Clinical Updates in Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Hawaii 2019


January 25th, 2019 - January 27th, 2019

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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We invite you to join us for Clinical Updates in Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Hawaii 2019 to be held from January 25–27, 2019 at The Modern Honolulu Hotel. Take advantage of this cutting edge educational program in beautiful Waikiki Beach on the island of Oahu.


This course focuses on state-of-the-art topics in gastroenterology, hepatology, GI imaging, and endoscopic procedures including hands-on demonstrations of endoscopic stent placement, feeding tube placement, Barrett’s ablation and mucosalresection and other advanced techniques. The course targets Gastroenterology practitioners, GI endoscopists, GI fellows, GI mid-level providers and GI surgeons.There will also be a dedicated session (including hands-on experiences) specifically for GI nurses and technicians. Difficult clinical problems and the roles of new techniques will be covered using lectures, video, and hands-on demonstrations. The faculty members are nationally recognized experts in their respective fields in gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy. This course is sponsored by the University of Hawaii and University of Utah Health Divisions of Gastroenterology. It includes invited renown experts in a collegial personal atmosphere that encourages one on one interaction and unique hands-on and video educational experiences.


Practicing Gastroenterologists, Endoscopists, Surgeons, Fellows, Primary Care Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, GI Nurses, and Techs.


  1. I will apply the most up to date guidelines and expert recommendations
    on endoscopic procedures and clinic management of gastrointestinal and
    hepatology patients.
  2. I will use the hands on training learned at the course including advanced
    endoscopic procedures and techniques and apply them in my practice.
  3. I will be able to understand the pathophysiology of common inflammatory diseases
    of the GI tract and liver and apply state of the art treatments for those patients.

Accreditation: The Hawaii Consortium for Continuing Medical Education (HCCME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit: The Hawaii Consortium for Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.,br>


The course will be held at The Modern Honolulu Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii which is 15 minutes from the Honolulu International Airport. Additional information on The Modern Honolulu Hotel can be obtained at


Honolulu International Airport is served by most major airlines. With flight available at all times of the day. From the airport, major rental car agencies and shuttle services are available.


For reservations please call 1-888-970-4161. Be sure to reference the Clinical Updates in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Hawaii 2019 in order to receive the conference rate. A very limited number of rooms are available at reduced cost. Rooms need to be booked by Wednesday, December 26, 2018.

For your accommodations, we have reserved a block of rooms at The Modern Honolulu Hotel ranging from $252–$586 per night. The above rate is net, non-commissionable and is subject to hotel room tax of 9.25% and state tax of 4.712%, currently totaling 13.962%. (Taxes subject to change in 2019).

THIRD PERSON CHARGE: Additional third and fourth person charge is $275.00 for any adult above the age of 18 years old. Children 17 years and under are complimentary in the same room utilizing existing bedding, when sharing with an adult.

PRE/POST RATE: Rates guaranteed for three (3) days prior to and three (3) days after the main program dates, based on space availability at the time of booking.

CHECK IN/OUT: Check in time is at 3:00 pm. Check out time is at 12 noon. Please obtain information at the reservation desk regarding deposit, cancellation, tax rate, village fee, service charges and available parking facility and fees.

Please obtain information at the reservation desk regarding deposit, cancellation,tax rate, village fee, service charges and available parking facility and fees.


The registration fee includes attendance at all three (1/25–1/27) days of conference sessions, the course syllabus, and daily continental breakfast and lunch. If cancellation of your registration is necessary, you may send e-mail notice to Lynsey Bell at, or call 801-585-0854. Cancellations made by December 15, 2018, will be accepted subject to a cancellation fee of $50. Confirmed registrants who do not attend the conference or who cancel after December 15, 2018, are responsible for the entire registration fee. Substitutions, however, may be made at any time.

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7:00–7:50     Continental Breakfast – Moderator: Scott Kuwada, MD
7:50–8:00     Welcome – John Fang and Scott Kuwada
8:00–8:30     Eosinophilic GI Disease—More than EoE . . . Peterson
8:30–9:00     Barrett’s Esophagus—Diagnosis and Management . . . Byrne
9:00–9:30     Refractory GERD—When Medical Therapy Fails . . . Murayama
9:30–10:00    Panel Q&A – Moderator: Kathryn Byrne, MD
10:00–10:30    Controversies in Chronic PPI Use – What Do I Tell My Patients? . . . Fang
10:15–11:00    UGI Bleeding—Current and Emerging Therapies . . . Saltzman
11:00–11:30    Variceal Bleeding—Acute and Chronic Management . . . Gallegos
11:30–11:45    Panel Q/A
11:45–1:00     LUNCH


1:00–2:00    Breakouts I
                     Refractory Esophageal Strictures . . . Fang
                     Current Diagnosis and Management of Hereditary GI Cancer Syndromes . . . Kuwada
2:00–3:00    Breakouts II
                     IBD Treatment Failure—Important Considerations . . . Valentine
                     Challenging Endoscopic Cases . . . Saltzman, Faculty


7:00–8:00    Continental Breakfast
                     Moderator: Juan Gallegos, MD
8:00–8:30    Endoscopy in Patients on Anticoagulant/Antiplatelet Drugs—
                     When to Stop and When to Bridge . . . Saltzman
8:30–9:00    Endoscopic Management of Large Polyps . . . Fang
9:00–9:30    Endoscopic Management of Small Intestinal Disorders . . . Kuwada
9:30–10:00    Panel Q&A – Moderator: John Fang, MD
10:00–10:30    IBD – Current Treatment Options . . . Valentine
10:30–11:00    New Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer
                          Screening & Surveillance . . . Kuwada
11:00–11:30    Colitis—What Isn’t UC . . . Valentine
10:30–11:45    Panel Q&A
11:45–1:00      LUNCH


1:00–3:00   Endoscopy Hands-On: Physicians

1:00–5:00   Nurses and Tech Sessions:
1:00–1:30     Food Allergies + Diets for GI Disease . . . Peterson
1:30–2:00     Polypectomy: Devices and Techniques . . . Fujii-Lau
2:00–2:30     Electrocautery . . . Kuwada
2:30–3:00     Colon Preps . . . Byrne
2:30–3:00     Q&A; Panel Discussion
3:00–5:00     Endoscopy Hands-On: Nurses and Techs


7:00–8:00     Continental Breakfast – Moderator: Scott Kuwada, MD
8:00–8:30     Detection of and Scoring of Hepatic Fibrosis
                    – APRI, HepaScore, FibroTest, Fibroscan, Liver Biopsy
                    – What to Do and In Whom? . . . Kamath
8:30–9:00     Hepatitis B & C Treatment—Is the End in Sight? . . . Gallegos
9:00–9:45     NASH—Epidemic or Overblown . . . Kamath
                      Moderator: John Fang, MD
10:00–10:30    Challenging Cases: IBD, Autoimmune . . . Valentine, Peterson
10:30–11:00    Challenging Cases: Liver . . . Kamath, Gallegos
11:00–11:30    Challenging cases: Luminal GI . . . Fang, Byrne, Kuwada
11:30                Adjourn

For the pdf registration form, click this link: Clinical Updates Agenda – Hawaii 2019

Earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™!

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