14th Annual Gastroenterology &
Hepatology Symposium


April 20-23, 2022

Complimentary virtual CME event featuring 20+ LIVE endoscopy and O.R. cases presented by world-class experts.

World-class guest speakers and renowned faculty members of the UCI Health Digestive Health Institute share their specialized expertise in conducting leading-edge procedures for digestive diseases using advanced technology and techniques.

About

This year’s symposium is complimentary and will offer a hybrid of in-person and virtual events April 20-23, 2022.

The 4-day curriculum covers the latest management options for endoscopic and surgical treatments of gastrointestinal and liver diseases with an impressive mix of lectures and live cases broadcast from the state-of-the-art Chao Family Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center located in Orange, CA.


Procedure Highlights

  • AI Colonoscopy
  • Concomitant Laparoscopic Hernia Repair and Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (cTIF)
  • EUS-guided Portal Pressure Gradient (EUS-PPG)
  • Complex ERCP’s
  • Endoscopic resection techniques
  • This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Schedule

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - Foregut topics and procedures virtual sessions

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - Hepatology updates with procedures streaming simultaneously virtual sessions

Friday, April 22, 2022 - IBD/Colorectal topics with procedures streaming simultaneously virtual sessions

Saturday, April 23, 2022 - In-person hands-on session (COVID-19 protocols permitting) at UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center in Orange, California

Agenda

Lecture

  3:00PM - 3:05PM PST

Welcome Introduction & Overview

Robert H. Lee, MD (UCI)

Brian R. Smith, MD (UCI)

  3:05PM - 3:30PM PST

Esophageal Motility Disorders: Manometry A-Z  

Robert H. Lee, MD (UCI)

  3:30PM - 3:55PM PST

Esophageal Motility Disorders: Endoflip in lieu of or in addition to mano?

Dustin Carlson, MD (Northwestern)

  3:55PM - 4:20PM PST

A Modern Approach to the Diagnosis of GERD

Michael F. Vaezi, MD, PhD, (VUMC)

  4:20PM - 4:45PM PST

Contemporary Management of Barrett’s Esophagus and Early Esophageal Cancer: The latest and greatest!

Jason B. Samarasena, MD (UCI)

  4:45PM - 5:10PM PST

Session Break | Visit Virtual Rooms & Exhibit Hall
  5:10PM - 5:35PM PST

Hiatal Hernias:  The real devil in disguise

Kevin Reavis, MD (Legacy Health)

  5:35PM - 6:00PM PST

The Interplay Between Obesity and GERD

Brian R. Smith, MD (UCI)

  6:00PM - 6:25PM PST

Gastroparesis and the Pylorus: concepts, controversies, and challenges

David Kunkel, MD (UCSD)

  6:25PM - 6:55PM PST

Q&A Panel Discussion

Session Speakers

  6:55PM - 7:00PM PST

Closing

Brian R. Smith, MD (UCI)

Live Cases / Experts

  3:00PM - 3:05PM PST

Welcome Introduction & Overview

Kenneth J. Chang, MD (UCI)

  3:05PM - 4:05PM PST

Live Cases:
Case 1 - cTIF

Ninh T. Nguyen, MD (UCI)

Case 2 - POEM

Kenneth J. Chang, MD (UCI)

Case 3 - Barrett's Esophagus

Jason B. Samarasena, MD (UCI)

  4:05PM - 4:20PM PST

Session Break | Visit Virtual Rooms & Exhibit Hall
  4:20PM - 4:40PM PST

Interview - Barrett's Esophagus

Jason B. Samarasena, MD (UCI)

Prasad Iyer, MD (Mayo Clinic)

  4:40PM - 5:00PM PST

Interview - POEM

Kenneth J. Chang, MD (UCI)

Haru Inoue, MD (Showa University Koto Toyosu Hospital)

  5:00PM - 5:20PM PST

Interview - TIF/cTIF

Kenneth J. Chang, MD (UCI)

Marcia Canto, MD (John Hopkins University)

  5:20PM - 5:35PM PST

Session Break | Visit Virtual Rooms & Exhibit Hall
  5:35PM - 6:35PM PST

Live Cases:
Case 1 - cTIF

Kenneth J. Chang, MD (UCI)

Case 2 - ESD Upper

Jason B. Samarasena, MD (UCI)

Case 3 - Gastric Surgery

Marcelo W. Hinojosa, MD (UCI)

  6:35PM - 6:55PM PST

Q&A Panel Discussion

Session Speakers

  6:55PM - 7:00PM PST

Closing

Kenneth J. Chang, MD (UCI)

Lecture

  3:00PM - 3:05PM PST

Welcome Introduction & Overview

Ke-Qin Hu, MD (UCI)

David K. Imagawa, MD (UCI)

  3:05PM - 3:30PM PST

Common Imaging Review in Hepatology Practice

Sonia Lee, MD ( UCI)

  3:30PM - 3:55PM PST

Overview of the Clinical Trial Data on Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Timothy R. Morgan, MD (UCI)

  3:55PM - 4:20PM PST

Diagnosis, Natural History & Treatment of PBC & PSC

John M. Vierling, MD (Baylor College of Medicine)

  4:20PM - 4:45PM PST

Overview on HBV & HCV treatment

TBD

  4:45PM - 5:10PM PST

Session Break | Visit Virtual Rooms & Exhibit Hall
  5:10PM - 5:35PM PST

Management of Cirrhosis-related Complications

Lydia L. Aye, DO (UCI)

  5:35PM - 6:00PM PST

Update on HCC Management: Surgical & ablation treatment

Zeljka Jutric, MD (UCI)

  6:00PM - 6:25PM PST

Update on HCC Management: Systemic treatment

Farshid Dayyani, MD (UCI)

  6:25PM - 6:55PM PST

Q&A Panel Discussion & Case Presentations

Ke-Qin Hu, MD (UCI)

Carlos Saad, MD (UCI)

David K. Imagawa, MD (UCI)

Session Speakers

  6:55PM - 7:00PM PST

Closing

David K. Imagawa, MD (UCI)

Live Cases / Experts

  3:00PM - 3:05PM PST

Welcome Introduction & Overview

Kenneth J. Chang, MD (UCI)

  3:05PM - 4:05PM PST

Live Cases:
Case 1 - EUS PPG

Kenneth J. Chang, MD (UCI)

Case 2 - Liver Biopsy

Jason B. Samarasena, MD (UCI)

Case 3 - ERCP

John G. Lee, MD (UCI)

  4:05PM - 4:20PM PST

Session Break | Visit Virtual Rooms & Exhibit Hall
  4:20PM - 4:40PM PST

Interview - Endobariatric

Kenneth J. Chang, MD (UCI)

Pichamol Jirapinyo, MD (Brigham & Women's Hospital)

  4:40PM - 5:00PM PST

Interview - Liver

Lydia L. Aye, DO (UCI)

  5:00PM - 5:20PM PST

Interview - Endohepatology

Jason B. Samarasena, MD (UCI)

Raymond Rubin, MD (Piedmont Healthcare)

  5:20PM - 5:35PM PST

Session Break | Visit Virtual Rooms & Exhibit Hall
  5:35PM - 6:35PM PST

Live cases:
Case 1 - ERCP

John G. Lee, MD (UCI)

Case 2 - Endobariatric

Kenneth J. Chang, MD (UCI)

Case 3 - Whipple

TBD (UCI)

Case 4- EUS/ERCP

Jason B. Samarasena, MD (UCI)

  6:35PM - 6:55PM PST

Q&A Panel Discussion:

Session Speakers

  6:55PM - 7:00PM PST

Closing

Kenneth J. Chang, MD (UCI)

Lecture

  3:00PM - 3:05PM PST

Welcome Introduction & Overview

Nimisha K. Parekh, MD (UCI)

William E. Karnes, MD (UCI)

  3:05PM - 3:25PM PST

Biosimilars and Biologics, Navigating the Switch

Mark S. Salem, MD (UCI)

  3:25PM - 3:45PM PST

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Andres Yarur, MD ( Medical College Of Wisconsin)

  3:45PM - 4:05PM PST

Interview - IBD

Nimisha K. Parekh, MD (UCI)

Sunanda V. Kane, MD (Mayo Clinic)

  4:05PM - 4:25PM PST

Medical Complications of J Pouches

Sandra Sunhee Park, MD (UCI)

  4:25PM - 4:45PM PST

Surgical Complications of J Pouches

Matthew D. Whealon, MD (UCI)

  4:45PM - 5:05PM PST

Session Break | Visit Virtual Rooms & Exhibit Hall
  5:05PM - 5:30PM PST

Q&A Panel Discussion

Session Speakers

  5:30PM - 5:50PM PST

Serrated Polyps

Joseph Anderson, MD (Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine)

  5:50PM - 6:10PM PST

IBS Mimic

Carl G. Albers, MD (UCI)

  6:10PM - 6:30PM PST

Constipation

Christina L. Ling, MD (UCI)

  6:30PM - 6:55PM PST

Q&A Panel Discussion

Session Speakers

  6:55PM - 7:00PM PST

Closing

William E. Karnes, MD (UCI)

Live Cases / Experts

  3:00PM - 3:05PM PST

Welcome Introduction & Overview

Kenneth J. Chang, MD (UCI)

  3:05PM - 4:05PM PST

Live Cases:
Case 1 - ESD Colon

Jason B. Samarasena, MD (UCI)

Case 2 - EMR Polyps

John G. Lee, MD (UCI)

Case 3 - AI Colon

William E. Karnes, MD (UCI)

  4:05PM - 4:20PM PST

Session Break | Visit Virtual Rooms & Exhibit Hall
  4:20PM - 4:40PM PST

Interview - Colorectal

TBD

  4:40PM - 5:00PM PST

Interview - AI

William E. Karnes, MD (UCI)

Yuichi Mori, MD, PhD (University of Oslo)

  5:00PM - 5:20PM PST

Interview - ESD

Jason B. Samarasena, MD (UCI)

Expert Speaker

  5:20PM - 5:35PM PST

Session Break | Visit Virtual Rooms & Exhibit Hall
  5:35PM - 6:35PM PST

Live cases:
Case 1 - Z-POEM or G-POEM

Kenneth J. Chang, MD (UCI)

Case 2 - EUS ERCP

John G. Lee, MD (UCI)

Case 3 - Robotic Colon SX

TBD (UCI)

Case 4- Colon ESD

Jason B. Samarasena, MD (UCI)

  6:35PM - 6:55PM PST

Q&A Panel Discussion

Session Speakers

  6:55PM - 7:00PM PST

Closing

Kenneth J. Chang, MD (UCI)


Details coming soon!

Speakers and Course Directors

Meet our Course Directors


Kenneth J. Chang, MD

Professor and Chief, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Medicine, UCI School of Medicine


Executive Director, UCI Health Digestive Health Institute

Ke-Qin Hu, MD

Professor, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Medicine, UCI School of Medicine


Director, UCI Health Hepatology Services

David K. Imagawa, MD

Professor and Chief, Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery, Islet Cell Transplantation, Department of Surgery, UCI School of Medicine

William E. Karnes, MD

Professor, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Medicine, UCI School of Medicine


Director, High Risk Program and Colonoscopy Quality, UCI Health

Robert H. Lee, MD

Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Medicine, UCI School of Medicine

Steve D. Mills, MD

Professor, Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, UCI School of Medicine

Nimisha K. Parekh, MD

Professor, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Medicine, UCI School of Medicine


Director, UCI Health Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program

Jason B. Samarasena, MD

Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Medicine, UC Irvine School of Medicine


Director, Advanced Endoscopic Imaging, UCI Health

Brian R. Smith, MD

Associate Professor, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery, UCI School of Medicine

Meet Our Speakers

Carl G. Albers, MD

Professor, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Medicine, UCI School of Medicine Medical Director, UCI Health GI Diagnostic Services

Lydia L. Aye, DO

Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, UCI School of Medicine Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program, UCI Health

Marcia Irene Canto, M.D

Professor of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Director of Endoscopy at the Johns Hopkins Hospital

Dustin A. Carlson, MD

Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Medicine

Farshid Dayyani, MD

Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, UCI School of Medicine

Haruhiro Inoue, MD, PhD, FASGE

Professor, Center Director and Surgical Department Director, Digestive Diseases Center, SHOWA University Koto Toyosu Hospital

Prasad G. Iyer, MD

Gastroenterologist, Mayo Clinic

Pichamol Jirapinyo, MD, MPH

Associate Director of Bariatric Endoscopy, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Zeljka Jutric, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery and Islet Cell Transplantation, Department of Surgery, UCI School of Medicine

Sunanda Kane MD MSPH

Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester

David Kunkel, MD

Associate Clinical Professor, Medicine, UCSD School of Health Sciences Gastroenterologist, UCSD Health

John G. Lee, MD

Associate Director, Chao Family Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center
Director of Pancreaticobiliary Services, UCI Health
Professor, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Medicine, UCI School of Medicine

Christina L. Ling, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Medicine, UCI School of Medicine

Yuichi Mori, MD, PhD

Researcher, Department of Health Management and Health Economics, University of Oslo

Timothy R. Morgan, MD

Professor in Residence, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, UCI Health

Ninh Nguyen, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, UCI School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, UCI School of Medicine
Associate Director, Chao Family Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center, UCI Health

Sandra Sunhee Park, MD

Assistant Professor — Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, UCI School of Medicine

Kevin Reavis, MD, FACS

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University Esophageal, Foregut and Bariatric Surgeon, The Oregon Clinic

Raymond A.Rubin, MD

Chief Scientific Officer, Piedmont Healthcare

Carlos Saad, MD

Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Department of Medicine, UCI School of Medicine

Mark S. Salem, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Gastrenterology, Department of Medicine, UCI School of Medicine

Michael F. Vaezi, MD, PhD

Clinical Director, Division of Gastroenterology, Vanderbilt Health
Director of the Center for Swallowing and Esophageal Disorders, Vanderbilt Health
Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Matthew D. Whealon, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, UCI School of Medicine

Andres Yarur, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin

Joseph Anderson, MD

Professor of Medicine, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine

Sonia Lee, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiological Sciences, UCI School of Medicine

John Moore Vierling, MD, FACP, FAASLD, AGAF

Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

CME Information


Accreditation statement

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Designation statement

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.


Purpose

The purpose of this activity is to provide specific health care diagnostic and intervention management for digestive health patient management. The information will be presented by practicing experts and based upon the latest research in evidence-based medicine. In addition to a wide-ranging number of medical topics, the activity will include live case demonstrations for complex endoscopic and surgical cases. At the end of the activity, it is expected that the participants will have an up-to-date understanding of the best clinical approaches in gastroenterology and hepatology.


Target Audience

This activity was developed for physicians, nurses, therapists and other professionals who provide care for adult patients in specialties including Gastroenterology, Colorectal Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hepatobiliary & Biliary & Pancreatic Surgery, and Internal Medicine.


Activity Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participants should be able to:At the conclusion of this activity, the participants should be able to:

• Incorporate advances in disease monitoring

• Describe the medical and surgical management of perianal Crohn’s disease

• Screen, diagnose and manage viral hepatitis B, hepatitis C, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma


Accreditation Statement

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


California Assembly Bill 1195

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. For specific information regarding Bill 1195 and cultural and linguistic competency, please visit the CME website at http://www.meded.uci.edu/CME/.