CHOP Open-access Medical Education: Gastroenterology Presentations

This seminar focuses on gastroenterology and was delivered in Salzburg, Austria on April 24-30, 2016. Topics include pediatric inflammatory bowel disease, eosinophilic esophagitis, gastrointestinal pathology, metabolic liver disease, pancreatitis and many more.

Gastrointestinal Pathology

Gastrointestinal Pathology

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to describe basic pediatric gastrointestinal pathology and identify both normal and common diseases in pathologies of the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, large bowel and liver.

Presenter: Chris A. Liacouras, MD

Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Gastrointestinal Bleeding

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to identify the symptoms, diagnosis and management of both upper and lower-tract pediatric GI bleeding, and understand the characteristics of Meckel’s Diverticulum.

Presenter: Petar Mamula, MD

Foreign Bodies, Bezoars, & Caustic Ingestions

Foreign Bodies, Bezoars, & Caustic Ingestions

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to understand the determination of whether to remove a foreign body, describe the complications and removal techniques of different foreign bodies, and describe the symptoms, treatments and complications of caustic ingestions.

Presenter: Chris A. Liacouras, MD

Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to discuss the etiology, pathogenesis and epidemiology of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease and compare Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Presenter: Petar Mamula, MD

Medical Therapy for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Medical Therapy for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to describe the pharmaceutical, entero nutritional and biological therapies to treat inflammatory bowel disease, and understand the varying efficacy of these therapies for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Presenter: Andrew B. Grossman, MD

Autoimmune Liver Disease

Autoimmune Liver Disease

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to identify the clinical presentations, diagnoses and treatment of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) and AIH-sclerosing cholangitis overlap syndrome (ASC), and describe the clinical features, pathophysiology and treatment of primary sclerosing cholangitis.

Presenter: Kathleen M. Loomes, MD

Gastroesophageal Reflex Disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal Reflex Disease (GERD)

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to discuss the pathophysiology and epidemiology of gastroesophageal reflex disease (GERD), and understand the differential diagnosis, testing, treatment and complications of GERD.

Presenter: Andrew B. Grossman, MD

Metabolic Liver Disease

Metabolic Liver Disease

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to describe the major inborn errors of metabolism in the liver, and understand the clinical presentations, causes and therapies for metabolic liver diseases.

Presenter: Kathleen M. Loomes, MD

GI Infections

GI Infections

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to describe the pathophysiology of common GI infections, and understand the epidemiology, testing and treatment of Clostridium difficile and Helicobacter pylori.

Presenter: Andrew B. Grossman, MD

Acute Liver Failure in Children

Acute Liver Failure in Children

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to explain how hepatic encephalopathy differs in pediatric and adult acute liver failure; understand the conditions of acute liver failure in infants, children and adolescents; and describe the pathobiology and management of acute liver failure.

Presenter: Kathleen M. Loomes, MD

Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Eosinophilic Esophagitis

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to define eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), understand the epidemiology, pathophysiology and genetics of EoE, identify the clinical symptoms and treatments of EoE, and understand how to manage patients with EoE.

Presenter: Chris A. Liacouras, MD

7-Year-Old Girl with Pancreatitis

7-Year-Old Girl with Pancreatitis

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to use the presented case to explain the incidence, causes, pathophysiology and treatment of acute and chronic pancreatitis.

Presenter: Petar Mamula, MD

Liver Transplantation: Indications and Management

Liver Transplantation: Indications and Management

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to review the history and indications of liver transplantation, summarize post-op management, understand immunosuppression strategies, and describe the transition to home and follow-up care.

Presenter: Kathleen M. Loomes, MD

GI Allergies

GI Allergies

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to discuss GI cases related to various food disorders, distinguish between allergic and non-allergic food sensitivities, discuss gastrointestinal eosinophilia, and review most common non-allergic food sensitivities.

Presenter: Chris A. Liacouras, MD

Vomiting: Cyclic and Other Etiologies

Vomiting: Cyclic and Other Etiologies

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to define cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS), review the diagnostic criteria and clinical presentation of CVS, and discuss the evaluation and management of CVS including abortive therapy and prophylactic therapy.

Presenter: Andrew B. Grossman, MD

Intestinal Polyps in Children

Intestinal Polyps in Children

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to discuss the clinical presentations of intestinal polyps, describe polyp classification, and understand endoscopic and surgical management of intestinal polyps.

Presenter: Petar Mamula, MD

Endoscopic Techniques 2: Electrocautery and Other Techniques

Endoscopic Techniques 2: Electrocautery and Other Techniques

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to discuss the therapeutic techniques of electrocautery, endoscopic clipping and argon plasma coagulation, understand patient size limitations, discuss lesions that are amenable to such therapies, and provide insight as to when single versus combined therapy should be considered.

Presenter: Petar Mamula, MD

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