Digestive Disease Week Meeting Review 2018

Brookfield, WI US
September 29, 2018

Digestive Diseases Week (DDW) is the largest and most prominent annual conference for gastroenterology and Hepatology. The conference highlights advances in diagnostics as well as therapeutics. It is the conference where new advances are first presented. It is of vital importance that community gastroenterologists who utilize our referral network be updated on these advances. Based on feedback from previous attendees, there is significant interest in this data which directly translates into improving patient care.

Target Audience

Gastroenterologists, Hepatologists, as well as phycican assistants and nurse practitioners

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the newest and most effective therapies for pancreatic cancer.
  2. Utilize the newest in the management of peptic ulcer disease
  3. Recognize new developments in the management of inflammatory bowel disease.
Additional information


Kari Warren
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-6850
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 4.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/29/2018 - 7:30am CDT
Event ends: 
09/29/2018 - 12:30pm CDT

Course Director: José Franco, MD

Moderator: Joseph Geenen, MD

7:30-8:00         Registration and continental breakfast

8:00-8:30         Esophageal Disorders (Benson Massey, MD; Tarun Sharma, MD; Nedhi Patel, MD)

8:30-9:00         Peptic Ulcer Disease and Upper GI Bleeding  (William Berger, MD; Gary Gerstner, MD; Tatyana Taranukha, MD)

9:00-9:30         Liver Disorders (Achuthan Souria, MD; Anushka Baruah, MD)

9:30-10:00       Pancreas and Biliary Disorders (Abdul Khan, MD; Lyndon Hernandez, MD; Bharat Rao, MD)

10:00-10:15     BREAK

10:15-10:45     Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Daniel Stein, MD; Nilay Kumar, MD; Geoffrey Dang-Vu, MD)

10:45-11:15     Functional Disorders (Patrick Sanvanson, MD; James Kwiatt, MD; Jacob Laine, MD)

11:15-11:45     GI Screening (Kia Saeian, MD; Rajesh Santharam, MD; Francis Edeani, MD)

11:45-12:30    Wrap up/Questions

12:30               LUNCH

The 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
Hotel Reservations: 888-627-8235

Course Director: José Franco, MD
Moderator: Joseph Geenen, MD

Planning Committee:

  • José Franco, MD; Gastroenteorlogy and Hepatology
  • Kia Saeian, MD; Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Daniel Stein, MD; Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Reza Shaker, MD; Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Kristin Granlund, PA-C; Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Kenneth Christensen, PA-C; Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Kari Warren, Senior Administrative Assistant; Gastroenterology and Hepatology


  • Anushka Baruah, MD
  • William Berger, MD
  • Geoffrey Dang-Vu, MD
  • Francis Edeani, MD
  • Gary Gerstner, MD
  • Lyndon Hernandez, MD
  • Abdul Khan, MD
  • Nilay Kumar, MD
  • James Kwiatt, MD
  • Jacob Laine, MD 
  • Benson Massey, MD
  • Nedhi Patel, MD
  • Bharat Rao, MD        
  • Kia Saeian, MD
  • Rajesh Santharam, MD
  • Patrick Sanvanson, MD
  • Tarun Sharma, MD
  • Achuthan Souria, MD
  • Daniel Stein, MD
  • Tatyana Taranukha, MD

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

NameNameDaniel Stein, MD; Abbvie, Takeda, Pfizer, Janssen; Honorarium; Speaker.  Abbvie; Honorarium; Consultant




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 4.25 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 4.25 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Available Credit

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


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