This conference is about providing different perspectives for approaching the diseases providers deal with every day. The journal club provides evidence based data that clinicians need to select the correct test or treatment for their patients. The case presentations give the audience the chance to watch a case unfold step by step and contemplate how they themselves would have managed it. The research focuses on topics and ongoing projects prevalent to division and fosters new ideas. Lack of advanced and updated knowledge of clinical problems in contemporary gastroenterology.
Gaps in this area were identified through evaluations at previously held meetings and practice data on referred or mismanaged patients. There was also a gap in current practice identified in journals or publicized in the media. Also, GI diseases change in terms of diagnostic tests and management options. Presentation of real cases provides the audience an opportunity to contemplate how they would manage the patient compared to how it was managed in the presentation. Especially complicated issues can be raised and the group can discuss based on the different people’s expertise and personal experience.
Group discussion provides exposure to people’s expertise and offers the opportunity to improve both competence and patient outcomes through that exposure. Through repetition, a consensus of management can be reached in certain difficult scenarios that occur repeatedly. We intend to continue our current practice and add more small group discussion opportunities in order to improve care and management of patients as a whole. Additionally, review of the National Clinical Guidelines will ensure that the GI faculty and fellows are up to date in clinical guidelines which aid in patient care.
- Physician Assistants
- Nurse Practitioners
Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to:
- Discuss the nature and variable presentations of GI diseases.
- Apply knowledge gained in the diagnosis and management of GI diseases.
- Develop the habit of presenting cases in formal conference and in small discussions with colleagues to enhance mutual gain of knowledge and ultimately improve patient care.
- Discuss current GI research projects and how the findings impact patient care.
- Explain current GI practices through journal review and small group discussions.
- Analyze research methods and approaches to difficulties encountered during the research process as well as provide ideas on how to overcome these.
Daniel Stein, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
The Medical College of Wisconsin
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians
Designation of Credit Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.