Description & Objectives
This conference is designed for gastroenterologists as well as general, colorectal and transplant surgeons. All health-care practitioners who treat patients suffering from gastrointestinal disorders and liver disease including physicians, nurses and allied health professionals in family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics, may also benefit from attending this conference.
To insure high quality medical care and increased patient satisfaction, gastroenterologists, primary-care physicians and other health-care practitioners who treat patients with digestive disorders must stay abreast of the most up-to-date medical, endoscopic and surgical treatment of common GI conditions.
Evidence shows that standardization of medical care consistently results in better patient outcomes, higher rates of patient satisfaction and improved utilization of medical resources. To achieve these results, physicians and other clinicians must be able to incorporate the latest advances in evidence based medicine into clinical and institutional standards of care.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will provide better patient care through an increased ability to:
Incorporate the most up-to-date medical treatments in the plan of care for patients with digestive disorders
Discuss curative strategies in managing digestive system cancers
Describe minimally invasive surgery for digestive disease disorders
Define the role of ‘expert-to-expert’ collaboration in developing an integrated, system-based approach to the treatment of digestive disease
Consult with experts outside the medical profession when seeking meaningful outcomes measurement
Recognize the importance of integrated, system-based care and its role in better patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and improved utilization of healthcare resources
Friday, March 14, 2014
8 a.m.-4 p.m.