12th Annual “State of the Gut” An Update on Gastrointestinal Disorders 2019

Brookfield, WI US
September 13, 2019

Primary care providers as well as physician extenders and nurses frequently encounter gastrointestinal and hepatic disorders in the populations they treat. There have been advances in this area and due to the large amount of medical information available to providers, it is challenging to stay up to date. This is frequently manifested in referrals where inappropriate diagnostic studies and therapies are utilized. These frequently delay appropriate management and may result in harm to the patients. In addition, our faculty receive various communications from providers requesting recommendations to manage this population.


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Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

1.) Recognize tests available for evaluation of the patient with dysphagia and when to utilize them in different patient populations.

2.) Recognize non-IBD colon disorders in patient cohorts and develop an evaluation plan specific to the patient.

3.) Familiarize oneself with the therapies used in the treatment of constipation as well as their safety profile.

4.) Determine and evaluation plan for the patient who presents with abnormal liver tests.

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: 
09/13/2019 - 7:00am CDT
Event ends: 
09/13/2019 - 4:15pm CDT

7:00-8:00 am       Registration and continental breakfast

8:00-8:10 am       Welcome (Reza Shaker, MD/José Franco, MD)         

8:10-8:30 am       Testing your GI/Hepatology Knowledge (José Franco, MD)

8:30-8:55 am       Approach to the Patient with Dysphagia (Patrick Sanvanson, MD)

8:55-9:20 am       Incidental Pancreatic Lesions (Phillip Chisholm, MD)

9:20-9:55 am       Acute Pancreatitis (Srivats Madhavan, MD)

9:55-10:15 am     BREAK

10:15-10:40 am   Approach to the Patient with Abnormal Liver Tests (James Esteban, MD)

10:40-11:05 am   GI and Liver Disorders During Pregnancy (Aiman Ghufran, MD) 

11:05-12:00 pm   Panel Discussion                                                             

12:00-1:00 pm     LUNCH: Meet the Professor luncheon; small group discussions

1:00-1:25 pm       Approach to the Patient with Constipation (Dilpesh Agrawal, MD)

1:25-1:50 pm       Approach to the Patient with Diarrhea (Amir Patel, MD)

1:50-2:15 pm       New Therapies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Ling Mei, MD)

2:15-2:35 pm       BREAK

2:35-3:05 pm       Non-IBD Colonic Disorders (Poonam Beniwal-Patel, MD)

3:05-4:00 pm       Panel Discussion

4:00-4:15 pm       Wrap-up and summary (José Franco, MD)

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

Activity Director & Speaker:
José Franco, MD; Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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

Abdul Khan, MD; Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Kristin Granlund, PA-C; Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Kenneth Christensen, PA-C; Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Andrea Fetherston, NP; Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Kari Warren, Senior Administrative Assistant; Gastroenterology and Hepatology

José Franco, MD; Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Patrick Sanvanson, MD; Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Phillip Chisholm, MD; Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Srivats Madhavan, MD; Gastroenterology and Hepatology

James Esteban, MD; Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Aiman Ghufran, MD; Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Dilpesh Agrawal, MD; Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Amir Patel, MD; Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Ling Mei, MD; Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Poonam Beniwal-Patel, MD; Gastroenterology and Hepatology





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.

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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