Advances in Gastroenterology for the Primary Care Provider

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Date & Location
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 7:00 AM - 2:30 PM, The Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC, Washington, DC

Target Audience
Internal Medicine


Registration is now closed.

If you have a question about your registration, please contact Ashley Roseboro at (202) 780-1656 before 2:00 pm on Friday, November 10, 2017. After 12 pm on November 10, 2017 you will need to register on-site. 

On-site registration will open at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC at 7:15 am on Saturday, November 11, 2017. 

Developed specifically for primary care providers, this one-day program will provide recent updates in the field of gastroenterology and liver disease as they relate to clinical practice. The conference will cover recent advances in diet and lifestyle changes as well controversies around treatment of various GI conditions presented by regional experts. Additionally the course will address new guidelines and treatment options along with recommendations for incorporating these updates into practice. The program will also offer a glimpse into the future of medical malpractice and tort reform under consideration by Congress.

Highlights of the 2017 program include:

  • Diagnosing and treating chronic heartburn
  • Putting risk and benefit into perspective with chronic use of PPIs
  • Barrett esophagus – what’s in a name?
  • Latest treatment regimens for H pylori
  • How to screen for hepatitis B and C
  • Can pancreatic cancer be diagnosed early?
  • Gluten-free diets – what’s all the fuss?
  • How to manage chronic abdominal pain
  • What’s involved with a fecal transplant?
  • Preventive care for IBD patients
  • Latest colon cancer screening guidelines
  • Malpractice and tort reform – is it ever coming?


After completing this activity, the participant will be able to;
  1. Describe the updated guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of GERD
  2. Identify appropriate use and side effects of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)
  3. Describe updates and improve practices in surveillance and management of Barrett's esophagus
  4. Define Barrett’s Esophagus and recognize when to refer for surveillance and/or treatment of this disease
  5. Identify patients who should be screened for H pylori and apply best practices for treatment
  6. Evaluate patients with abnormal liver tests and utilize effective treatment for viral hepatitis C patients
  7. Discuss current antiviral treatments for hepatitis C and how they can be applied in the primary care setting
  8. Recognize when to screen patients at average risk and high risk for colorectal cancer
  9. Describe the latest surveillance guidelines for colon cancer
  10. Diagnose and treat Cdiff effectively with medical therapy, and distinguish which patients would benefit from fecal transplantation
  11. Interpret major advances in the field of gastroenterology
  12. Manage patients with both common and rare GI disorders using established guidelines


Physician $150

Resident/Fellow $95

Advanced Practice Clinicians $95

Nurse $95

Allied Health Professional $95

Industry: $200

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made in writing by September 29, 2017 will be subject to a 50% penalty. No refunds will be given after September 29, 2017. Cancellations will not be accepted by telephone. In the unlikely event that the course is canceled, MedStar Health will refund the registration fee, but is not responsible for any travel costs.

Please call 202-780-1656 or email if you have any questions or need any additional information.


MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.