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 43 (GI43) Topics Include:  Upper GI Bleeding, Testing for Celiac Disease, Polypoid and Nonpolypoid Lesions, Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis, Endoscopic Treatment Strategies, and more.

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

Full Course:
GI43
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
GI43A, GI43B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Update on GI Bleeding

Appropriately treat patients with upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding based on the source of bleeding and comorbidities; Recognize patients who require admission to the
intensive care unit for upper GI bleeding and who are at high risk for rebleeding; Identify source of small-bowel bleeding using a sequence of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; List the benefits and limitations of capsule endoscopy compared with enteroscopy; Summarize diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities of deep enteroscopy.

Chronic and Acute Pancreatitis

Recognize the limitations of current methods of diagnosis and treatment of chronic pancreatitis; Weigh the evidence supporting alternative approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic pancreatitis; Implement high-value care practices to diagnose and treat patients with chronic pancreatitis; Use appropriate diagnostic and prognostic tools in the treatment of patients with acute pancreatitis; Optimize the use of fluid, nutritional, and antibiotic therapy in patients with acute pancreatitis.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Perform diagnostic testing in patients with symptoms of reflux that do not respond to PPI therapy; Manage reflux symptoms based on results of diagnostic testing; Select patients who would benefit from endoscopic therapy based on previous surgical procedures, anatomic abnormalities, and need for anesthesia; Summarize prescribed and off-label indications for PPI therapy and alternative treatments for each indication; Assess data that suggest an association between long-term PPI therapy and risk for adverse events.

Motility/Anorectal and Colorectal Problems

Identify quality indicators for endoscopic surveillance of Barrett esophagus; Discuss limitations of screening and surveillance for esophageal adenocarcinoma in patients with Barrett esophagus; Select patients who would benefit from endoscopic therapy; Summarize common causes of dysphagia; Use the Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10) to predict the location of impairment and choose the most effective testing method to identify the cause of dysphagia.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Identify causes of and risk factors for development of IBS; Consider the benefits and pitfalls of testing for celiac disease and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in patients with symptoms of IBS; Compare the efficacy of various treatments for IBS with placebo; Summarize possible pathophysiologic mechanisms for IBS; Manage symptoms of IBS using a multimodal approach.

Barrett Esophagus/Dysphagia

Identify quality indicators for endoscopic surveillance of Barrett esophagus; Discuss limitations of screening and surveillance for esophageal adenocarcinoma in patients with Barrett esophagus; Select patients who would benefit from endoscopic therapy; Summarize common causes of dysphagia; Use the Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10) to predict the location of impairment and choose the most effective testing method to identify the cause of dysphagia.

Colon Cancer/Breath Testing

Discuss how the introduction of colonoscopic polypectomy has changed screening recommendations and reduced mortality from colorectal cancer; Identify therapeutic combinations that increase relative risk for malignancies in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); Provide recommendations for cancer surveillance and prevention in individuals with IBD; Cite anatomic abnormalities, gastrointestinal surgeries and disorders, and systemic conditions that may increase risk for SIBO; Optimize preparation, methods, and measurements in carbohydrate breath testing for SIBO.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis/Esophageal Cancer

Identify clinical and histologic criteria for eosinophilic esophagitis and gastroenteritis; Choose appropriate drug, dietary, and endoscopic treatment strategies for eosinophilic esophagitis and gastroenteritis; Summarize the reasons for reduced rates of mortality following esophagectomy for esophageal cancer; Implement multimodality therapy for patients with esophageal cancer according to disease stage and patient risk factors; Describe surveillance strategies for patients undergoing definitive chemoradiation to determine whether and when to perform salvage esophagectomy.

Biliary Disease

Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of cholangioscopy compared with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography for visualization of the bile duct; Optimize the use of cholangioscopy in patients with stones and strictures that require direct visualization of the common bile duct; Recognize the limitations of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, brush cytology, and intraductal biopsy in identifying biliary malignancy; Select methods for accurate diagnosis in patients with indeterminate biliary strictures. 5. Manage bile duct stones that are difficult to remove.

Endoscopic Management of IBD

Summarize the causes and physiologic process of stricture formation in patients with IBD; Compare and contrast the benefits and limitations of balloon-assisted dilation and needle-knife stricturotomy for management of strictures; Choose endoscopic therapies for management of strictures and fistulas associated with IBD; Identify contraindications for use of endoscopic therapy to treat strictures; Assess polypoid and nonpolypoid lesions for endoscopic resectability using chromoendoscopy.

Update on GI Bleeding

Appropriately treat patients with upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding based on the source of bleeding and comorbidities; Recognize patients who require admission to the
intensive care unit for upper GI bleeding and who are at high risk for rebleeding; Identify source of small-bowel bleeding using a sequence of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; List the benefits and limitations of capsule endoscopy compared with enteroscopy; Summarize diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities of deep enteroscopy.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Perform diagnostic testing in patients with symptoms of reflux that do not respond to PPI therapy; Manage reflux symptoms based on results of diagnostic testing; Select patients who would benefit from endoscopic therapy based on previous surgical procedures, anatomic abnormalities, and need for anesthesia; Summarize prescribed and off-label indications for PPI therapy and alternative treatments for each indication; Assess data that suggest an association between long-term PPI therapy and risk for adverse events.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Identify causes of and risk factors for development of IBS; Consider the benefits and pitfalls of testing for celiac disease and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in patients with symptoms of IBS; Compare the efficacy of various treatments for IBS with placebo; Summarize possible pathophysiologic mechanisms for IBS; Manage symptoms of IBS using a multimodal approach.

Colon Cancer/Breath Testing

Discuss how the introduction of colonoscopic polypectomy has changed screening recommendations and reduced mortality from colorectal cancer; Identify therapeutic combinations that increase relative risk for malignancies in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); Provide recommendations for cancer surveillance and prevention in individuals with IBD; Cite anatomic abnormalities, gastrointestinal surgeries and disorders, and systemic conditions that may increase risk for SIBO; Optimize preparation, methods, and measurements in carbohydrate breath testing for SIBO.

Endoscopic Management of IBD

Summarize the causes and physiologic process of stricture formation in patients with IBD; Compare and contrast the benefits and limitations of balloon-assisted dilation and needle-knife stricturotomy for management of strictures; Choose endoscopic therapies for management of strictures and fistulas associated with IBD; Identify contraindications for use of endoscopic therapy to treat strictures; Assess polypoid and nonpolypoid lesions for endoscopic resectability using chromoendoscopy.

Chronic and Acute Pancreatitis

Recognize the limitations of current methods of diagnosis and treatment of chronic pancreatitis; Weigh the evidence supporting alternative approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic pancreatitis; Implement high-value care practices to diagnose and treat patients with chronic pancreatitis; Use appropriate diagnostic and prognostic tools in the treatment of patients with acute pancreatitis; Optimize the use of fluid, nutritional, and antibiotic therapy in patients with acute pancreatitis.

Motility/Anorectal and Colorectal Problems

Identify quality indicators for endoscopic surveillance of Barrett esophagus; Discuss limitations of screening and surveillance for esophageal adenocarcinoma in patients with Barrett esophagus; Select patients who would benefit from endoscopic therapy; Summarize common causes of dysphagia; Use the Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10) to predict the location of impairment and choose the most effective testing method to identify the cause of dysphagia.

Barrett Esophagus/Dysphagia

Identify quality indicators for endoscopic surveillance of Barrett esophagus; Discuss limitations of screening and surveillance for esophageal adenocarcinoma in patients with Barrett esophagus; Select patients who would benefit from endoscopic therapy; Summarize common causes of dysphagia; Use the Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10) to predict the location of impairment and choose the most effective testing method to identify the cause of dysphagia.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis/Esophageal Cancer

Identify clinical and histologic criteria for eosinophilic esophagitis and gastroenteritis; Choose appropriate drug, dietary, and endoscopic treatment strategies for eosinophilic esophagitis and gastroenteritis; Summarize the reasons for reduced rates of mortality following esophagectomy for esophageal cancer; Implement multimodality therapy for patients with esophageal cancer according to disease stage and patient risk factors; Describe surveillance strategies for patients undergoing definitive chemoradiation to determine whether and when to perform salvage esophagectomy.

Biliary Disease

Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of cholangioscopy compared with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography for visualization of the bile duct; Optimize the use of cholangioscopy in patients with stones and strictures that require direct visualization of the common bile duct; Recognize the limitations of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, brush cytology, and intraductal biopsy in identifying biliary malignancy; Select methods for accurate diagnosis in patients with indeterminate biliary strictures. 5. Manage bile duct stones that are difficult to remove.

Additional Information

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