13th Annual GI/HPB Conference: Advances in Treatment Strategies

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Target Audience

Surgeons, hepatologists, gastroenterologists, oncologists, interventional radiologists, nurses and healthcare providers involved in the multidisciplinary care of complex HPB patients.


The 13th Annual GI/HPB Conference is designed to update the audience regarding advances in treatment strategies in several areas of GI Disease: Liver (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis 'NASH'; Autoimmune Liver Disease; ablative surgical management of HCC; and Hepatis C+ Liver Transplants into Hepatitis C Negative Patients); GI (surveillance for Colonic Dysplasia in IBD; new therapies for Ulcerative Colitis and Celiac Disease); Nutrition Therapy in Major Abdominal Surgery (identifying & treating Perioperative Malabsorption; issues with perioperative nutrition and immuno-nutrition; and optimizing the frail surgical patient); and GI Aspects of the Opioid Epidemic (endoscopic treatment of chronic pancreatitis pain; use and efficacy of surgical blocks; and the impact of chronic opioids on GI motility and disease).

Invited Keynote Lecturer

William "Kim" Thompson Jr., MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Mercer University School of Medicine
Medical Center, Navicent Health

Joseph Hsu, MD
Armida Parala-Metz, MD
Jason Lewis, MD
David Iannitti, MD
Mark Russo, MD, MPH
Paul Schmeltzer, MD
Andrew deLemos, MD
Linsey Spence, MD
Shailendra Chauhan, MD
Baha Moshiree, MD
John Hanson, MD
Deepu Ushakumari, MD
Nilesh Lodhia, MD

Mark Russo, MD, MPH
Stephen Deal, MD
John Hanson, MD
Bradley Davis, MD
Dionisios Vrochides, MD, PhD
Andrew Dries, MD
Deepu Ushakumari, MD

Accreditation Statement
Atrium Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement
Atrium Health designates this Live Webinar for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

G.I. Specific Category approved: 7
GI Specific Hours: 5.42
"According to the criteria of the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN), the approved hours in this activity are considered GI Specific for the purpose of recertification by contact hours through the ABCGN."

Opioid Prescriber Requirement Credit:
Participation in this event will provide 1 hour of NC Medical Board mandated controlled substance prescriber education.

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure
Atrium Health adheres to the ACCME Standards regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosure of faculty and commercial support relationships, if any, will be made known at the activity.

ADA Statement
If you need any auxiliary aids or services identified in the American with Disabilities Act in order to attend this conference, please call Carrie Jackman-Hoyle by email at Carrie.Jackmanhoyle@atriumhealth.org

Disclaimer: By registering for the program, you authorize Charlotte AHEC to release your name, city and state to attending commercial supporters. Please contact the program support listed below if you have any questions or concerns.


  • Discuss surgical therapies available for the management of HCC
  • Describe the symptoms and diagnostic process of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
  • Discuss advancements in autoimmune liver disease management
  • Review updated guidelines for medical management of ulcerative colitis
  • Discuss perioperative nutritional optimization in pancreatic surgery
  • Review the means the optimize the Frail Surgical Patient
  • Discuss issues with perioperative opioid management and alternatives to their use (ex: surgical blocks)


Carrie Jackman-Hoyle MHA, 704-512-6523


Dec 12, 2020
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Shailendra Chauhan MD, Bradley Davis MD, Stephen Deal MD, Andrew DeLemos MD, Andrew Dries MD, John Hanson MD, Joseph Hsu MD, David Iannitti MD, Jason Lewis MD, Nilesh Lodhia MD, Baharak Moshiree MD, Armida Parala-Metz MD, Mark Russo MD, Paul Schmeltzer MD, Linsey Spence D.O, William Thompson MD, Deepu Ushakumari MD MHCDS FASA CPE, Dionisios Vrochides MD, PhD
Dec 12, 2020
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Check-In Time
7:00 AM
0.60 - CEU
6.50 - Contact Hours
6.50 - AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
7.00 - CME for Physician Assistants
Charlotte AHEC
Live Webinar
Dec 12, 2020
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Charlotte AHEC
Live Webinar
Physician (MD, DO)
NP, PA, PharmD, RN
Contact Hours
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
CME for Physician Assistants