August 30 2010 - Trinity Mother Frances Gatroenterology Hepatology And Endoscopy To Sponsor Course

For Immediate Release

August 30, 2010

Contact:
John Moore
Media Relations
(903) 531-4542
moorej@tmfhs.org

TRINITY MOTHER FRANCES GASTROENTEROLOGY HEPATOLOGY AND ENDOSCOPY TO SPONSOR COURSE

TYLER, TX - Trinity Mother Frances Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy will sponsor the second annual Gastroenterology and Hepatology Updates on September 11 at Wisenbaker Conference Center at Mother Frances Hospital, located at 800 E. Dawson.

The course, cosponsored by UT Southwestern Medical Center, is designed for practicing gastroenterologists, hepatologists, primary care physicians, family practitioners, surgeons, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals who are interested in gastrointestinal and liver diseases.

Through lecture and case presentations, this one-day course will provide an overview and updates of commonly encountered issues in gastroenterology and hepatology. The program also includes a lunch seminar with world-renowned experts and question-and-answer sessions.

"Trinity Mother Frances Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy is dedicated to providing the best endoscopy care for our patients. We have designed this course to offer each attendee the opportunity for direct interaction with physicians and clinicians who are experts in the field and we invite everyone who is interested to attend. Some of the speakers are truly internationally and nationally known for their great expertise and contributions in advancing the field," said Kai Xia, MD, Chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy for Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics.

The event will include an exhibit space showcasing the latest offerings in technology, medicine, and supporting information. Time for participants to attend the exhibits has been allocated during the continental breakfast, morning refreshment break, and lunch break.

Officials said qualified attendees would receive a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completion of the course. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to describe and discuss topics such as:

• Management of dysphagia, refractory gastroesophageal reflux, gastroparesis, Barrett’s esophagus, functional dyspepsia and eosinophilic esophagitis.

• Malabsorption, celiac disease, chronic diarrhea, short-bowel syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome and chronic constipation.

• Inflammatory bowel disease, microscopic colitis and ischemic colitis.

• Viral hepatitis, fatty liver disease, portal hypertension and cirrhosis.

• Cirrhosis complications such as ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, esophageal variceal bleeding and liver transplant evaluation.

• Endoscopic and surgical management of bariatric surgery complications, refractory GERD, pancreatic cancer and complicated biliary diseases.

• Management of nutrition for critically ill patients and patients at the end of life.

COURSE DIRECTORS:

Kai Xia, MD, Ph.D.
Chief, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, Tyler, TX
Associate Professor of Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

William M. Lee, MD
Meredith Mosle Chair in Liver Diseases
Professor of Medicine
Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

GUEST FACULTY:

• David L. Carr-Locke, MD
Chief, Division of Digestive Diseases
Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY

• Michael R. Charlton, MD
Director of Hepatology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

• Richard A. Erickson, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF
Director, Division of Gastroenterology
Scott & White Healthcare
Professor of Medicine
Texas A & M Health Science Center, Temple, TX

• Lee Kaplan, MD, Ph.D.
Director of Weight Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

• Anne Larson, MD
Director of Liver Transplant and Hepatology
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

• Linda S. Lee, MD
Director of Endoscopic Education and Women’s Health in GI Brigham and Women’s Hospital Harvard
Medical School, Boston, MA

• Feng Li, MD
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, Tyler, TX

• Robert McKinney, MD, FACS
Chief, Department of Surgery
Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, Tyler, TX

• Don Rawls, MD
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, Tyler, TX

• Lawrence R. Schiller, MD, FACG
Vice President of American College of Gastroenterology
Digestive Health Associates of Texas
Program Director, GI Fellowship
Baylor University Medical Center , Dallas, TX

• Stuart J. Spechler, MD
Chief of Gastroenterology
Dallas VA Medical Center, Dallas, TX

• Prabhakar P. Swaroop, MD
Director of Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

• Jerry Trier, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Registration:

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 2, 2010

Registration Fee:
o $45 Half-DayPrimary Care Track for Physicians (4.25 CME Credit Hours)
o $95 Full Day CourseRegistration for Physicians (8.5 CME Credit Hours)
o $35 Half-DayPrimary Care Track for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and AlliedHealth Professionals (4.25 CME Credit Hours)
o $75 Full Day CourseRegistration for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Allied HealthProfessionals (8.5 CME Credit Hours)

Please register online, by fax or mail:
•Online registrationis available at tmfhc.org
•Fax registrations may be faxed to: (903) 531-5689 or (903) 525-1337

About Trinity Mother Frances Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy
910 E. Houston, Suite 550 Tyler, Texas 75702-- (903) 510-8718.

Trinity Mother Frances Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy offers comprehensive services that provide a continuum of care for patients with digestive and liver diseases. Using some of the most advanced and effective treatment strategies, physicians are able to offer individualized care for patients, from diagnosis through treatment. The department works in seamless collaboration with two outstanding institutes; UT Southwestern Medical Center and Baylor University Medical Center for combined evaluation and management of liver transplantation. The department also participates in both local and national clinical research in an effort to provide patients with the most effective treatment available. Trinity Mother Frances Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy's physician group includes fellowship-trained gastroenterologists Kai Xia, MD, PhD, Chief of Trinity Mother Frances Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy; Feng Li, MD, Director of the Endoscopy Center; Sauyu Lin, MD; Donald E. Rawls, MD; Scott T. Satterfield, MD. The group also includes Phuong Luu, PA-C . For more information, visit www.tmfhs.org/gastro.

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