First Annual Medical College of Wisconsin Foregut Symposium

Milwaukee, WI US
October 11, 2014

Registration deadline extended to October 8, 2014!


This educational activity is designed 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.  

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:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live activity for a maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. 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 8.25 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
Please note there is a $2.50 processing fee for all electronic registrations. 
Fellows, Residents and Students must use the Coupon Code FOREGUT
There is a $25.00 cancellation fee
This meeting is being supported by an unrestricted educational grant from The Olympus Corporation, Torax and Covidien.

Target Audience

  • General surgeons
  • Thoracic surgeons
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Advanced practice providers
  • Nurses
  • Fellow and residents
  • Students

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss evolving diagnostic techniques and technologies for evaluating and treating foregut pathology, including:
    • Advances in GI motility assessment
    • Multichannel intraluminal impedance, dual probe pH, Bravo wireless pH
  • Discuss endoscopic therapy of common foregut diseases
  • Describe the evolving treatment options for GERD
  • Identify the mechanisms for persistent or recurrent symptoms following treatments for esophageal motor disorders and how to evaluate and manage these
  • Understand the mechanisms for failure of antireflux procedures and how to evaluate and manage complicated patients who present with issues following fundoplication
Additional information


Dana Schmidman
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 805-5602
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 8.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/11/2014 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
10/11/2014 - 5:30pm
Conference Room M
8800 W. Doyne Ave.
3rd Floor, Clinical Cancer Center
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States
Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West
10499 Innovation Drive
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

A block of rooms will be reserved for registrants until September 26, 2014, at a special rate of $99 single, plus tax, per night. Please call the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 1.877.270.1393 or 414.475.9500, and mention the MCW-Foregut Symposium when making your reservations.



Invited Guest Speakers

Ronnie Fass, MD
Director, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Head, Esophageal Center
Cleveland, Ohio
Eric Hungness, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
MCW Speakers
Arash Babaei, MD
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Kulwinder Dua, MD
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Matthew Goldblatt, MD
General Surgery
Jon Gould, MD
General Surgery
Walter Hogan, MD
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Andrew Kastenmeier, MD
General Surgery
Charles Marn, MD
Benson Massey, MD
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Reza Shaker, MD
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
James Wallace, MD, PhD
General Surgery




Jon Gould, MD

Torax Medical

Medical Advisory Board

Eric Hungness, MD

Baxter Pharmaceutical


Arash Babaei, MD

Somna Therapeutics


Medical Measurement Systems


Ronnie Fass, MD

Vecta Pharmaceutical

Advisory Board

Glaxo Smith Kline

Advisory Board

Medical Measurement Systems


Takeda Pharmaceutical


Reckitt Benckiser

Advisory Board

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.  All other persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Available Credit

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


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