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16th Annual Galaxy of Gastroenterology

Washington University School of Medicine

Washington University School of Medicine

November 2 & 3, 2018

Who Should Attend?

This seminar is designed for primary care physicians, gastroenterologists, gastrointestinal surgeons and their associates who participate in the care of patients with gastrointestinal and hepatic disorders.

The course will also be of value to technicians, nurses and physicians who participate in endoscopy, gastrointestinal motility procedures, and pH-monitoring procedures.

Parts of this activity may also be of benefit to pulmonologists and ear, nose, throat specialists.

Course Director

Gregory S. Sayuk, MD, MPH

Learning & Performance Objectives

The intended result of this continuing medical education activity is to improve knowledge, competence, performance and patient outcomes in the management of gastroenterological diseases by primary care physicians, gastroenterologists, and ancillary staff involvement in the management of gastroenterological diseases.  At the completion of this seminar the participant should be able to:

  • Review clinical presentation and work-up of common GI ailments, including anorectal disorders, IBS, and celiac disease.
  • Explain diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms relevant to GI disorders.
  • Comprehend the mechanistic basis for management of commonly encountered GI ailments.
  • Become aware of the newest techniques, procedures and therapies in gastroenterology, including endo-FLIP.
  • Discuss the evaluation and monitoring of management of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).
  • Discuss new paradigms in the medical management of liver disease, including hepatitis C.
  • Discuss the management options available for obscure GI bleeding.
  • Analyze new investigative and therapeutic options in the management of gastroparesis and gastroesophageal reflux.
  • Recognize the use of pharmacologic management in functional GI disorders.
  • Review current approaches to diagnosis and management of alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver.
  • Recognize the options for colon cancer screening and the clinical factors associated with hereditary GI cancer syndromes.

Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit available for this activity:

American Medical Association (AMA): Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC): Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 ANCC contact hours.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) This activity is approved for contact hours 11.5 (1.15 CEUs). Attending the full program will earn contact hours 11.5(1.15 CEUs). JA0000340-0000-19-004-L01-P Unique Universal Activity Number. To be awarded credit, participants must have participated in all sessions for the day credit is claimed and complete activity evaluation

ABIM MOC Points: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 11.5 MOC points in Medical Knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

American College of Rheumatology

The American College of Rheumatology

October 19th – 24th, 2018

Save the date for the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, October 19 – 24 in Chicago, Illinois. Connect with your colleagues for an unmatched educational experience featuring exceptional sessions from leading rheumatology experts.

The American College of Rheumatology’s Annual Meeting is your gateway to global rheumatology education. With over 450 sessions, the meeting provides boundless opportunities for professional development, networking, and first-hand access to the latest rheumatology research and clinical applications.

See the meeting preview >

The American College of Rheumatology’s 2018 Annual Meeting is headed to Chicago, Illinois October 19 – 24. Close to 16,000 rheumatologists, rheumatology health professionals, fellows-in-training, and exhibitors from more than 100 countries are expected to gather in the windy city to experience the latest scientific advances, clinical issues, professional development, and more.

Top Three Reasons to Attend Annual Meeting*

  • Professional development: Unparalleled opportunity to hear the leading experts in rheumatology share knowledge, research findings, and new clinical concepts
  • Access to the latest research/abstracts: Over 3,000 abstracts presented at last year’s meeting, and the most up-to-date scientific knowledge on a wide variety of topics
  • Networking with colleagues: Meet up with peers to exchange ideas, find your ideal job opportunity, forge new contacts and friendships, engage mentors and mentees

*2017 survey of ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting attendees

Registration is required for admittance to scientific sessions, abstract sessions, exhibits, posters, award presentations, and other meeting events, unless otherwise indicated in the program schedule. The official language of the Annual Meeting is English.

SLRA Presentation & Dinner – September 2018

St. Louis University School of Medicine

St. Louis Rheumatology Association

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Drug Pricing; How did we get here and where are we going?

Presenter: Steve Miller, MD, MBA, Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Express Scripts

Steve Miller, MD, MBASteve Miller has served as Chief Medical Officer at Express Scripts since 2006, focusing on supporting government relations, leading the Pharmacy & Therapeutics committee, managing the Medical Affairs team and interfacing with client groups.

He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and he trained in the Pathology and Research fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

He degrees in Internal Medicine which he recieved at the University of Colorado, Nephrology at Washington University, and did a cardiology research fellowship at University of California-San Francisco. Miller earned his MBA at Olin.

Dr. Steve Miller’s expertise represents years as a  medical researcher, clinician and administrator, and spans numerous healthcare  subjects. Since joining the company in 2005, Dr. Miller has represented Express Scripts as a presenter at nationwide conferences.

At Express Scripts, he is actively involved in developing their clinical programs and advancing the use of generic pharmaceuticals and  specialty medications. Dr. Miller is a leader in the promotion of legislation to create a pathway at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the regulation of biogenerics and biosimilars.

Prior to joining Express Scripts, Dr. Miller was the vice president and chief  medical officer at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of  Medicine in St. Louis.

6:15 – 7:00 pm Registration

7:00 – 9:00 pm Presentation and dinner

Herbie’s

This live activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Washington University School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education and St. Louis Rheumatology Association.  Washington University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Washington University designates this live activity for a maximum of _1_ AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

It is the policy of Washington University School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational activities.  All planners, faculty and other persons who may influence content of this CME activity have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. All disclosures have been reported and are indicated with their presentations.  Any potential conflicts were addressed and resolved.  All members of the CME department have nothing to disclose.  Speakers are also expected to openly disclose inclusion of discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices in their presentations.

Presentations are expected to be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indication in the care of patients.  All scientific research should conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis. These presentations are not an endorsement of any commercial interests. These presentations are the views and experiences of the presenters.  The presenters’ views do not represent the policy or position of Washington University School of Medicine.  Washington University School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education, is the sponsor for CME credits.

ATA2018 Conference – Learn. Connect. Discover

American Telemedicine Association

American Telemedicine Association

April 29–May 1, 2018

Learn. Connect. Discover.

ATA18 will be held April 29–May 1, 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Together, we will design the future of modern healthcare.

At ATA18, healthcare professionals and leaders from an array of healthcare and technology sectors unite as one, cohesive community. Attendees learn, innovate, network, and return to their organizations with actionable insights, long-lasting connections, and an enhanced appreciation of telehealth—and how it transforms the way we deliver healthcare.

Keynote Speakers:

Lisa Bielamowicz, MD
Co-Founder and President, Gist Healthcare, LLC

Jo Ann Jenkins
C.E.O., AARP

Robert Wachter, MD
Best-Selling Author

Key Telemedicine Topics

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Augmented Reality
  • Chronic Cate
  • Cultural Change
  • Data Driven Outcomes
  • Design and Outcomes
  • Leadership/Strategy
  • Legal/Policy/Regulatory
  • Military/Veterans
  • Patient Engagement
  • Payment Reimbursement
  • Research/Outcomes
  • Technology
  • Telepresence/Robotics
  • Value Based Care

Audiences

  • Academic/Research/Education Institution
  • C-Suite/Executive Management
  • Clinician/Nurse
  • Financial/Legal/Investor
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Military/Government
  • Physician
  • Policy/Government Relations
ATA18 full conference registration includes access to plenary sessions; attendance at the opening reception; access to all education sessions on Sunday–Tuesday (unless otherwise noted); access to the expo Hall floor Sunday – Tuesday, and access to the Monday evening networking event. Registration does not include optional activities such as Pre-conference Workshops, ATA’s All Access Pass (Post-Conference Recordings), or Awards Gala.To qualify for the student rate, you must submit proof of full-time status during the Spring Semester of 2018. Full-time status is defined as: Certificate, Associate or Undergraduate program (min of 12 credit hours), Graduate program (min of 9 credit hours), Postdoc or fellowship program, Residency program.

2018 Midwest Osteopathic Annual Convention

The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS)

The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS)

April 25th – 26th, 2018

Mind - Body - Spirit

2018 Midwest Osteopathic Annual Convention

The William L. Wetzel Osteopathic Education and Research Foundation and the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons invite you to the 2018 Midwest Osteopathic Annual Convention.

The 2018 Midwest Osteopathic Annual Convention dates are April 25th through April 29th, and PSN will be present as an Exhibitor on the 25th & 26th.

The event promises to delight and inspire with robust Continuing Medical Education, and fun and fellowship for the whole family.

The convention theme is “Mind. Body. Spirit.” and features four inspiring keynote speakers and 23+ AOA Category 1-A credits/AAFP prescribed credits.

Join us at Chateau on the Lake, Branson, Missouri!

REGISTER FOR CONFERENCE

MAOPS is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. MAOPS designates this program for a maximum of 23.5 AOA Category 1-A CME credits and AAFP prescribed credits, and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

2018 Walk to Cure Arthritis – Southern Illinois

St. Louis University School of Medicine

2018 Walk to Cure Arthritis – Southern Illinois

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Walk to Cure Arthritis

Everyone knows someone with arthritis. It affects more than 50 million Americans, including 300,000 children. People with arthritis are warriors – they face relentless pain, a frustrating search for a diagnosis, multiple doctor’s visits and treatment, missed work and school, limited mobility, a maze of medical and insurance paperwork, and the desire to live a full life without the limitations that arthritis creates.

The Walk to Cure Arthritis is the largest gathering of the arthritis community in the world, raising funds for research, resources, better treatments and a cure.  More than just a walk event, it’s something even bigger than arthritis itself.

ONE Can Make a Difference

Arthritis is tough, but we are even tougher – especially when we all come together for the largest arthritis gathering in the world!

The Arthritis Foundation’s Walk to Cure Arthritis is where we become ONE, rising up to fight this life-altering disease even harder. Where we join hand in hand to celebrate arthritis warriors and raise crucial funds for innovative research, resources and a cure.

One in every four Americans has arthritis, making it the nation’s leading cause of disability. Two-thirds of those affected are under age 65, including 300,000 children. Arthritis is painful, debilitating and diminishes quality of life. But every day we’re making more headway through scientific discoveries that bring us closer to a cure.

Whether you’re an arthritis warrior yourself or care about someone who is, sign up and WALK to CURE Arthritis.

160th MSMA Annual Convention

Missouri State Medical Association

Missouri State Medical Association

March 23-25, 2018

Missouri State Medical Association

MSMA 160th Annual Convention

Schedule of Events

Six General Sessions Friday and Saturday. Earn more than Half of CME required for licensure during MSMA’s Annual Convention and FREE to MSMA Members.  MOC/ABIM credit applies to all General Sessions.

REGISTER FOR CONVENTION

MSMA strives to provide Missouri physicians with all the tools and support they need to stay abreast of the many changes confronting medicine.

The medical profession is changing each and every day, but there is one organization that has been protecting Missouri physicians for more than 165 years.

It doesn’t matter what medical path you have taken or what your specialty is. We are here to speak for you, protect you, and provide for you.
MSMA has a proven track record of representing and fighting for the physicians in Missouri.

​ MSMA is the association for all physicians in Missouri, and we couldn’t do what we do without the dedication of our many members. The stronger we are as a state of physicians, the better we are as physicians in this country.

Contact Haley Wansing, Director of Membership, or Stephen Foutes, Director of Marketing, for more information, or call 800-869-6762.

SLRA Presentation & Dinner – March 2018

Saint Louis University School of Medicine

St. Louis Rheumatology Association

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Jeffrey A. Sparks, MD, MMSc

CME: Update on the Studies to Evaluate the Etiology and Public Health Burden of Rheumatic Diseases

Jeffrey A. Sparks, MD, MMSc -Division of Rheumatology/Immunology & Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Sparks is a rheumatologist and population scientist with an overall focus on using patient-oriented and epidemiologic research studies to evaluate the etiology, outcomes, and public health burden of rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In particular, he performs studies to evaluate the genetic, environmental, serologic, and familial risk factors for RA, clinical trials for RA prevention, RA outcomes research focusing on the respiratory burden of RA, evaluates metabolic factors such as weight loss for RA outcomes, and investigates rheumatic manifestations of osseous sarcoidosis.

6:30 – 7:30 pm Registration

7:30 – 9:00 pm Presentation and dinner

Nieman Marcus, Zodiac Room, Hwy 40 and

Lindbergh

REGISTER FOR CME

This live activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Washington University School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education and St. Louis Rheumatology Association.  Washington University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Washington University designates this live activity for a maximum of _1_ AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

It is the policy of Washington University School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational activities.  All planners, faculty and other persons who may influence content of this CME activity have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. All disclosures have been reported and are indicated with their presentations.  Any potential conflicts were addressed and resolved.

 All members of the CME department have nothing to disclose.  Speakers are also expected to openly disclose inclusion of discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices in their presentations. Presentations are expected to be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indication in the care of patients.  All scientific research should conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.

These presentations are not an endorsement of any commercial interests. These presentations are the views and experiences of the presenters.  The presenters’ views do not represent the policy or position of Washington University School of Medicine.  Washington University School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education, is the sponsor for CME credits.

Rheumatology Association of Iowa 4th Annual Meeting 2018 (RAI 2018)

Rheumatology Association of Iowa

Rheumatology Association of Iowa

The Rheumatology Association of Iowa (RAI) 4th Annual Meeting will be held during Feb 23 – 24, 2018 at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America.

Registration/Information Desk Hours

Location: Student Common Area
Friday, February 23, 20183:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 24, 20187:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Hours

Location: Student Common Area
Friday, February 23, 20184:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 24, 20188:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Additional Registration Information

Registration Fee Includes:

  • Entrance to all sessions
  • Program Materials
  • Welcome Reception
  • Continental Breakfast / Breaks / Lunch

Special Needs

For accommodations on the basis of disability or special dietary needs, please call (847) 517-7225.

Questions

Contact the RAI Executive Office by:
Phone: (847) 517-7225
Fax: (847) 517-7229
Email: rai@wjweiser.com

EVENT REGISTRATION

Today’s challenging health care environment is affecting the way physicians manage their practices, interfering with access to care and forcing them to make difficult decisions. Physicians seek to continue to provide quality care while contending with reduced Medicare reimbursement rates, medical claims, process errors and inefficiency, and legislative and regulatory changes. Rheumatologists need to be aware of emerging trends in practice management, payer reform, and administrative simplification of impact to the success of their practices and quality of patient care.

Rheumatologists and their patients will be significantly impacted by the implementation of MACRA, thus education and training on the resultant programs are important to ensure practice viability and compliance with the new requirements. Absent such education, rheumatology practices are more likely to absorb steep financial penalties and fail to comply with new statutory and regulatory mandates, which could subsequently result in the closure of rheumatology practices and loss of beneficiary access to important rheumatology care.

SLRA Presentation & Dinner – February 2018

Saint Louis University School of Medicine

St. Louis Rheumatology Association

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Richard Brasington, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Update on Clinical Research and Treatment of Inflammatory Arthritis

Richard Brasington, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Professor of Medicine
Division of Immunology/Rheumatology
Washington University School of Medicine

6:30– 7:30 pm Registration

7:30 – 9:00 pm Presentation and dinner

The New Herbie’s
8100 Maryland Avenue in Clayton
314-769- 9595

REGISTER FOR CME

This live activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Washington University School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education and St. Louis Rheumatology Association.  Washington University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Washington University designates this live activity for a maximum of _1_ AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

It is the policy of Washington University School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational activities.  All planners, faculty and other persons who may influence content of this CME activity have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. All disclosures have been reported and are indicated with their presentations.  Any potential conflicts were addressed and resolved.

 All members of the CME department have nothing to disclose.  Speakers are also expected to openly disclose inclusion of discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices in their presentations. Presentations are expected to be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indication in the care of patients.  All scientific research should conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.

These presentations are not an endorsement of any commercial interests. These presentations are the views and experiences of the presenters.  The presenters’ views do not represent the policy or position of Washington University School of Medicine.  Washington University School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education, is the sponsor for CME credits.