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Adult and Pediatric Gastroenterology: 2019 Update

Celebrity's Beautiful Celebrity Solstice
Celebrity Solstice

7-Night Alaska Cruise Conference
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
June 28 - July 5, 2019

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
2 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
Up to 14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Faculty
Peter Buch, MD, AGAF, FACP
Associate Clinical Professor
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Farmington, CT
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (Manchester campus)
Manchester, CT
The Frank H Netter School of Medicine/Quinnipiac University
North Haven, CT

Dr. Peter Buch is a clinical gastroenterologist with 37 years of teaching experience. Teaching is his passion and his style is case based, practical, interactive and fun.

He is a graduate of Downstate Medical Center (NY) He completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine and his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center (now a division of Northwell Health).

Dr. Buch is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Frank H Netter school of Medicine/Quinnipiac University.

Dr. Buch has been honored to speak at dozens of national conferences. He looks forward to learning with you!

Grzegorz W. Telega, MD, MBA
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Medical Director
Pediatric Liver Disease and Liver Transplant Program
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Dr Telega developed one of the most successful pediatric liver disease and liver transplant program in the country. He published scientific articles with the intention to influence the clinical medicine. Work on utility of percutaneous cholangiography affected diagnostic work up of biliary atresia.

Dr Telega developed standards liver/kidney transplant in polycystic liver kidney disease. He participated in the international project analyzing approaches of primary care providers to outpatient management of obesity, participated in the study evaluating utility of ultra-sonographic measurement of epicardial fat in management of obesity and metabolic syndrome.

He performed large scale epidemiological study on prevalence of type 2 diabetes. His projects stem from the questions facing physician scientist in clinical practice and help to provide more effective and more cost-efficient care.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Pediatricians, Family Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Bootcamp for Elevated Liver Function Tests
    • Describe why fatty liver disease is becoming the number one source of cirrhosis and hepatoma in the US and to manage the treatment of fatty liver
  2. Understanding and Treating Chronic Diarrhea
    • Identify and treat the common sources of chronic diarrhea
  3. Clinical Dilemmas in GI Bleeding
    • Identify the risk factors that lead to GI bleeding
  4. Colon Cancer Prevention 2019
    • Define the best practices that lead to colon cancer prevention
  5. Dysphagia/Dyspepsia/GERD and the Primary Care Provider
    • Describe the difference between dyspepsia and GERD and to develop a clinical approach when PPIs fail
  6. Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Tools for Successful Treatment
    • Select the "appropriate" workup for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  7. Probiotics 2019: Fulfilling the Promise
    • Recognize the proven uses of Probiotics
  8. Celiac disease
    • Recognize presenting symptoms of celiac disease.
    • List conditions associated with increased risk of celiac disease.
    • Describe diagnostic process for celiac disease.
    • Identify benefits of gluten free diet in celiac disease.
  9. Liver profile
    • Describe presenting symptoms in pediatric liver disease.
    • Classify symptoms into pathophysiological groups.
    • List differential diagnosis for main pathophysiologic group.
  10. Genetic and metabolic liver disease
    • List the most common genetic and metabolic liver disorders.
    • Summarize available therapeutic options.
  11. Autoimmune liver disease
    • List the most common autoimmune liver diseases.
    • Integrate screening and evaluation of autoimmune liver disease into primary practice.
  12. Pediatric Constipation
    • Apply systematic approach to diagnosis of pediatric constipation.
    • Develop office based strategy for medical and behavioral treatment of constipation.
  13. Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux
    • Apply systematic approach to diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux.
    • Develop office based strategy for medical and behavioral management of reflux.
  14. Food allergy and gastrointestinal eosinophilic disease.
    • Describe presenting symptoms in pediatric food allergies.
    • Classify symptoms of food allergy and eosinophilic disease.
    • Generate treatment plan for the most common disorders.
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Accreditation

Accredited Continuing Medical Education Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.


MOC ABIM Accreditation
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14 (part II) 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.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Fri Jun 28 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Jun 29 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12 Noon; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- -
Sun Jun 30 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Jul 01 Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska - Scenic Cruising
6:00 am 10:00 am
Mon Jul 01 Juneau, Alaska
1:30 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Jul 02 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Jul 02 Alaska Inside Passage - Scenic cruising
6:30 am 10:30 pm
Wed Jul 03 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12 Noon; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- -
Thu Jul 04 Victoria, Canada
5:30 pm 11:59 pm
Fri Jul 05 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
EXCLUSIVE SHORE EXCURSIONS
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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