Course Information
6th Annual UCLA-Mellinkoff Gastroenterology and Hepatology Symposium

The Beverly Hilton
Beverly Hills, California
March 09, 2018 to March 10, 2018


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Course Description

The 6th Annual UCLA-Mellinkoff Gastroenterology and Hepatology Symposium has been designed as an interactive, case-based learning activity to educate healthcare professionals on the evaluation and management of patients with gastrointestinal disorders. Audience participation is encouraged through panel discussions and audience response system. 

The hands-on session will provide a valuable learning opportunity, though no accredited hours will be issued for this portion.

Target Audience

Gastroenterologists, GI Endoscopists, Hepatologists, GI Physician Assistants, GI Nurse Practitioners, GI Nurses, GI Fellows and Other Allied Healthcare Professionals

Registration Information

Enrollment

To enroll click here.

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
6th Annual UCLA-Mellinkoff Gastroenterologyand Hepatology Symposium 2018
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 (310) 794-2624.

By Phone

Use your American Express, MasterCard, VISA, or Discover card. Call (310) 794-2620

Course Fees

Registration: Didactic

  • $375 Physicians
  • $300 Past UCLA GI Fellows, Retired Physicians and other Non-Physicians

Syllabus

  • An online syllabus will be available to all participants
  • You may request a hard copy in the Online Enrollment

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by Friday, February 23, 2018 and will be subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be granted after that date. If, for any reason, the course is cancelled, discontinued, or rescheduled by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, a full refund will be provided.

Faculty

Course Director

V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, FACG, FASGE, AGAF
Director of Interventional and General Endoscopy
Health Sciences Professor of Clinical Medicine
Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Course Co-Director

Eric Esrailian, MD, MPH
Co-Chief, Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases
Director, Melvin and Bren Simon Digestive Diseases Center
Lincy Foundation Chair in Clinical Gastroenterology
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Invited Faculty

Maria T. Abreu, MD
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Martin Kalser Chair in Gastroenterology
Director, Crohn’s & Colitis Center
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Michael L. Kochman, MD, AGAF, FASGE
Wilmott Family Professor of Medicine
Center for Endoscopic Innovation, Research, and Training
Gastroenterology Division
University of Pennsylvania Health System

Jason B. Samarasena, MD, FACG
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Endoscopic Ultrasound/Interventional
Endoscopy Training Program Head, Advanced Endoscopic Imaging
H. H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of California, Irvine

David A. Schwartz, MD, FACG, AGAF
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Amandeep Shergill, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, UC San Francisco
Director of Endoscopy, San Francisco VA Health Care System

UCLA Faculty

Simon W. Beaven, MD, PhD*
Research and Medical Director, UCLA Center for Obesity and Metabolic Health (COMET)
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Pfleger Liver Institute

Lin Chang, MD*
Vice Chief, Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases
Program Director, UCLA GI Fellowship Program
Co-Director, G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience
Professor of Medicine

Gina Choi, MD*
Health Sciences Assistant Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Pfleger Liver Institute
Dumont-UCLA Liver Transplant Center

Jeffrey L. Conklin, MD*
Medical Director, Center for Esophageal Disorders
Director, Gastrointestinal Motor Function Laboratory
Health Sciences Professor of Medicine

Lynn Shapiro Connolly, MD, MSCR*
Director, Clinical Affairs, Community Practices
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Timothy R. Donahue, MD
Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology
Vice Chair, Cancer Surgery, Department of Surgery
Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program
Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

Francisco Durazo, MD, FACP*
Chief, Transplant Hepatology
Medical Director, Dumont UCLA Liver Transplant Center
Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Medicine and Surgery

Mohamed El Kabany, MD*
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine and Hepatology
Pfleger Liver Institute

Kevin Ghassemi, MD*
Director, Clinical Affairs, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Practices
Associate Director of Clinical Programs, UCLA Center for Esophageal Disorders
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Gary Gitnick, MD, FACG*
Co-Chief, Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases
Fran and Ray Stark Foundation Chair
Professor of Medicine

Steven-Huy Han, MD, AGAF, FAASLD*
Director, Hepatology Clinical Research Center
Program Director, Transplant Hepatology Fellowship
Assistant Director, UCLA Asian Liver Center
Pfleger Liver Institute
Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Division of Liver and Pancreas Transplantation

Daniel Hommes, MD, PhD*
Director, Melvin and Bren Simon GI Quality Program
Professor-In-Residence of Medicine

Nancee Jaffe, MS, RDN*
UCLA Digestive Health & Nutrition Clinic

Dennis Jensen, MD*
Director, Hemostasis Program
Director, NIH GI Training Grant
Associate Director, CURE: Digestive Diseases Research Center
Professor of Medicine

Rajinder Kaushal, MD*
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Kianusch Kiai, MD, MS
Clinical Professor, Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
Director of Community Perioperative Practices
Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Stephen Kim, MD*
Director, Faculty Career Development in Advanced Endoscopy
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Anne Y. Lin, MD, MSHS
Chief Quality Officer, Division of General Surgery
Assistant Professor, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Folasade P. May, MD, PhD, MPhil*
Core Investigator, VA HSR&D Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation & Policy
Investigator, Cancer Prevention Control Research
UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Co-Director, Global Health Education Program
UCLA Center for World Health
Assistant Director, UCLA STAR Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Emeran A. Mayer, MD, PhD*
Director, G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience
Co-Director, CURE: Digestive Diseases Research Center
Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Psychiatry

Melinda C. Rogers, MD, MS*
Scholar, Faculty Advancement in Interventional Endoscopy
Health Sciences Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Bennett E. Roth, MD*
Clinical Professor Emeritus of Medicine

Sammy Saab, MD, MPH, AGAF, FAASLD, FACG*
Professor of Clinical Medicine and Surgery
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Head, Outcomes Research in Hepatology
Pfleger Liver Institute

Jenny Sauk, MD*
Director, Clinical Care, UCLA Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Alireza Sedarat, MD*
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Rimma Shaposhnikov, MD*
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Christopher M. Tarnay, MD, FACOG
Chief, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Chief of Staff, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Urology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Kirsten Tillisch, MD*
Chief of Integrative Medicine, Greater Los Angeles VA
G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience
Health Sciences Associate Professor of Medicine

* Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Program Agenda

Friday, March 09, 2018

7:00 – 7:50 Registration and Breakfast
7:50 – 7:55 Welcoming Remarks
Gary Gitnick, MD, UCLA
7:55 – 8:00 Course Overview
V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, UCLA
Functional Bowel DiseaseModerator: Lynn Shapiro Connolly, MD, MSCR, UCLA
8:00 – 10:00 An Interactive Case-based Discussion
 
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS-C and IBS-D)
  • Functional Dyspepsia
  • Gas, Bloating and Cramping
  • Functional Diarrhea and Constipation
  • Role of Diet in These Symptoms and Syndromes
Panel: Lin Chang (MD, UCLA), Nancee Jaffe (MS, RDN, UCLA), Emeran A. Mayer (MD, PhD, UCLA), and Kirsten Tillisch (MD, UCLA)
10:00 – 10:20 Break
Liver DisordersModerator: Mohed El Kabany, MD, UCLA
10:20 – 10:40 Hepatitis C: The Final Chapter
Sammy Saab, MD, MPH, UCLA
10:40 – 11:00 Chronic Hepatitis B: A Search for a Cure
Steven-Huy Han, MD, UCLA
11:00 – 11:20 Fat, Fat and More Fat: Updates on the Scourge of NAFLD/NASH
Simon W. Beaven, MD, PhD, UCLA
11:20 – 11:40 Autoimmune Liver Disease
Gina Choi, MD, UCLA
11:40 – 12:10 Challenging Patient Cases and Q & A
Panel including Francisco Durazo, MD, UCLA
12:10 – 1:00 Lunch
Pancreaticobiliary DiseaseModerator: V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, UCLA
1:00 – 1:20 Maximizing ERCP Cannulation Efficiency and Minimizing Trauma
Michael L. Kochman, MD, University of Pennsylvania
1:20 - 1:40 Autoimmune Cholangiopathy and Pancreatitis
Alireza Sedarat, MD, UCLA
1:40 – 2:00 Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis: When to Refer to Surgery
Timothy R. Donahue, MD, UCLA
2:00 - 2:20 The Evolving Role of EUS in Pancreatic Disease
Stephen Kim, MD, UCLA
2:20 – 2:40 Challenging Patient Cases and Q & A
Panel
2:40 - 3:00 Break
Women’s GI IssuesModerator: Rimma Shaposhnikov, MD, UCLA
3:00 – 3:20 The Use of Common GI Medications in Pregnancy
Rimma Shaposhnikov, MD, UCLA
3:20 – 3:40 Bowel Control and the Perils of Pregnancy: Functional Disorders of the Ano-rectum in Women
Christopher M. Tarnay, MD, UCLA
3:40 – 4:00 Hemorrhoids and Fissures: Diagnosis and Management of Complications
Anne Y. Lin, MD, MSHS, UCLA
4:00 – 4:20 Challenging Patient Cases and Q & A
Panel
4:20 Adjourn Didactic Session
4:30 - 5:30 Hands-On Session – No CME Credit*
Faculty: Kevin Ghassemi (MD, UCLA), Stephen Kim (MD, UCLA), Michael L. Kochman (MD, U Penn), V. Raman Muthusamy (MD, UCLA), Melinda C. Rogers (MD, MS, UCLA), Bennett E. Roth  (MD, UCLA), Jason B. Samarasena (MD, UC Irvine), Alireza Sedarat (MD, UCLA), Andeep Shergill (MD, MS, UC San Francisco)
5:30 Adjourn Hands-On Session

 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

7:00 – 7:55 Registration and Breakfast
7:55 – 8:00 Welcoming Remarks
Eric Esrailian, MD, MPH, UCLA
Inflammatory Bowel DiseasesModerator: Jenny Sauk, MD, UCLA
8:00 – 10:00 An Interactive Case-based Discussion

Crohn’s Disease
  • The Refractory Crohn’s Disease Patient Failing Anti-TNF Therapy
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in Crohn’s Disease
  • Management of Perianal Crohn’s Disease

Ulcerative Colitis
  • Counseling Patient on Risks/Benefits of Biologic Therapy
  • Recurrent C. difficile in UC
  • Steroid-dependent Ulcerative Colitis Refractory to Biologic Therapy
Panel: Maria T. Abreu (MD, University of Miami), Daniel Hommes (MD, PhD, UCLA), David A. Schwartz (MD, Vanderbilt University)
10:00 – 10:20 Break
Improving Endoscopic PracticeModerator: Stephen Kim, MD, UCLA
10:20 – 10:40 Transitioning to an All Anesthesia Endoscopic Unit: Lessons Learned
Kianusch Kiai, MD, MS, UCLA
10:40 – 11:00 Protecting the Endoscopist: Ergonomics in the Endoscopy Unit
Amandeep Shergill, MD, MS, UC San Francisco
11:00 – 11:20 Q & A
Endoscopy Video Forum: Primer on Common TechniquesModerator: Bennett E. Roth, MD, UCLA
11:20 - 12:20 Primer on Common Techniques
Stephen Kim (MD, UCLA),  Michael L. Kochman (MD, U Penn), V. Raman Muthusamy (MD, UCLA), Bennett Roth (MD, UCLA), Andeep Shergill (MD, MS, UCSF), Jason B. Samarasena (MD, UC Irvine), Alireza Sedarat (MD, UCLA)
12:20 – 1:20 Lunch
Upper GI DisordersModerator: Kevin Ghassemi, MD, UCLA
1:20 – 1:40 Barrett’s Esophagus: An Update on Recently Developed Quality Metrics
V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, UCLA
1:40 - 2:00 Managing Eosinophilic Esophagitis: The Role of Diet, Medications and Endoscopy
Kevin Ghassemi, MD, UCLA
2:00 – 2:20 Esophageal Physiology Testing: Which Test to Use and When
Jeffrey L. Conklin, MD, UCLA
2:20 - 2:40 Endoscopic Management of Upper GI Bleeding
Dennis Jensen, MD, UCLA
2:40 – 3:00 Challenging Patient Cases and Q & A
Panel
3:00 – 3:20 Break
Colorectal Cancer Screening: Improving Access and QualityModerator: Rajinder Kaushal, MD, UCLA
3:20 – 3:40 Colorectal Cancer Screening: Achieving 80% by ’18 - How Close Are We?
Folasade P. May, MD, PhD, MPhil, UCLA
3:40 – 4:00 A Primer on Colonoscopy Preparations and Diet
Jason B. Samarasena, MD, UC Irvine
4:00 – 4:20 Tips to Improve Your Ability to Detect, Inspect and Characterize Colon Polyps
Stephen Kim, MD, UCLA
4:20 – 4:40 Alternatives to Optical Colonoscopy for Screening: Virtual and Capsule Colonoscopy
Amandeep Shergill, MD, MS, UC San Francisco
4:40 – 5:00 Challenging Patient Cases and Q & A
Panel
5:00 Course Summary and Final Announcements
V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, UCLA
5:05 Adjourn

 

Objectives

Following the completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Apply the updated colon cancer guidelines to the screening surveillance of colon cancer
  2. Discuss controversies in disease diagnosis and/or management in patients with a broad range of liver disease
  3. Articulate diagnostic therapeutic approaches to management of patients with pancreatic disorders
  4. Develop a plan of care for the sufferer of IBS
  5. Analyze challenging patient cases to identify appropriate clinical approaches to improve patient outcomes for IBD
  6. Apply new guidelines and advancements for the diagnosis and therapy of esophageal disorders
  7. Review how to endoscopically manage patients with gastrointestinal disorders

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 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 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.

Miscellaneous

The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
The Beverly Hilton is a Forbes Four-Star hotel that combines the excitement of Hollywood and the prestige of Beverly Hills. Distinctive amenities include the Aqua Star Pool and Aqua Star Barber Beauty Spa.
Learn more at www.beverlyhilton.com

Overnight Accommodations
We urge you to make reservations early. A limited block of rooms, at a special rate of $285 + tax (deluxe) and $325 + tax (studio suite), has been reserved. The rates will be honored three days pre-and post-meeting based on group room availability. Internet access is complimentary to overnight guests.

To receive this special rate, you must make your reservation before the room block is filled and by the expiration date of February 12, 2018. 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 a room, call (310) 285-1307 and ask for UCLA Digestive Diseases block. Or make a reservation online at https://aws.passkey.com/e/49288619

Conference Parking
Daily Self-Parking - $18
Daily Valet Parking - $25
Overnight Parking - $42

Symposium and Registration Inquiries
Contact course coordinator, Trisha James:

  • trishajames@mednet.ucla.edu
  • (310) 267-5345