Course Information
7th Annual UCLA Mellinkoff Gastroenterology and Hepatology Symposium

The Beverly Hilton
Beverly Hills, California
March 01, 2019 to March 02, 2019
*Please note that the course syllabus will be available online only to registered attendees.
A password link will be sent prior to the course.





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Course Description

This case-oriented, education program offers healthcare professionals practical and evidence-based approaches to diagnostic and treatment challenges that can have a significant impact on their daily practice. This accredited course will be held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

The 7th Annual UCLA-Mellinkoff Gastroenterology and Hepatology Symposium was designed to offer healthcare professionals practical and evidence-based approaches to diagnostic and treatment challenges that can have a significant impact on their daily practice. UCLA gastroenterology and hepatology experts and other renowned physicians will provide education to attendees through illustrative cases, lively panel discussions, formal lectures, Q & A and video sessions. Audience participation is highly encouraged to further enhance the learning experience.

Hands-on Session – Open to All Attendees

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
Mellinkoff Symposium 2019
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, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Retired Physicians and other Non-Physician Healthcare Professionals
  • $50 Fellows, Residents and Trainees

Registration - Non-CME, Hands-on Session

  • Complimentary

Syllabus

  • Complimentary Online
  • Hard Copy (must request when completing registration)

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by Friday, February 9, 2019 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 Chair

V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, FACG, FASGE, AGAF*†
Director of Endoscopy, UCLA Health System
Health Sciences Professor of Clinical Medicine

Course Co-Chair

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

Invited Faculty

Stephen B. Hanauer, MD
Clifford Joseph Barborka Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Digestive Health Center
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Peter Higgins, MD, PhD, MSc
Professor of Medicine
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Director, Ambulatory and Chronic Disease Clinical Trials Support Unit
University of Michigan

Anthony Lembo, MD
Director, GI Motility and Functional Bowel Disorders Program
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Andrew Ross, MD, FASGE
Section Head, Gastroenterology Department
Medical Director, Therapeutic Endoscopy Center of Excellence
Virginia Mason Medical Center

Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, AGAF, FASGE, FACG, FACP
Chief, GI Section, Minneapolis VA Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
University of Minnesota

UCLA Faculty

Simon W. Beaven, MD, PhD *†
Chief of Hepatology, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
Research and Medical Director, Center for Obesity and Metabolic Health (COMET)
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Pfleger Liver Institute

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

Gina Choi, MD *†
Associate Director, Transplant Hepatology Fellowship
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

Timothy R. Donahue, MD †
Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology
Vice Chair, Surgical Cancer Care
Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program at UCLA
Professor of Surgery and 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

Kevin Ghassemi, MD *†
Associate Director of Clinical Programs, Center for Esophageal Disorders
Director of Clinical Affairs, Westwood & Beverly Hills
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical 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

J. Randall Hecht, MD †
Carol and Saul Rosenzweig Chair for Cancer Therapies Development
Director, UCLA GI Oncology Program
Professor of Clinical Medicine

Nancee Jaffe, MS, RDN *†
Registered Dietitian

Dennis M. Jensen, MD *†
Director, CURE Hemostasis Research Group
Principal Investigator and Director, NIH T32 GI Training Grant
Associate Director, CURE: Digestive Diseases Research Center
Professor of Medicine

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

Mary Kwaan, MD, MPH †
Associate Professor of Surgery
Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Lisa D. Lin, MD, MS *†
Health Sciences Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Folasade P. May, MD, PhD, MPhil *†
Director, Melvin and Bren Simon GI Quality Improvement Program
Assistant Professor-in-Residence of Medicine
UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

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

Hamed Nayeb-Hashemi, MD *†
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

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

Sammy Saab, MD, MPH, AGAF, FAASLD, FACG *†
Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Adjunct Professor of Nursing
Head, Outcomes Research in Hepatology

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

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

Adarsh M. Thaker, MD *†
Health Sciences Clinical Instructor of Medicine

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

Zev Wainberg, MD †
Co-Director, GI Oncology Program
Medical Director, Colorectal Cancer Center
Director, Early Phase Clinical Research Program, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Associate Professor of Medicine

Guy A. Weiss, MD *†
Program Leader, Celiac Disease Program
Health Sciences Assistant Professor of Medicine

Beshoy T. Yanny, MD *†
Program Leader, Hepatology,
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
Health Sciences Clinical Instructor of Medicine

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

Program Agenda

Friday, March 1st, 2019

7:00 am Registration and Breakfast
7:50 am Welcoming Remarks
Eric Esrailian, MD, MPH, UCLA
7:55 am Course Overview
V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, UCLA
Hot Topics
Moderator: V. Raman Muthusamy MD, UCLA
8:00 am The Microbiome and the Brain-gut Connection: What You Need to Know
Emeran A. Mayer, MD, UCLA
8:20 am Precision Medicine: How Is It Changing the Management of GI Cancers?
Zev Wainberg, MD, UCLA
8:40 am State of the Art in Endoscope Reprocessing: What You Should Be Doing Now
Andrew Ross, MD, Virginia Mason Medical Center
9:00 am Panel
9:20 am Break
Functional Bowel Disease
Moderator: Lisa D. Lin, MD, MS, UCLA
9:40 am An Interactive Case-Based Discussion
 
  • Role of Brain-gut Interactions in IBS
  • Insights into the Placebo Response in IBS Patients
  • Pharmacotherapy for IBS: What Do We Have in Our Toolbox?
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicines in IBS: Myths or Facts?
  • Emerging Therapies for IBS
  • Dietary Interventions for IBS Patients

Panel: Lin Chang, MD, UCLA, Nancee Jaffe, MS, RDN, UCLA, Anthony Lembo, MD, Harvard Medical School, Emeran A. Mayer, MD, UCLA, and Kirsten Tillisch, MD, UCLA
12:10 pm Lunch
Colorectal Cancer: Screening, Controversy and Management
Moderator: Folasade P. May, MD, PhD, MPhil, UCLA
1:10 pm An Interactive Case-Based Discussion
 
  • 80% by 2018: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?
  • Improving Quality in Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection of Colon Polyps: Are You Doing It Right?
  • An Update on CRC Treatment and Survival

Panel: J. Randall Hecht, MD, UCLA, Stephen Kim, MD, UCLA, Aasma Shakaut, MD, MPH, University of Minnesota
3:00 pm Break
Endoscopy Video Forum
From Common to Exotic: The Full Spectrum of GI Endoscopy

Moderator: Bennett E. Roth, MD, UCLA
3:20 pm Panel: Dennis M. Jensen, MD, UCLA, Stephen Kim, MD, UCLA, V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, UCLA, Andrew Ross, MD, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Alireza Sedarat, MD, UCLA, Adarsh M. Thaker, MD, UCLA
4:20 pm Adjourn Didactic Session
Hands-On Session - No CME Credit*

Faculty: Dennis M. Jensen, MD, UCLA, Stephen Kim, MD, UCLA, V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, UCLA, Bennett E. Roth, MD, UCLA, Alireza Sedarat, MD, UCLA, Andrew Ross, MD, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Adarsh M. Thaker, MD, UCLA
5:20 pm Adjourn Hands-On Session

 

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

7:00 am Registration and Breakfast
7:55 am Welcoming Remarks
V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, UCLA
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Moderator: Jenny Sauk, MD, UCLA
8:00 am An Interactive Case-Based Discussion

Management of Crohn’s Disease
  • Surgery vs Medical Therapy in Crohn’s Disease
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
  • Positioning of Therapies in Crohn’s Disease

Management of Ulcerative Colitis
  • Positioning of Biologics and New Therapies in Ulcerative Colitis
  • Recognizing and Managing Dysplasia in Ulcerative Colitis
  • Medication Withdrawal and How to Manage Relapse

Panel: Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, Northwestern University, Peter Higgins, MD, PhD, MSc, University of Michigan, Mary Kwaan, MD, MPH, UCLA, Hamed Nayeb-Hashemi, MD, UCLA
10:30 am Break
Liver Disorders
Moderator: Beshoy T. Yanny, MD, UCLA
10:50 am Hepatitis B: An Update
Steven-Huy Han, MD, UCLA
11:10 am The New Face of Hepatitis C
Sammy Saab, MD, MPH, UCLA
11:30 am Autoimmune Hepatitis and PBC
Gina Choi, MD, UCLA
11:50 am Epidemiology of NASH
Simon W. Beaven, MD, PhD
12:10 pm Challenging Patient Cases and Q & A Panel including Francisco Durazo, MD, UCLA
12:30 pm Lunch
Pancreaticobiliary Disease
Moderator: Stephen Kim, MD, UCLA
1:30 pm An Interactive Case-Based Discussion

Diagnosis, Treatment and Palliation of Pancreatic Cancer
  • Diagnostic Tests for Pancreatic Cancer
  • Current Treatment Algorithms for Pancreatic Cancer 2019
  • Endoscopic Palliation of Pancreatic Cancer
Management of Complications of Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Endoscopic Therapy for Chronic Pancreatitis: Do They Work?
  • Lumen Apposing Metal Stents: The Finer Points
  • Management of Walled Off Necrosis: The Virginia Mason Experience
  • Walled Off Necrosis: The Surgical Perspective in 2019

Panel: Timothy R. Donahue, MD, UCLA, V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, UCLA, Andrew Ross, MD, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Alireza Sedarat, MD, UCLA, Zev Wainberg, MD, UCLA
3:10 pm Break
Upper GI Disorders
Moderator: Kevin Ghassemi MD
3:30 pm An Evidence-based Approach to PPI Use in 2019
Kevin Ghassemi, MD, UCLA
3:50 pm Endoscopic Treatments for GERD: Finally Ready for Prime Time?
Alireza Sedarat, MD, UCLA
4:10 pm Managing Motility Disorders of the Esophagus and Stomach
Jeffrey L. Conklin, MD, UCLA
4:30 pm An Update on Celiac Disease
Guy A. Weiss, MD, UCLA
4:50 pm Challenging Patient Cases and Q & A Panel
5:10 pm Course Summary and Final Announcements
V. Raman Muthusamy, MD, UCLA
5:15 pm Adjourn

Objectives

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

  • Apply best practice guidelines when prescribing proton pump inhibitors for common GI indications
  • Explore the value of incorporating a dietitian into the care team
  • Apply the updated colon cancer guidelines to the screening surveillance of colon cancer
  • Apply the best evidence-based approaches when diagnosing and treating a broad range of liver disease
  • Articulate diagnostic therapeutic approaches to management of patients with pancreatic disorders
  • Develop a plan of care for the sufferer of IBS
  • Select appropriate, individualized therapy for managing inflammatory bowel disease
  • Identify current technologies to endoscopically manage patients with gastrointestinal disorders

Accreditation

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM

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.

ABIM MOC

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14.25 Medical Knowledge and Practice Assessment MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

CE Contact Hours

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12511 for 8 contact hours for participation in Day 1 and 9 contact hours for participation in Day 2.

ABCGN

According to the criteria of the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN), 11.01 hours earned in this activity are considered GI-specific for the purpose of recertification by contact hours through the ABCGN.

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

Location

The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Accommodations

We urge you to make reservations early. A limited block of rooms, at a special rate of $299 + tax (deluxe) has been reserved. The rates will be honored three days pre- and post-meeting based on group room availability. Internet access is complimentary for overnight guests.

To receive this rate, you must make your reservation before the room block is filled and by the expiration date of February 5, 2019. Attendees are responsible for their own reservations. The standard hotel 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 Mellinkoff GI Symposium.

Or make a reservation online at https://book.passkey.com/e/49710982

Conference Parking

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

Symposium and Registration Inquiries

Contact course coordinator, trishajames@mednet.ucla.edu or call (310) 267-5345.