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December 2017

Patient Care

Dietary strategies gaining acceptance in treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis
Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist Jeffrey A. Alexander, M.D., explains current research findings and clinical experience related to the use of elimination diets in the treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis.

Support grows for mucosal healing and treat-to-target paradigm in IBD management

Many experts believe that incorporating endoscopy and other objective markers of mucosal healing into treatment algorithms for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) will help maximize quality of life and reduce the long-term impact of this chronic disease.


Research focusing on pathophysiological mechanisms associated with IBS guides development of emerging interventions
A growing number of available and emerging pharmacological options for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) seek to alter the disease-modifying mechanisms leading to gut dysfunction or the long-term natural history of the disorder.

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Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2018
Feb. 26-March 2, 2018, in Kapalua, Hawaii
This course presents new approaches to the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal and liver diseases. Faculty will present data on multiple topics, including general gastroenterology, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal neoplasia, esophageal diseases, motility, nutrition, pancreaticobiliary disorders, endoscopy and hepatology.

Mayo Clinic Gastrointestinal Cancers 2018 — Current and Emerging Strategies in Multidisciplinary Care: Translating Evidence into Best Practices
March 1-3, 2018, in San Diego
This course focuses on the treatment of the whole spectrum of gastrointestinal cancers, including esophageal, gastric, hepatocellular, pancreatic, small intestinal, bile duct, gallbladder, and anal and colorectal cancers.

The 'Cutting Edge' in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Dilemmas and Debate 2018
Sept. 8, 2018, in Rochester, Minn.
This course discusses controversial topics in the multidisciplinary management of IBD to improve patient care. Faculty highlights recent clinical trials in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, medical and surgical approaches, and improvement in surgical management and postoperative outcomes.

4th Annual Update in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Sept. 29, 2018, in Phoenix
This course includes current information on the diagnosis and management of esophageal strictures, complications of bariatric surgery, functional GI disorders, colon cancer screening, IBD, fatty liver, Hepatitis B and C, and lectures on dermatologic and infectious disease aspects of clinical practice.

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