What's New in GI 2019 (RP1902B)

Dallas, TX US
February 16, 2019

What’s New in GI 2019 will cover novel developments in treatment of achalasia, new medications and treatment algorithms for inflammatory bowel disease, evaluation and management of pancreatic cysts and common issues and new developments in colonoscopy. Experts will discuss frequently encountered issues in gastroenterology, such as use of probiotics and gluten-free diets, eosinophilic esophagitis, and gastric intestinal metaplasia. 

This program is designed to provide attendees current information on how to recognize symptoms and use current data to establish diagnosis and formulate the appropriate treatment plans for the management of gastrointestinal diseases. Several topics will be presented at a live, one day symposium through lectures and question and answer sessions by experts in the field of gastroenterology. 

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Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

  • Distinguish between the types of commonly seen pancreatic cysts, and understand which cysts need surveillance, and when surgical intervention should be considered
  • Recognize the differences between celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and the role of a gluten-free diet
  • Review safety issues in colonoscopy, including updates in polypectomy techniques, management of peri-procedural antithrombotic agents, the role of team-based care (including nursing) in the endoscopy lab
  • Utilize the most recent data, recommendations, and guidelines related to management of gastric intestinal metaplasia
  • Recognize how the new IBD medications fit in to our known algorithm for managing patients and to understand the potential side effects of each medication
  • Recognize the diagnostic and treatment options for microscopic colitis
  • Describe the role of probiotics in management of GI disorders
  • Utilize the most recent data, recommendations, and guidelines to manage eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Describe the evaluation and management of achalasia
  • Apply clinical recommendations for colorectal cancer screening in unique and diverse populations


Additional Information

PDF icon Syllabus and Faculty Disclosures917.03 KB
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA
  • 6.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/16/2019 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
02/16/2019 - 4:00pm





7:30 AM

8:00 AM

Breakfast and Registration


8:00 AM

9:55 AM

Session 1








New Algorithms in IBD Management

Tasneem Ahmed, D.O.



Safety Issues and Health Monitoring in IBD

Annie Feagins, M.D.



Celiac and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

Roopa Vemulapalli, M.D.



Microscopic Colitis

David Fudman, M.D.

9:55 AM

10:15 AM

Break / Meet the Sponsors


10:15 AM

11:00 AM

Session 2: Keynote




Achalasia: State of the Art

Prakash Gyawali, M.D.

Guest Speaker
Washington University School of Medicine

11:00 AM

11:50 AM

Session 3




Probiotics in the Management of GI Disorders

Byron Cryer, M.D.



Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Sravanya Gavini, M.D., M.P.H.

11:50 AM

1:05 PM

Extended Lunch / Reception


1:05 PM

3:55 PM

Session 4




Intestinal Metaplasia and Gastroesophageal Cancer

Kerry Dunbar, M.D., Ph.D.



Management of Pancreatic Pre-Malignant Lesions

Speakers/Panel: John Mansour, M.D., Anna Tavakkoli, M.D., Dutch Vanderveldt, M.D.

Moderator: Dutch Vanderveldt, M.D.



Colorectal Cancer Screening in Unique and Diverse Populations

Christian Mayorga, M.D.



Case-Based Issues in Colonoscopy

Speakers/Panel: Filoshia Barrow, BSN, RN, Deepak Agrawal, M.D., Maria Tian, M.D.

Moderator: Deepak Agrawal, M.D.


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UT Southwestern Medical Center - T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building Auditorium (NG3.112)
6001 Forest Park Rd.
Dallas, TX 75235
United States

Parking: The parking garage is located adjacent to the T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building. The garage entrance is to the right of the front building entrance. Use elevator to third floor and follow direction signs to the conference room.

Program accessibility: We accommodate people with disabilities. Please call 214-648-2166 for more information. To ensure accommodation, please register as soon as possible.

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Kerry Dunbar, MD, PhD
Associate Professor - Department of Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

William Santangelo, M.D.
Professor - Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas


Ezra Burstein, M.D., Ph.D.
Division Chief - Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases
Department of Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Filoshia Barrow, RN
RNII - Charge Nurse
GI Lab 
Clements University Hospital
Dallas, Texas

Allen Kirby, MBA, BSN, RN
Clinical Education and Professional Practice
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas



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 designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Maintenance of Certification (MOC):

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 6.0 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.

Continuing Nursing Education:

UT Southwestern University Hospitals is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 6.08 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AMA
  • 6.00 Attendance


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Refund Policy:

A $25 handling fee will be deducted from cancellation refunds. Refund requests must be received by email at cmeregistrations@utsouthwestern.edu by February 1, 2019. No refunds will be made thereafter.

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