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Course Director(s)

Robert S. Brown Jr., MD, MPH
Vice Chair, Transitions of Care, Department of Medicine;
Clinical Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Garrett Lawlor, MD
Associate Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program

David Carr-Locke, MD
Professor of Medicine
Benjamin Lebwohl, MD, MS
Herbert Irving Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Christine L. Frissora, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine


Thursday, November 29, 2018  Pre-Conference Satellite Dinner Symposium (Complementary)
Friday, November 30, 2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018


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Description & Objectives

Update in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition is a two-day review course that focuses on important recent developments and current controversies in gastrointestinal and liver disease, gastrointestinal cancers, endoscopy and abdominal organ transplantation. The format will consist of succinct presentations and extensive discussion with audience participation. During the luncheon session, participants will have an opportunity for in-depth discussions with faculty on specific topics of their choosing. 

The program is targeted toward a nationwide audience of gastroenterologists, internists, medical oncologists, nutritionists and surgeons. Topics to be covered will include, among others, challenges in GI disease related to anatomical structure and function; approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of IBS and IBD; an update in treating gastrointestinal malignancies; advances in GI and advanced hepatobiliary endoscopy, and the latest state-of-the-art developments in treating viral hepatitis.

At the conclusion of the program, participants will be better able to:

Describe new pharmacotherapy in the treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, including treating Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and enhanced surgical treatments for IBD.

Improve the ability to monitor and both optimize and personalize the dosing of anti-TNF agents.

Gain insight and understanding of the role and appropriate use of use anti-integrin therapy.

Describe the safety profile of various therapeutics in treating IBD in the pregnant patient.

Discuss the role of new therapies for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and hepatocellular carcinoma.

Describe new developments in the treatment of C. difficile colitis.

Recognize the utility of pharmacologic and endoscopic therapies for reflux disease and Barrett’s esophagus.

Gain insight on the endoscopic management of esophageal cancer.

Describe the role of endoscopic mucosal dissection and endoscopic surgery and STER for treating early GI malignancies.

Determine appropriate candidates for ablation of Barrett’s esophagus.

Understand the role of new endoscopic techniques such as POEM for treating achalasia.

Describe the role of therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound in clinical practice.

Understand the potential role for probiotics in the management of gastrointestinal disorders.

Learn novel endoscopic techniques for improving care of patients with complicated hepatobiliary diseases and pancreatitis.

Recognize the clinical utility of endoscopic techniques for managing pancreatic fluid collections.

Describe the current treatment options for chronic pancreatitis

Improve understanding of how to evaluate and treat patients with upper gastrointestinal motility and functional bowel disorders.

Learn optimal dosing strategies for colonoscopy bowel preparation so as to improve adenoma detection and colon cancer prevention.

Meeting Location

Columbia University Medical Center
Bard Hall

50 Haven Avenue
New York, NY 10032


Parking is available at the following locations – however the conference cannot offer discounts at these locations. Attendees are responsible for all costs associated with the parking lot.

SW corner of 165th St
And Fort Washington Ave 
New York, NY
Kinney Parking
1101 St. Nicholas Avenue
B/W 165th & 166th St.
New York, NY 10032
Central Parking
528 West 162nd Street,
B/W Broadway & St. Nicholas
New York, NY 10032
Data Group Parking
514 West 168th St
New York, NY 10032-4308


Thursday November 29, 2018
Pre-Conference Satellite Dinner Symposium (Complementary)

  • Early registration fees (postmarked, faxed or e-mailed before November 1st, 2018)
    Physicians 1 day - $ 225.00
    Physicians 2 days - $ 400.00
    NYP/CUMC/Cornell Physicians 1 day - $ 175.00
    NYP/CUMC/Cornell Physicians 2 days - $ 300.00
    Nurses and PAs 1 day - $ 175.00
    Nurses and PAs 2 days - $ 300.00
    Fellows 1 day - $ 60.00
    Fellows 2 days - $ 100.00
    Syllabus Hard Copy- $ 75
    SYLLABUS will be available in PDF Format prior to the conference. No Syllabus will be mailed.

  • Registration fees (postmarked, faxed or e-mailed after November 1st, 2018)
    Physicians 1 day - $ 250.00
    Physicians 2 days - $ 425.00
    NYP/CUMC/Cornell Physicians 1 day - $ 200.00
    NYP/CUMC/Cornell Physicians 2 days - $ 325.00
    Nurses and PAs 1 day - $ 200.00
    Nurses and PAs 2 days - $ 325.00
    Fellows 1 day - $ 75.00
    Fellows 2 days - $ 125.00
    Syllabus Hard Copy- $ 75
    SYLLABUS will be available in PDF Format prior to the conference. No Syllabus will be mailed.

    Please Note: On-line registration closes at 12:00pm on Wednesday, November 29, 2018
    Onsite registration fees
    Physicians 1 day - $ 275.00
    Physicians 2 days - $ 450.00
    NYP/CUMC/Cornell Physicians 1 day - $ 200.00
    NYP/CUMC/Cornell Physicians 2 days - $ 325.00
    Nurses and PAs 1 day - $ 225.00
    Nurses and PAs 2 days - $ 350.00
    Fellows 1 day - $ 90.00
    Fellows 2 days - $ 150.00
    Syllabus Hard Copy- $ 75
    SYLLABUS will be available in PDF Format prior to the conference. No Syllabus will be mailed.


Space is Limited. Early Registration is Encouraged.

By Mail:

Complete the registration form and mail with full payment to
Columbia University
Department of Medicine
ATTN: CME events
622 West 168th Street, PH8 East 105
New York, NY 10032

By Fax:
Registrants may fax the registration form with credit card information to:
(212) 305 - 8466

On-Line Registration:

By Telephone:
(212) 342 - 2107

Accreditation/Designation of Credit

Satisfactory Completion
Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety.  Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Columbia University and Amedco LLC.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement
 Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of X.XX AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to X.XX MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse Practitioners
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) recognizes the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as approved accreditors and allow reciprocity for AANPCP continuing education credit.

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Before the program, all faculty will disclose the existence of any financial interest and/or other relationship(s) (e.g. employee, consultant, speaker's bureau, grant recipient, research support, stock ownership or any other special relationship) they might have with

a) the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) to be discussed during their presentation and/or

b) any commercial contributor to this activity. When unlabeled uses are discussed, these will also be indicated.

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Any participant with special needs must submit a written request to our office at least one month prior to the course date.

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