastrointestinal disease and disorders as it is applicable to their scope of practice. 





Target Audience

This course is designed for gastroenterologists, GI surgeons, internists and family practice physicians with an interest in gastroenterology and hepatology.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this symposium, the participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis, establish diagnosis and formulate a treatment plan.
  • Determine when to select medical therapy vs endoscopic therapy for Barrett's Esophagus
  • Employ biologic therapies for refractory IBD including salvage therapy
  • Discuss management of difficult pancreaticobiliary interventional cases with an expert panel
  • Identify and utilize the newest approaches to the treatment of Hepatitis C
  • Recognize healthcare disparities in GI disorders


Saturday Evening Reception

LuminArte Fine Art Gallery
1727 E. Levee Street
Dallas, TX 75207 
Saturday Evening, February 18, 2017

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Transportation is provided

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 AMA
  • 6.25 Attendance
  • 1.00 Ethics
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/18/2017 - 7:30am CST
Event ends: 
02/18/2017 - 4:15pm CST
UT Southwestern Medical Center, William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital Lecture Hall
6200 Harry Hines Blvd.
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX 75235
United States

Course Director:

William Santangelo, MD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Co-Course Director:

Eimile Dalton-Fitzgerald, MD
Fellow Physician, Gastroenterology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX


Accreditation Statement

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas designates this continuing education activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Ethics Credit:

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates the presentation “Ethics and Disparities in Screening: Colorectal and Hepatocellular Cancer Prevention” for 1 hour in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

 Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 6.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.  Participants will earn MOC points claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.



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  3. In the following "checkout" pages you will verify and process your payment.
  4. After registration is completed, a confirmation will be sent by email.

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Available Credit

  • 6.25 AMA
  • 6.25 Attendance
  • 1.00 Ethics


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