What's New in GI 2020 (RP2002E)

Dallas, TX US
February 15, 2020

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

Target Audience

Family Practice
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Internal Medicine
Surgery - Colon and Rectal
Surgery - Oncology

Learning Objectives

  • Apply the new goals of 'treat to target' for management of patients with IBD. Describe symptoms and care for patients with complex IBD.
  • Identify the etiology of diarrhea cause by medications and commonly ingested foods.
  • Distinguish between the types of commonly seen pancreatic cysts, understand which cysts need surveillance, and when surgical intervention should be considered.
  • Discuss how to reduce risk of cancer in Barrett's esophagus, premalignant conditions of the pancreas, and for patients with a family history of cancer or inherited genetic syndrome.
  • Explain the indications, uses, and contraindications for novel treatments in upper and lower GI bleeding.
  • Describe the different types of bariatric surgery and endoscopic treatments for weight loss.
  • Explain the potential complications and nutrition issues that can occur with bariatric surgery.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA
  • 6.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/15/2020 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
02/15/2020 - 4:00pm
7:00 AM8:00 AMRegistration/Breakfast 
8:00 AM9:20 AMSession 1 – Inflammatory Bowel Disease 
  Therapeutic Targets and Endpoints in IBD CareTasneem Ahmed, D.O.
  Drug-induced Colitis  David Fudman, M.D.
  Complicated Cases in IBDTasneem Ahmed, D.O., David Fudman, M.D.
9:20 AM10:30 AMSession 2 - Diet, Diarrhea, and Drugs 
  Functional Diarrhea – Causes and ManagementRozina Mithani, M.D., Roopa Vemulapalli, M.D.
  Pharmacological Therapies in GI Motility Disorders  Sravanya Gavini, M.D., Rozina Mithani, M.D.
  Diet and GI DisordersNeha Patel, M.D.
10:30 AM10:50 AMBreak 
10:50 AM11:45 AMSession 3 - State of the Art/Keynote speaker – Surveillance and Management of Pancreatic Cysts 
  Surveillance and Management of Pancreatic Cysts

Grace H. Elta, M.D.

University of Michigan Gastroenterology

11:45 AM1:00 PMLunch Reception 
1:00 PM2:20 PMSession 4 - Cancer Prevention in GI 
  Preventing Cancer in Barrett’s EsophagusDutch S. Vanderveldt, M.D., Kerry Dunbar, M.D., Ph.D.
  Controversies in Colon Cancer ScreeningDivya Bhatt, M.D., Maria Tian, M.D.
  Genetics and Cancer PreventionSara Pirzadeh-Miller, M.S., CGC
2:20 PM2:35 PMBreak 
2:35 PM3:55 PMSession 5 - Potpourri of GI Topics 
  New Treatments for GI BleedingJorge Suarez, M.D., Filoshia Barrow, BSN, RN
  Weight Loss Therapies – Surgical vs. Endoscopic Treatment: 
  • Bariatric Surgery Basics – Criteria, Options, Complications
Sara Hennessy, M.D., Benjamin Schneider, M.D.
  • Bariatric Cases – How to Select Patients for Endoscopic vs. Surgical Management
Anna Tavakkoli, M.D.
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.

Kerry Dunbar, MD, PhD
Course Director

Neha Patel, MD
Course Director

Ezra Burstein, MD
Committee member

Nisa Kubiliun, MD
Committee member

Tasneem Ahmed, MD
Committee member

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) 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™. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AMA
  • 6.00 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
Course expires: 


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To register:

  1. Create an account in EthosCE, online learning management system, by selecting the "create an account" link at the bottom of the page or "log-in" to your existing account.
  2. Return to this course page, click "Register" tab, and select the designated fee.
  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.

Refund Policy:

A $25 handling fee will be deducted from cancellation refunds. Refund requests must be received by email at cmeregistrations@utsouthwestern.edu by January 24, 2020. No refunds will be made thereafter.

**Limited onsite registration will be available