Date & Location
Saturday, April 1, 2017 7:15 AM - 3:15 PM
Hyatt Bethesda, Bethesda, MD
Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Medical Oncology, Neonatology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatrics, Surgery - General
Over 10,000 children and adults in the United States require parenteral nutrition to sustain life due to severely deficient digestive conditions. This state, known as intestinal failure, results from both catastrophic congenital problems and medical conditions arising after birth including abdominal and pelvic malignancy, inflammatory bowel disease, and thrombotic disorders. Individuals with intestinal failure have consistently high severity of illness when hospitalized and very high utilization of healthcare resources. Because familiarity with the most severe expressions of intestinal failure is limited, affected patients are at risk of receiving less than optimal care including timely consideration of intestinal transplantation, thereby incurring correspondingly greater risks of morbidity and mortality.
This one-day educational symposium hosted by the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute will consist of a series of lectures that review recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of serious and often life-threatening digestive disorders in infants and children. Topics to be discussed include chronic liver diseases in pediatrics, causes of acute pancreatic disease in children, and diagnosis of acute and chronic liver disease in children. Additional emphasis will also be on the cause and pathophysiology of chronic diarrhea due to intestinal loss (short gut) in infants and the management of this syndrome including parenteral nutrition and formula diets.
This conference is intended for pediatric gastroenterologists, neonatologists, intensivists, surgeons, emergency physicians, pediatric hematologists and oncologists, pediatric nurse practitioners and physician assistants, pediatric dietitians, home health providers serving pediatric populations, pediatric case managers and all other physician extender.
After completing this activity, the participant will be able to;
- Understand treatment options for patients with chronic liver diseases and cirrhosis, chronic pancreatitis, and intestinal failure.
- Identify the indications and contraindications for liver, intestinal, pancreatic, and multi-organ transplant with the goal of increasing patient access and improving outcomes
- Recognize the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to evaluation and management of patients with complex digestive disorders
- Discriminate common and less serious problems from the above-referenced disorders that may initially present in a similar fashion.
Registration Fees (through February 24):
Advanced Practice Clinicians $50
Allied Health Professional $50
Social Worker $50
Registration Fees (February 25– April 1):
Advanced Practice Clinicians $90
Allied Health Professional $90
Social Worker $90
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.