Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category I Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category I Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Gastroenterologists, Internal Medicine Physicians, Subspecialist Physicians, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners

Series 48 (GI48) Topics Include:  Nutritionrelated Abnormalites of Liver Functions, Endoscope-Related Infection, Diet and Lifestyle Modifications, Autoimmune Hepatitis, IBD vs. Sexual Dysfunction, and more.    

To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Full Course:
GI48
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
GI48A, GI48B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Chronic Liver Disease

Diagnose conditions caused by abnormalities in nutritionrelated functions of the liver; Treat patients with complications associated with chronic liver disease; Recognize the impact of malnutrition and frailty on longterm survival in patients with chronic liver disease; Individualize dietary recommendations in patients with decompensated liver disease; Elaborate on strategies underlying emerging therapies for hepatitis B virus infection.

Management of Liver Disease

Identify portal hypertension using invasive and noninvasive methods; Prevent and manage complications associated with portal hypertension; Work up patients with abnormal liver enzymes; Diagnose fatty liver disease and counsel patients about disease progression; Consider use of N-of-one trials.

Colorectal Screening/Endoscope Reprocessing

Implement current guidelines for colorectal cancer screening; Identify patients for whom colorectal cancer screening is appropriate; Incorporate strategies for colorectal cancer screening to increase sensitivity and specificity; Elaborate on factors contributing to the failure of highlevel disinfection for endoscopic equipment; Follow current recommendations for reprocessing to decrease risk for endoscope-related infection.

Conditions of the Colon

Diagnose acute mesenteric ischemia and ischemic colitis; Identify etiologies contributing to fecal incontinence; Evaluate and treat patients presenting with fecal incontinence; Counsel patients about dietary and lifestyle management for the treatment of chronic constipation; Develop a treatment algorithm for patients who fail initial medical management of chronic constipation.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome /Constipation/Anorectal Disease

Choose medications to target specific symptoms associated with IBS; Counsel patients about treatment options for IBS with constipation- or diarrhea-predominant symptomatology; Differentiate IBS from chronic constipation using Rome IV criteria; Encourage diet and lifestyle modifications to manage symptoms associated with IBS and chronic constipation; Provide office-based treatment for common anorectal conditions.

Liver: Part 1

Counsel patients with NAFLD about lifestyle modifications for halting and reversing liver damage; Prescribe antiobesity pharmacotherapy for appropriate patients with NAFLD; Utilize laboratory tests and imaging to identify patients with, or at risk for, NAFLD; Discuss current and emerging treatments for NASH and advanced liver fibrosis; Summarize the evolution of the system for allocating and distributing livers for transplantation within the United States.

Liver: Part 2

Explain the pathophysiology of portal hypertension and ascites; Identify and refer appropriate patients for the TIPS procedure; Evaluate and treat patients with chronic HBV infection; Optimize management of primary biliary cholangitis; Diagnose autoimmune hepatitis and individualize treatment.

Cancer of the GI Tract

Consider evidence-based treatments that focus on treatment of cancer as a metabolic disease; Recommend diet and lifestyle modifications to enhance prevention and treatment of cancer; Recognize the changing demographics of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC); Identify unique features of CRC in patients

GI Surgery

Explain the key components of treatment of the open abdomen; Select patients most likely to benefit from negativepressure wound therapy; Identify goals for management of fistulas; Optimize management of common skin and stomal complications associated with ostomies; Implement targeted strategies for repair of peristomal hernias.

GI Conditions in Men and Women

Screen men with IBD for sexual dysfunction; Assess the evidence for the impact of medications on male reproductive health and future offspring; Determine the appropriate timing for endoscopy in pregnancy and minimize associated complications; Provide examples that highlight the relationship between the gut microbiota and chronic disease; Summarize the role of the gut microbiota on sex hormone functionality and phenotypic expression.

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Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  Internal MedicineObesityEndocrinology and Metabolic DisordersDiabetes

If you have taken the current Gastroenterology CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon.  There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Gastroenterology plus over 40 other specialties and subspecialties.  Lectures are recorded annually at the top seminars and conferences to provide the most current medical education to our clients.

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