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10th Annual Gastroenterology & Hepatology Symposium
Annual GI/Hep Symposium in Las Vegas!
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Activity Name: 10th Annual Gastroenterology & Hepatology Symposium
Description: Annual GI/Hep Symposium in Las Vegas!
Needs Assessment: Description of Gaps: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder with worldwide prevalence rates ranging from 9-23% and U.S rates generally in the area of 10-15%. Functional disorders are conditions where there is an absence of structural or biochemical abnormalities on common diagnostic tests, which could explain symptoms. Most people with IBS have mild symptoms. Many people don't recognize IBS symptoms. Yet, IBS is one of the most common disorders seen by physicians. Not all individuals with IBS symptoms seek medical care for their symptoms.
Nevertheless, there are between 2.4 and 3.5 million annual physician visits for IBS in the United States alone. IBS is the most common disorder diagnosed by gastroenterologists (doctors who specialize in digestive diseases or disorders) and accounts for up to 12% of total visits to primary care providers. The cost to society in terms of direct medical expenses and indirect costs associated with loss of productivity and work absenteeism is considerable: estimates range from $21 billion or more annually.
Course Objectives: Objectives:
* Recognize obesity as a public health problem
* Describe endoscopic options in the management of bariatric complications
* List the various endoscopic weight loss procedural 4 of 10 options.
* Discuss the limitations of colonoscopy and how its performance for preventing cancer is dependent on the colonoscopist
* Review importance of options for reporting colonoscopy quality measures
* Discuss management of biliary tumors
* Interpret accurate staging and relevant developments in the treatment various biliary and pancreatic diseases
* Describe the benefits of minimally invasive surgery for colon and rectal resections
* Develop a plan for care for IBS patients
Location Information
Meeting Location: Disney's Grand Californian Hotel
Meeting Location URL:
Location Address: 1600 S. Disneyland Drive
Location City: Anaheim
Location State: CA
Location Postal Code: 92802
Location Country: US
City Information URL:
Activity Information
Start Date: 2/2/2018
End Date: 2/3/2018
Meeting URL:
Credit Information
Credit Amount: 15
Credit Unit: Credits
Accreditation: ACCME - Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education > AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Activity Learning Format: Live Activity
Sponsor Name: UCI School of Medicine
Sponsor Address: 836 Health Sciences Road
Sponsor City: Irvine
Sponsor State: CA
Sponsor Postal Code: 92697
Sponsor Country: US
Sponsor Phone: 949.824.2394
Sponsor Email:
Contact Information
Contact Name: Sheila Anaya
Contact Address: 333 City Blvd. West, Ste. 200
Contact City: Orange
Contact State: CA
Contact Postal Code: 92868
Contact Country: US
Contact Phone: 714.456.6187
Contact Email:

Type:     Live Activity
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