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2017 - 22nd Annual GI Teaching Day

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22nd Annual GI Teaching Day
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 8:00AM-3:00PM
The Grandview, 176 Rinaldi Blvd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601






8:00–8:25am | Registration

8:25–8:30am | Welcome & Opening Remarks
Sunil Khurana, MD,* Education Co-Director,CEO, Premier Medical Group,

8:30–9:30am   Endoscopic Treatment of Obesity
Nikhil A. Kumta, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology, Icahn School of Medicine, Attending Physician, Mount Sinai Hospital

9:30–10:30am NAFLD: Pathways, Targets and Therapeutics 
Julia Wattacheril, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation Columbia University - NY Presbyterian Hospital

10:30–10:50am | Break

 10:50–11:50am Carcinoids and Neuroendocrine Tumors: The Role of The Gastroenterologist
Mark Schattner MD, FASGE, AGAF, Chief Gastroenterology & Nutrition Services, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

11:50am–1pm | Lunch

1–2pm Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Best Approaches to Treatment and Novel Therapies
Bruce Sands, MD, MS, Chief of the Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

2–3pm  An Update on Fecal Microbiota Transplant for C. Difficile Infection
Lawrence Brandt MD, Attending Physician Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Motefiore Medical Center; Professor, Department of Medicine (Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases), Professor, Department of Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

3pm | Closing Remarks
Sal Buffa, MD,* Education Co-Director, Gastroenterologist, Premier Medical Group


*In the spirit of keeping you well informed, the physician identified is neither an agent nor an employee of Health Quest or any of its affiliate organizations. This physician has selected our facilities as the place where they want to treat and care for their private patients.

VBMC Nurses must also submit RTA


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