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UCLA-Mellinkoff Gastroenterology Symposium
In Recognition of Dr. Sherman M. Mellinkoff’s Commitment to Medical Education and Research
Enrollment is closed!

Montage Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills, CA
March 08, 2013 to March 10, 2013

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Course Description

The UCLA-Mellinkoff Gastroenterology Symposium will provide updates on the diagnosis, management and palliation of various gastrointestinal and liver disorders through video case-based presentations, formal lectures, Q & A panel and audience participation activities. Video cases are highlighted to address important challenges and potential solutions in the endoscopic management of digestive and related disorders. Renowned faculty will share their specialized expertise and audience participation is strongly recommended. This agenda has been specifically designed to offer practical approaches and solutions that healthcare professionals may readily integrate into their daily practice.


Registration Information

Enrollment

Online

The course has reached maximum capacity and we are no longer accepting any more enrollments. There will not be any door registration available for this course.

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

Office of Continuing Medical Education
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
The UCLA Mellinkoff Gastroenterology Symposium
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512

By Fax

Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to the Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA at 310-794-2624.

By Phone

Use your MasterCard, VISA, or Discover. Call 310-794-2620.

Registration Fee

  • $300 - Physicians ($50 discount for past UCLA GI Fellows)
  • $175 - Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Retired Physicians and Other Healthcare Professionals
  • $50 - Fellows, Residents and Trainees
Fee includes registration in the program, syllabus, breakfast, break and lunch.

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by Monday, February 18, 2013 and will be subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be granted after that date. If, for any reason, the course must be cancelled, discontinued, or rescheduled by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, a full refund will be provided.



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Faculty

Course Directors

Eric Esrailian, MD, MPH
Vice Chief, Division of Digestive Diseases
Lincy Foundation Chair in Clinical Gastroenterology
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

V. Raman Muthusamy, MD
Director of Interventional Endoscopy
Associate Director of Endoscopy
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Digestive Diseases
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Bennett Roth, MD
Chief, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy/Director, Medical Procedure Units
Director, Post-Graduate Education Programs
Medical Director, UCLA Center for Esophageal Disorders
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Digestive Diseases
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Distinguished Invited Faculty

Thomas M. Deas, Jr., MD
President, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)

Sri Komanduri, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Interventional Endoscopy
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Nimisha K. Parekh, MD, MPH
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center
Director, GI Fellowship Training Program
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of California, Irvine

John J. Vargo, MD, MPH
Chairman, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Vice Chairman, Digestive Disease Institute of the Cleveland Clinic

UCLA Course Faculty

Simon W. Beaven, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Digestive Diseases and Pfleger Liver Institute
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Ronald W. Busuttil, MD, PhD
Distinguished Professor and Executive Chair
The William P. Longmire, Jr. Chair in Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Department of Surgery
Chief, Division of Liver and Pancreas Transplantation
Director, The Pfleger Liver Institute

Lin Chang, MD
Co-Director, Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress (CNS)
Director, Digestive Health and Nutrition Clinic
Professor of Medicine
Division of Digestive Diseases
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Daniel D. Cho, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Digestive Diseases
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Jennifer M. Choi, MD
Associate Director, Clinical Care, UCLA Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Digestive Diseases
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Daniel Cole, MD, MPH
Director of Gastroenterology Endoscopy Lab - UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Digestive Diseases
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Lynn S. Connolly, MD, MSCR
Clinical Instructor of Medicine
Division Digestive Diseases
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Timothy R. Donahue, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Assistant Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
UCLA Center for Pancreatic Diseases
Institute for Molecular Medicine
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Francisco Durazo, MD
Medical Director, Dumont-UCLA Liver Transplant Program
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Division of Digestive Diseases
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Erik Dutson, MD
Executive Medical Director, UCLA Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology (CASIT)
MIS Fellowship Director
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Department of Surgery David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Terri Getzug, MD
Director, Familial Mediterranean Fever Clinic
Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Digestive Diseases David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Kevin Ghassemi, MD
Director, Clinical Programs, UCLA Center for Esophageal Disorders
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Digestive Diseases

Gary Gitnick, MD
Chief, Division of Digestive Diseases
Fran and Ray Stark Foundation Chair
Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Steven-Huy Han, MD
Director, Hepatology Clinical Research Center
Assistant Director, UCLA Asian Liver Program Pfleger Liver Institute
Professor of Medicine and Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Gregory Harmon, MD
Director, Celiac Disease Program
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Digestive Diseases
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Daniel Hollander, MD
Director, Broad Medical Research Program, The Broad Foundation
Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Daniel Hommes, MD, PhD
Director, Clinical Care & Clinical Research, UCLA Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Director, GI Quality Program
Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Dennis Jensen, MD
Director, Hemostasis Program
Division of Digestive Diseases
Associate Director, UCLA CURE: Digestive Diseases Research Center
Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Rome Jutabha, MD
Director, UCLA Center for Small Bowel Diseases, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
Division of Digestive Diseases
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Thomas Kovacs, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Digestive Diseases
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Emeran A. Mayer, MD
Director, Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress (CNS)
Co-Director, CURE: Digestive Diseases Research Center
Professor of Medicine, Physiology, and Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
Division of Digestive Diseases
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Erin O'Leary, MS, CGC
Cancer Genetic Counselor
UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Mark Ovsiowitz, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Digestive Diseases
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Joseph Pisegna, MD
Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Bruce A. Runyon, MD
Director of Hepatology, UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center
Clinical Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Sammy Saab, MD, MPH
Head, Outcomes Research in Hepatology
Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Assistant Professor of Nursing
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Brennan M.R. Spiegel, MD, MSHS
Director, UCLA GI Fellowship Training Program
Director, UCLA/VA Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE)
Associate Professor of Medicine
UCLA School of Public Health
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Kirsten Tillisch, MD
Associate Professor
Division of Digestive Diseases
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Myron J. Tong, MD, PhD
Director of Clinical Hepatology
Associate Director, UCLA Liver Cancer Center
Director of Asian Liver Center
Professor of Medicine and Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Rabindra R. Watson, MD
Clinical Instructor of Medicine
Division of Digestive Diseases David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Wilfred Weinstein, MD
Professor Emeritus
Division of Digestive Diseases David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Zev A. Wainberg, MD
Medical Director, UCLA Colorectal Cancer Center
Co-director, UCLA GI Oncology Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA



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Program Agenda

Friday, March 8, 2013

7:00 Registration and Breakfast
7:45 Welcome and Introduction
Gary Gitnick, MD
7:50 Course Overview
V. Raman Muthusamy, MD & Bennett Roth, MD
Esophageal Disorders
Moderator: Bennett Roth, MD
7:55 Spectrum of GERD - PPI Failure, Esophageal Physiology Testing - Help or Hindrance?
Thomas Kovacs, MD
8:15 Barrett's Esophagus - Have We Found a Cure?
V. Raman Muthusamy, MD
8:35 Dysphagia - Stenosis, Dysmotility, and Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Kevin Ghassemi, MD
8:55 Q & A Panel
Functional GI Disorders
Moderator: Daniel Cole, MD, MPH
9:15 Chronic Constipation - When the Going Gets Tough
Kirsten Tillisch, MD
9:35 Chronic Nausea and Vomiting - Causes and Remedies
Lin Chang, MD
9:55 The Gut and the Brain - New Insights, Pathophysiology
Emeran Mayer, MD
10:15 Q & A Panel
10:35 Break
Liver Disorders I
Moderator: Myron Tong, MD, PhD
10:55 Hepatitis B - Treatment and Consequences
Steven-Huy Han, MD
11:15 Hepatitis C - New Therapeutic Paradigms
Sammy Saab, MD, MPH
11:35 Management of Difficult Problems Related to Portal Hypertension
Bruce A. Runyon, MD
11:55 Q & A Panel
12:20 Lunch and Lecture
Future of Endoscopic Practice in the New Era of Health Care Delivery
Thomas M. Deas, Jr., MD
Current and Future Issues in Endoscopy
Moderator: Daniel Cho, MD
1:30 Update on Endoscopy and GI Bleeding
Dennis Jensen, MD
1:50 Deep Enteroscopy - Which Technique is Right for Me?
Rome Jutabha, MD
2:10 Advances in Endoscopic Imaging - Help or Hype?
Sri Komanduri, MD, MS
2:30 Q & A Panel
2:50 Break
Quality Issues in Endoscopy
Moderator: V. Raman Muthusamy, MD
3:10 Controversies Before Performing Endoscopy - Antibiotics, Anti-Coagulants and Anesthesia
John Vargo, MD, MPH
3:35 Colorectal Cancer Screening – Current and Future Practice - The Mandate for Quality
Brennan M.R. Spiegel, MD, MSHS
3:55 Q & A Panel
Endoscopy Video Session I
Moderator: Bennett Roth, MD
4:15 Endoscopy Videos
5:30 Adjourn

Saturday, March 9, 2013

7:00 Registration and Breakfast
7:45 Welcoming Remarks
Eric Esrailian, MD, MPH
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Moderator: Daniel Hommes, MD, PhD
7:50 Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Three Things You Just Need to Know
Daniel Hommes, MD, PhD
8:10 Joint Problems in IBD - A Few Simple Take Home Messages
Bennett Roth, MD
8:30 IBD Medication - New Kids on the Block
Jennifer M. Choi, MD
8:50 Vaccinations in IBD Patients - Necessary? Hazardous?
Nimisha K. Parekh, MD, MPH
9:10 Challenging Cases - Panel Discussion
9:55 Break
Liver Disorders II
Moderator: Terri Getzug, MD
10:15 Non-Viral Hepatitis
Simon Beaven, MD, PhD
10:35 Liver Lesions - What To Do
Francisco Durazo, MD
10:55 Liver Transplantation 2013
Ronald W. Busuttil, MD, PhD
11:15 Q & A Panel
11:45 Lunch
Intestinal Disorders
Moderator: Mark Ovsiowitz, MD
1:00 Celiac Disease - Current and Future Trends in Management
Gregory Harmon, MD
1:20 Clostridia Difficile - The Gift That Keeps on Giving
Daniel Hollander, MD, PhD
1:40 Microscopic Colitis
Eric Esrailian, MD, MPH
2:00 Chronic Diarrhea - When You're Running Out of Options
Wilfred Weinstein, MD
2:20 Q & A Panel
2:40 Break
Endoscopic Video Session II
Moderator: V. Raman Muthusamy, MD
3:00 Endoscopy Videos
5:00 Adjourn

Sunday, March 10, 2013

7:00 Registration and Breakfast
7:45 Welcoming Remarks
Bennett Roth, MD
New and Exciting Issues for the Gastroenterologist
Moderator: Lynn S. Connolly, MD, MSCR
7:50 Curing Diabetes with Bariatric Surgery
Erik Dutson, MD
8:10 The Role of the Gastroenterologist in Genetic Counseling
Erin O'Leary, MS, CGC , Genetic Counselor
8:30 Value Based Health Care - You Get What You Pay For
Daniel Hommes, MD, PhD
9:00 Q & A Panel
9:30 Break
Issues of the Pancreas
Moderator: V. Raman Muthusamy, MD
9:50 Management of Recurrent Pancreatitis and Its Complications
Sri Komanduri, MD, MS
10:10 Evaluation of the Asymptomatic Cyst
Rabindra R. Watson, MD
10:30 Neuro-endocrine Tumors
Joseph Pisegna, MD
10:50 Pancreatic Cancer - The UCLA Surgical Experience
Timothy Donahue, MD
11:10 Chemotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer - Efficacy and Benefit
Zev Wainberg, MD
11:30 Q & A Panel
12:00 Adjourn - Boxed Lunch



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Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be better able to:

  1. Describe the applications, execution, and limitations of therapeutic gastrointestinal endoscopy
  2. Outline recent developments in the management of esophageal disorders, including Barrett's esophagus
  3. Discuss recent developments in the management of gastrointestinal bleeding
  4. Describe recent advances in liver disease, including hepatitis, portal hypertension, liver lesions and liver transplantation
  5. Develop clinical skills in the diagnosis and care of patients with functional GI and intestinal disorders
  6. Incorporate novel IBD treatment strategies into clinical practice
  7. Apply the updated colon cancer guidelines to the screening and surveillance of colon cancer
  8. Discuss future trends in health care management and delivery that affect the practicing gastroenterologist



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Accreditation

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12511, for 8 contact hours of C.E. for Day 1, 8 contact hours for Day 2 and 4 contact hours for Day 3.

According to the criteria of the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN), 19.8 hours earned in this activity are considered GI-specific for the purpose of recertification by contact hours through the ABCGN.



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Disclosures

The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is "truly independent" and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that nonpromotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program's participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy now mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.



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Miscellaneous

Meeting Location

Montage Beverly Hills
225 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Exuding vintage Hollywood style paired with modern luxury, Montage Beverly Hills offers the best of both worlds. Sophisticated, inviting and reflective of its glamorous Beverly Hills setting, this urban oasis is set in the midst of a vibrant city. Distinctive amenities include award-winning cuisine, a 20,000-square-foot spa and an iridescent rooftop pool with panoramic views. Impeccable service is also in flawless alignment with your every 21st century need.

For more information, visit the hotel’s website at http://www.montagebeverlyhills.com.

Overnight Accommodations

We urge you to make reservations early. A limited block of rooms, at a special rate of $325 + tax per night, has been reserved at the Montage Beverly Hills. The rates will be honored three days pre- and three days post-meeting based on group room availability. Guests have complimentary use of the 24-hour fitness center and spa features such as co-ed mineral pool, private relaxation lounges, steam, sauna and private whirlpool. Internet access is also free to overnight guests.

To receive the special rate, you must make reservations before the room block is filled or by the expiration date of Thursday, February 14, 2013. Attendees are responsible for their own reservations. The standard hotel individual reservation cancellation policy will apply to the individual reservations, unless otherwise specified.

To reserve your room, please call the reservation number at 888-860-0788. Please make sure to ask for the "UCLA" block.

Conference Parking

Daily Parking $12
Overnight Parking $40

Symposium Inquiries

Contact course coordinator, Trisha James at 310-267-5345 or trishajames@mednet.ucla.edu



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