4th Annual Women in Digestive Diseases: At the Forefront

Chicago, IL US
March 26, 2022
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.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss the appropriate use of emerging therapies in the management of celiac disease, a disease more common in women;
  • Describe the role of specific GI radiology studies that can aid in the diagnosis and management of gastroenterological diseases in women;
  • Explain the interpretation of anorectal manometry and how to use these results to manage dyssynergic defecation in patients;
  • 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: 
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Available credit: 
  • 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.25 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 5.25 Participation
Event starts: 
03/26/2022 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
03/26/2022 - 2:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

4th Annual Women in Digestive Diseases: At the Forefront Agenda

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.

Visit the David Rubenstein Forum website.

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.

  Sonali Paul, MD, MS
  Assistant Professor of Medicine

  Vijaya Rao, MD
  Assistant Professor of Medicine
  Director, Student and Resident Rotations


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 5.25 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.
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 5.25 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.
Women in Digestive Diseases
Registration: Space is limited, so don't delay!

Profession TypeFee
Other Healthcare Professionals$50
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