There are several annual meetings and conferences held throughout the year for gastroenterologists to earn CMEs and keep up with the latest advances in gastroenterology. We’ll be updating this list as new information becomes available, so check back with us throughout the year for the most updated information.
Advances in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition 2017
June 1-2, 2017 — Cambridge, MAC
While there are many events that focus on gastroenterology and hepatology, this meeting specifically focuses on pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology, as well as the role that nutrition plays in these fields. Meeting attendees include physicians, nurse practitioners, and fellowship trainees specializing in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, nutrition, and endoscopy. Attendees have the opportunity to earn CME credits.
Personalized IBD and VEO-IBD: Genomics, Microbiome, Biologics and Beyond
June 2, 2017 — Philadelphia, PA
This meeting focuses on clinical developments in the treatment of very early-onset inflammatory bowel disease (VEO-IBD) and pediatric IBD. This event is open to physicians, surgeons, fellows, residents, physician assistants, nurses, radiologists, and nutritionists in gastroenterology. Attendees can earn CME credit, and residents, fellows, and medical students can attend free of charge.
Learn more: https://chop.cloud-cme.com/aph.aspx?P=5&EID=522
June 12-15, 2017 — Boston, MA
This meeting covers advances in GI treatment and clinical practices for conditions like IBD, hepatitis, fatty liver, Barrett’s esophagus, GERD, IBS, nonulcer dyspepsia, acute pancreatitis, celiac disease, and colorectal cancer. Attendees will learn about recent innovations and state of the art technology in the GI field. Attendees, including gastroenterologists, internists, family physicians, surgeons, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants can earn CME credits during this program.
Learn more: http://gi.hmscme.com/
2nd Annual Gastrointestinal Advances in Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery: Where Are We in 2017?
June 16-18, 2017 — Jacksonville, FL
This course, hosted by the Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development, covers advances in minimally invasive and therapeutic endoscopy for gastrointestinal diseases. In addition to lectures and video presentations, attendees will be able to see live demonstrations from the OR and endoscopy suite and can earn CME credits for attending.
Treating Obesity 2017 – The Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine
June 22-24, 2017 — Boston, MA
Treating obesity often requires coordination with several providers. In addition to gastroenterologists, attendees can include specialists in surgery, pediatrics, endocrinology, and psychology. The goal of this program is to help improve physicians’ abilities to help obese patients get the care they need. CME credits are available for attendees.
Learn more: http://obesity.hmscme.com/
12th Postgraduate Course on Gastrointestinal Motility and Neurogastroenterology in Clinical Practice
August 4-7, 2017 — New York, NY
This event is hosted by the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS). The goal of ANMS is to help those with disorders affecting the gastrointestinal neuromuscular function and the brain-gut axis. This postgraduate course covers the latest techniques for treating these disorders and the future of treatment.
Learn more: http://www.motilitysociety.org/
Florida Gastroenterologic Society Annual Meeting 2017 (FGS 2017)
September 8-10, 2017 — West Palm Beach, FL
The Florida Gastroenterologic Society Annual Meeting is for GI professionals in the state of Florida, including gastroenterologists, nurses, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. The program will cover treatment advances in the field of gastroenterology, diagnostic techniques, dietary therapy, and the future of gastroenterology. In addition to presentations, the meeting will have opportunities for interactive audience discussions and Q&A sessions.
2017 James W. Freston Conference
September 9-10, 2017 — St. Paul, MN
The focus of the 2017 James W. Freston Conference is “Extracellular Vesicles — Biology, Translation and Clinical Application in GI Disorders.” Attendees will be able to engage the foremost investigators in GI and extracellular vesicles (EVs), gaining insights on the latest research in this field. Attendees will also have the opportunity to foster collaboration and influence future research on this topic.
Learn more: http://freston.gastro.org/
3rd Annual Update in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
September 23, 2017 — Phoenix, AZ
This course, hosted by the Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development, focuses on the latest information in the diagnosis and treatment of common disorders in gastroenterology and hepatology. The course will include lectures, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions, and attendees include gastroenterologists, hepatologists, primary care physicians, nurses and advanced health care practitioners. CME credits are available for course attendees.
Real World Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Dilemmas and Discussion 2017
October 7, 2017 — Minneapolis, MN
This course, hosted by the Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development, focuses on the diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease, with emphasis on state-of-the-art treatment and multidisciplinary approaches to patient care. Attendees include physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and registered nurses in the specialties of gastroenterology, internal medicine, and family medicine. CME credits are available.
World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG 2017
October 13-18, 2017 — Orlando, FL
The World Congress of Gastroenterology allows gastroenterologists from all over the world to come together and network. In addition to lectures and courses, there will be hands-on endoscopy sessions and special workshops. CME credits are available for this event.
Learn more: http://worldcongressacg2017.org/
2017 Gastrointestinal Oncology Conference
October 26-27, 2017 — Arlington, VA
The 2017 Gastrointestinal Oncology Conference is the official meeting of the International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology. Topics covered at this event include the latest advances in GI cancer research and critical issues in the care of GI cancer. CME credit is available at this event.
Learn more: http://www.isgio.org/
2017 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
November 9-11, 2017 — Orlando, FL
This event was designed to help healthcare professionals and researchers continue their education in the treatment and study of inflammatory bowel disease. Attendees will have the chance to learn about the latest advances in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease and network with others in this field. CME credits are available at this event.
Learn more: http://advancesinibd.com/
34th Annual Update in Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
November 30 – December 2, 2017 — New York, NY
Topics covered during this course include recent developments in gastrointestinal and liver disease, gastrointestinal cancers, endoscopy and abdominal organ transplantation. Attendees include gastroenterologists, internists, medical oncologists, nutritionists and surgeons from all parts of the country. CME credits are available, as well.
Learn more: http://www.columbiamedicinecme.org/ccgi2017.html
Missed an event this year? Catch up on what happened in the links below.
2017 AGA Tech Summit
April 12-14, 2017 — Boston, MA
This conference, hosted by the American Gastroenterological Association, covers technological advances and innovation in the GI space. Topics included advancements in GI treatment, improving patient outcomes, and challenges with treatment. Attendees include physicians, as well as professionals in medtech and regulatory positions.
Learn more: http://techsummit.gastro.org/
2nd Annual IBD Center Conference 2017: Management of IBD – State of the Art
April 22, 2017 — Dallas, TX
The goal of the IBD Center Conference is to provide updates on the treatment and care of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Diet, medications, and medical procedures related to the treatment and management of IBD were among the topics covered at this meeting.
Learn more: http://cmebaylor.org/conferences/overview/181
2017 AGA Postgraduate Course
May 6-7, 2017 — Chicago, IL
This course is all about the latest advances in GI care and treatment. Held in conjunction with Digestive Disease Week (DDW), this course by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) will help physicians learn about the latest treatments and provide action items to be implemented in practices. While the event is open to nonmembers of AGA, members get a discount on pricing. Although the event has already happened, online courses are available for purchase.
Learn more: http://pgcourse.gastro.org/
Digestive Disease Week
May 6-9, 2017 — Chicago, IL
Digestive Disease Week (DDW) is one of the world’s largest gatherings of physicians in gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy, and gastrointestinal surgery. This event is held to update knowledge through cutting-edge research and allow attendees to network with professionals from all over the world. View post-meeting resources and get information on next year’s event on the DDW website.
Learn more: http://www.ddw.org/home
Gastrointestinal and Liver Association of the Americas (GALA) Conference
May 19-20, 2017 — Fort Lauderdale, FL
This conference covered advances in chronic liver and gastrointestinal diseases, including upper GI disorders, hepatitis, cirrhosis, inflammatory bowel disease, and irritable bowel syndrome. Attendees included physicians, surgeons, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, and fellows/residents in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, internal medicine, and family practice. Presentation slides are now available on the GALA website.
Learn more: http://www.galamericas.org/FtLauderdale2017/
Plan ahead for 2018 conferences with this list below. We’ll be updating this regularly as new information becomes available, so be sure to check back with us!
Crohn’s & Colitis Congress™
January 18-20, 2018 — Las Vegas, NV
This new event is hosted in partnership with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and the American Gastroenterological Association, and the 2018 Congress is the first-ever hosting of this event. The goal of this conference is to spur advances, prevention, treatment, and cures for patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
Learn more: http://www.crohnscolitiscongress.org/
Digestive Disease Week 2018
June 2-5, 2018 — Washington, DC
The 2018 theme of Digestive Disease Week is “Monumental Developments in Science & Medicine.” While no further information is available at this time, we will update as new information is released.
Learn more: http://www.ddw.org/home