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Stanford Esophageal Multidimensional Program for Innovation

                                  and Research Excellence                                    

presents

 

"Updates on Esophageal Disease 2017"

Stanford Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

First Annual Esophageal Symposium 

 

Friday, July 7, 2017

7:30am – 5:00pm

Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, 616 Serra Street, Stanford University

 

Symposium Directors: John Clarke and George Triadafilopoulos

 

   Esophageal disorders are on the rise and pose a significant risk to patients' health and well-being. Gastroesophageal reflux affects 20% of Americans on a weekly basis, while dysphagia, Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal adenocarcinoma, eosinophilic esophagitis, achalasia and hiatal hernias are also increasing in prevalence. This symposium will introduce the Stanford Esophageal Multidimensional Program for Innovation and Research Excellence.

 

   We will discuss key clinical issues affecting the esophagus in 2017, featuring a multidisciplinary team that includes representatives from gastroenterology, surgery, and otolaryngology.

 

   Our guest speaker for this event is Dr. Donald Castell, a prior president of the American Gastroenterological Association, editor of the textbook "The Esophagus" and perhaps the most known and well-published esophagologist in the world today. 

 

 

   


 

7:30 – 8:15         Continental Breakfast

 

8:15 – 8:20         Introduction & goals

                            George Triadafilopoulos, MD

                            Clinical Professor of Medicine

                            Gastroenterology & Hepatology

                            Stanford University School of Medicine

                           

Session 1:          Dysphagia  

 

8:20 – 8:45        “Novel diagnostic tools for the evaluation of dysphagia”

                            John Clarke, MD

                            Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

                            Gastroenterology & Hepatology

                            Stanford University School of Medicine

 

8:45 – 9:10        “Hard to swallow: spastic esophageal disorders”

                            George Triadafilopoulos, MD

                            Clinical Professor of Medicine

                            Gastroenterology & Hepatology

                            Stanford University School of Medicine

 

9:10 – 9:35        “Surgical options for achalasia: POEM and Heller myotomy”

                            Homero Rivas, MD

                            Assistant Professor, General Surgery

                            Stanford University School of Medicine

  

9:35 – 10:00      “Eosinophilic esophagitis: an emerging GI epidemic”

                            Nielsen Fernandez-Becker, MD, PhD

                            Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

                            Gastroenterology & Hepatology

                            Stanford University School of Medicine

 

10:00 – 10:15      Questions and answers

 

10:15 – 10:30      Break: Exhibits and refreshments

 

 

Session 2: Barrett’s Esophagus & Esophageal Cancer

 

10:30 – 10:55    “The search: screening & risk stratification for Barrett’s          

                            esophagus”

                            Horace Rhee, MD

                            Instructor

                            Gastroenterology & Hepatology

                            Stanford University School of Medicine

 

10:55 – 11:20    “Hot and cold: endoscopic eradication therapy”

                            Shai Friedland, MD

                            Associate Professor of Medicine

                            Gastroenterology & Hepatology            

                            Stanford University School of Medicine 

 

11:20 – 11:45    “Time for the knife: surgical management of esophageal  

                            cancer”

                            Joseph Shrager, MD

                            Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery

                            Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery

                            Stanford University School of Medicine

 

11:45 – 12:00      Questions and answers

 

12:00 - 12:45       Lunch – Meet the faculty

 

 

Session 3:          Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease            

 

12:45 – 1:15        Keynote Speaker

                            “The changing face of gastroesophageal reflux”

                             Donald Castell, MD

                             Professor of Medicine/Gastroenterology and Hepatology

                             Director of the esophageal disorders program

                             Medical University of South Carolina

 

1:15 – 1:40         “Medical options for reflux: has the pathway changed given 

                             recent PPI safety data?”

                             Kirsten Regalia, MD

                             Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

                             Gastroenterology & Hepatology

                             Stanford University School of Medicine       

 

1:40 – 2:05        “Making sense of surgical options for GERD patients”

                            Mary Hawn, MD, FACS

                            Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery

                            Stanford University School of Medicine

         

2:05 – 2:30        “Down the line: endoscopic & future reflux therapies”

                            Dan Azagury, MD

                            Assistant Professor of Surgery

                            Stanford University School of Medicine

 

2:30 – 2:45         Questions and answers

 

2:45 – 3:00         Break: Exhibits and refreshments

 

 

Session 4: Clinical Challenges

 

3:00 – 3:25        “How to approach a hiatal hernia”

                            James Lau, MD, MHPE, FACS

                            Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery

                            Stanford University School of Medicine

 

3:25 – 3:50        “LPR: extra-esophageal manifestation of reflux from an ENT

                            perspective”

                            Edward Damrose, MD, FACS

                            Associate Professor of Otolaryngology

                            Stanford University School of Medicine

 

3:50 – 4:15       “The conundrum of gastroparesis & reflux”

                            Linda Nguyen, MD

                            Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

                            Gastroenterology & Hepatology

                            Stanford University School of Medicine

 

4:15 – 4:40        “GERD & obesity: two birds with one stone”

                            John Morton, MD, MPH, MHA

                            Associate Professor of Surgery

                            Stanford University School of Medicine

 

4:40 – 4:55         Questions and answers

 

4:55 – 5:00         Closing Remarks

                           John Clarke, MD

 

 

RSVP: http://esophagealsymposium2017.rsvpify.com

 

Contacts:  Diane Ayala: dayala1@stanford.edu / 650.736.0433

                  Susan Lydick: lydicks@stanford.edu / 650.723.6915