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Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Best Practices for 2019

On Friday, May 31, 2019, the Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, is sponsoring the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Update: Best Practices for 2019 at the Portsmouth Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This one-day conference promises to be a high-yield program designed to underscore key learning objectives for clinicians.

Activity Details
Start Date: May 31, 2019
End Date: May 31, 2019
Time: 7:00 am - 4:15 pm
Location: Portsmouth Harborside Hotel
250 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH

Registration for this event has closed. There is still space available. If you would like to attend, you may register as a walk-in the day of the conference. For walk-in registration questions, please e-mail Shannon.M.Therrien@hitchcock.org.

Registration is online and by credit card only.

The registration fees are as follows:

  • Residents, Fellows & Students: No Charge (advance registration required for planning purposes)
  • RN: $75
  • MD/DO: $150
  • Other Healthcare Providers: $100

Preregistration and payment required. The registration deadline is 10 days prior to the activity date. There will be no refunds after the registration deadline has been reached. A $25 administrative fee will be retained on all refunds requested before the registration deadline. For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Speakers & Topics
7:00 am - 7:55 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:55 am - 8:00 am Welcome
~ L. Campbell Levy, MD
8:00 am - 9:30 am Pancreaticobiliary Disorders – Tim Gardner, MD, MS (Moderator)

8:00 am - 8:20 am 
Identifying and Preventing Complications of Acute Pancreatitis
~ Jeff Adler, MD 

8:20 am - 8:40 am
Abnormal Pancreaticobiliary Imaging: When to Refer
~ Stuart Gordon, MD 

8:40 am - 9:00 am
Diagnosing and Managing Chronic Pancreatitis
~ Tim Gardner, MD, MS 

9:00 am - 9:20 am 
Global Reflections: Biliary and Other GI Diseases in Rwanda
~ Steve Bensen, MD and Colleagues

9:20 am - 9:30 am 
Question and Answer Session
9:30 am - 9:55 am Health Break
9:55 am - 11:25 am Hepatology – Arifa Toor, MD (Moderator)

9:55 am - 10:15 am 
Drug-induced Liver Disease: Common Culprits, When to Watch, and When to Worry
~ Mary Drinane, MD 

10:15 am - 10:35 am 
Is it Time for Primary Providers to Treat HCV?
~ Rachel Jeffers, APRN, MSN 

10:35 am - 10:55 am 
Fatty Liver: Who Needs Management and How?
~ Arifa Toor, MD 

10:55 am - 11:15 am 
Managing End Stage Liver Disease: Do’s and Don’t’s 
~ Mary Drinane, MD 

11:15 am - 11:25 am 
Question and Answer Session
11:25 am - 11:45 am Grab Lunch and Go to Breakout Sessions
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Breakout Sessions
  1. Endoscopic Management of Tumors
    ~ Stuart Gordon, MD and Jeff Adler, MD
  2. Telephone Triage of Common GI Disorders
    ~ Tracey Peterson, RN; Avery Hoppa, RN; Heather Ryan, BSN, RN; Deb Poretto, BSN, RN
  3. Inflammation That is NOT IBD
    ~ Corey Siegel, MD, MS; L. Campbell Levy, MD
  4. Abnormal LFT’s
    ~ Arifa Toor, MD; Mary Drinane, MD; Rachel Jeffers, APRN, MSN; Dan Gallant, MPAS, PA-C
  5. Dietary Considerations for Functional Disorders IBS and Other Functional Disorders
    ~ Eric Shah, MD, MBA; Tracia O’Shana, APRN, MSN; Catherine Giguere-Rich, RD, CNSC
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm Health Break and go to Afternoon Session
12:45 pm - 2:15 pm Colorectal Disorders – Corey Siegel, MD, MS (Moderator) 

12:45 pm - 1:05 pm 
Point-Counter Point: Stool Testing vs Endoscopy for Colorectal Cancer Screening
~ Douglas Robertson, MD, MPH and Audrey Calderwood, MD 

1:05 pm -1:25 pm 
Constipation: It is not all Slow Transit
~ Eric Shah, MD, MBA 

1:25 pm - 1:45 pm 
New Therapies and Strategies for IBD
~ Corey Siegel, MD, MS 

1:45 pm - 2:05 pm 
Approach to Managing C. Difficile Infection
~ L. Campbell Levy, MD

2:05 pm - 2:15 pm 
Question and Answer Session
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Health Break
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders – Richard Rothstein, MD (Moderator)

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm 
Screening and Surveillance of Barrett’s Esophagus
~ Heiko Pohl, MD 

2:50 pm - 3:10 pm 
Counseling on Long-term PPI Safety and Usage
~ Michael Curley, MD 

3:10 pm - 3:30 pm 
Celiac Essentials
~ Siddhartha Parker, MD 

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm 
Current and Future State of Bariatric Procedures
~ Rich Rothstein, MD 

3:50 pm - 4:00 pm 
Question and Answer Session
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Wrap up
~ L. Campbell Levy, MD
Learning Outcome(s)

At the end of this learning activity, participants will be able to discuss at least three evidence based changes in the care of patients with either liver or gastroenterological disease processes.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 7 contact hours.

Receiving Credit

The follow steps must be completed in order to receive credit for this event:

  • Register for the event online
  • Attend the event or session(s). A credit tracking sheet will be provided.
  • Complete the online evaluation - Must be submitted within 30 days after the activity

    Accessing the Online Evaluation (The evaluation is available the day after the event)

  • Log onto https://ce.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/login.aspx
  • Click on the My Activities link in the left side menu. Then click on the name of the activity you attended.
  • Click on the Resume button.
  • Click the Continue button until the Evaluation tab is active, and then click the Launch button.
  • Fill out the evaluation and then click submit. Credits will then be applied to your transcript. You can view your updated transcript by clicking on the "View Transcript" button.

View the Completing an Evaluation and Claiming Credit tutorial.

For questions or technical support, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Additional Information

For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org.

For accessibility needs, dietary or any other requests, please email Shannon.M.Therrien@hitchcock.org.

If you do not wish to be included on the conference participant list, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org to inform us.

The CME and CNE Offices are not liable for expenses incurred by participants due to cancellation or changes in programs.

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