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The Cleveland Clinic Presents Esophageal Disorders: An Update 2015

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The Cleveland Clinic Presents Esophageal Disorders: An Update 2015
Join the multidisciplinary team from the Cleveland Clinic with national and international colleagues as they review innovation and updates on key topics of Esophageal Diseases: GERD, Esophageal Motility Issues, Esophageal Malignancies and Barrett's Esophagus. The symposium will be broadcast live to a virtual audience from Cleveland, OH. 

This interactive event is designed to provide healthcare providers with an update on key concepts relevant to clinical decision-making through case based presentations and faculty discussion and debate. Audience and faculty engagement and interaction is encouraged through live chat, polling questions, and phone in question and answers sessions throughout the show. 

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Viewing and Participating in this event is FREE! CME FEE: $180

 

Description

Join the multidisciplinary team from the Cleveland Clinic with national and international colleagues as they review innovation and updates on key topics of Esophageal Diseases: GERD, Esophageal Motility Issues, Esophageal Malignancies and Barrett's Esophagus.

Who Should Attend?

This symposium is designed for gastroenterologists, hepatologists, general surgeons, internists, fellows and residents, physician assistants, and other interested health care professionals.
 

Directors & Faculty

Directors

Jeffrey Ponsky, MD

Jeffrey L. Ponsky joined The Cleveland Clinic as the Director of Endoscopic Surgery and was their first Executive Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center.  In 2005 he assumed the Oliver H. Payne Professorship and Chair of the Department of Surgery at Case Western University School of Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland.  Dr. Ponsky served as Surgeon-in-Chief at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Currently, after a 9.5 year hiatus, he has returned to the Cleveland Clinic as a senior staff surgeon in both GI and General Surgery. In addition, he holds a half time leadership appointment in the Office of Patient Experience. 


Additional Faculty

Matthew Kroh, MD

Matthew Kroh, MD, FACS, is the Director of Surgical Endoscopy in the Digestive Disease Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He is the Program Director for the Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Flexible Surgical Endoscopy Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Kroh also holds positions with the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute and the Center for Surgical Innovation, Technology, and Education, located at the Cleveland Clinic main campus. He is the Surgery Clerkship Director in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and he is currently the Director for the Center of Advanced Skills Training (CAST). He is Associate Professor of Surgery in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.  He is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio and board-certified by the American Board of Surgery. His specialty interests include advanced laparoscopic surgery, bariatric surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, surgical endoscopy, single incision laparoscopic surgery, and robotic surgery.

Siva Raja, MD

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

John Goldblum, MD

Pathology

Lisa Yerian, MD

Pathology

Ronnie Pimentel, MD

Gastroenterology and Hepatology
 

Tolga Erim, DO

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Sudish Murthy, MD

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
 

Scott Gabbard, MD

Gastroenterology and Hepatology
 

Madhusudhan Sanaka, MD

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Kevin El Hayek, MD

General Surgery

John Rodriguez, MD

Dr. John H. Rodriguez, MD is an advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic. After general surgery training at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Rodriguez completed a Flexible Surgical Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery in the same institution. He is licensed to practice medicine in the State of Ohio, and is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery. His specialty interests include minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery, surgical endoscopy, bariatric surgery, and robotic surgery.

Dr. Rodriguez has co-authored many articles and book chapters that have been published in leading medical journals. He has participated in multiple national meetings. Some of his areas of research include revisional bariatric surgery, minimally invasive abdominal wall reconstruction, surgical and endoscopic management of gastroparesis, among other topics. 

Dr. Rodriguez is fluent in both English and Spanish. He participates actively in community outreach programs for underserved Hispanic populations in the Cleveland area. 

Agenda

9:00 am - 10:30 am
GERD: Emerging Strategies



10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Motility Issues: Current Approaches






12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Lunch
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Esophageal Malignancies: What Can We Offer?





2:00 pm - 3:25 pm
Barrett's Esophagus: A Whole New World




3:25 pm - 3:30 pm
Closing Remarks

Topics Covered

  • GERD: Emerging Strategies
  • Esophageal Motility Issues: Current Approaches
  • Esophageal Malignancies: What Can We Offer?
  • Barrett's Esophagus: A Whole New World

Objectives

  1. Discuss emerging diagnostic and treatment strategies of GERD.
  2. Critically evaluate and assimilate current approaches for patients with motility issues.
  3. Describe new concepts and controversies in the early recognition and treatment of esophageal malignancies.
  4. Explain advances and emerging techniques regarding surveillance and treatment of Barrett's Esophagus.

Accreditation Statement

Live Webcast Name: Esophageal Disorders:  An Update
  
Description of Live Webcast
Multidisciplinary team from the Cleveland Clinic with national and international colleagues as they review innovation and updates on key topics of Esophageal Diseases:  GERD, Esophageal Motility Issues, Esophageal Malignancies and Barrett’s Esophagus.


Learning Objectives
1.     Discuss emerging diagnostic and treatment strategies of GERD.
2.     Critically evaluate and assimilate current approaches for patients with motility issues.
3.     Discuss Describe new concepts and controversies in the early recognition and treatment of esophageal malignancies.
4.     Explain advances and emerging techniques regarding surveillance and treatment of Barrett's Esophagus. 


Target Audience This activity is intended for family practice, internal medicine, gastroenterology, general surgery physicians and nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, residents and fellows.
 
Accreditation
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™/ Self-Assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extend of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association Council for Category 2 credit.

Course Self Assessment toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program
Upon achievement of a score of 100% on the Self-Assessment toward Part 2 of the American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification Program, you will obtain your certificate of attendance. Physicians are then able to add this completetion to their American Board of Surgery portfolio online form. 

Participants will have the opportunity to review responses and retake questions.

Activity Director
Jeffry Ponsky, MD

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.
General Surgery  

Faculty
Kevin El Hayek, MD 
Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi
General Surgery

Tolga Erim, DO 
Cleveland Clinic, Weston, FL.
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
 
Scott Gabbard, MD 
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.
Gastroenterology and Hepatology

John Goldblum, MD 
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.
Pathology

Sudish Murthy, MD 
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Ronnie Pimentel, MD 
Cleveland Clinic, Weston, FL.
Gastroenterology and Hepatology

John Rodriguez, MD 
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.
General Surgery

Madhusudhan Sanaka, MD 
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.
Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Lisa Yerian, MD 
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.
Pathology
 
Faculty Disclosure
 
In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias.
 
The following faculty members have indicated that they may have a relationship which, in the context of their presentations, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:
Tolga Erim, DO
Covidien Consulting 
Teaching and Speaking
Pentax Consulting 
Teaching and Speaking
 
 
 
 
The following faculty have indicated they have no relationship which, in the context of their presentation(s), could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest: 
 
Kevin El Hayek, MD 
Scott Gabbard, MD 
John Goldblum, MD 
Sudish Murthy, MD 
Ronnie Pimentel, MD 
Jeffrey Ponsky, MD 
John Herman Rodriguez, MD 
Madhusudhan Sanaka, MD 
Lisa Yerian, MD
Siva Raja, MD
Matthew Kroh, MD

Acknowledgements
 
This CME activity was produced by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education and the Physician Engagement Department.
 
Copyright Ó 2015 The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.  All Rights Reserved.
 
 
 

 
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