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12th Annual Gastroenterology & Hepatology Symposium

Agenda & Presentations

Friday, February 28

7-8 a.m. Registration, Breakfast & Exhibits
8-8:15 a.m. Course Welcome and Introduction Kenneth J. Chang, MD
Session 1 Foregut
Faculty moderators: Robert H. Lee, MD, Ninh Nguyen, MD, Shaun Daly, MD, Distinguished moderator: Robert Hawes, MD
8:15–8:30 a.m. Personalizing Care for Your GERD Patient: The Evolving Roles of Endoscopy and Surgery Kenneth J. Chang, MD
8:35–8:50 a.m. Updates on Barrett’s Cancer Detection and Treatment: Sponges, Computer and Knives Jason Samarasena, MD
8:55–9:10 a.m. Surgical Treatment of Obesity: Show Me the Outcomes! Brian Smith, MD
9:15–9:45 a.m. New Therapeutic Targets for GERD: When PPI BID Isn’t Cutting It Robert Lee, MD
9:35–9:50 a.m. Strategies on Hernia Repair and LINX: Old Standards with New Tricks Marcelo Hinojosa, MD
9:50–10 a.m. Break and Exhibits
10:05–11 a.m. Live Case
11:05 a.m.– 12:10 p.m. Lunch and Exhibits
Session 2 Pancreas and Biliary
Faculty moderators: John G. Lee, MD, Ronald Wolf, MD, Fa Chyi Lee, MD Distinguished speaker: Robert Hawes, MD
12:15–12:35 p.m. Biliary Endoscopy: Emerging Technologies Robert Hawes, MD
12:40–12:55 p.m. Treatment Options for Advanced Cholangiocarcinoma Farshid Dayyani, MD
1–1:15 p.m. Surgical Management of Biliary Disease Ronald Wolf, MD
1:15–1:25 p.m. Q&A
1:30–2:30 p.m. Live Case
2:35–2:50 p.m. Break and Exhibits
Session 3 Colorectal
Faculty moderators: Gregory Albers, MD, Joseph Carmichael, MD, Dorna Jafari, MD Guest speaker: Dr. Jessica Allegretti, MD
2:55–3:15 p.m. Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Jessica Allegretti, MD
3:20–3:40 p.m. Intraoperative Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer Dorna Jafari, MD
3:45–4:45 p.m. Live Case
4:50–5:10 p.m. 45 is the New 50: Colorectal Cancer in Younger Patients Gregory Albers, MD
5:15–5:30 p.m. Q&A
5:30–7 p.m. Reception

Saturday, February 29

7:30–8:15 a.m. Registration, Breakfast and Exhibits
Session 4 Option 1: Hands-on Workshop
8 a.m.–noon Hands-on Workshop (Registration Required, Limited Seats Available) 101 City Drive South, Bldg. 22C, Orange, Ca 92868
Session 4 Option 2: Hepatology
Faculty moderators: Ke-Qin Hu, MD; Zeljka Jutric, MD; Steven-Huy Han, MD Guest Speaker: Calvin Pan, MD; Wing-Kin Syn, MD 
8:30–8:55 a.m. Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Part 1: Epidemiology, Natural History, and Prognosis Wing-Kin Syn, MD
9–9:25a.m. Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Part II: Overview of the Clinical Trial Data Timothy Morgan, MD
9:30-9:55 a.m. Update Treatments and Management of HBV Calvin Pan, MD
9:55–10:15 a.m. Break and Exhibits
10:20–10:45 a.m. Update on HCV Treatment Steven-Huy Han, MD
10:50–11:25 a.m.

Update on HCC Management from Surgery, Ablation to Systemic Treatment

Zeljka Jutric, MD
Fa Chyi Lee, MD
11:30–11:45 a.m Q&A
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Lunch
Session 5 Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Faculty Moderators: Nimisha Parekh, MD; Steven Mills, MD Guest Speakers: Nathan Rojek, MD; Sanjay Kedhar, MD; Berkeley Limketkai, MD
12:50–1:10 p.m. I have IBD and want to get pregnant. What should I expect? Sunhee Park, MD
1:15–1:35 p.m. Anorectal Crohn’s Disease: Current Best Practice and What’s in Store Joseph Carmichael, MD
1:40–2:20 p.m. Extraintestinal Manifestations of IBD
Dermatology: Pyoderma and Other Cutaneous Manifestations of IBD Nathan Rojek, MD
Ophthalmology: Ophthalmologic Issues Affecting IBD Patients Sanjay Kedhar, MD
2:25–2:45 p.m. My patient needs an ileal pouch. What should I tell them to expect? Steven Mills, MD
2:50–3:10 p.m. Nutritional Therapies in IBD Berekley Limketkai, MD
3:15–3:45 p.m. Case Discussion & Q & A

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