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2020-2021 Events and Conferences

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Gastroenterology & Hepatology Board Review Course 2021

Next Board Course Date: Fall 2021
Location: To be determined.
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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20th Annual GI and Liver Course - March 2021

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The 20th Annual GI and Liver Course will be held at the MD Anderson Mitchell Basic Science Research Building, Onstead Auditorium, for those wishing to learn more about the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal and liver diseases and conditions, including emerging medical therapies. See the brochure.

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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. Browse the full schedule.

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GUT Journal Club 2020-2021

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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. Browse the full schedule. It will also include the fellow and faculty who are presenting one article for 25 minutes each.

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2019-2020 Events and Conferences

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Baylor College of Medicine Hosts Texas Live Endoscopy

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Texas Live Endoscopy
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On Sept. 22, 2017, Baylor College of Medicine and Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center held the Texas Live Endoscopy course. Drs. Othman, Patel, Raijman, Abidi, and Qureshi led the course. They performed several unique cases for an audience of over 150 gastroenterologists in Texas. The procedures included per-oral endoscopic myotomy for achalasia, gastric varices injection, reduction of gastric bypass stoma, hemorrhoid banding, radiofrequency ablation of common bile duct tumor in addition to other procedures. The course was a great success and put BCM and BSLMC in the forefront of gastrointestinal endoscopy in Texas. Our team is invited to host Texas Live again in 2021! We would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to the entire Advanced Endoscopy Team!

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Colon Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk

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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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2018-2019 Events and Conferences

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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) Wednesday, 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!

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2018 Frontiers in Digestive Diseases Symposium

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March 9, 2018

The 2018 Frontiers in Digestive Diseases Symposium – hosted by TMC Digestive Disease Center, an NIH-funded P30 center, and Directors Drs. Hashem El-Serag and Doug Burrin was held on March 3. The symposium was attended by nearly 200 clinicians, scientists, trainees and students from Baylor and eight other Texas institutions, as well as from several other states and abroad. The event included more than 65 posters and abstracts on digestive diseases research, as well as advisory committee members, speakers, poster judges, and attendees.