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7:15 a.m. 

Registration/Exhibits/Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. 

Welcome & Introductions
Program Chair, Vivek Kaul, MD
Course Directors, Shivangi T. Kothari, MD & Thomas E. Werth, MD

8:10 a.m.

"Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding: what to do when the Endoscopy (EGD) and Colonoscopy are normal?” 
Danielle E. Marino, MD

8:30 a.m.

“Quality Indicators for the Doctor Performing Screening Colonoscopy: What you should expect from your Endoscopist” 
Anil K. Sharma, MD

8:55 a.m.

“Do It Yourself Tricks of the Trade: Simple Solutions in Primary Care to Common GI Consultation Questions”
Arthur J. DeCross, MD

9:20 a.m. 

Question and Answer Session

9:30 a.m. 

“Endoscopic Management of Gastrointestinal Cancer”
Vivek Kaul, MD

9:55 a.m. 

“The Impact of Endoscopic Ultrasound”   
Truptesh Kothari, MD

10:15 a.m. 

Question and Answer Session

10:25 a.m. 

Break / Exhibits

10:45 a.m. 

“Bariatric Surgery: When to Refer Your Obese Patient” 
Joseph A. Johnson MD

11:10 a.m.

“Expensive but Effective All Oral Chronic Hepatitis C Treatments—Update, and how to improve patient access”
Thomas Werth MD

11:25 p.m. 

“Endoscopic Treatment of Common Esophageal Disorders"Shivangi Kothari MD

11:50 p.m. 

Question and Answer Session

12:00 p.m. 

Break / Exhibits /Lunch Buffet

12:20 p.m. 

Working Lunch - Workshop A
“Strategies that Increase Adherence to Colorectal Cancer Screening”
Marcia Fowler FNP-C
Working Lunch - Workshop B
“Suspected Reflux Symptoms Despite Adequate Acid Suppression—How esophageal pH and Impedance testing can help” 
Jennifer Darlak,  PA-C

12:55 p.m.

Break (move back to large group session)

1:00 p.m.

"Management of Difficult Gastrointestinal Problems"
Truptesh Kothari, MD, MS; Shivangi T. Kothari, MD; & Danielle Marino, MD

1:25 p.m.

“Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH): What you can do for your patient” 
Benedict J. Maliakkal, MD

1:50 p.m.

“Pitfalls in Cirrhosis Management” 
Jonathan C. Huang DO

2:15 p.m.

“Incidental Lesions found in the Liver on U/S or CT Scanning:  Approach to Management ” 
Gopal A. Ramaraju MD

2:40 p.m.

Question and Answer Session

2:50 p.m.

CME Post Test/Evaluation/Concluding Remarks 
Shivangi T. Kothari MD and Thomas E. Werth, MD

3:10 p.m.  


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