GI Disorders Webinar Series 

Barrett’s Esophagus: Changing Algorithms in Patient Management.

 

Date:

May 27, 2021 @ 12 PM ET

 

Speaker:

Nicholas J. Shaheen, MD, MPH

Chief, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

 University of North Carolina School of MedicineChapel Hill, NC   

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Description:

Barrett’s esophagus (BE) is a common, costly disease associated with a low, but real, risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma.  Despite the common nature of this condition, care for patients with BE is inconsistent and often suboptimal, with wide variations reported.  In this presentation, we will discuss the best management of BE patients, with a focus on new data in 3 areas: Chemoprevention, non-endoscopic screening, and endoscopic therapy of BE. 

 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe new data in chemoprevention of esophageal neoplasia

  2. Understand the utility of non-endoscopic methods of screening for Barrett’s esophagus

  3. Recognize appropriate patients for endoscopic therapy of Barrett’s esophagus

 

Faculty Bio

Dr. Shaheen performs extensive clinical and translational research in diseases of the esophagus, with a special emphasis on pre-cancerous and cancerous conditions. He is interested in developing improved methods of detecting people who have these conditions before they present with symptoms. He is Director of the Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing at UNC,and has authored more than 200 papers on these diseases.

Continuing Education for Physicians and Nurses 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Your Ce Source and Saxe Healthcare Communications. Your CE Source is accredited by ACCME for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider Saxe Healthcare Communications approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032.  

Support for this educational activity from Medtronic