2021 Digestive Diseases Conference

Description: This program will feature local and national speakers with expertise in endoscopy and gastroenterology. Topics will be covered to educate the broader gastroenterology community and referring physicians regarding management of inflammatory bowel disease in pregnancy, hepatitis B, microscopic colitis, dietary modifications in functional GI disorders, role of cholangioscopy in complex biliary disorders, patient selection for the LINX procedure for GERD, resection of colonic polyps and management of post polypectomy complications.

Target Audience: The targeted audience for this activity includes gastroenterologists, endoscopists, practicing internists, family physicians, and gastroenterology assistants.

Course Director: Sreeni S. Jonnalagadda, M.D.
Hosted by: Saint Luke’s Gastroenterology Specialists
Jointly provided by: Saint Luke’s Health System & Institute for International Medicine

Date: Saturday, November 06, 2021

Commercial Support: Coming soon

Agenda

Time Session Faculty
7 – 7:50 a.m. Registration and Light Breakfast
7:50 – 8 a.m. Welcome and Introduction Sreeni S. Jonnalagadda, MD
  BLOCK 1: James Kim, MD
8 – 8:30 a.m. AI in Endoscopy Tyler Berzin, MD
8:30 – 9 a.m. GI complications of COVID-19 Wendell Clarkston, MD
9 – 9:30 a.m. Cirrhosis Management Alisa Likhitsup, MD
9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Break and Exhibits
  BLOCK 2: Moderators Rajiv Chhabra, MD
9:50 – 10:20 a.m. Endoscopy in the IBD patient Rajiv Chhabra, MD
10:20 – 10:50 a.m. ERCP Complications Sreeni S. Jonnalagadda, MD
10:50 – 11:20 a.m. Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation for GERD B. Todd Moore, MD

 

11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lunch and Exhibits
  BLOCK 3: Moderators Donald Campbell, MD
12:00 – 12:20 p.m. EFTR/EMR Rajesh Keswani, MD
12:40 – 1:10 p.m. Individualized Approaches to Functional GI Disorders Gregory Sayuk, MD
1:10 – 1:40 p.m. State of the Art in Screening and Surveillance for Barrett’s Esophagus Sachin Wani, MD
1:450 – 1:45 p.m. Conclusion Sreeni S. Jonnalagadda, MD

Registation

Registration fees include access to all the presentations, complimentary self-parking, breakfast, lunch, and refreshments, free Wi-Fi, and continuing education.

Ticket Pricing and Info:

Physician $100
Nurse/Other Healthcare Professional $25
Fellow/Resident/Student $25
Industry Professional $400

If you would like to pay by check, complete the registration form, make checks payable to “Institute for International Medicine” and mail with registration form to:

Institute for International Medicine
ATTN: CE Department
2340 E. Meyer Blvd.
Building 1, Suite 338
Kansas City, MO 64132-1100

A $35 cancellation fee will apply for registrations canceled within one week of the conference.

For additional information, contact the conference management/CME provider INMED at

[email protected] or 816-444-6400 ext. 3.

How To Register

Please select the following link to register for the 2021 St. Luke’s Health System Digestive Diseases Conference

Register Here

Faculty

Sreeni Jonnalagadda, MD Dr. Jonnalagadda, is Chief of Gastroenterology at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City and brings extensive experience and expertise in advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy to manage diverse gastrointestinal, liver, and pancreas diseases. Prior to joining Saint Luke’s, Dr. Jonnalagadda was professor of medicine and director of Pancreatic and Biliary Endoscopy at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, where he practiced for 13 years. Following medical school at Goa Medical College, India, residency at Saint Louis University Hospital, and fellowship at University of Missouri–Kansas City, he trained in advanced endoscopic procedures at the world-renowned Wellesley Hospital in Toronto.
Tyler Berzin, MD Dr. Tyler Berzin is a gastroenterologist with advanced fellowship training in interventional endoscopy. He is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Co-Director of Endoscopy at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Berzin’s areas of clinical focus include early diagnosis and treatment of premalignant conditions and cancers of the pancreas, esophagus, stomach, and colon. He is an expert in interventional endoscopy including endoscopic ultrasound, ERCP, endoluminal stenting, endomucosal resection, and endoscopic ablative therapies. Dr. Berzin has authored over 150 articles, abstracts, and book chapters on endoscopic ultrasound, ERCP, and quality and safety in endoscopy. His most recent research efforts have focused on applications of artificial intelligence in GI endoscopy. At Harvard Medical School, Dr. Berzin has been the recipient of numerous clinical and classroom teaching awards. He is Co-Director of Endoscopy and Director of the Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Training Program at BIDMC. Dr. Berzin also serves as a consultant to a variety of start-up and mature medical device companies developing new diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in the realm of advanced endoscopy.

 

Gregory Sayuk, MD Dr. Gregory Sayuk is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry and the Associate
Director of the Fellowship Training Program in the Washington University the Division of
Gastroenterology. He has a clinical and research interest in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and
related functional GI disorders.
Alisa Likhitsup, MD Alisa Likhitsup, MD, completed her medical school training in 2008 at Mahidol University in Thailand. She finished her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine in 2014. After graduating, she completed a Gastroenterology Fellowship at Saint Luke’s, in Kansas City, Missouri in 2017 and a Transplant Hepatology Fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2018. Dr. Likhitsup joined the Liver Disease and Transplant Specialist team at Saint Luke’s in 2018. She is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include women’s digestive health, and liver diseases including viral hepatitis, fatty liver, cirrhosis, liver tumor/cancer, and liver transplantation. She performs endoscopies, colonoscopies, paracentesis, and liver biopsies.
Rajesh Keswani, MD, MS Rajesh N. Keswani, MD, MS, is a gastroenterologist and nationally-recognized expert in interventional endoscopy who leads efforts to improve healthcare quality. He is the Medical Director of Quality for the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center. Nationally, Dr. Keswani informs clinical practice guidelines and endoscopy training standards by serving on committees of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Gastroenterological Association, and National Comprehensive Cancer Network. He also serves as Medical Director for the Illinois Chapter of the National Pancreas Foundation.
Todd Moore, MD Currently a surgeon in the Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City specializing in foregut disease. Have served as the program director for the UMKC surgical residency program, Chair of surgery at Saint Luke’s and currently serve as the Division Chief of Surgical Specialties within the Saint Luke’s Physician Group.
Wendell Clarkston, MD Dr. Clarkston is a Professor of Medicine and GI Fellowship Program Director at UMKC. He is a 1984 graduate of the UMKC School of Medicine, and trained in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Gastroenterology. He has been a member of the medical staff at Saint Luke’s Hospital since 2001.
Rajiv Chhabra, MD Member of Royal College of Physicians- MRCP (UK); Clinical Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Disorders of Small Bowel

CME/CE

Global Objectives

At the completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  1. Understand the role of artificial intelligence in endoscopy
  2. Discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the Gut
  3. Learn management strategies for cirrhosis
  4. Understand endoscopic approach to the IBD patient
  5. Learn how to avoid and manage complications in ERCP
  6. Learn role of new techniques in management of GERD
  7. Learn endoscopic approaches to mucosal resection and Barrett’s esophagus
  8. Discuss approaches to functional GI disease

Disclosures

Planning committee members, faculty, staff, peer reviewers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose all financial relationships with commercial interests. All conflicts of interest that are identified are vetted and resolved through a resolution process to ensure the content is fair and balanced. Disclosures will be provided on event site found at www.inmedevents.org/DDC.

Planning Committee

Sreeni S. Jonnalagadda, MD, FASGE, Course Director
Nothing to disclose

Amy Adkison, MSN, RN, RN-BC
Nothing to disclose

Donald R. Campbell, MD
Nothing to disclose

Wendell K. Clarkston, MD
Nothing to disclose

Jeannie Ebbert, RN CGRN
Nothing to disclose

Lauren O’Hora
Nothing to disclose

Faculty

Saint Luke’s Health System

Tyler Berzin, MD
Disclosures

Alisa Likhitsup, MD
Disclosures

Rajiv Chhabra, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine
Nothing to disclose

Wendell K. Clarkston, MD
Program Director, Gastroenterology
Fellowship, Professor of Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Medicine
Nothing to disclose

Sreeni S. Jonnalagadda, MD, FASGE
Chief of Gastroenterology
Professor of Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Medicine
Nothing to disclose

Todd Moore, MD, FACS
Disclosures  Consultant:  Johnsons and Johnson – proctor   Intuitive Surgical – proctor – all disclosures resolved

Rajesh Keswani, MD
Disclosures

Gregory Sayuk, MD
Disclosures

Sachin Wani, MD
Disclosures

MODERATORS:

Rajiv Chhabra, MD

Donald Campbell, MD

Accreditation Statements:

Physician / AMA Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Missouri State Medical Association through the joint providership of Institute for International Medicine (INMED) and Saint Luke’s Health System. The Institute for International Medicine is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Institute for International Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of the participation in the activity.

Physician / ABIM MOC Credit

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 4.5 Medical Knowledge 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.”

Nursing 

Saint Luke’s Health System is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

5 contact hours

Exhibitors

Exhibitor Levels

Gold Level – $5,000

– Premium exhibit booth location

– Five (5) conference registrations (full access to education sessions)

– Table runner displaying level of support

– Special Acknowledgment from podium

– Company name on website acknowledging level of support plus name of featured product

– Logo on conference signage*

– 8’ Draped table with five chairs

– Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments

– Free Wifi

October 6th, 2021 – First choice of booth selection will be offered to Gold Exhibit Booths. Vendors who selected a Gold Exhibit Booth, who have paid in full, will be contacted and given first choice of booth selection. If booth selection is not made by October 11th, a booth will automatically be assigned.

If payment has not been received by October 6th, and a vendor has registered at the gold level a booth will be assigned automatically on a first-come, first-served basis.

*Print quality logo (E.S.P. native format or vector format) must be submitted to [email protected] by

October 6, 2021 to be used in conference day marketing materials.

Silver Letter – $3,500

– Three (3) conference registrations (full access to education sessions)

– Table runner displaying level of support

– Name on conference website

– Name on conference signage

– 8’ Draped table with three chairs

– Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments

– Free Wifi

October 10, 2021 – Second choice of booth selection will be offered to Silver Exhibit Booths. Vendors who selected a Silver Exhibit Booth, who have paid in full, will be contacted and given first choice of booth selection from remaining booths. If booth selection is not made by October 15th, a booth will automatically be assigned.

If payment has not been received by October 10, and a vendor has registered at the silver level a booth will be assigned automatically on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bronze Level – $2,500

– Two (2) conference registrations (full access to education sessions)

– Name on conference website*

– 8’ Draped table with two chairs

– Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments

– Free Wifi

Standard Exhibit Booth – $1,500

– One (1) conference registration (full access to education sessions)

– 8’ Draped table with one chair

– Breakfast, Lunch, and refreshments

– Free Wifi

October 21st, 2021 – Booth exhibits will be assigned based on priority and payment status

This program will feature local and national speakers with expertise in endoscopy and gastroenterology. Topics will be covered to educate the broader gastroenterology community and referring physicians regarding management of inflammatory bowel disease in pregnancy, hepatitis B, microscopic colitis, dietary modifications in functional GI disorders, role of cholangioscopy in complex biliary disorders, patient selection for the LINX procedure for GERD, resection of colonic polyps and management of post polypectomy complications. We are expecting approximately 120 learners.

The targeted audience for this activity includes gastroenterologists, endoscopists, practicing internists, family physicians, and gastroenterology assistants. It is desired that these individuals can employ the latest advances in knowledge and procedural expertise to provide optimal outcomes for patients with gastrointestinal and liver problems.

For additional information, contact the conference management/CME provider INMED at [email protected] or 816-444-6400 ext 6; you can also visit the exhibitor registration site.

INMED

Joint Providership

The Institute for International Medicine (“INMED”) provides joint providership to accredit CME activities that are hosted by other institutions. In this context, INMED is dedicated to facilitating innovative medical education that promotes evidence-based change, professional development, and improved patient outcomes. CME credit provided through INMED is AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

INMED has been providing CME-accredited learning activities for physicians since 2005. Our dedication to quality Continuing Medical Education and understanding of ACCME standards was recognized in 2012 when we received Accreditation with Commendations. INMED engages in CME joint-providership partnerships with non-profits, hospitals, academic institutions, and we offer particular experience in on-line learning. We consistently bring a team of Continuing Medical Education expertise to these engagements, and we are devoted to client-oriented relationships that emphasize quality and service first.

For questions regarding joint providership, please contact:

INMED
[email protected]
816-444-6400

Location

The conference will be held at the Overland Park Convention Center.

Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66211

Self-parking is complimentary for event attendees. You may park in the uncovered lot, north of 110th St., directly across from the convention center entrance.

For more details regarding the conference venue, please visit their website.

http://opconventioncenter.com

Conference Day

More information will be provided on the day of the event.

Presentation handouts will not be provided at the conference, only a conference agenda. Registrants may access and print the handouts on this website prior to conference day. An email will be sent to registrants the week prior to the event containing the code to access the handout links on this page.

Registrants can access the evaluation link by entering the code provided via email prior to the conference day. This code will also be located on the back of attendee name badges provided at check-in on conference day.

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