2019 Esophageal and Bariatric Update for Primary Care Health Professionals

2019 Esophageal and Bariatric Update for Primary Care Health Professionals
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 7:00am - 4:30pm

Gastro-esophageal reflux disease and obesity are among the two most common problems encountered in the primary care practice. GERD and obesity has been associated with Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal cancer and respiratory disease. Esophageal and Bariatric Update for Primary Care Health Professionals, will provide primary care practitioners with practical patient management approaches to the full spectrum of reflux and obesity disease. The emphasis will be placed upon appropriate and timely diagnostic evaluation for prompt diagnosis and treatment.

Designed For

Primary Care Physicians, Surgeons, Gastroenterologists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Fellows, Residents and Other Interested Healthcare Providers

Jointly Provided By

CHI Health Esophageal Center
Creighton University Continuing Education


The esophageal portion will provide overview on esophageal cancer, reflux management and diagnosis and management of esophageal motility disorders.


Session I

  • Identify esophageal cancer pathogenesis
  • Explore chemotherapy and radiation treatment options and shift in the treatment paradigm with neoadjuvant treatment
  • Understand the role of radiation treatment in the multi-modality management of esophageal cancer.
  • Review recent advances in surgical management of esophageal cancer.

Session II

  • Explain updates on medical management of reflux disease
  • Recognize the differences between laryngopharyngeal reflux and typical GERD, evaluation and management
  • Examine the relationship between respiratory problems and reflux disease
  • Explore surgical treatment options for reflux disease

Session III

  • Discuss the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of esophageal motility disorders
  • Discuss complications of POEM and potential treatment options
  • Evaluate the results of myotomy endoscopic and laparoscopic surgical treatment for achalasia

Session IV

  • Identify the typical weight surgical options and discuss the outcomes
  • Recognize the care taken in guiding patients safely through a weight loss program
  • Discuss the pre-operative psychological assessment

Session V

  • Understand the basics of a medical weight loss program and how it could integrate into a comprehensive weight management team
  • Realize the predilection for weight loss patients to manifest psychological problems and addictions
  • Explain the role of dietary assessment and intervention in bariatric surgery patients
  • Review the outcomes data in weight loss surgery


7 a.m.
Registration, Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibits

7:30 a.m.
Welcome and Program Overview

SESSION I - Esophageal Cancer

Moderator: Charles J. Filipi, MD, FACS

7:40 a.m.
Esophageal Cancer - Pathophysiology and Development of Multimodality Treatment

Yungpo Bernard Su, MD, FACP

8 a.m.
Recent Advances in Esophageal Cancer Chemotherapy

Peter T. Silberstein, MD

8:20 a.m.
Role of Radiation in the Management of Esophageal Cancer

Hadi Zahra, MD, DABR®

8:40 a.m.
Anti-reflux Treatment: Prevention of Esophageal Cancer

F. Paul “Tripp” Buckley, MD

9 a.m.
Role of Esophagectomy - The Past, Present, and Future

Kaylana C. Nandipati, MD, FACS

9:20 a.m.
Session I Q&A

9:30 a.m.
Break and Visit Exhibits

SESSION II - Reflux Disease

Moderator: Sandeep Mukherjee, MD, MPH, FRCPC

9:40 a.m.
Update on Medical Management

Adila A. Abdalla, MD

10 a.m.
LPR - Recent Advances in Management

Richard M. Tempero, MD, PhD

10:20 a.m.
Reflux in COPD/Asthma

Venketraman Sahasranaman, MD

10:40 a.m.
Anti-reflux Surgery: Indications and Technique

F. Paul “Tripp” Buckley, MD

11 a.m.
Session II Q&A

11:10 a.m.
Break and Visit Exhibits

SESSION III – Esophageal Motility Disorders

Moderator:  Robert J. Fitzgibbons, MD, FACS

11:20 a.m.      
Motility Disorders: Medical and Endoscopic Management
Darius A. Jahan, MD

11:40 a.m.
POEM—How I do it—Tips and Management of Complications

Subhash Chandra, MBBS

POEM vs Heller: POEM Beyond Achalasia (Z-POEM, POP, and Z-POET)

Kalyana C. Nandipati, MD, FACS

12:20 p.m.
Session III Q&A

12:30 p.m.
Lunch and Visit Exhibits

Session IV – Bariatric Surgery

Moderator: Bruce L. Houghton, MD

1:20 p.m.
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery ABC’s
Michael A. Hovey, MD, FACS

1:40 p.m.
Navigating Shark Infested Waters - Getting patients through the process

Cora M. Villagomez, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

2 p.m.
The Pre-Operative Psychological Assessment of the Bariatric Patient
Nathan M. Sudbeck, PsyD

2:20 p.m.
Session IV Q&A

2:30 p.m.
Break and Visit Exhibits

Session V – Bariatric Surgery Outcomes

Moderator: Naureen B. Rafeeq, MBBS

2:40 p.m.
Trading Addictions - Substance Abuse and Psychological Risks after Bariatric Surgery

Nathan M. Sudbeck, PsyD

3 p.m.
Bariatric Surgery Dietary Assessment and Intervention

Mary Cate Eklund, RD, LDN, LMNT

3:20 p.m.
Striving for Perfection - Outcomes Data from Bariatric Surgery

Michael A. Hovey, MD, FACS

3:40 p.m.
Session V Q&A

3:50 p.m.
Closing Remarks

4 p.m.

Omaha Marriott Regency
10220 Regency Circle
Omaha, NE 68114
United States