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2014 CME Conference Highlights

Dr Manish Chokshi spoke about evaluating liver test results in the Primary Care setting.

On March 8, 2014 Ohio Gastroenterology and Liver Institute held our 14thannual CME Conference for Primary Care. We had a record crowd with 163 attendees! Diverse clinical topics were covered. Dr. Kaylor cleared up some controversies about gluten free diets and celiac disease. Dr. Chokshi provided a framework for a logical approach to the evaluation of abnormal liver chemistries. Dr. Kreines, in addition to moderating the conference with a sense of humor also presented a talk on irritable bowel syndrome with practical tips on diagnosis and effective treatments.

After a short break, our invited lecturer this year was Dr. Jan Rafferty who is a nationally recognized colorectal surgeon. With many interesting photos and videos, she demonstrated some “cool stuff” being done in the field currently. Dr. Jurell then discussed the important topic of C. difficile and the use of fecal microbiome transplant, including his experience with a cure rate of 93% so far. Dr. South gave an great update on new therapies and important aspects of health maintenance for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Dr Jurell spoke about a novel treatment for C. difficile.

The food was delicious as always (all the lobsters were consumed) and the facility continues to provide an excellent comfortable venue for this successful event.