Event Date/Time: Mar 26, 2008 End Date/Time: Mar 09, 2008
Registration Date: Mar 19, 2008
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Description

The purpose of this activity is to give participants a diagnostic and therapeutic update in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology.
1. Describe the clinical manifestations, diagnostic evaluation,and therapeutic options for microscopic/collagenous colitis
2. Review new insights in eosinophilic esophagitis
3. Utilize new diagnostic tests/therapies for IBD (2 hrs)
4. Identify the changing paradigm of irritable bowel syndrome
5. Describe the emerging role of probiotics in GI disorders
6. Identify the “silent” celiac disease epidemic
7. Review the epidemiology, diagnostic evaluation, and therapeutic options for hepatitis C
8. Review the epidemiology, diagnostic evaluation, and therapeutic options for hepatitis B
9. Describe the spectrum of autoimmune hepatitis
10. Review the emerging NASH/NAFL insights
11. Describe the spectrum of drug hepatotoxicity
12. Discuss an international potpourri of interesting/challenging liver disease cases from Walter Reed Army Medical Center (2 hrs)

Venue

Statendam (cruise ship)
China
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