Primary Care GI Update Hawaii

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa | October 28-30, 2020

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Conference as low as $650
Hotel as low as $195

Registration Deadline
Discounted Advanced Registration expires September 28, 2020

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, HI 96738

Live Pharmacology CME in Hawaii | October 28-30, 2020

Join University Learning Systems on the Big Island of Hawaii for 15 hours of Live CE, CME and CNE. Held at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa overlooking the beautiful Anaeho'omalu Bay, this spectacular location is where you will earn 15 contact hours (1.5 CEU) over three days, 5 hours per day, of live AAFP/ AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, ACPE and pharmacology CE/ CME credit.

With small class sizes and clinical faculty from medical & pharmacy schools, our live pharmacology CME is perfect for physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurses & nurse practitioners.

This live CE / CME experience is accredited for MDs, PAs, Pharms, NPs and Nurses!

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Hotel Information

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa
69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii 96738

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Hotel Reservations: Click to reserve your room online  or call 1-877-622-3140 and mention our group code, University Learning Systems Hawaii Meeting 2020. 

A block of rooms have been reserved for October 25-November 2, 2020. The special room rate will be available until September 28, 2020 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Certain room types may be sold out as the conference date approaches.

  • Run of House Room – $195/night
  • Reduced Resort Fee – $15 + tax/night, regularly $30 + tax/night

Check In Time: 3:00 PM

Check Out Time: 12:00 PM

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations within 72-hours prior to arrival will be charged two night’s room and tax charges.

Hotel Amenities & Local Attractions

  • Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, set along the  Kohala Coast, on the Big Island’s western shore.
  • Newly redesigned property offers spacious, modern accommodations with patios & lanais.
  • 3 sparking pools to choose from & a golden sandy beach on the beautiful Aneaho’omalu Bay.
  • Waikoloa Golf offers two championship courses that are enhanced by panoramic ocean views and palm trees.
  • Relax in serenity at the Mandara Spa.
  • Every Monday & Wednesday, take in a traditional sunset Hawaiian Luau.

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Conference Registration

Discounted Advanced Registration*- $650

Regular Fee – $699

*Advanced registration fee expires September 28, 2020

Registration Details

Conference registration includes workshop attendance, handouts, breakfast or refreshments during the meetings and documentation of continuing education credit*.

Spouses, family and friends are welcome and do not need to register unless they attend the educational sessions. Special seminar fees are available for non-professional accompanying persons who wish to attend one or more session (no special receipt, certification or credit issued).

Seminar Surcharge if not staying on site at hotel: $50.00 ( see Conference Policies)

Conference Credit

University Learning Systems ACPE Pharmacy CE

University Learning Systems is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program is accredited for pharmacists.

  • Session 1: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-20-0XX-L01-P,  Activity: Application
  • Session 2: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-20-0XX-L01-P,  Activity: Application
  • Session 3: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-20-0XX-L01-P,  Activity: Application

Physicians: This Live activity, Primary Care –GI Update Hawaii, with a beginning date of 10/28/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 15.00 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. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.  When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

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Conference Policies

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Elevated Liver Function Tests, Celiac Disease, Esophageal Reflux Diseases and Probiotics 

5 hours | Date: Wednesday, 10/28/2020
Check-in and breakfast: 7:30AM – 8:00AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Tools for Successful treatment:

  • Differentiate the various manifestations of IBS.
  • Distinguish IBS from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
  • Examine the usefulness of “Alarm Symptoms” .
  • Choose the best treatments for IBS.

Bootcamp for Elevated Liver Function Tests:

  • Define Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Non Alcoholic Steato Hepatitis (NASH).
  • Identify at risk patients and review treatment options.
  • Recognize frequently encountered gallbladder and common duct clinical dilemmas.
  • Describe what a primary care provider should know about Hepatitis C.

Celiac Disease or Something Else? :

  • Describe the varied clinical manifestations of Celiac Disease (Sprue).
  • Define the workup of Celiac Disease especially when a patient is already on a self imposed gluten free diet.
  • Recognize the entity of Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity.
  • Identify how the symptoms of Celiac Disease, Non Celiac Gluten sensitivity, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be identical.

Dysphagia, Dyspepsia, GERD, Barrett’s and the Primary Care Provider: 

  • Distinguish gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) from dyspepsia.
  • Interpret the true risks of chronic proton pump inhibitor use.
  • Distinguish various esophageal diseases.
  • Delineate the risk of Barrett’s Esophagus and esophageal cancer.

Update on Probiotics, Prebiotics, Clostridium difficile and Fecal Transplants:  What You Need to Know: 

  • Recognize the proven GI uses of Probiotics.
  • Describe the difficulty in comparing products.
  • Describe how to diagnose and treat Cl difficile in 2020.
  • Describe how fecal transplants may be the ultimate Probiotic.

Expert Speaker

Peter Buch, M.D., AGAF

Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine , Coordinator for Internal Medicine Sub-specialties UNECOM/Eastern CT Health Network, Digestive Health Specialists of Eastern Connecticut. Disclosure: Dr. Buch has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Peptic Ulcer Disease, GI Bleeding, Abdominal Pain, and Provider Profiles

5 hours | Date: Thursday, 10/29/2020
Check-in and breakfast: 7:30AM – 8:00AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Update: 

  • Distinguish Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
  • Describe the workup of IBD.
  • Distinguish Crohn’s Disease from Ulcerative Colitis.
  • Discuss which medications are indicated treatments for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.
  • Review what are the Inflammatory Bowel Disease questions yet to be answered.

Peptic Ulcer Disease and Helicobacter Highlights: 

  • Identify the importance of risk factors in the development of UGI bleeding.
  • Select appropriate candidates for long term PPI therapy.
  • Review non invasive ways of making a H pylori diagnosis.
  • Manage antibiotic therapy for Helicobacter 2020.

Clinical Dilemmas in GI Bleeding: 

  • Describe the limitations of colonoscopy.
  • Recognize the importance of “Alarm Symptoms”.
  • Describe advanced endoscopic techniques that are used to evaluate GI bleeding.
  • Recognize the safe use of anti platelet and anticoagulation meds post GI bleeding.

Assessing Abdominal Pain: A Practical Review:

  • Define the appropriate workup for several interactive cases of acute abdominal pain.
  • Illustrate the pitfalls in making a diagnosis.

Understanding and Repairing Your Online Profile: An Interactive Seminar :

  • Define quality in medicine from the standpoint of the provider.
  • Define quality in medicine from the standpoint of the patient.
  • Recognize the importance of a provider’s online profile.
  • Describe the online algorithms that define quality.
  • Summarize how to repair your online provider profile.

Expert Speaker

Peter Buch, M.D., AGAF

Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine , Coordinator for Internal Medicine Sub-specialties UNECOM/Eastern CT Health Network, Digestive Health Specialists of Eastern Connecticut. Disclosure: Dr. Buch has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.

 

Colon Cancer Prevention, Chronic Diarrhea, Constipation, Work/Life Balance and GI “Jeopardy” Review 

5 Hours | Date: Friday, 10/30/2020
Check-in and breakfast: 7:30AM – 8:00AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Colon Cancer Evaluation and Prevention: What’s New?:

  • Describe the best practices that lead to colon cancer prevention.
  • Review types of polyps and their consequences.
  • Review the pitfalls of colonoscopy screening.
  • Describe reasonable alternatives to colonoscopy.

Evaluation and Treatment of Chronic Diarrhea:

  • Describe the common sources of chronic diarrhea including:   Irritable Bowel Syndrome,  Inflammatory Bowel Disease,  Pancreatic Insufficiency, Post cholecystectomy diarrhea,  Sprue,  Microscopic Colitis.
  • Review treatment options.

Constipation Conundrums:

  • Discuss specialized, advanced testing for constipated patients unresponsive to standard care.
  • Recognize fecal overflow incontinence.
  • Recognize how Peripheral Acting Mu Opioid Receptor Antagonists are useful in treating opioid induced constipation.

Work/Life Balance: Changing the Equation in Your Favor:

  • Overcome barriers that prevent providers from reconnecting with the joy of healthcare.
  • Review key concepts of “burnout” .
  • Employ new techniques that allow for some changes.
  • Develop additional techniques through group discussions.
  • Discuss ways to motivate providers to change the system.

GI “Jeopardy”:

  • Review what has been covered over the last 3 days .

Expert Speaker

Peter Buch, M.D., AGAF

Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine , Coordinator for Internal Medicine Sub-specialties UNECOM/Eastern CT Health Network, Digestive Health Specialists of Eastern Connecticut. Disclosure: Dr. Buch has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.

 

Conference Location

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa
69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii 96738
Tel:  808-742-1234

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Group Reservations  

Local Transportation

 

  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Taxis: Available curbside at the airport, approximate cost to travel to Waikoloa region is $65.00.
  • Shuttle Service: SpeediShuttle
  • Rental Cars: Various rental car agencies available at KOA, use this link for reference.
  • Parking at Waikoloa Beach Marriott: Daily self service parking is available at a reduced rate of $5.00/day + tax. Valet parking is available for $31.00/day + tax.

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