5th Annual Women in Digestive Diseases: At the Forefront

Chicago, IL US
March 4, 2023
This activity aims to discuss the diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment of common gastrointestinal and liver diseases that afflict women more commonly and/or in different ways than men. This activity also aims to discuss strategic solutions to barriers that women gastroenterologists and other women healthcare professionals face in their career development. The educational information presented in this activity will add to participants’ knowledge about gastrointestinal diseases that afflict women more commonly and how to recognize and manage them. As such, it will improve their competence and performance as they apply the knowledge in their practice, which will, in turn, translate into better patient outcomes. The career development topics will help the women gastroenterologists and other women providers navigate the challenges they face in their careers, whether in private practice or academia, to find success and progress further in their chosen paths.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals interested in treating women with gastrointestinal illnesses and in the career development of women providers in gastroenterology.

Learning Objectives

After this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the appropriate use of imaging modalities in the diagnosis and management of GI bleeding;
  • Identify high-risk patients based on family history and endoscopic findings who are appropriate for genetic testing and evaluation in high-risk gastrointestinal cancer clinics;
  • State the appropriate use of emerging therapies in eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder management;
  • Determine strategies that help women healthcare professionals overcome barriers to career advancement and promote success in their chosen paths;
  • Recognize barriers to fertility among female healthcare professionals, options for oocyte cryopreservation, and a common approach to infertility;
  • Distinguish how to implement dietary modification recommendations that optimize women's GI health.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Amy Majkowski
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
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Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.00 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 5.00 Participation
Event starts: 
03/04/2023 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
03/04/2023 - 2:05pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

5th Annual Women in Digestive Diseases: At the Forefront Agenda
*The agenda is subject to change.

David Rubenstein Forum
1201 E 60th St
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Learners can attend this event in person or virtually. For questions about the event, contact Amy Majkowski via e-mail here.

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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.
  Vijaya Rao, MD
  Assistant Professor of Medicine
  Director, Student and Resident Rotations
  Nina Gupta, MD
  Clinical Associate of Medicine
  Jennifer Labas, MSN
  Nurse Practitioner



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 (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 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 5 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 5 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 Professionals 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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