Course Directors

Chandra Prakash Gyawali, MD, MRCP & Gregory S. Sayuk, MD

CME Provided By

Washington University School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education

Presented By

Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology

Learning & Performance Objectives

This seminar is designed for primary care physicians, gastroenterologists, gastrointestinal surgeons and their associates who participate in the care of patients with gastrointestinal and hepatic disorders. The course will also be of value to technicians, nurses and physicians who participate in endoscopy, gastrointestinal motility procedures, and pH-monitoring procedures. Parts of this activity may also be of benefit to pulmonologists and ear/nose/throat specialists.

The intended result of this continuing medical education activity is to improve knowledge, competence, performance and patient outcomes in the management of gastroenterological diseases by primary care physicians, gastroenterologists, and ancillary staff involvement in the management of gastroenterological diseases. At the completion of this seminar the participant should be able to:

  • Review clinical presentation and work-up of common GI ailments.
  • Explain diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms relevant to gastrointestinadisorders.
  • Comprehend the mechanistic basis for management of these GI ailments.
  • Become aware of the newest techniques, procedures and therapies in gastroenterology. Discuss the evaluation and monitoring of management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
  • Discuss new paradigms in the medical management of liver diseases, including hepatitis B & C.
  • Discuss the management options available for pancreatic necrosis
  • Review new investigative and therapeutic options in the management of dysphagia and gastroesophageal reflux.
  • Recognize new investigative and therapeutic options in the management in functional GI Disorders
  • Describe current approaches to diagnosis and management of drug induced liver injury (DILI)


In support of improving patient care, Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis 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 healthcare team.

Credits available for this activity:

AMA Credit

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Contact Hours

This activity is awarded up to 11.5 ANCC contact hours.

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) have collaborated to simplify the integration of Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and accredited CME.

Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis Continuing Medical Education Office is pleased to offer ABIM MOC points* for the 15th Annual Galaxy of Gastroenterology conference.
How to earn ABIM MOC points for this live activity:

  1. You will need to participate in the Audience Response Exam after each session.  At least 75% of the questions will need to be answered.
  2. Give your permission to provide participation data about you to the ABIM via the ACCME’s data portal.
    • This agreement between ACCME and ABIM requires us to forward your participation data to ACCME.  They in turn submit to the ABIM, after which you will see the activity listed in your ABIM account.  Participating ABIM board certified physicians are eligible to participate in this ABIM MOC activity.  Please allow approximately 4 weeks for information to be posted.
  3. Complete the brief demographics page and provide your ABIM contact information.  Have you ABIM ID# ready.  Look it up at:
  4. For each Session, there is a four question post test that must be completed and a passing score of 75% is required.

MOC Statement

“Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 11.5 MOC credit points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit."

The following information will be made available in physicians’ MOC history reports located in the secure physician login area of ABIM’s website: