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May 2019

Patient Care

ESD gains acceptance as treatment for select gastrointestinal lesions
Although its adoption in Western countries has been slow, experienced endoscopists are now using endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) to treat premalignant and early-stage malignant lesions within the stomach, esophagus and colorectum.

New treatment options for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis emerge

Mayo Clinic gastroenterologists specializing in inflammatory bowel disease discuss the treat-to-target approach, disease severity assessment tools and new medications.


Performing liver transplant and sleeve gastrectomy simultaneously improves long-term patient outcomes
Study participants undergoing simultaneous liver transplant and sleeve gastrectomy had a more effective and more durable weight loss, as well as fewer metabolic complications.

Animal study demonstrates that inducing pancreatic hypothermia reduces injury associated with acute pancreatitis

In an article published in Gastroenterology, researchers share findings that they hope will improve the understanding of how best to manage this condition in humans.

See all Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic


Gastroenterology & Hepatology Board Review 2019
Sept. 5-8, 2019, in Chicago
This course is designed for candidates preparing for certification and maintenance of certification (MOC) examinations in gastroenterology and hepatology and includes relevant topics such as pathology, endoscopy, radiology and nutrition.

5th Annual Gastroenterology and Hepatology Update ― 2019
Oct. 4-5, 2019, in Phoenix
This course includes information on diagnosing and managing multiple disorders, including gastrointestinal and pancreaticobiliary cancer, eosinophilic esophagitis, anticoagulation, obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, acute pancreatitis, and hepatitis.

Real World IBD: Dilemmas and Discussion 2019
Oct. 5, 2019, in Minneapolis
This course provides clinicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants with state-of-the-art information on diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), with emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.

7th Annual Mayo Clinic Esophageal Diseases Course 2019
Dec. 6-7, 2019, in Phoenix
This course explores advances in diagnosis, therapy and identification of new diseases; new endoscopic imaging techniques; detection and treatment of Barrett's esophagus; motility studies; endoscopic mucosal resection and ablation; and transnasal endoscopy.

See all Gastroenterology Continuous Professional Development courses

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