Internal Medicine: Focus on Gastroenterology and Rheumatology (Gastro2005)

Venue: Western Caribbean Cruise on Holland America Lines

Location: Tampa, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Feb 19, 2005 End Date/Time: Feb 26, 2005
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Western Caribbean cruise conference sailing from Tampa, Florida.
Following attendance at the educational activity, participants will be able to:
1. Describe clinical manifestations, diagnostic evaluation, and therapeutic options for GERD. 2. Apply new diagnostic tests/therapies for inflammatory bowel disease. 3. Review new insights in the pathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome. 4. Explain the epidemiology, diagnostic evaluation, and new therapeutic options for Hepatitis C. 5. Identify the “silent” celiac disease epidemic. 6. Describe the emerging role of probiotics in GI disorders. 7. Identify the clinical spectrum of rheumatoid arthritis. 8. Prescribed new rheumatologic medications. 9. Describe the clinical manifestations of Sjorgren’s Syndrome. 10. Identify glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. 11. Apply a 2005 update in osteoporosis screen/management. 12. Review epidemiology and therapeutic options for osteoarthritis. 13. Identify the different spondyloarthropathies and their associated disorders