Common Gastrointestinal & Liver Disorders

Schedule

Start 1 November, 2019, 8 AM

End 4 20 PM

Location

1224 Upper James Street

Hamilton

ON

Canada

Courtyard by Marriott, Hamilton, ON

Contact Info

Shawn Locke, CHSE Coordinator

Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 21098

E-Mail: lockes1@mcmaster.ca

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Navigating Pathways from Primary Care to Specialist Care


TARGET AUDIENCE

Primary Care Providers, Community Gastroenterologists, Community Surgeons, Internists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Residents, and Other Health Professionals.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Become aware of what’s new in Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

  • Acquire tools to manage common gastrointestinal (GI) problems encountered in primary care.

  • Develop confidence in knowing when to refer to a gastroenterologist.

  • Gain access to local resources to support and guide clinical practice.

 

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS

McMaster University, Continuing Health Sciences Education Program (CHSE) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide CFPC Mainpro+ and RCPSC Maintenance of Certification (MOC) study credits for Continuing Medical Education.

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the McMaster University Continuing Health Sciences Program for up to 5.25 Mainpro+ credits.

This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by McMaster University, Continuing Health Sciences Education Program for up to 5.25 MOC Section 1 hours.

Through an agreement between The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and The American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at: www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

*Each healthcare provider should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


SESSION-SPECIFIC LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

TOPIC

SESSION-SPECIFIC LEARNING OBJECTIVES

CanMEDS

Competency

SPEAKER/FACULTY

Dyspepsia and GERD

•Appreciate the most common causes of upper gastrointestinal tract symptoms

•Identify the most appropriate diagnostic strategies for patients with upper gastrointestinal tract symptoms

•Understand the treatment options available for the management of upper gastrointestinal tract symptoms

ME, ML, SC

Dr. David Armstrong

H. pylori

• Recognize the appropriate diagnostic tests and indications for H. pylori testing in primary care.

• Become aware of what’s new in H. pylori treatment in primary care and how to manage failure of eradication.

• Appreciate when to refer to a gastroenterologist and what information to include in the referral note.

ME, Coll

 

 

 

 

Dr. Grigorios Leontiadias

Approach to anemia

•Identify when anemia is from a GI cause versus non-GI causes

•Understand how to assess common nutritional deficiencies causinganemia

•Understand how to assess factors causing GI blood loss

 

 

ME, HA

 

 

 

Dr. Khurram Khan

Overt and occult GIB

TBD

ME, Coll

 

 

 

Dr. Mohammad Yaghoobi

Workshop A - Abnormal liver enzymes

• Develop and apply an approach to the diagnosis and treatment of Abnormal liver enzymes.

• Apply case examples to commonly encountered practice scenarios.

ME, Comm, HA, Coll, ML

Dr. Marco Puglia and Dr. Keith Tsoi

Workshop B - Approach to constipation

• Develop and apply an approach to the diagnosis and treatment of constipation.

• Apply case examples to commonly encountered practice scenarios.

ME, Comm, PR, Coll, ML, SC

Dr. Paul Moayyedi, Dr. Ted Xenodemetropoulos and Dr. Siwar Albashir

Workshop C - Approach to diarrhea

•Diagnose a patient with IBS

• Understandnon-pharmacologic and pharmacologic options for IBS-diarrhea patients

ME, Comm, HA, PR, Coll, ML, SC

Dr. John Marshall, Dr. Ines Pinto-Sanchez and Dr. Neeraj Narula

Colorectal cancer screening – FIT

• To understand the burden of colon cancer and the importance of screening.

• To understand the role of FIT in colon cancer screening.

• To understand the current recommendations of Cancer Care Ontario for screening average risk individuals.

ME, Comm, PR, Coll, ML

Dr. David Morgan