28th Annual Management of Colon and Rectal Diseases

28th Annual Management of Colon and Rectal Diseases
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 7:15am - 3:00pm

Designed For

Primary Care Physicians, General Surgeons, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Support Staff, Fellows, Residents, Students

Provided By

Creighton University School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Creighton University Office of Continuing Education


This conference is designed to update primary care physicians, nurses, pharmacists and support staff on recent advances in the management of lower gastrointestinal diseases that are commonly seen in a primary care practice. Information presented is intended to enhance clinical competence in the office management and differential diagnosis of selected colon and rectal diseases and may include initial management as well as guidelines to assist in determining when referral to specialty consultants is indicated.


Session I

  • Describe the anatomy of the colon and anorectum
  • Discuss etiology and treatment options for patients with anorectal pain
  • Describe causes and treatment options for rectal bleeding
  • Review treatment of hemorrhoidal diseases

Session II

  • Review the diagnosis and treatment of diverticulitis
  • Discuss the indications for HIPEC treatment
  • Describe causes and management of conditions causing abdominal bloating
  • Review methods of diagnosis and treatment of colonic volvulus

Session III

  • Discuss new chemotherapeutic agents available to treat colorectal cancers
  • Review Methods available for early recovery after colon and rectal surgery
  • Describe tests to identify HNPCC on pathological specimen on patients with colorectal cancer
  • Review the basics of radiation treatment for patients with colorectal cancer
  • Discuss management of patients with Hereditary colorectal cancer


7:15 a.m.
Registration, Continental Breakfast & Visit Exhibits

7:50 a.m.
Welcome & Program Overview

M. Shashidharan, MD, FRCS, FACS, FASCRS

Session I: Anorectal Diseases: Management of Common Anorectal Complaints

Moderator: M. Shashidharan, MD, FRCS, FACS, FASCRS

8 a.m.
An Introduction to the Anatomy of the Anus, Rectum and the Pelvic Floor

M. Shashidharan, MD, FRCS, FACS, FASCRS

8:20 a.m.
Anorectal Pain: Causes and Management options

Charles Ternent, MD, FACS, FASCRS

8:40 a.m.
Rectal Bleeding: Causes and Management options

Zachary Torgersen, MD

9 a.m.
Hemorrhoids: The Important First Step in Management

Garnet Blatchford, MD, FACS, FASCRS

9:20 a.m.
Panel Discussion

M. Shashidharan, MD, FRCS, FACS, FASCRS
Charles Ternent, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Zachary Torgersen, MD
Garnet Blatchford, MD, FACS, FASCRS

9:40 a.m.
Break & Visit Exhibits

Session II:  New Technologies: Management of Colorectal Disorders

Moderator:  Charles Ternent, MD, FACS, FASCRS

10:05 a.m.
Acute Diverticulitis: When to Call a Surgeon

Zachary Torgersen, MD

10:25 a.m.
HIPEC: Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy

Brian Loggie, MD, FACS

10:45 a.m.
Abdominal Bloating

Erin Jenkins, MD

11:05 a.m.
Colonic Volvulus and Other Large Bowel Obstruction

M. Shashidharan, MD, FRCS, FACS, FASCRS

11:25 a.m.
Panel Discussion

Zachary Torgersen, MD
Brian Loggie, MD, FACS
Erin Jenkins, MD
M. Shashidharan, MD, FRCS, FACS, FASCRS

11:45 a.m.
Break & Visit Exhibits

12 p.m.
Lunch Presentation

Methods to Reverse Most of the Medical Conditions Caused by Wrong Diet
Kota J. Reddy, MD, FACC
Cardiologist and Life Style Specialist
Houston, Texas

Session III:  New Concepts in the Management of Colorectal Cancer

Moderator: Zachary Torgersen, MD

1 p.m.
Targeted Chemotherapy for Colon and Rectal Cancer

Nagendra Natarajan, MD, MPH

1:20 p.m.
Enhanced Recovery After Colorectal Surgery

Darcy Shaw, MD

1:40 p.m.
Lynch Syndrome Testing for Colon and Rectal Cancer

Neil Alouch, MD

2 p.m.
Basics of radiation therapy: 101

Amir Zahra, DO

2:20 p.m.
Management of Hereditary Colon and Rectal Cancers

Tyler Bernaiche, MD

2:40 p.m.
Panel Discussion

Nagendra Natarajan, MD, MPH
Darcy Shaw, MD
Neil Alouch, MD
Amir Zahra DO
Tyler Bernaiche, MD

3 p.m.
Evaluation & Adjournment

Education Credit

Category 1
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse CE
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 6.5 contact hours for nurses.  Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This Live activity, 28th Annual Management of Colon and Rectal Diseases, with a beginning date of 02/22/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.


Physicians, general surgeons, nurse practitioners and physician assistants: $135
Nurses, support staff and public health professionals: $75
Fellows, residents and full-time students: $45

Refund Policy

Continuing education and professional development courses may be cancelled by the attendee in writing up to 7 days before the course begins for a full refund, less a $25 processing fee. No refund will be given 7 days prior to the course. Some courses are not eligible for a refund; these exceptions are noted in specific course descriptions. If a course is cancelled by the University for non-weather related issues, the student will be notified and a full refund will be processed. In the event of a weather related closure, the course will be rescheduled.

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