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NCSG Annual Conference 2018

February 17-18, 2018  

Pinehurst Resort and Conference Center
80 Carolina Vista Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374

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Satellite Symposia!

The North Carolina Society of Gastroenterology recognizes that satellite events are often arranged in conjunction with its scheduled CME activities as a convenience to the target audience in attendance. The NCSG Society remains sensitive to assuring that these programs are appropriately used for educational purposes. NCSG retains the right to limit a company’s right to priority or participation in future years if a particular satellite symposium program were to deviate markedly from the professional, educational atmosphere and decorum of the meeting.  Click on the links below for more information. 

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Breakfast/Registration – 7:00 – 8:00
8:00-8:10    Welcome and Announcements – Lisa Gangarosa, MD, President NCSG
8:10-8:35    Medical Approach to Patient with Perianal and Fistulizing Crohn’s – Animesh Jain, MD
8:35-9:00    Surgical Approach to Patient with Perianal and Fistulizing Crohn’s – Brad Davis, MD
9:00-9:25    Managing Risks of IBD Therapies – Karen Chachu, MD
9:25-10:00  IBD Panel Discussion (Drs. Davis, Chachu, Jain and Hanson, Moderator: Rich Bloomfeld, MD
10:00 – 10:30 Break
10:30-10:55 Medical Approaches to Fecal Incontinence – Nyree Thorne, MD
10:55-11:20 Surgical Approaches to Fecal Incontinence – Nazema Siddiqui, MD
11:20-11:30 Panel Q and A (Thorne, Siddiqui)
11:30-12:30 Fellows Debate – Moderators: Drs. Russo, Leland and Garvin
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:10 Update on Esophageal Motility Testing and Achalasia – John Pandolfino, MD
2:10-2:30 Surgical Approach to Achalasia – Marco Patti, MD
2:30-2:45 Panel Q and A (Pandolfino and Patti)
2:45-3:15 Beta-blockers: Risks and Benefits in Cirrhosis – Vijay Shah, MD
3:15 – 3:25 Q and A
3:25-4:00 Break (Drs. Pandolfino and Shah at Speaker’s Corner)
4:00-5:00 Hepatology Panel Discussion (Drs. Shah, Darling, Tillman, Rudnick) – Moderator:  Andrew Muir, MD
5:30-7:00 NCSG Reception
7:00-8:00 Fellows Dinner 


Breakfast/Registration – 7:00 – 8:00
7:45-8:00 NCSG Business Meeting
8:00-8:30 Nuts and Bolts of Colonoscopy and Polypectomy – Gottumukkala Raju, MD
8:30-9:00 New Imaging Technologies in the Endo Unit – Mike Wallace, MD
9:00-9:30 EUS-Guided Pancreaticobiliary Drainage – Todd Baron, MD
9:30-9:45 Panel Q and A (Raju, Wallace, Baron)
9:45-10:15 Break (Raju and Wallace at Speaker’s Corner)
10:15-10:35 Maybe It’s Not IBS – Richard Weinberg, MD
10:35-10:45 Q and A
10:45-11:05 Digestive Health Physicians Association – A National GI Physician Trade Association – Fred Rosenberg, MD
11:05-11:15 Q and A
11:15-11:35 Health Reform and the Future of Medicine in NC: An Insurer’s Perspective – Brad Wilson, former CEO, BCBS NC
11: 35-11:45 Q and A
11:45 Closing Comments: Dr Gangarosa


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