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Free Continuing Medical Education Symposium

Gitlin Primary Care Update: The Patient with Gastrointestinal Disease

Friday, April 26, 2019

Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health
Frobese Conference Center • Zaslow Auditorium
1200 Old York Rd,
Abington, PA 19001


Topic-Specific Objectives

 

Common Primary Care Rectal Problems

Soo Y. Kim, MD

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Review common causes for rectal pain.
  2. Discuss a diagnostic and treatment approach to external hemorrhoids.
  3. Describe the approach to a rectal fissure.
  4. Describe new approaches to fecal incontinence.

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Richard C. Wender, MD

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Review the various approaches to colorectal cancer screening.
  2. Explain why the American Cancer Society changed the age requirements.
  3. Discuss screening approach for colorectal cancer in high risk populations.

The Taming Of IBD: New Strategies for a New Era

Stuart M. Lubinski, MD

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Describe the epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease.
  2. Review the signs and symptoms of IBD.
  3. Explain the evaluation of patient with suspected IBD.
  4. Review the treatment strategies for patients with IBD.

The Liver in Times of Dysfunction: A Wise Approach to Abnormal Liver Tests

Cesar A. de la Torre, MD

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Review the epidemiology of abnormal liver function studies.
  2. Discuss the differential diagnosis of abnormal liver function tests.
  3. Describe the evaluation of the patients with abnormal liver functions.

The Failing Liver: The Case for Hepatic Transplantation

David A. Sass, MD

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Discuss the epidemiology of liver transplantation in the U.S.
  2. Describe which patients to refer for evaluation of liver transplant.
  3. Describe the role of living donors for liver transplantation.
  4. Review anti- rejection medications for recipients of liver transplants.

When Chest Pain is non-Cardiac: GERD and the GI Perspective

Priyanka Sachdeva, MD

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Describe the signs and symptoms of GERD.
  2. Compare and contrast treatment approaches for GERD.
  3. Explain when endoscopic evaluation is needed for patients

A Primary Care Approach to Hernias

John Phu, MD

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Review common hernias in adult patients.
  2. Discuss the accuracy of physical exam for detecting hernias.
  3. Explain when to refer patients for surgery and the various surgical approaches.

The Patient with Gallbladder Disease

Jeffrey W. Kolff, MD

OBJECTIVES

  1. Describe the signs and symptoms of the patient with gallbladder disease.
  2. Discuss the accuracy of diagnostic testing for evaluation of the patient with gallbladder disease.
  3. Review which patients will require an ERCP.
  4. Discuss how to manage a gallbladder drain outside of the hospital.

It’s Not Just Cancer: The Approach to an Inflamed Pancreas

Daniel A. Ringold, MD

OBJECTIVES

  1. Describe signs and symptoms of acute and chronic pancreatitis.
  2. Review the pancreatic abnormalities commonly found on gastrointestinal imaging.
  3. Explain the work up of pancreatic lesions.