8th Annual Updates in Digestive Diseases

Oak Brook, IL US
September 9, 2023
Are you looking to elevate your expertise in diagnosing and managing gastrointestinal and liver diseases? Our latest activity offers evidence-based education to help you provide top-notch patient care. Stay up-to-date with the latest knowledge and techniques to enhance your skills and deliver the best possible outcomes. Join us today!
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Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians, nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals dedicated to preventing and treating gastrointestinal diseases.

Learning Objectives

After this activity, participants will be able to:

  • State the latest guidelines for ulcerative colitis diagnosis and treatment, GI bleeding, metabolic liver disease, and GERD;
  • Outline the appropriate management of IBD-associated dysplasia, when to refer to a specialized GI cancer clinic, and how to treat pancreatic cysts appropriately;
  • Describe surgical approaches to complex penetrating Crohn’s disease, rectal cancer, metastatic disease, and reflux;
  • Discuss the advanced endoscopic approach to colon polyp resection and Barrett’s esophagus treatment;
  • Evaluate different views in controversial areas in gastrointestinal and liver disease management.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Amy Majkowski
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 ABIM
  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 8.00 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 8.00 Participation
Event starts: 
09/09/2023 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
09/09/2023 - 5:20pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

8:00 AM


Dennis Chen, MD; Tenzin Choden, MD; Sushila Dalal, MD; Ben Shogan, MD

Session I: IBD

Moderator: Tenzin Choden, MD

8:05 AM

Intro to IBD Center

David Rubin, MD

8:10 AM

Learning From the Author:  Guidelines for Ulcerative Colitis Diagnosis and Management

David Rubin, MD

8:40 AM

Management Of IBD Associated Dysplasia

Joel Pekow, MD

9:00 AM

Surgical Management of Penetrating Crohn's Disease:  Intra-Abdominal Abscesses and Perianal Disease

Kinga Skowron Olortegui, MD

9:20 AM



9:40 AM

Multidisciplinary Case Review: Ulcerative Colitis with Dysplasia, Complex Perianal Crohn's


10:00 AM


Session II: Colon

Moderator: Ben Shogan, MD

10:15 AM

When to Refer to High-Risk GI Cancer Clinic

Sonia Kupfer, MD

10:45 AM

Endoscopic Resection of Colon Polyps

Uzma Siddiqui, MD

11:10 AM

Updates in the Management of Rectal Cancer

Ben Shogan, MD

11:30 AM

Learning from the Author:  Guidelines for Management of Patients with Acute Lower GI Bleeding

Neil Sengupta, MD

11:50 AM



12:10 AM

Multidisciplinary Case Review


12:30 AM

Lunch Break

Session III: Hepatopancreatic Biliary

Moderator:  Dennis Chen, MD

1:15 PM

Intro to CERT

Dennis Chen, MD

1:20 PM

Learning From the Author: Guideline for Diagnosis and Management of Metabolic Associated Fatty Liver Disease

Mary Rinella, MD

1:50 PM

Update In Diagnosis and Management of Pancreatic Cysts

Bradford Chong, MD

2:10 PM

Management of Metastatic Disease in the Liver

Ryan Merkow, MD, MS

2:30 PM



2:50 PM

Multidisciplinary Case Panel Review


3:10 PM


Session IV: Esophagus

Moderator: Sushila Dalal, MD

3:25 PM

Intro to Center for Esophageal Diseases

Robert Kavitt, MD, MPH

3:30 PM

Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of GERD

Robert Kavitt, MD, MPH

4:00 PM

Endoscopic Management of Barrett's Esophagus

Dennis Chen, MD

4:20 PM

Updates In Surgical Management of Reflux

Mustafa Hussain, MD

4:40 PM



5:00 PM

Multidisciplinary Case Panel Review


5:20 PM


The agenda is subject to change.

Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook Chicago
2815 Jorie Blvd
Oak Brook, IL 60523
United States

Learn more about Gastroenterology at the University of Chicago by visiting the department's website.

Discover a private hideaway nestled in the heart of Oak Brook at Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook Chicago. Connected to our conference center, the hotel resides on acres of forest preserve and sits waterside to a scenic lake. Enjoy a resort-style stay, perfect for wedding guests, family weekend getaways, and weekend conferences.

Space is limited, so book your room here at the group rate today! 

Free parking is available at the hotel.

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ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact Amy Majkowski via email at aszczudl@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu.
The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.
  Dennis Chen, MD
  Assistant Professor of Medicine

  Tenzin Choden, MD
  Assistant Professor of Medicine

  Sushila Dalal, MD
  Assistant Professor of Medicine


  Benjamin Shogan, MD
  Assistant Professor of Surgery

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.
Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Credit
University of Chicago Medicine is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Participants who successfully complete the entire activity and complete an evaluation form will earn 8 contact hours.

American Board of Internal Medicine MOC Part II Credit
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 8 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
Other Healthcare Professional Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

Please Note: Requests to claim MOC Part II credit must be made within one month to report to ABIM. Requests to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ after three months will be subject to additional fees.
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