GI motility and brain-gut disorders are extremely common and can be a challenging part of primary and subspecialty care. New diagnostic techniques and therapies are constantly being developed, and their roles continue to evolve. As many controversies in management exist, the goal for the course in Neurogastroenterology and Motility at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, accredited by Harvard Medical School, is to incorporate both evidence-based and expert observation in order to help clinicians develop strategies to address these disorders in practice. This intense, one-day course is comprised of two parts: a morning session with case-based panel discussions and mini-lectures, and an afternoon practical session. Both sessions will offer interactive learning formats. Overall, the aim for this course is to help participants evaluate, treat and manage patients with esophageal conditions including problems with swallowing and acid reflux disorders. We also hope to help participants develop new strategies to effectively manage gastric and colonic motility and function diseases. Our goal is that participants gain confidence using current and emerging diagnostic testing and therapies and enhance their ability to interpret clinically available GI motility tests through workshops and small group sessions.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Evaluate, treat, and manage adult and pediatric patients with esophageal conditions including those with problems with swallowing and acid reflux disorders.
- Implement new strategies to effectively manage gastric and colonic motility and function diseases.
- Distinguish between current and emerging diagnostic tests and therapies to better manage gastrointestinal disorders.