“State of the Gut” An Update on Gastrointestinal Disorders 2016

Brookfield, WI US
September 30, 2016

Each year over 5000 referrals are made to the GI and Hepatology Division at Froedtert Hospital by primary care physicians. These referrals cover a broad area of disorders including upper and lower gastrointestinal disorders, hepatic and biliary disorders and pancreatic disorders. These referrals are made in various stages of evaluation and treatment. The inconsistencies in the evaluation and management of these disorders frequently leads to delays in providing standard of care therapies and evaluations. Primary care providers are in a unique position to provide optimum care for patients afflicted by these disorders.

Currently primary care providers lack awareness as to how evaluate and initiate management of patients with gastrointestinal, hepatic, biliary and pancreatic disorders. Previous attendees to the State of the Gut Update have informed our division that the topics covered and the recommendations made at the update have significantly improved the care that they are able to provide to their patients. Additionally, the rapid development and amount of data that primary care providers are exposed to and expected to master is overwhelming. Attendees at previous conferences have recommended topics for future updates and this has formed the foundation of this year's update.  Despite this, the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology continues to receive referrals with poorly performed evaluations and inappropriate therapies. The planning committee has concluded that the performance of primary care providers treating gastrointestinal, hepatic, biliary and pancreatic disorders needs to improve.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 6.5 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

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*For more information contact: Kari Warren at 414-955-6850

Target Audience

Gastroenterologists, Hepatologists, Primary Care Physicians, Registered Nurses, Physician Assistants, Fellows and Residents.

Learning Objectives

  1. Diagnose and manage patients with complications of end-stage liver disease including ascites and hepatic encephalopathy.
  2. Evaluate patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding.
  3. Diagnose vascular disorders affecting the gastrointestinal tract as well as the liver.
Additional information


Kari Warren
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-6850
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 6.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/30/2016 - 7:00am CDT
Event ends: 
09/30/2016 - 4:30pm CDT
Sheraton Brookfield Hotel
375 South Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005
United States

The Sheraton Brookfield
375 South Moorland Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53005

Phone: 1-262-364-1100
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Activity Director & Speaker:
José Franco, MD; Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Patrick Sanvanson, MD
Abdul Khan, MD
Amir Patel, MD
Murad Aburajab, MD
Charles Marn, MD
Achuthan Sourianarayanane, MD
Syed Rizvi, MD
Adam Schiro, MD
Darren Ballard, MD

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following person

Andres Yarur, MD; Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Conference Planner & Speaker)

Andres Yarur, MDPrometheusSpeaker


Available Credit

  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 6.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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