2nd Annual
Ideas and Innovation for the 21st Century

April 11, 2014
UMass Memorial-University Campus
Albert Sherman Center
Albert Sherman Auditorium
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA  01655


Registration is CLOSED. 
There will be NO onsite registration available.

UMMS Continuing Medical  Education

Phone: 508-856-1671


Physicians: $75.00

All Others: Free             


Program # 14/143  

Continuing Education Credit



Accreditation Statement:

 The University of Massachusetts Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  


Designation Statement:


The UMMS designates this liveactivity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  


This offering meets the requirements for 7.6 contact hours for nurses as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244-CMR 5.04).  Each nurse should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in each educational activity.

Policy on Faculty Disclosure:  

It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities.  All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed.  Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.

:: 508.856.1671 



Course Agenda


7:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast          
8:00 AM Introduction

Robert W. Finberg, M.D.
Demetrius E. Litwin, M.D., MBA

8:10 AM Barrett's Esophagus: New Techniques Informed By Meaningful Data

John Levey M.D., MBA

8:35 AM Moving Beyond NISSEN: Magnetic Beads and Electrical Stimulation for the Treatment of GERD

John Kelly, M.D.

9:00 AM POEM (Per oral Endoscopic Myotomy): A New Option for Management of achalasia

Christopher Marshall, M.D.

9:25 AM Casel Discussion of a Difficult Esophageal Case

Brian Moquin, M.D.
Christopher Marshall, M.D. 
John Kelly, M.D.
Dominic J. Nompleggi, M.D., Ph.D.

9:50 AM Break  
10:15 AM New Applications of Video Capsule Endoscopy

David R. Cave, M.D.Ph.D.

10:40 AM Deep Enteroscopy: The Next Frontier

Kanishka Bhattacharya M.D., M.R.C.P. (U.K.)

11:05 AM Novel Approaches to the Pancreato-Billiary Tree

Wahid Wassef, M.D., MPH, FACG

11:30 AM Innovations: From Device to Deal

Christopher W. Macomber, M.D., MBA

12:00pm An Ecosystem for Growing Molecular Therapy at UMMS

Terence R. Flotte, MD

12:30 PM Lunch  
1:30 PM Living Related Donor: Advances in the Field of Liver Transplantation

Babak Movahedi, M.D., PhD.

1:55 PM Hepatitis C: New Frontiers in Treatment--Is There a Cure?

Curtis Barry, M.D.

2:20 PM The Future of Bariatric Surgery

Richard Perugini, M.D.

2:45 PM New Therapies in IBD

Randy Pellish M.D.

3:10 PM Case Discussion: Diagnosis and Management of IBD

Jeffery S. Cooley, M.D.
Randy Pellish, M.D.
Paul Sturrock, M.D.
Moderator: Justin Maykel, MD

3:40 PM Single Port Surgery: Is LESS (Laparoscopic Endoscopic Single Site) More in Gallbladder and Colon Surgery?

Hongyi Cui, M.D.
Justin Maykel, M.D.

4:10 PM Reception  
5:00 PM Adjourn  








Special Note - Parking will be validated.  Please make sure to pick up your parking coupon at the registration desk when you check in. 


UMMS Continuing Medical  Education

Phone: 508-856-1671

Fax: 508-856-6838


Physicians: $75.00   
All other: FREE  

Program # 14/143




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