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Course Registration

This course will benefit both novice and expert providers through its emphasis on the diagnostic approach and management of refractory cases of dysmotility and functional gastrointestinal disorders. This includes, but will not be limited to discussions on refractory nausea, heartburn, postesophageal surgery syndromes, gastroparesis, management of opiate-dependent abdominal pain, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), pediatric disorders, and fecal incontinence. 

For more information about this program and to register go to: http://motilitysociety.org/

At the completion of this conference, participants should be able to:

    1. Discuss recent clinical and research perspectives on the pathophysiology and treatment of common functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders
    2. Describe current indications, methodology, and interpretation of new and commonly used GI motility tests.
    3. Evaluate the clinical management approaches for refractory upper and lower gastrointestinal motility and functional gastrointestinal disorders.
    4. Use a standardized approach for performing current and new procedures.
    5. Choose between various modalities for optimally assessing esophageal, gastric and colonic disorders and their function.
    6. Examine patient treatment plans based on the test results using an evidence-based and logical approach and following guidelines
    7. Use the latest pharmacology and therapeutic advances in a broad spectrum of GI motility and functional bowel disorders including treatment strategies and approaches to gastroesophageal reflux disease, dysphagia, gastroparesis, cyclic vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, fecal incontinence, and gas and bloating.
    8. Discuss the emerging evidence behind novel treatment approaches to refractory disorders of gastrointestinal motility.
    9. Evaluate current and emerging approaches to improve our understanding of the role of microbiota in functional gastrointestinal disorders
    10. Discuss emerging technologies and their application to treating functional abdominal pain.
    11. Evaluate the diagnosis and management of upper and lower functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders in children.
    12. Discuss the consent process for motility testing and explaining the procedures.
    13. Solve how to overcome language, cultural and other barriers in preparation for motility tests
    14. Discuss the management of patient anxiety and discomfort before and during motility tests
    15. Discuss general patient preparation advice before motility testing

    All participants are required to sign attendance rosters at the beginning of each day. A certificate of completion will be provided to all activity participants based on documentation of actual attendance time, meeting minimum attendance requirements specific to the activity, and payment in full.

    Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the University of Kansas Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education and American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society. The University of Kansas Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The KU Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Nurses: Up to 7.1contact hours will be awarded to all individuals based on documentation of actual attendance time, meeting minimum attendance requirements specific to the activity, and payment in full. (Approval Pending)

    University of Kansas School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.




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