September 7 2011 - TMF Gastroenterology Hepatology and Endoscopy to sponsor course

For Immediate Release

September 7, 2011

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 and UT Southwestern Medical Center will sponsor the third annual Gastroenterology and Hepatology Updates on September 17 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Wisenbaker Conference Center at Mother Frances Hospital, located at 800 E. Dawson. The course is structured 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, case presentations, and exhibits, this one-day course will provide an outline and updates of commonly encountered issues in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology. The program also includes lunch and question-and-answer session with world-renowned specialists.

"Trinity Mother Frances Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy is dedicated to providing the best gastrointestinal 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," said Kai Xia, MD, Chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy for Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics.

"Some of the speakers are truly internationally and nationally known for their great expertise and contributions in advancing the field.”

The event will include an exhibit showcasing the latest contributions in technology, medicine, and supporting information. Time for attendees to visit the exhibits has been allocated during the continental breakfast, morning refreshment break, and lunch break. Officials said qualified participants would receive a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completion of the course.

Educational Objectives:

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

• Appropriate evaluation and management of debilitating patients with severe chronic diseases
• Inflammatory bowel disease
• Evaluation and management of gastrointestinal bleeding
• Viral hepatitis, fatty liver disease, obesity and drug-induced liver injury
• Cirrhosis complications such as ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, esophageal variceal bleeding and liver transplant evaluation
• Evaluation and management of small intestine diseases
• Endoscopic evaluation and management of bariatric surgery complications, pancreatic neoplasms, gastric neoplasms and complicated biliary diseases

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

Don Rockey, MD
Chief, Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases
Professor of Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

GUEST FACULTY:

• David L. Carr-Locke, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY

• Richard A. Erickson, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF
Director, Division of Gastroenterology
Scott & White Health System
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
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

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

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

• Timothy Pfanner, MD
Department of Gastroenterology
Scott and White Health System, Temple, 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

• Chinweike Ukomadu, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Registration:

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
Registration Fee:
o $45 Half-Day Primary Care Track for Physicians (4 CME Credit Hours)
o $95 Full Day Course Registration for Physicians (8 CME Credit Hours)
o $35 Half-Day Primary Care Track for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Allied Health Professionals (4 CME Credit Hours)
o $75 Full Day Course Registration for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Allied Health Professionals (8 CME Credit Hours)

Please register online, by fax or mail:

• Online registration is 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; Scott T. Satterfield, MD. The group also includes Phuong Luu, PA-C. For more information, visit www.tmfhs.org/gastro.

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