• President's Welcome, Timothy Wang, MD, AGAF
  • Course Overview, Suzanne Rose, MD, MSEd, AGAF

Session 1: Hot Topics

  • Abdominal Pain and Opioid Therapy: What Every Gastroenterologist Needs to Know
    David Dickerson, MD
  • What Does Microbiome Have to Do With Obesity?
    Octavia Pickett-Blakely, MD, MHS
  • Viral Hepatitis: After the Cure
    Norah Terrault, MD, MPH
  • Fecal Microbiota Transplant: How, When and Why
    Lawrence Brandt, MD, AGAF, MACG, FASGE

Session 2: IBD: It’s a Beautiful Day (IBD) to discuss Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

  • Selecting the Correct Therapy for Your Outpatient with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: From Mesalamine to Biologics
    David Rubin, MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP
  • Severe Ulcerative Colitis in the Hospitalized Patient
    William Sandborn, MD, AGAF
  • Surveillance for Dysplasia: What is the Standard of Care in 2017?
    Fernando Velayos, MD, AGAF
  • Managing Special Populations: The Transitioning Adolescent, the Elderly and the Gravid
    Sunanda Kane, MD, MSPH, AGAF
  • Luncheon Breakout Sessions

Session 3: The Biliary Tree and Pancreas

  • Benign and Malignant Strictures
    Douglas Adler, MD, FASGE
  • Acute Pancreatitis: Management and Treatment of Sequelae
    Timothy Gardner, MD
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
    Matthew DiMagno, MD
  • Pancreatic and Biliary Neoplastic Disease
    Michelle Kim, MD, MSc, AGAF

Session 4: Love the Liver

  • Viral Hepatitis
    Robert Brown, MD, MPH
  • Alcoholic Hepatitis and Cirrhosis
    Michael Lucey, MD
  • Autoimmune and Cholestatic Liver Disease
    Keith Lindor, MD, AGAF
  • NAFLD and NASH
    Rohit Loomba, MD, MHSc
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
    Lewis Roberts, MD, PhD, AGAF

Session 5: All Guts and Glory: Esophagus, Stomach and Small Intestine

  • Barrett’s Esophagus
    John M. Inadomi, MD, AGAF
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
    Rhonda Souza, MD, AGAF, FASGE
  • Functional Heartburn
    C. Prakash Gyawali, MD, MRCP, AGAF
  • The Truth about PPIs
    Byron Cryer, MD
  • Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity
    Sheila Crowe, MD, AGAF, FRCPC, FACP, FACG

Session 6: Bringing Up the Rear: Disorders of the Colon and Rectum

  • Colon Cancer Screening and Surveillance: Who, When and How?
    Uri Ladabaum, MD, MS
  • Does Every Big Polyp Need EMR?
    Douglas K. Rex, MD, AGAF, FASGE
  • When in Rome: Update on the Rome IV Criteria for Functional Bowel Disorders
    Asyia Ahmad, MD
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Constipation
    Jennifer Christie, MD
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Lin Chang, MD, AGAF
  • Disorders of the Anorectum
    Neil Hyman, MD

Luncheon Breakout sessions


  • Approach to an Incidental Liver Lesion
    Bilal Hameed, MD
  • Barrett’s Dysplasia: The Role of EMR, Ablation and Surgery
    Gary Falk, MD, MS, AGAF
  • HealthCare Disparities in Gastroenterology: Closing the Gap
    Lukejohn Day, MD
  • Caring for the Geriatric Patient with GI Disorders
    Brijen Shah, MD
  • Quality Improvement in Endoscopy
    Grace Elta, MD, AGAF, FASGE
  • HealthCare Advocacy and Legislative Changes
    John Allen, MD, MBA, AGAF
  • Gastroparesis
    Michael Camilleri, MD, AGAF
  • Motility Testing
    C. Prakash Gyawali, MD, MRCP, AGAF
  • Pregnancy and IBD
    Meenakashi Bewtra, MD
  • New Therapies in Liver Disease
    Naga Chalasani, MD
  • Genetics of Colon Cancer
    Jeffrey Lee, MD, MAS
  • Transitioning the Child with Chronic Gastrointestinal Disease to the Adult Gastroenterologist
    Laura Raffals, MD
  • GI Neoplasia: Advances in Detection and Treatment
    Michelle Kim, MD, MSc, AGAF
  • SexBased Differences in GI Disorders
    Asyia Ahmad, MD

Case-Based Breakout Sessions


  • 21 y/o College Student Returning from Spring Break with Traveler’s Diarrhea
    Byron Cryer, MD
  • 26 y/o Law Student Just Diagnosed with Achalasia … How do You Get Him through Exams?
    Stuart Spechler, MD, AGAF
  • 32 y/o Woman s/p Liver Transplant Who Wants to Get Pregnant
    Natalie Bzowej, MD
  • 56 y/o with Third Episode of C. diff
    Neil Stollman, MD
  • 66 y/o s/p Surgery on Opioids with Constipation
    Michael Camilleri, MD, AGAF
  • 55 y/o with Obscure GI Bleeding
    Lauren Gerson, MD, MSc, AGAF
  • 50 y/o Refusing Colonoscopy for Screening: What are Your Options?
    Jeffrey Lee, MD, MAS
  • 48 y/o Seeking Bariatric Intervention: The Role of Endoscopy
    Christopher Thompson, MD, MSc, FACG, FASGE
  • 35 y/o with HCV: Choosing the Right Therapy
    Raymond Chung, MD, FAASLD
  • 25 y/o Crohn’s Patient Who Has Failed All FDA-Approved Therapies: Assessment and Therapeutic Options
    Edward V. Loftus Jr., MD, AGAF
  • 42 y/o Media Consultant with Severe IBS
    Lin Chang, MD, AGAF
  • 37 y/o with New Dysphagia
    Yuri Saito, MD
  • Techniques to Enhance Imaging of Upper GI Tract Lesions
    Gary W. Falk, MD, MS, AGAF
  • 42 y/o with Abnormal LFTs
    Anna Rutherford, MD