Boca Raton Regional Hospital Gastroenterology Symposium

October 8, 2022

Live Virtual Symposium | 4 Cat. 1
Saturday, October 8, 2022

The virtual Gastroenterology Symposium is designed to provide attendees with relevant information regarding new developments in gastroenterology and new approaches to the management of gastrointestinal diseases. This half-day symposium will provide clinicians with in-depth reviews of the latest science and cutting-edge advances in the treatment of H. pylori, fatty liver, gas and bloating, the use of biologics in inflammatory bowel disease.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this symposium, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify the medical therapy options for IBD.
  • Understand the mechanism of action of the various medical therapies for IBD.
  • Appropriately prescribe medical therapies which includes biologics and other targeted therapies for IBD.
  • Review microbiology, epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of Clostridioides difficile infection.
  • Compare, contrast, and comment on American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSDA)/Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) guidelines.
  • Present best practices for prevention of Clostridioides difficile infection.
  • Recognize the indications for liver transplantation.
  • Appreciate the steps involved in evaluating candidates for liver transplant.
  • Analyze liver transplant outcomes and complications.
  • Recall the commonly used immunosuppressive medications.
  • Recognize potential drug-drug interactions and other side effects of immunosuppressive medications.
  • Provide an updated definition of irritable bowel syndrome.
  • List factors that contribute to the pathogenesis of IBS symptoms.
  • Develop a treatment strategy for the main IBS sub-types.
  • List the most important unanswered questions about IBS.

Who Should Attend

Gastroenterologists, Radiologists, General Practitioners, Internal Medicine Physicians, Surgeons, Psychiatrists, Residents, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Dietitians, and all other interested healthcare professionals.

Registration and Fees

This live virtual symposium is offered free of charge.

Event date: Saturday, October 8, 2022 

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Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 4.00 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 4.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 4.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 4.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/08/2022 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
10/08/2022 - 12:30pm EDT


7:45 a.m.Welcome and Introductions
Kenneth Rosenthal, M.D.
8:00 a.m.Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Medical Therapies in 2022
Faten N. Aberra, M.D., MSCE
8:45 a.m.Questions and Answers
9:00 a.m.Update on C. difficile
Larry M. Bush, M.D., FACP, FIDSA
9:45 a.m.Questions and Answers
10:00 a.m.Liver Transplantation – Indications, Complications, and Long-Term Post Transplant Medical Management
Eric F. Martin, M.D.
10:45 a.m.Questions and Answers
11:00 a.m.Irritable Bowel Syndrome
(Pre-Recorded Session, Live Questions & Answers)

Eamonn M. M. Quigley, M.D., FRCP, FACP, MACG, FRCPI, MWGO
11:45 noonQuestions, Answers, and Discussion
12:00 noonClosing Remarks/Adjourn
Kenneth Rosenthal, M.D.

NOTE: Schedule subject to change.

Symposium Director

Kenneth Rosenthal, M.D., FACG
Co-Chair BRRH CME Committee Chair
Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Baptist Health South Florida


Faten N. Aberra, M.D., MSCE
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Larry M. Bush, M.D., FACP, FIDSA
Affiliate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
Affiliate Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medical Education
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Palm Beach, Florida
Eric F. Martin, M.D.
Transplant Hepatology
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Medical Director of Living Donor Liver Transplant
Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program Director
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida
Eamonn M. M. Quigley, M.D., FRCP, FACP, MACG, FRCPI, MWGO
David M. Underwood Chair of Medicine in Digestive Disorders
Co-director, Lynda K. and David M. Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders
Chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Professor of Medicine, Institute of Academic Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital
Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Texas A&M Health Sciences Center College of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, School of Medicine, University College Cork
Houston, Texas

Disclosures And Resolution Of Conflict Of Interest

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer


Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for a total of 4 credit hours, CE Broker Course # 20-929179, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for a total of 4 credit hours, CE Broker Course # 20-929179, for Pharmacists and Techs by the Florida Board of Pharmacy, for Dietitians by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition, and for Nurse Practitioners and Nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) accepts CEs accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCB for further guidelines.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.


Baptist Health South Florida presents this CME activity for use by healthcare professionals for educational purposes only. Opinions, perspectives and information presented by the faculty represent their ideas and views, and participants should carefully consider all available scientific data before acting on knowledge gained through this activity. Additionally, participants should consult the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approved uses prior to prescribing medications or utilizing medical devices discussed in this activity.

While Baptist Health makes reasonable efforts to ensure that accurate information is presented, no warranty, expressed or implied, is offered. Participants should rely on their own clinical judgment, knowledge and experience before applying information acquired to their professional use.

Available Credit

  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 4.00 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 4.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 4.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 4.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
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