Rocky Mountain Highlights in Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2017

Denver, Colorado
Saturday, June 17, 2017


7:00 Registration/Breakfast
Session I – Liver Disease and Transplantation
8:00 Non-Invasive Methods to Diagnose Liver Diseases
Michael Kriss, MD
8:20 Role of Anti-Fibrotic Agents
Amanda Wieland, MD, MSC
8:40 Treatment of HCV in the Transplantation Setting
James R. Burton, Jr., MD
9:00 Keynote Speaker - Living Donor Liver Transplantation
Elizabeth Pomfret, MD, PhD
9:30 Panel Discussion
9:50 Break
Session II – Inflammatory Bowel Disease
10:10 Biologics and biosimilars in IBD
Frank Scott, MD, MS
10:30 Primary care issues in IBD
Frank Scott, MD, MS
10:50 Panel Discussion
Session III - Therapeutic Endoscopy
11:10 Bariatric Endoscopy
Shelby Sullivan, MD
11:30 Updates in ERCP – Tackling the difficult bile duct stone
Augustin Attwell, MD
11:50 Endoscopic management of complications related to pancreatitis
Steven Edmundowicz, MD
12:10 Panel Discussion
12:30 Lunch
Session IV: Esophageal and Functional Disorders
1:30 How I manage Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Paul Menard-Katcher, MD
1:50 Updated Guidelines and Quality Metrics in Barrett’s Esophagus
Sachin Wani, MD
2:10 Pelvic Floor Dysfunction/Women’s Issues in GI
Allison Freeman, MD
2:30 Panel Discussion
2:50 Break
Session V: Colonoscopy and Colon Cancer
3:10 Screening and Surveillance in Colorectal Cancer
Greg Austin, MD, MPH
3:30 Case-Based Approach to Hereditary Colon Cancer
Swati Patel, MD
3:50 Basics of Endoscopic Resection - From Top to Bottom
Hazem Hammad, MD
4:10 Panel Discussion


All attendees are invited to attend a reception from 4:30-6:00 pm

James R. Burton, Jr, MD
Medical Director of Liver Transplantation
Director of Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of Colorado Denver

Greg Austin, MD, MPH
Luminal Section Head
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of Colorado Denver

Sachin Wani, MD
Medical Co-Director
Esophageal and Gastric Center
Therapeutic and Interventional Endoscopy
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of Colorado Denver


Contact Information

  • Conference Information

    Jade NguyenLe-Education Coordinator
    Phone: 303-724-9050

    Registration Information

    Pam Welker, MBA- CME Administrator
    Phone: 303-724-3551

Payment Instructions

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      If you prefer to pay by check you may do so; however if your check is not received within 10 business days of your registration, confirmation cannot be guaranteed.  Checks should be made payable to: The University of Colorado. Reference your full name and registration number on the check.  Mail checks to:

      University of Colorado
      School of Medicine, Office of CME
      13001 East 17th Place, C295
      Aurora, CO 80045  


The University of Colorado School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Colorado School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Colorado College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This educational offering for 6.8 contact hours is provided by the University of Colorado College of Nursing Office of Continuing Education.  A CNE certificate will be emailed to attendees within 30 days of the completion of this program.


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