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Postgraduate Course - Wednesday, October 5, 2016

8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. — Palais des congres

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7:55 A.M. - 8:00 A.M.    Welcome and Introduction

8:00 A.M. - 9:15 A.M.    MODULE 1 - ENDOSCOPY

(Moderators: Marsha Kay MD and Melanie Greifer MD)

Practical Advances in Pediatric Endoscopy: Keeping it Real 
Bradley Barth, MD - University of Texas Southwestern
Learning Objectives:

  1. Improve understanding of pediatric specific factors relating to emerging hemostatic techniques
  2. Improve understanding of the role that diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound can play in the care of pediatric patients
  3. Discuss the role of the pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatric endoscopist in 2016

Colonoscopy Considerations in Lower GI Emergencies
Doug Fishman, MD - Baylor College of Medicine
Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the role of endoscopy in lower GI emergencies
  2. Explain peri-procedure considerations in various disease states
  3. Outline diagnostic and therapeutic options and techniques in colonoscopy for lower GI emergencies

Endoscopic Interventions in GI Motility Disorders
Ajay Kaul, MD - Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify motility disorders of the GI tract that are amenable to endoscopic intervention
  2. Discuss specific endoscopic interventions as treatment options for GI motility disorders
  3. Discuss outcomes of endoscopic interventions for GI motility disorders

Rapid Fire Q and A

9:15 A.M. - 10:50 A.M.    MODULE 2 - GI POTPOURRI

(Moderators: Terry Sigman MD and Jennifer Strople MD)

New insights into congenital diarrheal disorders
Martin Martin MD, University of California, Los Angeles
Learning Objectives: 

  1. Review the clinical work-up of an infant with congenital diarrhea
  2. Outline the diagnostic dietary challenges that can be used to categorize this group of children
  3. Discuss the use of whole exome sequencing in evaluating patients with congenital diarrhea

Genotype and Phenotype Characterization of Hereditary Polyposis Syndromes
Carol Durno, MD - University of Toronto
Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the current classification of intestinal polyposis
  2. Highlight new diagnostic considerations in polyposis syndromes
  3. Review the emerging role of immunotherapy in the management of specific polyposis associated colorectal cancers 

 Interventions for managing obesity in children: Lifestyle, medications and surgery
Joel Lavine, MD - Columbia University
Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the need for early identification of children at risk for obesity and recommend institution of sustainable lifestyle interventions
  2. Be aware of the pharmacologic targets based on knowledge of energy regulation and feeding behavior, and evolving strategies to intervene
  3. Be able to identify adolescents who may benefit from bariatric surgery intervention and be knowledgeable of risk

Intestinal Failure: The long and short of the matter
Valeria Cohran, MD - Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital
Learning Objectives:

  1. List the prognostic indicators of achieving enteral autonomy
  2. Describe the rationale for the use of prebiotics
  3. Discuss the evidence that supports the use of breast milk in patients with short bowel syndrome
  4. Define dysbiosis in patients with short bowel syndrome

Rapid Fire Q and A

10:50 A.M. - 11:10 A.M.    BREAK


(Moderators: Maria Oliva Hemker MD and Jennifer Strople MD)

Diet in Pediatric IBD: Food For Thought…   
Sandy Kim, MD - Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Learning Objectives:

  1. Address how our diet impacts the gastrointestinal tract
  2. Review the efficacy of enteral therapy in Crohn’s disease
  3. Discuss specific defined diets which have been utilized in IBD 

Biosimilars in IBD: Lessons from our European colleagues
Lissy de Ridder, MD - Erasmus Hospital, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the difference between a generic and a biosimilar
  2. Understand the important driver behind the introduction of anti-TNF biosimilars
  3. Know if and when we should we switch to biosimilars or not 

The role of objective disease monitoring in IBD
Anne Griffiths, MD - Hospital for Sick Kids
Learning Objectives:

  1. Establish treatment targets in IBD
  2. Understand the utility and limitations of serum and fecal inflammatory biomarkers.
  3. Utilize and interpret imaging and/or endoscopic findings appropriately

Rapid Fire Q and A

12:25 P.M. - 1:50 P.M.     Learning Lunches

1:50 P.M. - 3:25 P.M.       MODULE 4 - LIVER/PANCREAS

(Moderators: Regino Gonzales-Peralta MD and Melanie Greifer MD)

Updates on autoimmune hepatitis and "overlap syndromes”
Fernando Alvarez, MD - University of Montreal
Learning Objectives:

1. Characterize the clinical, biochemical, and histologic phenotypes of liver autoimmune disorders
2. Understand the differential diagnosis of liver autoimmune diseases
3. Learn the prognosis of patient based on final diagnosis and liver status at onset

Alagille syndrome: What’s new?
Binita Kamath, MD - Hospital for Sick Kids
Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the broader genotype and phenotype associated with Alagille syndrome
  2. Identify a novel method to predict liver disease outcomes in Alagille syndrome
  3. Discover a potential novel therapy for pruritus in Alagille syndrome
  4. Explore advances in stem-cell based technologies that may shed light on disease mechanisms in Alagille syndrome and other biliary disorders 

Steatorrhea: What if it’s not cystic fibrosis
Mark Lowe, MD - University of Pittsburgh
Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the physiology of dietary fat digestion and absorption
  2. Recall the differential diagnosis of fat malabsorption.
  3. Discuss the pros and cons of tests for pancreatic insufficiency 

Bienvenue: 2016 Updates in Pediatric Acute Pancreatitis Management
Maisam Abu-El-Haija, MD - Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the impact of acute pancreatitis in pediatrics
  2. Identify background, prevalence & etiologies of pediatric pancreatitis
  3. Recognize the advances in Management of acute pancreatitis up to the year 2016
  4. Recognize and manage severe acute pancreatitis

Rapid Fire Q and A


(Moderators: Deepali Tewari MD and Melanie Greifer MD)

The new Rome IV criteria for infants with functional gastrointestinal disorders
Marc Benninga, MD - University of Amsterdam
Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about the new Rome criteria for FGIDs in infants
  2. Discuss the diagnostic approach of infant colic, regurgitation and constipation in the first years of life
  3. Understand the therapeutic approach of infant colic, regurgitation and constipation in the first years of life 

Not everything that comes up IS reflux: “vomiting” in the older child
Samuel Nurko, MD - Boston Children’s Hospital
Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the differential diagnosis of vomiting in the older child
  2. Describe the evaluation of the child with vomiting
  3. Understand the treatment of the older child with vomiting

How to make the bowel less irritable: Update on treatment of IBS
Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD - Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Learning Objectives:

  1. Become familiar with the central and peripheral pathogenetic mechanisms of IBS
  2. Recognize the role of dietary treatment of childhood IBS
  3. Understand the value of pharmacological and non-medical treatment of childhood IBS 

Rapid Fire Q and A

LEARNING LUNCHES (separate registration required)

  • Therapeutic endoscopy - Bradley Barth and Doug Fishman (Moderator: Marsha Kay)
  • Upper GI tract motility disorders - Ajay Kaul and Samuel Nurko (Moderator: Ritu Walia) 
  • Challenging Liver Cases – Binita Kamath and Fernando Alvarez (Moderator: Henry Lin)
  • Diet in IBD – Sandra Kim and Lindsey Albenberg and Inez Martincevic(Moderator: Dinesh Pashankar)
  • IBD: Top down/step up – Lissy de Ridder and Anne Griffiths (Moderator: Maria Oliva Hemker)
  • Short gut - Valeria Cohran and Ethan Mezoff (Moderator: Jyoti Ramakrishna) 
  • Obesity – Joel Lavine and Jennifer Woo Baidal, and Christine Haro (Moderator: Elizabeth Yu)
  • Pancreas – Mark Lowe and Maisam Abu-El-Haija (Moderator: Deborah Neigut)
  • Polyposis – Carol Durno and Shlomi Cohen (Moderator: Maria Perez)
  • Diarrhea – Martin Martin and Natalie Terry (Moderator: Terry Sigman)
  • Functional GI Disorders – Marc Benninga and Carlo Di Lorenzo  (Moderator: Deepali Tewari)

5:00 P.M. — Opening Ceremony

7:00 P.M. —  Satellite Symposia (3 concurrent sessions)




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