Women in Digestive Diseases: At The Forefront

March 13, 2021
Women face unique challenges in the field of digestive diseases, both as patients and practitioners. This activity will address these challenges in an exciting and interactive forum. Topics include the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of common gastrointestinal and liver diseases that afflict women more commonly and/or differently than men as well as strategic solutions to barriers women gastroenterologists and other women providers in gastroenterology face in their career development.

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the unique presentations and complications of specific gastrointestinal and liver diseases that afflict women more commonly or in different ways than men;
  • Discuss gender-specific management strategies that address the needs of the women patients more optimally;
  • Recognize challenges that women healthcare providers face as they navigate their professional journeys;
  • Determine strategies that help women healthcare providers overcome barriers in the advancement of their careers and promote success in their chosen paths.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Amy Majkowski
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
PDF icon Conference Brochure1.34 MB
Available credit: 
  • 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.25 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 5.25 Participation
Event starts: 
03/13/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
03/13/2021 - 2:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Women in Digestive Diseases Agenda
*Agenda subject to change.



Online Webinar
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
The conference is online!
Please contact Amy Majkowski via e-mail here.

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.

Sonia Kupfer, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk and Prevention Clinic
Sonali Paul, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Metabolic and Fatty Liver Clinic
Anjana A. Pillai, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Liver Tumor Program
Vijaya Rao, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Student and Resident Rotations
Helen S. Te, MD
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Adult Liver Transplantation
M. Ruth Mangonon-Barnes, MSN, APN, ACNS-BC, CPHQ
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Ambulatory
Center for Nursing Professional Practice and Research


Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest 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 5.25 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 approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)
This live activity is designated for a maximum of 5.25 continuing nursing education units.
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.

Women in Digestive Diseases
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Profession TypeFee
Other Healthcare Professionals$50
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