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July 2018

Patient Care

Transoral outlet reduction by endoscopy provides new tool for managing weight regain after gastric bypass surgery
Transoral outlet reduction endoscopy (TORe) is a novel approach to reducing the stoma diameter that can be performed on an outpatient basis.


Effects of opioids on esophageal motility warrant further study
Opioid-induced esophageal dysfunction is the subject of multiple studies conducted by Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues.

Biomarker discovery aimed at improving diagnosis, prognosis and treatment for IBD

Researchers from Mayo Clinic's inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) biobank are hopeful that serologic and genetic markers will help them develop therapeutic approaches tailored to an individual's unique genetic or molecular profiles.

Novel methylated markers deliver improved detection accuracy of pancreatic cystic lesions
Researchers successfully identified and validated novel methylated DNA markers in pancreatic tissue that discriminate — more accurately than currently available cyst fluid markers — high-grade precursor lesions and cancer from low-grade precursors and normal pancreas tissue.

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Gastroenterology & Hepatology Board Review 2018
Sept. 6-9, 2018, in Chicago
Designed for candidates preparing for certification or maintenance of certification (MOC) examinations in gastroenterology and hepatology, the board review includes relevant topics such as pathology, endoscopy, radiology and nutrition.

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 inflammatory bowel disease. Highlights include recent clinical trials in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, medical and surgical approaches, and the need for improvement in surgical management and postoperative outcomes.

Individualizing Medicine Conference
Sept. 12-13, 2018, in Rochester, Minn.
This conference provides opportunities for the multidisciplinary care team to discover and discuss emerging topics in applied genomics through plenary and focused sessions. Key themes include recent discoveries in pharmacogenomics, cancer diagnosis and treatment, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence and functional genomics.

4th Annual Gastroenterology and Hepatology Update: Debates on Current Controversies
Sept. 29, 2018, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
This course includes current information about diagnosing and managing esophageal cancer, eosinophilic esophagitis, obesity, cirrhosis and portal hypertension, hepatitis B and C, liver transplantation, and more.

See all Gastroenterology Continuous Professional Development courses

In the Video Center

Double Impact: Pioneering Simultaneous Liver Transplant and Gastric Sleeve Resection
This combined procedure serves patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis who have traditionally been left with few treatment options.

Visit the Medical Professional Video Center to view specialty and Grand Rounds presentations

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