Department of Medicine

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Events/Conferences

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Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review Course 2022

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Board Course Date: Oct. 7-9, 2022
Location: McNair and Livestream via Zoom

The course is designed for physicians, trainees, and health professionals with an interest or clinical practice in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. This course will serve as an update on the latest diagnostic and therapeutic issues in GI and Hepatology.

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21st Annual GI and Liver Course - March 2022

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The 21st Annual GI and Liver Course will be held in a virtual format, for those wishing to learn more about the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal and liver diseases and conditions, including emerging medical therapies.

Date: March 26–27, 2022
Topic: Personalized Medicine in Gastroenterology, the Path toward Targeted Care

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GI Research Conference 2020 - 2021

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The GI Research Conference will start Sept. 20, 2020 and will recur on the third Thursday of the month from 5-6 p.m. in Conference Room A at the McNair Campus.

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GUT Journal Club 2021-2022

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The Gastroenterology and Hepatology Journal Club occurs on the third Thursday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. at McNair, Conference Room A. It will also include the fellow and faculty who are presenting one article for 25 minutes each.

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2021-2022 Events and Course Archive

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Anorectal Disease Workshop

Dec. 11, 2021: The first-ever Anorectal Disease Workshop was directed by Dr. Waqar Qureshi, professor, Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. In addition to Dr. Qureshi, speakers included Dr. Yesenia Rojas-Khalil and Dr. Rehman Sheikh.

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Endoscopy Technician Certification Program

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HCC-Endoscopy Technician Certification Program
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Nov. 18, 2021: The Houston Community College Health Sciences Campus inaugurated the first class of students in the newly established Endoscopy Technician Certification Program. Co-developed by Dr. Kal Patel, associate professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, this first-of-its-kind-in-the-nation program provides a one-year certified training program in Endoscopy Technology. The program prepares students for full-time employment as Endoscopy Technicians in GI units. The inaugural class of 13 students will receive didactic, hands-on, and clinical training throughout the Texas Medical Center. 

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GI Endoscopy RN & Tech Course

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Nov. 13, 2021: The Texas Interventional Endoscopy Group (TxIEG) held its 6th annual GI Endoscopy RN & Tech Course at the BSLMC McNair Endoscopy unit. The course featured Drs. Jordan Sparkman, assistant professor, Salmaan Jawaid, assistant professor, Wasif Abidi, assistant professor, Avi Ketwaroo, assistant professor, and Kal Patel, associate professor, all from the Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The CNE-accredited event featured a live broadcast of advanced endoscopy techniques to a national audience of 110 GI nurses and technicians. TxIEG is a non-profit educational organization co-founded by BCM faculty Drs. Kal Patel, Mohamed Othman, and RJ Sealock to promote collaborative endoscopy education in the Texas Medical Center.  

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2019-2020 Events and Conferences Archive

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5th Annual GI Nurse and Tech Training Course

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5th Annual GI Nurse and Tech Training Course
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Dec. 5, 2020: The fifth annual GI Nurse and Tech Training Course was hosted by The Texas Interventional Endoscopy Group (TxIEG). The course featured Baylor GI faculty Drs. RJ Sealock, assistant professor, Mohamed Othman, associate professor, Waqar Qureshi, professor, and Kal Patel, associate professor, all from Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The course was held at the BSLMC McNair Campus Endoscopy Unit and was accredited for continuing education credits by Houston Community College. The event featured a live broadcast of endoscopy demonstrations to an online national audience of more than 200 GI nurses, technicians and professionals.

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TeCH Annual Symposium 2020

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Oct. 17, 2020: Texas Collaborative Center for Hepatocellular Cancer (TeCH) held its inaugural Symposium virtually. View the agenda.

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Colon Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk

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Nov. 16, 2019: Baylor College of Medicine. Get Your Rear in Gear - Houston helped raise awareness about colorectal cancer. Survivors, caregivers, family, friends, and the medical community came together for this Colon Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk to educate the community about this largely preventable cancer. Events included a timed 5K run, 5K walk and a kids’ fun run. Baylor College of Medicine's Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology hosts a table where Dr. Suneal Agarwal spoke to the importance of screening colonoscopies.

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2nd Annual GI/Hepatology PrimeCare Course at DeBakey VA

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MEDVAMC 2nd GI/Hepatology PrimeCare Course (320x240)
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Feb. 22, 2019

The 2nd Annual GI/Hepatology PrimeCare Course was held at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) Feb. 20, 2019. The aim of the course was to provide relevant and concise updates on common GI and liver topics for the primary care staff at the MEDVAMC. The course was attended by 94 physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses. The co-directors for the course were Dr. Nisreen S. Husain and Dr. Ellie Jarbrink-Seghal. The course planning committee included Ngoc Duong, PA and Leslie Hsu, PA. The following GI/Hepatology faculty gave lectures for the course: Dr. Nisreen S. Husain, Dr. David Graham, Dr. Ellie Jarbrink-Seghal, Dr. Rajesh Shah, Dr. Natalia Khalaf, Dr. Yamini Natarajan, Dr. Khozema Hussain, and Dr. Avi Ketwaroo. Additional guest lecturers included Dr. Cezarina Mindru (Infectious Disease) and GI nurses Aesha Jackson, Mary Alfred, and Mary Nunn.

Congratulations to the organizing committee and the presenters for another successful course!