29th Annual Management of Colon and Rectal Diseases

29th Annual Management of Colon and Rectal Diseases
Saturday, February 27, 2021 - Saturday, February 27, 2021

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.


7:50 am    
Welcome & Program Overview

M. Shashidharan, MD, FRCS, FACS, FASCRS

Session I: Anorectal Diseases: Management of Common Anorectal Complaints
Moderator: M. Shashidharan, MD, FACS, FASCRS

8:00 am    
Colo-rectal Anatomy: What we need to know

M. Shashidharan, MD, FACS, FASCRS

8:20 am    
Rectal Bleeding: Is it all due to Hemorrhoids?

Zach Torgersen, MD

8:40 am    
Suppurative Anorectal Diseases: Management Options

Charles Ternent, MD, FACS, FASCRS

9:00 am    
Pilonidal Disease and Hidradenitis – Treatment Options

Garnet Blatchford, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Panel Discussion

M. Shashidharan, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Zach Torgersen, MD
Charles Ternent, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Garnet Blatchford, MD, FACS, FASCRS
9:40 am    

Session II: New Technologies: Management of Colorectal Disorders
Moderator: Charles Ternent, MD, FACS, FASCRS

10:05 am    
Infective Causes of Colitis: A Review

Renuga Vivekanandan, MD
10:25 am    
Biologic Therapy for IBD- A Brief Review

Helen Fasanya-Uptagraft, MD
10:45 am    
Recent Advancement in Chemotherapy for Colon & Rectal Cancer

Timothy Huyck, MD
11:05 am    
Anal Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Calliandra Hintzen, MD

Panel Discussion

Renuga Vivekandan, MD
Helen Fasanya-Uptagraft, MD
Timothy Huyck, MD
Callaindra Hintzen, MD

11:50 am    
Closing Remarks

Education Credit

Category 1
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 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 3.5 contact hours for nurses.  Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit is pending.

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: $70
Nurses, support staff and public health professionals: $40
Fellows, residents and full-time students: $25

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.

Omaha, NE 68178
United States