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 47 (GI47) Topics Include: Short Bowel Sydrome, Reflux Disease, IBD, Bowel Disease in Elderly Patients, SIBO, and more.

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

Full Course:
GI47
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
GI47A, GI47B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Short Bowel

List features and functions that are unique to ileum vs the jejunum; Differentiate among the types of intestinal resections that result in short bowel syndrome; Recommend appropriate nutritional management and drug therapy for short bowel syndrome; Correlate retained bowel length with ability to absorb vitamin B12 and bile salts; Identify contraindications to reconstructive surgical procedures for short bowel syndrome.

Primary Biliary Cholangitis/Fatty Liver

Recognize manifestations of primary biliary cholangitis; Identify risk factors for primary biliary cholangitis; Explain the pathophysiology of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease; Choose appropriate diagnostic tests for the diagnosis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease; Recommend lifestyle interventions for the management of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

NASH/Cirrhosis and HCV

Counsel patients about the importance of lifestyle intervention in the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis; Identify the potential therapeutic targets for hepatic fibrosis; Characterize drugs currently in development for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis; Adopt general principles for the management of hepatitis C-related cirrhosis; Select appropriate candidates for referral to a liver transplantation center.

Esophageal Disorders 2019

Elaborate on the pathophysiology of eosinophilic esophagitis; Recognize the symptoms and endoscopic features of eosinophilic esophagitis; Provide patients with effective options for treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis; Distinguish the symptoms and clinical findings of gastroesophageal reflux disease in men from those in women; Recognize the indications for, and methods of, screening for Barrett esophagus and gastroparesis.

Endoscopy and Pathology in the Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Recognize the indications, limitations, and contraindications for video capsule enteroscopy and double-balloon enteroscopy in diagnosing inflammatory bowel disease; Assess the efficacy of endoscopic dilation of small bowel strictures in Crohn disease; Utilize endoscopic techniques to monitor for development of colorectal cancer in patients with inflammatory bowel disease; Explain how acute histologic inflammatory activity is associated with relapse in patients with inflammatory bowel disease; Discuss the relationships between inflammation, dysplasia, and neoplasia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Monitoring Strategies in IBD

Adopt the use of biomarkers for monitoring inflammatory bowel disease activity; Use histologic findings of dysplasia to guide decision making in treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease; Implement United States society guidelines for screening and surveillance of dysplasia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease; Differentiate among different mechanisms of drug failure in patients being treated for inflammatory bowel disease; Incorporate therapeutic drug monitoring in clinical practice.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Pediatric and Elderly Patients

Differentiate between adult and pediatric inflammatory bowel disease; Identify drugs that are approved and indicated for use in children with inflammatory bowel disease as well as drugs that are used off-label; Establish a structured process to transition patients from pediatric care to adult gastroenterology care for inflammatory bowel disease; Recognize the challenges of treating inflammatory bowel disease in elderly patients; Discuss the risks and benefits of thiopurines and anti-tumor necrosis factor agents for treating inflammatory bowel disease in elderly patients.

Innovations in Managing IBD and IBS

Define goals for the specialty medical home; Identify components and challenges associated with the specialty medical home; Explain the pathogenesis and typical course of disease to patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders; Provide patients with effective pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment options for functional gastrointestinal disorders; Recognize factors associated with increased health care expenditures for patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Microbiome /Adenoma Detection Rate

Recognize the roles of the microbiome and factors associated with creation of a pathobiome; Identify mechanisms by which probiotics affect the microbiome; Select appropriate probiotics in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders; Assess the impact of adenoma detection rates on the incidence of interval colorectal cancer; Evaluate the role of recent technologies in improving adenoma detection rates.

Gastrointestinal Infections

List factors that affect the risk for SIBO; Diagnose SIBO using currently accepted methods; Outline the treatment approach for the patient with SIBO; Evaluate and treat patients with peritonitis based on revised care guidelines; Prescribe appropriate antibiotic therapy for the treatment of IAI.

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.

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