Debates and Controversies in GERD, Esophageal Motility, and Obesity Management

De Pere, WI US
December 3, 2016

The aim of the symposium is to familiarize the audience with the current status and future directions of treatments for common and uncommon diseases of the foregut.

Diseases of the foregut include extremely common conditions like gastroesophageal reflux disease and rare motility disorders such as achalasia.  The diagnostic and treatment approaches to these conditions continue to evolve at a rapid pace.

The course is a debate style format designed to highlight several of the more controversial areas in foregut surgery. It is organized into 3 broad tracks (achalasia, GERD, obesity) where specific controversies will be covered.  Experts in GI medicine and surgery will moderate each track.  Specific patient scenarios will be presented to the audience prior to the presentations in each track.  Upon completion of each speaker’s talk and an opportunity for open debate and discussion, the audience will be polled once again as to how they might manage the same patient presented prior to the panel.  We hope to see that the audience will at least understand or consider alternatives to treatment they might not have considered prior to attending this course. 

Baseline data on knowledge and treatment preferences will be attained at the course and assessed again immediately following the course. .

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

AMA CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 5.25 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
 

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A $4.00 non-refundable processing fee will be assessed for all registrations. 

Cancellation refunds will be provided at 50% of the original registration fee.
 

This course is complimentary for Internal Nurses, APPs, Fellows, Residents and Students; however registration is required; for instructions on how to receive your complimentary registration you must contact Heidi Brittnacher at 414-805-9427 or hbrittna@mcw.edu before attempting to register on-line.

Target Audience

Physicians and Allied Health Care Professionals

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the pros and cons of pneumatic dilation, surgical myotomy, and POEM for achalasia
  • Describe how to perform a POEM procedure
  • Understand the different options for managing GERD including the pros and the cons of each approach
  • Describe techniques and technical tips for the surgical management of massive paraesophageal hernias and difficult reoperative foregut surgical procedures
  • Discuss the outcomes of modern bariatric surgical procedures
  • Understand the options in the evolving field of endoscopic obesity management
Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Name: 
Heidi Brittnacher
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 805-9427
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 5.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
10/07/2016
Course expires: 
02/28/2017
Event starts: 
12/03/2016 - 9:30am
Event ends: 
12/03/2016 - 4:00pm
Cost:
$4.00
St. Norbert College
161 Reid Street
Gehl-Mulva Science Center (GMS 1097 Classroom)
De Pere, WI 54115
United States

MCW FACULTY

Arash Babaei, MD
Assistant Professor
Division of Gastroenterology and
Hepatology

Matthew Goldblatt, MD
Associate Professor
Division of General Surgery

Tammy L. Kindel, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of General Surgery

Benson T. Massey, MD
Professor
Division of Gastroenterology and
Hepatology

Kathleen Simon, MD
Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellow
Division of General Surgery

In accordance with the ACCMEⓇ standard for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following person(s):

NameCompanyRole

Jeffrey Marks, MD
Program Director, Case Surgery
Residency Program
Director of Surgical Endoscopy
Professor, Department of Surgery
University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Merck

Olympus

Fujifilm

Honorarium/Consultant

Honorarium/Consultant

Honorarium/Consultant

W. Scott Melvin, MD
Chief, Division of General Surgery
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
Department of Surgery
Montefiore Medical Center Albert
Einstein College of Medicine

Stryker Endoscopy

Olympus

Honorarium/Consultant

Honorarium/Consultant

Andrew Kastenmeier, MD
Assistant Professor
Division of General Surgery
Gore Honorarium/Speaker
Jon Gould, MD
Associate Professor and Chief
General Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
Torax MedicalConsulting Fee 

In accordance with the ACCME® standards for Commercial Support Number 6, these relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved.

Available Credit

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

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/07/2016
Course expires: 
02/28/2017

Price

Cost:
$4.00
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