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Practical Solutions to Common GI Problems:
What the Internist Really Needs to Know

Course Brochure

Saturday, October 4, 2014

7:30 am - 3:20 pm

The Inn at St. John’s
44045 Five Mile Rd.
Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: (734) 414-0600

A block of rooms has been reserved at the course location, The Inn at St. John’s, at a special rate of $139 single or double occupancy. When making your hotel reservation, mention you are attending the University of Michigan Practical Solutions to Common GI Problems course. The reservation deadline is September 19, 2014.

The Inn at St. John’s
Group code: 10F4L2
By phone: (734) 414-0600

Target Audience
This course will be of interest to primary care practitioners – including internists, family physicians and general practitioners, gastroenterologists and surgeons. Gastroenterology trainees will find this course valuable. Physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners providing primary care for gastrointestinal disorders are also encouraged to participate.

Registration Fees
You are encouraged to register as soon as you are certain of attending, as we cannot guarantee educational materials for applicants who are not preregistered and prepaid by Friday, September 26, 2014. Payment must be received at time of registration. Checks should be made payable to the University of Michigan in U.S. Currency. Payments by American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa are also accepted. Fees include continental breakfast, lunch, coffee service, and course materials for participants.
On-site registration will also be available.

Physician-in-Training, Retired Physician, RN & Allied Health
U-M Faculty & Staff
Full Course

Registration Options

Online register here
Mail brochure
U-M Department of Internal Medicine
Continuing Medical Education
24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr., Lobby J, Suite 1200
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-5750
Phone (734) 232-3469
Fax (734) 998-0085

Cancellation Policy

An administrative fee of $50 will be deducted from your registration payment. Refund requests must be received in writing, no later than September 26, 2014. No refunds will be made thereafter.

Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this course participants will be able to implement:

Accreditation & Credit Designation
The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Applications have been submitted to the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Osteopathic Association. Determination of credit is pending. Other credits by specialty may apply.

Program Schedule

7:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 Welcome and Announcements
Timothy Nostrant, MD, MACG, AGAF, FASGE, FACP
8:10 Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Timothy Nostrant, MD, MACG, AGAF, FASGE, FACP
8:45 New Options in Hepatitis C Virus
Robert Fontana, MD
9:20 Functional Abdominal Pain Syndrome
John Wiley, MD
9:55 Break
10:10 Gas and Bloating
William Chey, MD, AGAF, FACP, FACG
10:45 Health Issues in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Ryan Stidham, MD
11:20 Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
William Hasler, MD
11:55 Lunch Program
Table discussions on issues relating to general GI disorders.
William Chey, MD, AGAF, FACP, FACG
Timothy Nostrant, MD, MACG, AGAF, FASGE, FACP
Richard Saad, MD, MS
1:00 pm FODMAPS Diet
Shanti Eswaran, MD
1:35 Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity
Richard Saad, MD, MS
2:10 Clostridium Difficile
John Kao, MD
2:45 Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis
Hari Conjeevaram, MD, MSc
3:20 Course Adjourns